Keith Plunkett

Keith Plunkett has been an aspiring musician since childhood, picking up the guitar at a young age and playing his first gig at the age of just fourteen. Keith started out as a member of a cover band and played with fellow young musicians in his local area, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. Throughout his youth Keith experimented with various styles of music however he found he was always most comfortable writing and performing his own material. As he has matured he has developed his own writing style while incorporating his favourite musical styles such as the loop pedal which adds percussion from the guitar and vocal harmonies, giving his gigs another depth.

In 2014, he recorded a demo entitled “Long Way Down” in a home recording studio. While working on a second demo song that Keith and some of his friends were producing, Keith garnered the attention of Mike Gleeson, Founder of Downda Road Productions; who invited Keith down to the Golden Egg Studios to record some acoustic covers and demo tracks. Following this recording session, Mike was quick to offer Keith a recording contract as he witnessed firsthand his talent and potential. Keith signed with the label in early 2015 and with the tutelage of the Downda Road team has been developing his sound and profile.

Over the last years Keith has seen his profile grow, through his stellar performances he has been invited to play at a number of festivals and events including the Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival, The Free Fringe Festival, Le Cheile Festival, Solas Festival, The Secret Village Festival, Battle for the Bay & Lake, Vantastival and many more! He has played gigs in music venues, pubs and cafes throughout the country including some well know places such as The Spirit Store, The Globe, The Crowbar (Button Factory) and The Old Dara Cinema in Naas, etc. promoting two EP's and various singles. A chance encounter with Paddy Casey led to him supporting this musical supremo on various occasions, whilst having also supported MTV nominated “Hogan”, Declan O'Rourke, Hudson Taylor & Hermitage Green . He has also seen his public profile grow through various live radio appearances on stations such as CCR, Flirt FM, Dundalk FM and Shannon Side while growing his fan base exponentially. Keith has also appeared on Charity projects such as the “A Song For Jack and Jill” Charity Album and the Touch Ireland "The Positive Touch" Album which also included artists to the likes of Paddy Casey, Mundy, The Devlins, The Blades, The Four of Us and fellow label artist Sina Theil.

After completing his studies in Music and Audio Production at DKIT, he is currently based and working out of Dublin.

Further to the success of his single "100 Cracks" which landed him the much sought after title as Dermot & Dave's "Homegrown Hero" on  Today FM, Keith released "Until Noon", a heartfelt ballad which reached #6 in the Irish iTunes Charts. His new EP "The Thrill" was recorded with Kells based engineer Martin Quinn at "JAM Studios" and is an easy listening folk-pop EP. It will be available on all major music platforms soon as he enters the Winter playing some final festivals. 
 
Follow Keith on his social media sites to keep updated with future releases and travels:
 
FACEBOOK - keithplunkettmusic
WEB - keithplunkettmusic.com / downdaroad.com
INSTAGRAM - keithplunkett1