KAZMS is the collaboration of folk singer-songwriter Eoin Keely, electronic producer Ciarán Byrne and traditional Irish musician, Seán Ó Casaide. The trio began the journey to creating their debut album FLOW five years ago while studying at Dublin’s BIMM music college.
Along the way KAZMS have been one of Whelan’s “Ones to Watch” in 2020, played support to Gavin James in Dublin’s 3 Arena and secured an Arts’ Council grant which helped to fund their work.
Their songs are a fusion of Keely’s raw story telling, Byrne’s other worldly sound design and Ó Casaide’s intricate piano hooks.
Ó Casaide, an uilleann piper, pianist and sean-nós singer from Dublin, roots the band's identity in Irish tradition. Allied to this is Byrne’s obsession with expressing movement, textures and colour from the world around him in his music. Within this framework, Keely’s lyrics and melodies knit KAZMS’ songs together.
The songwriting is cathartic. For KAZMS, there is great healing and power in the expression of digging deep within themselves. As Banksy said, “good art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable”.