We are delighted to welcome Chris Keys to The Crescent this August.
Joined onstage by Paul Tierney and Gareth Hughes on Electric guitar and Bass, the band will play songs from his first album 'Life In Motion' (2017 release) and a selection of new material which will be on the forthcoming 2nd album. The album has had continued success with fans and industry alike being played on radio shows across the UK and Ireland including Tom Robinson's 'Introducing...’ show on BBC 6 Music.
Over the years Chris has performed at a wide array of events and festivals such as Waltroper Parkfest (Germany) where he opened up for Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats to thousands and the famous Bluebird Café (Nashville) part of the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival.
He has also supported and played in the round with the likes of Grammy Award winner Nanci Griffith, Fairport Convention, The 4 of Us, Jim Lauderdale and many more.
Born and raised on the coast of Northern Ireland this singer-songwriter gained a wealth of inspiration and has been writing and performing from an early age. Chris writes songs mostly with hints of Folk, Blues, and Americana as well as the occasional Pop and Rock record.
Over the years Chris has performed at a wide array of events and festivals and has shared the stage and opened up for the likes of Nanci Griffith, Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats, Fairport Convention, Jim Lauderdale and many more.
With a distinctive voice, an easy listening sound and haunting melodies that stay in your head long after you've heard them, this is a show not to be missed.
“.... Excellent Songwriter.'' Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster
“.... Beautiful singing voice and a brilliant way with words'' Across The Line, BBC Radio Ulster
“.... A new artist we really like.'' Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland