We chat to award winning Multi Platinum selling Dublin based rock band Key West at Cornbury Fest.
Key West debuted their first festival performance at the last Cornbury Music Festival; an omen? I hope not. This Irish-anglo combo informed Sunita of their beard contest, but more importantly their origins, how they found their British counterparts, and discussing their busking origins whilst they tried to get their big break. These guys are easy on the ear and the eye…
The Dublin based rock based comprises of guys born in Dublin and London with music talents in keys, rhythm guitar and drums. With an award for being the “most promising” by Hotpress Magazine, this band is clearly one to look out for.
As with most bands, Key West used street busking to fund their career in between gigs. As their talent and popularity grew on Shop Street in Galway and Grafton Street in Dublin as their most popular busking haunts, it’s no wonder their debut album “The Message” released in 2012 has been awarded triple platinum status. Their success continued in 2015 with the release of their second album “Joyland” which stayed the number 1 spot for a few weeks.
With songs inspired and honed on the streets, “Joyland”, “Reaper at the Door” and “Soldier On” allow the fans to invision their journey, favourites like “carousel” have the fans singing along at gigs.