Keywest set for Geeson’s gig

Widely known for their explosive live performances, five-piece, Dublin-based pop/rock group Keywest will perform in Gleeson’s, Clonmel on Saturday October 26.

Widely known for their explosive live performances, five-piece, Dublin-based pop/rock group Keywest will perform in Gleeson’s, Clonmel on Saturday October 26.

Following their performance in Clonmel during the Clonmel Busking Festival earlier this year, the boys from Dublin and London are looking forward to their return this bank holiday weekend.

The band started life as a two-piece, with singer Kav ( Andy Kavanagh) and Glove (Andrew Glover ) who plays keys and rhythm guitar.

English bandmates Sam Marder on bass, Jimi Lock on lead guitar and drummer H (Harry Sullivan) were added following a similar trip to Los Angeles, where the lads became good friends and stayed in contact.

After making the decision for the English trio to move over to Ireland, Keywest, in traditional fashion, avoided the slow gig scene and took to busking on the streets. So the band began honing their sound and style on the streets and quickly became famous for busking on Shop Street in Galway and Grafton Street in Dublin. From the second their first chord was struck on the street to now, what the band have achieved independently both here and abroad is astonishing.

Keywest are one of the most played Irish bands on the radio. After performing a sell out tour of the country and exceeding a whopping two million YouTube views, their popularity is rapidly growing with 30,000 people liking them on Facebook, and 20,000 following them on Twitter. They have performed at Oxegen, Galway Arts, Volvo Ocean Race, Live At The Marquee in Cork and the O2 in Dublin. And now is your chance to see them here in Clonmel. Admission is free.