DAVE KEENER

Singer-songwriter & host of Songwriter Deathmatch

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shows

Songwriter Deathmatch Radio Sun. March 31, 12 Noon. On makerparkradio.nyc, the makerparkradio app, the TuneInn app or tell Alexa to play makerparkradio.

Songwriter Deathmatch at Freddy’s Sat. April 13, 7PM. Guests: TBD.

 

TRACKS

Listening to music is so very civilized. Don't you agree? I've included links to my albums on Bandcamp below, but they're also on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music.

 
 
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LIKE AN ANIMAL

Released 2016, 8 tracks.

 
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slugger

Released 2013, 12 tracks.

 

THE EASY WAY

Released 2011, 11 tracks.

THE FAKE BOOK

The Dave Keener Fake Book is a series of music video covers of songs I love.

 

BIO

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I started writing songs when I was 14. I borrowed a guitar from my aunt, found an elderly big band guitarist to teach me, and studied the song structures of the British Invasion and Doo-Wop. The Beatles got me playing and singing, but early influences ranged from Elvis Costello to Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

I've recorded three solo albums in the past few years: The Easy Way, Slugger and Like An Animal, all at Brooklyn’s Seaside Lounge. Instead of playing full length shows by myself, I thought it would be more fun and draw a larger audience if I shared the stage with other musicians. So, in 2012, I started Songwriter Deathmatch at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom. Turns out I was right. This year, Songwriter Deathmatch also became an Internet radio show on Staten Island’s Maker Park Radio.

I’ve pursued the singer-songwriter thing, been half of a musical comedy duo with my brother, studied traditional Irish music, and finally come back to singing and songwriting again. Sometime around the millennium, I became an advertising copywriter and creative director, too. I live in Brooklyn with my wife Jo and our dogs, Guinness and Schmidty.

Dave