Cork based singer songwriter Eoghan O' Keeffe, released his debut album Open The Gates in 2020, produced and mixed by Brian Casey of Wavefield Recordings in Clonakilty.
Eoghan's music is well established in his native West Cork. There isn't a pub, restaurant, café or music venue his music hasn't featured in. He has a keen eye for entrepreneurial opportunities , partnering with local businesses and cafe's to create unique gigging experiences. His music was featured in the West Cork Music series "Resound" twice. The first series shot in the glorious location of his hometown in Bantry House and the second in the award winning Levis' Corner House in Ballydehob.
Eoghan aims to create a safe space where listeners can experience moments of self compassion and kindness. His influences include indie folk, soul, world music and local gypsy folk bands from West Cork. The guitar has always been his main accomplice, originally inspired by the giants of songwriting Bob Dylan and Van Morrison, he later developed his style to include more worldly influences such as Jorge Ben Jor, Sting, Ry Cooder and Fatoumata Diawara.
In 2021 Eoghan's fascination with world sounds compelled him to study guitar with the Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu while continuously seeking to expand his guitar playing with elements from Flamenco, Bossa Nova, and Latin American styles.
In preparation for his second album, Eoghan is developing two EP´s simultaneously.
The first with his band Imbas, this music is heavily influenced by a laid back rhythm and a luscious display of melody, with the flute featuring prominently.
His solo EP leans towards an experimental indie folk/ world music style, favouring the intersection between classical folk songwriting and a contemporary soundscape.