Belfast, County Down
".... Beautiful singing voice and a brilliant way with words'' Across The Line, BBC Radio Ulster
“.... Excellent songwriter.'' Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster.
".... A new artist we really like.'' Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland
Chris Keys has a distinctive voice, an easy listening sound and haunting melodies that stay in your head long after you've heard them.
Born and raised on the coast of Northern Ireland this singer-songwriter gained a wealth of inspiration and has been writing and performing from an early age.
Chris writes songs mostly with hints of Folk, Blues and Americana as well as the occasional Pop and Rock record.
2017 brought 'Life In Motion' the first album which has had continued success on radio stations all over the UK and Ireland including Tom Robinson's 'Introducing…’ show on BBC 6 Music.
He has also supported and performed in the round with the likes of Grammy Award winner Nanci Griffith, Fairport Convention, The 4 of Us, Jim Lauderdale and many more.
Over the years Chris played a wide array of events and festivals such as Waltroper Parkfest (Germany) where he opened up for Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats to 20,000 people and the famous Bluebird Café (Nashville) part of the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival.
Currently Chris is working on a second album and performing a string of dates across Europe in 2018.