Keywest is a multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling independent artist from the UK and Ireland.
They are a 4 piece band that has created an infusion of folk, rock and pop. They began playing on the cold streets across Ireland "busking" initially just to survive and pay the rent. However from their first performance in this environment it was evident there was something special was happening, the band began pulling crowds and blocking up streets everywhere they played. This had not been seen in Ireland since U2 started playing on the streets way back. This gave the band the revenue to begin to expand, generating thousands in revenue from sales every time they did a pop up performance within an hour. They have nowsold over 150,000 physical cds.
The band decided to stay independent and set up their own label, rather than going a traditional route due to the success, as they wanted to continue to develop and hone their performance and sound. From the streets, they have gone on to sell out tours across the UK and Ireland,secure a number one album in Ireland and have acumulated more radio plays nationally of any independent band in Ireland with multiple radio hits. The band has now signed with promoters MCD promotions in Ireland and SJM Concerts the UK for their tours. With their expansion and growth, they have realized they need to team up with industry leaders to expand even further. Keywest is now a mainstage act at Ireland’s largest music festivals, including Electric Picnic, (Ireland largest music festival), Independence, and Longitude. All of their performances have resulted in 5 star reviews. Street shows, venue tours, and festivals tours all under their belt they have played now well in excess of 300+ shows.They have also played arena support slots to the likes of Bastille, Bryan Adams, Kodaline and more.
Keywest is now officially Ireland’s biggest independent act and looking take their sound globally.