Sarah Beth Keeley

Sarah Beth Keeley

BandCountryRock

The new 2008 SBK music is Rock tinged Country, beautiful and unique with memorable melodies. SBK has a distinguishable voice with a gorgeous warm tone, so easy to listen to and you'll believe every word she sings. World renowned Producer 'Brian Malouf' helped make this country crossover cd RO

Biography

Calgary Singer/Songwriter, Sarah Beth Keeley has constantly evolved as an artist fully immersed in her love of music, and one with the ability to increasingly bring her songwriting to fruition. As well, she performs with a voice that increasingly puts her in a special place among emerging artists in the country, country rock and roots genres. That voice embraces all the sweetness it needs when sweetness is the essence of the song, yet in that same voice there can also be a boldness, conviction, humour, pathos and more. Reinventing Myself, her newest album, and the meaning behind it, is really the total consolidation of this evolution.
The title track of the vibrant new record is an irresistable country-rock tune that triumphantly declares that "I made it through the tunnel and came out the other side" In Sarah Beth's own word, that title, and indeed the song itself, reflects her growth as an artist and a person. "it is about my life and my music career. It's about getting to a point where you're comfortable in the skin you're in," she has commented on more than one occasion.
Such positive messages infuse many of the emotionally eloquent songs on the compelling record. It's a work that showcases the reinvented Keeley as an artist with a unique perspective and musical style. The result is an album on which her rich songwriting and breathtaking vocal skills are properly framed in instrumental and production work of the hiest grade. The refreshing stylistic diversity to its ten songs make for a standout unique style. SBK calls Reinventing Myself " a country album with a rootsy rock edge," described as Canadian Country Music's answer to Sheryl Crow.
Sarah comes from a musical family and is no musical novice having spent the last decade working on her craft as a vocalist, a songwriter and a performer. Sarah sends a signal about her satisfaction in knowing she has 'done her time' in preparing for a new leap forward in her musical story. Could that be a cue? Her first album was called just that, TIME, a record featuring all-original compositions which also garnered SBK the Music Box Award for Top New Female Artist in 2005. That album hinted at the creative potential that now fully blooms on Reinventing Myself, a giant artistic leap forward. SBK's soulful voice and emotionally charged strumming captured the attention of acclaimed Producer/Mixing Engineer Brian Malouf.(Madonna, Celine Dion, Elton John). The A- List of featured instrumentals on the album included Cary Park (Boy Howdy), Cory Churko (Shania Twain's fiddle player), and pedal steel legend Jay Dee Maness.
There's definite crossover potential with such songs as 'Reinventing myself' and then slowly building and full-blooded "When was the last time."While the new single 'with your Goodbye," already drawing a deep emotional response from those hearing it. With the exception response from those hearing it. With the exception of David Mead's "Touch of Mascara" all the songs on Reinventing Myself were written by Keeley.
On the performance side, Sarah was a special guest performer on Sean Hogan's 2008 Western Christmas tour, doing double duty with an opening set prior to joining join Sean for his showalso featuring Steve Fox and other top Canadian artists.
Believers in SBK's talent are Canadian-based custom guitar manufacturers Dot on Shaft. An SBK Black acoustic Signature Series is to be released in Spring of '09. "I am truly a proud endorsee and grateful for their belief in me as a Canadian musician," says SBK.
"We were so impressed with her music, her sweet voice, and her amazing personality," says Dot on Shaft owner Mike Carparelli. "We are so proud to be endorsing SBK."
Sarah Beth is the proud owner of the first SBK signature series guitar, now also available for fans to purchase.
Word about Sarah Beth Keeley's talent is quickly spreading, and Reinventing Myself is scoring rave reviews across Canada and beyond. Top British roots magazine MAVERICK, for instance, termed it 'a fine modern pop-country album from an excellent Canadian singer-songwriter and gave it a 4 out of 5 star review." Don't just take their word for it, check it out for yourself. At a time in which so much music is formula-driven, an Emerging artist with such an original vision deserves to be embraced.
Publicity Contact: Paula Danylevich, Hype Music, 416.360.3775/gr8pr@aol.com

Sarah Beth Keeley will be one of the Dot on Shaft endorsees performing for the DOS ROADS CONCERT at the Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC Theater in Toronto - October 24, 2009. Watch for televised info TBA

Sarah Beth Keeley has been chosen to be one of the first featured artists on the brand new INDIE ROW, which is part of the VERY POPULAR SOUNDS CANADIAN program which airs on over 65 major markets across Canada and is hosted by JASON McCoy

Sarah will be heading to SHAW TV studios in Calgary Feb 19th for an interview and performance of her next single.

SBK's Reinventing myself' has been well recei

Lyrics

With Your Goodbye

Written By: Sarah Beth Keeley/Dave Woods

With Your Goodbye
SBK/Dave Woods © 2006

never thought this heart would break
no news I couldn’t face
then you took my breath away
With your goodbye

Never dreamed I’d miss someone like this
Feel like I’m dying from a goodbye kiss
Now I wonder how I’m gonna live
With your goodbye

Chorus

All of a sudden out of the blue
We were together now we’re through
I’ve got some tears, don’t watch me cry
I won’t be the same with your goodbye

I’ll keep your smile here in my mind
Will be until the end of time
This love wont simply fade
With your goodbye

Chorus
All of a sudden out of the blue
We were together now we’re through
I’ve got some tears don’t watch me cry
I won’t be the same with your goodbye

With your goodbye
With your goodbye
With your goodbye

I believe in memories
and pray somehow we both find peace
you’ll always be a part of me
With your goodbye

Sarah Beth Keeley/Dave Woods © 2006

How Much

Written By: Sarah Beth Keeley/Dave Woods/Peter Argyropoulos (c) 2006

HOW MUCH

How much rain’s gotta fall
Before a river starts to flow

How much suns gotta shine
before a flower grows
How much will it take for you to
Feel the way that I do

Chorus
How much love (how much)
To make one last step
How much love (how much)
To send you over the edge
Can’t you see it in my eyes I want to stay
How much love, how much before I walk away

How much will you drain from me
Don’t you know I’m for real
How much does your heart gotta beat
Don’t you trust what you feel
what will it take for you, how much will it take for you
to feel the way that I do

CHORUS

Bridge instrumental

How much love will it take
To send you over the edge
How much love (how much)
To make one last step
Can’t you see it in my eyes I want to stay
How much, how much before I walk away...yeah

SBK/Dave Woods/PA © 2006

Downtown with the girls

Written By: SBK/Peter Argyropoulos

Downtown with the girls – SBK/Peter Argyropoulos

Lately it seems when Jenny’s girlfriends call
She’s either working hard, or hardly here at all
They understand they’re just a busy with their lives
But that don’t make it right
Something’s gonna give tonight

Chorus
She’s going downtown with the girls forget life for awhile
Downtown in cowboy boots and catchin’ up on going wild
Laughter and music turn the volume up
lets shake the streets
Of downtown, downtown with the girls

Life in the suburbs can be life in hell
The house that keeps you warm
Still leaves you wanting to get out
That’s not to say that she’s unhappy with her life
Sometimes a one dimension day needs a ten dimension night

Chorus

Bridge
Those are the sounds she needs to hear
They’re the friends she needs to feel
Those are the lights she needs to see
They’re the times she needs to heal

Lately it seems when Jenny’s girls don’t call
She’s either working hard or waiting by the phone

Chorus x 2 out....

Through it all

Written By: SBK/Peter Argyropoulos

I remember back, it was 1980
A handsome groom and his beautiful lady
second time around for both of you
Took another chance on love
Between you 4 little ones
And lotsa faith in the Lord above

CHORUS
You made it through it all
The ups, the highs, the downs, the falls
Made it through it all
the steps, the kids the late night calls
on a dream together, in a lifetime of forever
a dream together we celebrate today
You made it through it all

All the kids have grown
Many seeds sewn
Some of us married
With children of our own
Now the golden years lie ahead
memories of the vows that you once said
And a growing family for you to share it with

Chorus

(bridge)
You kept it strong through the
He saids, she saids, I’m rights, your wrongs
You kept it strong.....

Chorus

made it through it all, made it through it all....out

When was the last time

Written By: SBK/Peter Argyropoulos

When was the last time we had a heart to heart
We held hands and couldn’t be apart
When was the last time you looked into my eyes
Like I was the biggest surprise you’d ever seen

CHORUS
When was the last time, the last time you told me you wanted to be mine
When was the last time, the last time I told you you are the love of my life
For good, for bad and for now
When was the last time

When was the last time I told you you take my breath away
Or you said you love a thousand times a day
All the words between us could write a book
Our silent looks could just say everything, everything

REPEAT CHORUS

Saying this makes me want you more
Turn down all the lights, lock the doors
just you and me we’ll ignore
the past at last

REPEAT CHORUS

touch of mascara

Written By: David Mead

To quote a great young poet
Love is not a joke
I’m lightin up a smoke
I pull onto the freeway past and present tense
Trying to make some sense

As sunset fades again
This twilight dream begins
What happens in between the start and end

Chorus
I look at myself in the rearview mirror
Big hair and a broken nose
I wonder out loud while it’s hard to breathe
Inside a world of smoke
Yeah what I could use is a touch of mascara
Another name and a foreign home
I wanna cry but I’m prone to laughter
Inside this rolling joke

the miles will make you notice
All your dream is real
Spinning all your wheels
I have a friend in Jesus
I have a friend in Maine
I have a friend in me

And I was once like him
With no need to pretend
What happens in between the start and end

Chorus

The miles will make you notice
All your dream is real
All you bleed you’ll feel
I pull off at the exit
I turn the car around, I turn the car

Around !!! yeah yeah….yeaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Good Kind of Love

Written By: SBK/Dave Woods/PA

Good Kind Of Love - SBK/Dave Woods/Peter Argyropoulos

Well I’ve done my share of lovin’ wrong

Trusted my heart where it did not belong

Only to see forever walkin’ out that door

So many wasted tears and wasted years

as they fade one thing is clear, one thing is clear

Chorus

I’ve only got time for the good kind of love

The kind that stays strong and never gives up

The kind that gives more than it takes

Dries every tear on my face

I’ve only got time for the good kind of love

I’ve seen all my dreams come undone
Just when I thought I’d finally found the right one
I went and leaped without even lookin once
Yeah I have crashed and burned, loved and learned
But I believe I’ll get my turn (I’ll get my turn)

Chorus

Bridge
Passion and caring, tender and true
The kind of love that I only ever get from you

Repeat Chorus

Let me be your friend

Written By: SBK/Peter Argyropoulos

Let me be your friend – SBK/Peter Argyropoulos

I promise your heart will heal
Your look tells me it’s real
Let the feelings go let the anger flow
Soon that pain will fade

Chorus
The sun will shine, you’ll see it again
Realize with time you will mend
Someone will hold your heart
Someone else will hold it in their hands
Until then let me be your friend
Let me be your friend

Right now you’re walking a broken road
I admire you, the truth will still unfold
Let what’s meant to be, let the answers free
Soon you’ll find you know

Chorus

Bridge
I’ve been there before
And not long ago......

Chorus out...

I wanna be that girl

Written By: Sarah Beth Keeley/Terry Fernihough

Wanna be that girl © 2007 SBK/FERNIHOUGH

It's always the same, I'm the only one to blame
why do I always go for those bad boys you know
the ones with muscles, not much for brains
I want a gentle man who treats me right, I've got everything to gain, yeah

chorus
I wanna be that girl
Tired of spinning my wheels
Forget the same old guys with one thing on their minds
Gonna roll the dice, take a chance
I wanna be that girl
Time to give it a whirl
Cuz I need something new, something true
I wanna be that girl

You’ve been there all along and no you've never lied
you're the guy who told me he's no good get up and run
and more than, than just the one time,
You want love for life, I want to try, yeah

Chorus
I wanna be that girl
Tired of spinning my wheels
Forget the same old guys with one thing on their minds
Gonna roll the dice, take a chance
I wanna be that girl
Time that I give it a whirl
Cuz I need something new, something true
I....
bridge

don’t want to waste another minute
without being in your life, so if you’ll have me in it

chorus x 2

Dancing on Diamonds

Written By: Sarah Beth Keeley/Darren Crone/Ron McNeill

Dancing on Diamonds (c) 2007 SBK/Darren Crone/Ron McNeill

Thought you had it all, homecoming queen
like Miss Monroe on a movie screen
Only the best that money could buy
living your dream, living a lie

None of these rich boys and fancy rides
will ever fill the void that you feel inside

CHORUS
You've been dancing on diamonds for so long now
Forgot what it's like to keep your feet on the ground
So far off track now you don’t know what to do
I hope that your days of dancing on diamonds are through

Parties and mansions, material things
All these guys who won't give you a ring
Living a life that’s empty and cold
don't you see that your heart can't be bought and sold

None of these rich boys and their fancy rides
will ever fill the void that you feel inside

CHORUS
You've been dancing on diamonds for so long now
Forgot what it's like to keep your feet on the ground
So far off track now you don’t know what to do
I hope that your days of dancing on diamonds are through


BRIDGE

Love...come on figure it out
Money..ain’t what it’s all about

Chorus x 2 ..outro

Angels while they're sleeping

Written By: SBK/Darren Crone

ANGELS WHILE THEY'RE SLEEPING"
2007 (c) SBK/Darren Crone

seven o'clock, it starts again
another day full of fun with my little ones
get dressed, breakfast, playtime at ten
by eleven feels like the day should be done

(prechorus)
I talk to God, hoping that I'm doing this right
when I walk in their room it's such a beautiful site & then....

Chorus
suddenly it all just disappears
troubles of the day, my doubts, my fears
nothing but love surrounds me here
watching my Angels While they're sleeping

Calling my name all day long
they always seek, I want to hide sometimes
patience can wear thin but my love is always strong
I do my best, but when there's doubt inside I

talk to God, hopin' that I'm doing this right
when I walk in their room such a beautiful site & then

Chorus

Bridge
Mommy can you come and play
Mommy can I have a snack
I look at the clock, it's afternoon
time to take a nap

That’s when I talk to God, hopin' that I'm doing this right
then I walk and their room it's such a beautiful site and then

Chorus

7 o' clock it starts again
another day full of fun with my little ones

Time

Written By: Sarah Beth Keeley

Time
Written by SBK © 2004
Time should not be wasted
It's moving forward in it's tracks
Time will keep on t-t-tickin' like it or not
We can never get it back
Leave where you've been behind
Moving forward make the best of your sweet time…
(chorus)
every minute, every hour
every day, every week
every month of every year…Time
we don't forget
but never let ourselves regret
where we have been
and where we haven't gone yet...Time
A common road we all call life
Where it may lead, where it can curve we never know
But come what may
Make the best of what you've got today
In a second of time it could all be taken away
Leave where you've been behind
Make the best of what you've got and your sweet Time….
(chorus)
bridge
(chorus)

you live your life and I live mine
lets not worry about the things we're missin'
cuz time is tickin'…

Discography

2004 - TIME - garnered 2 top 100 country singles in Canada, worldwide internet play, New female artist win in France's MUSIC BOX AWARDS in 2005. Song TIME placed in the top 1% of the CMT/NSAI songwriters contest in 2004.

2008 - Reinventing Myself - available in May 2008 - in HMV, Chapters/Indigo and online at HMV.ca, itunes, puretracks.com, Play Entertainment Calgary and several other select retail stores and online sites. As of October 20, 2008 SBK's single 'How Much' ranks #20 and 'Reinventing myself' ranks 22 of the 100 most played songs by Canadian female artists on the TRAX report charts. They rank 50th overall by all North American Country artists of the top 100. This a fantastic feat for a completely independent artist and we'll only see her climb from here with many more singles from this album to be released in 2009

Both cd's available at Itunes along with SEVERAl online stores including HMV.ca, Chapters/indigo and many more. Reinventing myself also available in PLAY entertainment in Market Mall and TD square Calgary. Distributed by indiepool

Set List

Original SBK music and select country, rock, comtemporary cover songs