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Keywest performing live in the Mandela Hall, Belfast - Photo by Tremaine Gregg

Keywest return to Belfast for headline Limelight Belfast show

Irish five piece rock/pop band Keywest are pleased to announce a headline Belfast show on Saturday 7th April 2018 at The Limelight 2.

Fresh from the release of their new single ‘Cold Hands’. The song was co-written in Sweden with Swedish writer Mattias Wollo, UK writer Alex James and Keywest. The mixing process took place in the UK with Matty Green (credits include Ed Sheeran, One Republic and mastered in New York by Jay Franco credits include Cold Play Michael Jackson, Pharrel Williams).

Keywest are widely known for their explosive live performances. The 4 piece Dublin based rock band comprises of Dublin & London born lads. Dublin members include singer Kav ( Andy Kavanagh ) and Glover ( Andrew Glover ) who plays Keys and rhythm guitar. English members are Jimi Lock on lead guitar and Harry Sullivan on drums.

After deciding to start a band, childhood friends Kav & Glover began playing in pubs around Dublin. They took the name Keywest after a trip to Florida for a gig. The english pair 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 duo to move over to Ireland, other obstacles became apparent to the band. One such obstacle was how a difficult move to Ireland could work financially. Gigs were few and far between for a new band so Keywest avoided the slow gig scene and took to busking on the streets. Wise or unwise 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.

In 2015 the they released their highly anticipated album “JOYLAND” which shot straight into the Number 1 spot for a number of weeks. Following the number 1 album Keywest enjoyed an explosive rise which included a string of radio hits such as “Carousel”, “This is Heartbreak”, “This Summer”, “Something Beautiful” and “Cold Hands”.

In addition Keywest sold out shows across the country including sell outs in The Olympia Theatre, The Academy & Whelans all within a 10 month period. They also enjoyed a festival full summer with performances at Longitude, Main Stage Indiependence and two performances at Electric Picnic, Main Stage & Salty Dog.

Keywest have been called the hardest working band in the business. They’ve taken their high energy acoustically driven sound from the streets onto the radio,sell out shows and to over 200k monthly listeners.

Tickets priced £15 plus fees go on sale Friday 3rd November at 9am – buy yours here.

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