Billy Keane releases the 'The Nearness of You' with George Diaz at The Half Moon
Born in Ireland,now living in Wimbledon, Billy is a musician embarking on his first major EP release. Inspired by his father, a working guitarist and bass player, he began playing music at age 13.
Upon leaving school he moved to Co. Cork to study music. During his final year he was struggling to find music he could truly connect to until he stumbled upon acts such as Damien Rice, Ray LaMontagne and John Mayer. This was the turning point. Soon after he began singing and writing his own material. He made a last minute decision to enrol in London’s prestigious BIMM on a one year diploma course. While there he spent every second discovering his own sound. He practiced incessantly and had countless notebooks filled with scribbled thoughts and lyrics.
After years of being a typical struggling musician, working in bars, and even doing door to door sales to pay the bills, he is now performing every night across London in different venues to new, exciting and growing audiences, making his living as a professional musician.
His first major EP entitled “The Nearness Of You” is to be released on 25th April at Putney's Half Moon pub. It consists of 4 tracks he wrote and co-produced over the space of a year. He says that hehas been inspired by the people he’s loved, lost and left behind, in a world that is changing faster than ever before.
Click here to hear The Nearness of You
April 20, 2017