BIO

In the Studio

In the Studio

A founding member of up-and-coming Irish band The Marigolds, the dissolution of the band had a profound effect on Keelan as he quickly fell out of love with the industry. With more than ten years passing without music in his life, the world-wide pandemic revitalised Keelan’s creativity. Strapping on his Fender Telecaster and switching on an old Roland keyboard he began the process of writing and producing songs once again. The results were immediate and quickly culminated in the formation of his new project, Keelan X.

Keelan’s distinct sound is borne out his eclectic taste in music, taking influence from contemporary artists such as The War on Drugs, The Weeknd,  St.Lucia, The 1975, The Midnight etc., melding this with his love of late 70s & 80s period….acts such as Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Tears for Fears, Prefab Sprout and Giorgio Moroder to name but a few.

Since his return to music, Keelan X has already released two singles (No Fall of Rome + These Days) and picked up a range of press support ranging from The Vinyl District in the US, and Synthpoplover in Holland to the UK’s Fame Magazine and Ireland’s Hot Press and Sunday Times. Fever is the second single to be unveiled this year in a run that will see Keelan X aim to release one track every 2-3 months throughout the rest of 2022.