Artist and Songwriter, Keith Ward has prided himself on wearing his musical heart on his sleeve. With his infectious piano driven pop-fare, reminiscent of Keane, Elton John, Billy Joel, and Gavin DeGraw, Ward writes music that reels the listener in and keeps them there.
A New Yorker who honed his chops as a Music major at Syracuse University, he has been a mainstay in the northeast touring circuit for years between Boston and DC. With stints even in the UK, Ward has proven that his sound has reach both literally and figuratively. His most recent effort, Songs from a Cliffside touches on themes of love and loss, risk and reward in a personal yet relatable way. It was produced by Alex Nackman and mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk.
On the tour road, Keith has assembled a who’s who of New York touring musicians to bring the album to life, including celebrated saxophonist Geoff Burke (Harry Connick Jr. Band), Grammy award winning drummer Jared Schonig, Guitarist Hendrik Helmer (Madonna) and Bassist Ian Stewart (Gerardo Contino).
Ward’s growing and even sold-out crowds at venerable New York rooms such as Rockwood Music Hall prove that his recipe and persistence is working as his insightful brand of piano-pop connects with the eyes and ears of those who appreciate honesty in their musical tastes.
• Rockwood Music Hall
• The Bitter End
• The Half-Moon Putney, London, UK
• The Bowery - London, UK
• The Landmark Theater, Syracuse NY
• iTunes Free Download of the Week for Single “One More Day” with over 70,000 downloads.
• “7:30” featured in the Motion Picture “Viola”
• “The Best Year” hit over 45,000 plays on Spotify in 2018
“Keith Ward’s songs are remarkable, after playing them on the air I received great comments from listeners and the other DJ’s I work with. His writing is mature, his voice is sensitive and his piano is imaginative. Wow, what a talent!” - “Big Mike” Fiss, Morning Show DJ, WYYY, Syracuse, NY”
“The all original work unveils a showman who’s comfortable with his place at the piano stool and his position in the world too.” - Mark Bialczak, The Post Standard
“It’s not pure rock or pop, it’s not jam rock or jazz. It’s not classical. But it sure puts together some of the best elements of all of the above!” - The Herald Journal
"Ward sounded like a blend of Elton John and the Dave Matthews Band, showing both an ear for melody and nifty fingers on the keys." -Allen Czelusniak, Music Editor, Syracuse NewTimes
"Next Year, you're going to see this guy on MTV, I'm going to tell my daughter I know Keith Ward!" -New York City Comic, Gerald Kelly
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