Born and raised in the small town of Kraaifontein, Keanan grew up with The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty as a soundtrack to his youth. Longing to expand his horizons and escape the monotony of small town life he turned to music. As a boy of few words the guitar ignited a fire within and soon became a vice, and then a passion. The words that used to be trapped in his head came tumbling out as he discovered a love for writing poetry and lyrics, and more importantly the ability to express himself in a way that might resonate with others.
In his own words ‘My song writing started off slow, I found myself very interested in lyrics that were symbolic, or cryptic, the kind that forces you to find your own meaning, or forces you to look at things through a different lens. The songs I write now mostly reflect how we view ourselves, and a lot of it is self-reflection. I feel a connection with putting myself in the shoes of another to try and bring some truth that I have not yet experienced. My music is my most honest and raw form of who I am and my thoughts and feelings about love, the self, family and life itself. I never wish to drown in the dense music industry we have today, therefor I am always looking for new and exciting ways to write a song and share it with the world.”
Booking contact: Jason Ling
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Band website: https://keananeksteenlive.com