Veteran Dublin songwriter KEITH BURKE is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. His lyrics and live shows connect him freely to the audience.
Keith has released three original albums. His debut “The dancer who stole your shoes” achieved critical success in 2004 receiving the Hotpress “Pick of the fortnight”. His songs had national radio play on RTE 1 and NewsTalk, as well as local Dublin radio stations.
In 2004 his band was invited to play a series of televised concerts in Italy and later three dates in the 2005 Guinness Cork Jazz festival.
In 2007 he recorded his second album, inviting to play musicians such as renowned blues pianist Salvatore Urbano and world-famous saxophonist, the late John Earle. “No One Wants to Move” was launched in May of 2008. Tracks from the album were played on Irish national radio and used for the credits on a TV show on Setanta Sports.
Keith’s music is often played on regional radio shows such as Peter Grogan’s “It’s all in the song” on Dublin City FM and in Bavaria, Germany, touring band “MacC&C Celtic Four” regularly close their shows with his song “Love and Romans”.
2016 saw the release of “These Boys”, his third album. It was recorded in Gavin Glass’ Orphan Studio with his long time friends and live-musicians Sinead Madden (Fiddle), Anja Kuncic (Piano) and Dave Mooney (Bass). “These Boys” led to concerts, and being invited back, in Pittsburgh USA, Cairo Egypt and Beirut Lebanon.
In 2018 he released his single “Every Seaside Town” and moved to spend a year in Milan Italy. He played several shows locally, flying in Irish musicians to join him and set to work writing the songs he aims to include on his next album. Since his return to Dublin, he’s played support to Irish bands Aslan and Bagatelle several times, as well as hosting his own showcase concerts. He has written and arranged a collection of new songs and has been working at the preproduction stage with producer Anthony Gibney, bassist Dave Mooney and drummer Paul Byrne to plan the new 14 track project.