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Joe Keegan
Vocalist | Vocal Coach | Musical Director

Managing Director Popcast Ltd.

Phone:

+44 7809 676 271

Email:

Address:

Popcast Ltd.

The Song Rooms

57 Chapel Street

Chorley 

PR7 1BU

A Bit About Me

The opportunities that have been afforded to me in this first 9 years of my professional music career have been unbelievable. I feel incredibly fortunate and privileged to have been able to perform across the globe in Europe, America and Africa. I’ve recorded in world renowned studios like Abbey Road with grammy award winning producers and sang live to the nation to close to 10 million people on BBC One - The Voice UK at just 16 years old.

 

Academically I’ve achieved Masters with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music here in Manchester and conducted musicological research into the transatlantic migration of music and culture in irish traditional music. I also investigated the potential shortcomings in the way musical ideas are communicated in the world of contemporary commercial songwriting and the interaction between the business and the creatives. 

 

It’s been an interesting, and certainly varied, start to my career so far. There’s some more further detail below but initially I’d like to say, thank you for taking the time to look into in me and my career and if you have anything interesting in the world of music, business and beyond that you’d like me to be a part of please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Career

2021 - Present

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Managing Director - POPCAST Ltd.

Managing a musical services business delivering Live Performance, Sound Recording/Music Production and Music Education.

Contemporary Commercial Songwriter

Through collaboration with top flight songwriters I’ve written songs to publishing briefs for artists around the globe.

Live Performance

Live performance has been a primary element of my portfolio of work since 2014.

I’ve performed across the UK and internationally in Europe, North America and Africa in a variety of capacities.

In the 12 months before the Covid-19 Pandemic we played just over 150 live performance engagements and now have over 100 confirmed shows for 2022.

Music Production & Sound Recording

Currently my work as a producer primarily consists of working with songwriters to produce tracks that are pitched to publishers and to artists or their representation for consideration for release.

I also produce music for artists creating tracks for release. Most recently working on a re-release project with Singer-Songwriter Christian Burrows, celebrating 10 million streams on his debut single Two Again.

Music Production & Sound Recording

Currently my work as a producer primarily consists of working with songwriters to produce tracks that are pitched to publishers and to artists or their representation for consideration for release.

I also produce music for artists creating tracks for release. Most recently working on a re-release project with Singer-Songwriter Christian Burrows, celebrating 10 million streams on his debut single Two Again.

Lecturer, Musical Director & Vocal Coach on the BA (Hons) Performing Arts Program - Institute for Contemporary Theatre

Lecturer in Popular Music Vocals delivering seminars
covering vocal techniques that are fundamental to different genres under the ‘Pop' umbrella with a focus on the following:

  • Tonal Quality

  • Mic Technique and Performance - Vocal Control and Dexterity

  • Improvisation

  • Artistry and the Performer

Ensemble Performance Musical Director and Examiner for 1st and 2nd Musical Theatre Voice Module.

1-to-1 Vocal Coach for the 1st & 2nd year students on the Contemporary Musical Theatre and Acting for the 21st Century pathways of the BA (Hons) Performing Arts program.

Ensemble Singing Musical Director for the 1st and 2nd year musical theatre students.

Music Theory Tutor for the 1st year musical theatre students.

Musical Theatre Vocals Styles Lecturer for the 1st year musical theatre students.

Founder & Vocal Coach - Podcast School of Music

My role includes managing & facilitating lessons in a wide variety of music related subjects from practical instrumental and vocal tuition, to song-writing and music production/recording. Within the school I teach singing, song-writing, recording and production to students of all ages and abilities.

Manchester Inspirational Voices Choir - Vocal Development Program 

I delivered a 20 hour program of vocal training for members of the hundred strong BBC award winning choir, ‘Manchester Inspirational Voices.’ The program ran over 10 weeks and covered vocal health & physiology, mindset and performance techniques and individual coaching for each of the delegates attending the program.

Manchester Inspirational Voices Choir - Vocal Development Program 

I deliver vocal tuition to students of all ages and abilities at the Song Rooms Studios in Chorley, Lancashire covering a diverse range of music from Pop/Rock to MT and occasionally some classical repertoire.