Keith Forde

Keith hails from Limerick. His first solo effort ‘Pop them Pills’ is currently in the final of the International Songwriting Competition

ISC finalists were chosen out of approximately 15,000 entrants.  He’s in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category. All finalists' songs have now been sent to the ISC judges who will select the winners in April. The judges include: Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Robert Smith, Timbaland, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frank Black, Kings of Leon, Steve Winwood amongst other Artists, Producers and Music Industry Professionals.
 
Keith started his musical career playing lead guitar in Limerick band Vesta Varro. The band released an album and toured all over Ireland, the UK and North America, opening for the likes of Editors, The Frames, Bellx1, Ocean Colour Scene
 
When the band decided to take a break, he felt it was time to give his own stuff a go. He has co written two Top 30 and two top 40 hits in Ireland.  Four songs he has co written have been licensed to Major American TV network CBS. He also co wrote the Hotpress song of the year, which listeners of Ireland biggest radio station voted as their number 1 choice.
 
He is currently doing a degree in Music Technology & Production in the Limerick Institute of Technology and is recording his debut album. He plans to release an E.P in July and will be putting some gigs together to promote it.
 
For more, check out:
www.myspace.com/keithforde
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