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Bo has had music in his blood ever since he first picked up a pair of drumsticks at the age four and began raiding his music mad parent’s record collections for inspiration.
After exploring the European music scene in his early teens, Bo enrolled on ACM’s Music Production Course, where he was able to develop his own unique songwriting style and hone his captivating on-stage presence.
“I wanted to do it all like Stevie Wonder did it – I wanted to play bass like Flea and perform like Beck, crossing genres all the time and never being easy to pin down.”
Bo Keeney On his musical style
At the age of 16 Bo entered the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers under-18s competition, only instead of entering a single song he decided to send a whole album’s worth of self-penned, self-produced material. He won.
Now 23, Bo has gone from student recording in the bottom floor of a Basingstoke house and converting a shipping container into a studio to inking a record deal with Universal Records. His debut EP (due on 9th December) showcases a fusion of soul with tinges of blues, jazz and contemporary musical textures.
Bo Keeney will be headlining a one off show in London, at the Sebright Arms on Thursday 13th December 2012 to celebrate the release of his debut EP ‘Don’t You Worry’ (due 9th December 2012 on Stranger Records – Lana Del Rey “Video Games” / Penguin Prison) and his forthcoming album due for release in 2013.
Read more about Bo Keeney on The Guardian and Record of the Day.
For more information about Bo Keeney visit his website or follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Soundcloud.