Joe Keegan is a singer, songwriter and musician From Manchester, UK. Taking influence from his background in Irish Folk music Joe's aim is to present this style of songwriting and story telling in a more contemporary setting.
His Debut EP "The Pick Myself Up EP" was a real flag in the sand moment for the 21 year old artist. Since its release on 20th February last year it has accumulated over 35,000 streams on Spotify alone as well as over 50,000 views on videos across his social media platforms.
His latest single "Wild Winds" is his most heavily folk influenced yet. In his own words, "This song talks so plainly about what it's like when you get hit by those Momentary reminders of how sweet the little things in life can be." Joe began writing this reflective love song whilst touring on the west coast of Ireland with the Mayo Manchester Tradfest last summer and It's the first of many singles to be released by Joe and the band this year!
After being on the Voice UK in 2014 Joe decided to pursue a career in music and enrolled at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester in 2017. Joe formed the band that went into the studio with him to record the EP, this features BBC 2 Folk Award winning fiddle player Ciaran Algar who has added an incredible top layer of excellence to the songs.
The Weather Could Be Better is the opening song on the EP and really show cases how gifted Ciaran is as well as the rest of the band (Fraser Grant - Bass, Dave Smith - Drums, Tom Knight - Lead Guitar and Andrew Jones - Keys)
The Weather Could Be Better
EP LAUNCH - 1ST MARCH - DEAF INSTITUTE MANCHESTER
Joe headlined his EP Launch at the Deaf Institute on the 1st March showcasing songs from this EP and previews of songs set to be released this year. The band’s live show is a feast of high energy folk with support slots filled by new folk duo, “The Blackberry Fold” and Gibraltarian pop band “Fronteirs.”
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