Under The Sun

Barry Keenan and Invisible Poet Kings

Award winning Invisible Poet Kings are truly an American band. The four members come from different corners of the United States bringing together a wide variety of musical & artistic influences. The band formed in Los Angeles around the group’s founder, Barry Keenan, originally from Boston, Massachusetts. Veteran music producer and LA native, Mandi Martin introduced Keenan to drummer, Voyce McGinley III who settled in LA after leaving Virginia. While at Taxi Road Rally networking event, Barry met guitarist, Ed Krzyzaniak after Ed moved to LA from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. When Voyce introduced Barry to bassist, Jayme Lewis from Southern California, the band was complete. These four professional musicians came together out of an appreciation of great songs and the love of being on stage performing them. With influences from British Pop music and classic American rock n’ roll, the band performs songs written by Keenan which they refer to as American Brit Pop Rock. The long way to say… songs with a great feel, catchy melodies and thought provoking, engaging lyrics. With Voyce on drums, Ed on guitar, Jayme on bass and Barry on guitar, piano and lead vocals, the band divides it’s time between studio work, live gigs and life. The attention to detail in songwriting, arranging, producing, and recording has resulted in a release that has tremendous spirit and energy. The music is a rich kaleidoscope of inventive pop, driving rock, urban folk and electronic magic, with strong hooks that entertain the listener in a meaningful way. The stories and ideas contained in the songs ring with a modern sound and are a reflection of the classic music we all love. Barry Keenan Barry Keenan has a lifetime career as a singer/songwriter. He started recording professionally at the age of 13. By the time he turned age 19, he already had his first major publishing deal in New York and has been a published writer by such notable companies as Warner/Chappell, Universal, All Nations Music, Criterion Music and Peer/Southern Music. As a recording engineer, Keenan has owned and operated two commercial recording studios in the Los Angeles area during the 1970’s and 80’s. He has worked on the recorded music of such notable recording artists as Beck, Warren Zevon, Sting, Devo, Pantera, No Doubt, The Goo Goo Dolls and The Cranberries to name only a few. As a producer, he received his first major break when Miles Copeland (The Police, IRS Records) asked him to produce Adam Ant in 1984. He is the recipient of The Arts For Humanities Award issued by The New World Festival in December of 1983. He was honored by SESAC in Nashville for his songs in the #1 box office hit motion picture, Kickboxer starring Jean Claude Van Damne which featured his song "Fight For Love". As a recording artist, Keenan has received commercial radio play coast to coast from stations like KROQ and KLOS in Los Angeles to WCOZ in Boston. His band, Invisible Poet Kings was certified gold on Sirius Satellite’s Starlight channel. In December of 2009, after spending a year on the Songs Of the Times Music Chart hosted by Neil Young on Neil Young’s “Living With War Today” website, Keenan reached the #1 position with his anti-war song entitled, “Our Comfortable Lives” and remained at the #1 position for an astonishing 62 weeks. The song got Keenan his own chapter in the book, La Chanson en Classe d’ Anglais. Other songwriters in the book are Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, John Lennon, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Freddie Mercury & Ray Davis. Keenan’s duo, Not A Bus received a review of “Perfect” from Stanford radio station KZSU receiving 8 stars out of a possible 4 star rating. Invisible Poet Kings is currently recording with Producer/Engineer, Matt Forger (Michael Jackson, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppella, Quincy Jones). The first song, Under The Sun” was released in the fall of 2014. In January of 2015, “Under The Sun’ reached the #2 position on Jango/Radio Airplay international radio. .

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