Keith Forde

Songwriter and Music Artist

Collaborations

A music video to an Indie Pop song I co-wrote, co-sang and played Acoustic and Electric guitar on:


I played guitar and co wrote an album with this Alternative Rock band. We recorded this song in Joe Elliot's home studio in Dublin and the rest of the album in the legendary Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin - music video to a song below:


Clips from the CBS show “Guiding Light”, The longest running drama in TV history!
Four songs I co-wrote were licensed to the show and played on more than 20 episodes. Two songs in a row here “Coming Back” & “Reaching Out”


An example of a song I co-wrote for a female balladeer!


A example of a song I co-wrote with an Americana vibe:

News

07/05/21
"Sadie" is released today!


07/04/21
My new single "Sadie" is being released on the 7th of May 2021!


19/03/21
My new single "Don't you know" is out today!


'Love at the Airport' was played on BBC Radio Leeds on 'The Mark Forrest Evening Show'. The show was also broadcast across all 39 BBC Local Radio stations in England and the Channel Islands!
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'Pop them Pills' was played on the BBC Introducing Programme which showcases emerging musical talent primarily from the UK. It also hosts a stage at Glastonbury Festival, Reading and Leeds, Radio 1's Big Weekend and T in the Park.

About

"A singer-songwriter of incredible ability"
Hotpress

I write songs for myself as a music artist and for other artists. I also like to collaborate on songs for Music Sync Licensing.

I have played in various bands and performed as a solo artist in Ireland, England, Scotland, Canada and the USA .

Some of my Key Songwriting Achievements include:
Co-writer of one Top 30 and three Top 40 songs in the official Irish charts.
Co-writer of the Hotpress/Today FM song of the year.
Multiple Songs Licensed to American TV Network CBS and the Irish TV network RTE.
Writer of third place song in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category of the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville.
Honorable mention in the Billboard World Song contest.
Two songs selected to have music videos produced by Hotpress and New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
Music videos played on various TV shows including ‘Much Music’ in Canada and MTV2.


I enjoy recording and producing myself and have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Technology & Production and I am a Certified Avid Pro Tools User.

I have been lucky enough to record in some beautiful studios and work with established record producers and audio engineers including;

Nick Seymour (Crowded House)
Richard Rainey (U2/Mansun)
Declan Gaffney (Ian Brown/Van Morrison)
Owen Lewis (Lady Gaga/Snoop Dogg)
Kieran Lynch (REM/Elvis Costello)
Ciaran Bradshaw (Muse)
Ronan Mc Hugh (Def Leppard)
Noel Hogan (The Cranberries)
Dave Ogilvie (Marilyn Manson/Nine Inch Nails)
Garreth Mannix (Divine Comedy/Whipping Boy)
Fergal Lawler (The Cranberries)
Pat O' Donnell (The 4 of Us)
Pete Holidai (The Radiators from Space)
Rory Carlile (James, Badly Drawn Boy)

Music Video to my song "Love at the Airport"

Back in 2012 I hosted my own FM radio show called 'The Lookout'.

My aim was to showcase new up and coming talent from the Irish Music Scene at the time while also looking at great Irish bands from the past. Some of the guests on my show included Steve Wall from The Stunning & The Walls, Rory Gallagher from The Revs & Rory and the Island, Niall Quinn form The Hitchers and Seamus Fogarty.

All the shows are hosted on mixcloud.

Below is a link to one of them.

Playlist:
Woodstar – The Last Sad Verse of a Dumb Punk Song
Petronella – Feeling So Low
Hal – Worry about the Wind
The Marbles – Slip into the Sound
The 4 OF US – Sunlight
Bell X1 – Offshore
Engine Alley – Mrs. Winder
Vesta Varro – Weighted Love
The Thrills – Santa Cruz (You’re Not That Far)
Rubyhorse – Punchdrunk
The Aftermath – All I want is for you to be Happy
Leya – In Our Hands
The Walls – Something’s Wrong
Mundy – I Miss the Country

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