Keywest

Keywest

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
BandPopRock

Biography

Keywest have been called "quite phenomenal” by the Connacht Sentinal.

Los Angeles Magazine reviewed their U.S show and said:

…….."They began their set with carefully-crafted rock songs which are reminiscent of bands from their homeland like U2 and Snow Patrol"…….

……"they shined with such effulgence, it was impossible to look away"…….

……"I hope Keywest keeps their word and sticks it out, at least long enough for their raw talent to shine through to a bigger audience here in the states"……

Andy, Glover, Sam, James and Eamonn are Keywest. The five piece Irish rock band first burst onto the music scene in 2009 with a well received performance of their debut release "Miss You Most" on The LATE LATE SHOW. Following this performance the band were contacted by legendary producer Mark Needham, whose credits include The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Katy Perry and Fleetwood Mac to name but a few.

2010 has been a massive growth year for Keywest, seeing them amass over 10,000 fans on Facebook and perform all over Ireland. Performances include: Vodafone Main Stage 2 at Oxegen ‘10, a headline slot at Soho on Arthur's Day, a guest performance alongside Paolo Nutini at Crane Lane Theatre, headlining the main stage Rose of Tralee 2010 alongside the Coronas and sell out gigs in venues all around the country including Whelan's and The Academy in Dublin.

Keywest’s debut album was recorded in Los Angeles in Oct 2010. The album features song “Feels So Cruel” which was co-written with Aaron Kamin of “The Calling”, ironically a band that Keywest owe part of their sound to. Aaron is most famous for “Wherever You Will Go”, a worldwide number one and one of the greatest selling songs of all time.

The album also features “On This Train”, a beautifully conceptualised song that was penned with legend Charlie Midnight. Two-time golden globe nominee Charlie has written on several Grammy winning albums, including songs for artists like James Brown, Joni Mitchell and Joe Cocker to more recent works with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. It was this song that secured a major deal in the U.S for Keywest, a deal that will see the band spending a lot of their time in America.

Resisting the temptation to pack up and completely base themselves in the U.S, Keywest have decided that the first album they release will be released in Ireland. “We’ve done a lot of work here over the last year and gaining recognition at home is very important to us, so we’ve negotiated a delay in our contract to allow us the time to release our album in Ireland. And we’re very excited about it”, grins Andy.

Keywest’s new single “Back into your arms” is due out this April, with their debut album “The Message” set for release later in the year.

For more information on Keywest, visit www.keywestofficial.com.