KEIGH’s story

KEIGH started playing piano when they were 4 years old on their grandmother’s hundred year old Stevenson piano. They began singing to themselves and writing songs at a young age, often entertaining their parents by making up songs about their surroundings. At age 7, after moving to California, KEIGH continued with piano lessons, started singing in children’s choirs and taking private voice lessons. They started studying classical music and moved into jazz piano and composition around the age of 10 shortly after returning to Canada. They were later mentored by local Vancouver singer/songwriter/composer Veda Hille; who truly fostered, inspired and developed their passion for songwriting. At age 14, KEIGH was a participant in Rock Camp, a reality TV show based in Halifax that pitted 4 bands against each other to write several songs and record a single with EMI—which KEIGH’s band, If We Were Us, recorded with Rob Sanzo. KEIGH later sang with the Vancouver Canata Singers for three years, which inspired them to write Siwash Chant, a 4-part choral piece which they entered into the international Young Composers’ Competition, winning second prize; and the Jean Coulthard Young Composer’s Competition, in which they placed first.

Following years of travelling and a professional hiatus, KEIGH returned to Vancouver and completed Langara College’s Digital Music Production program. They have composed music for theatre and film with the Tremors festival, Ensemble Theatre‘s production of A Prayer for Owen Meany as well as the soundtrack for the feature film PNEUMA, which premiered at VIFF.

Their debut LP, In Bed With The Enemy, will be released in 2019.

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