SEEKINGAcoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bass Guitar, Drums, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist.
I'm an indie artist based near Poplar in East London. Over the last year, I have been focusing on my original music and social media following online. I have an engaged online fanbase, and my music has been featured on various radio stations and podcasts including BBC Music Introducing.
I'd love to start doing some shows primarily as a singer (and pianist if I need to), but to focus on my singing, it would be ideal to have an acoustic guitarist to support me! We could even look
Check out my music / socials at @altokeymusic or altokey . com
I'd be of course willing to split the money for any live performances but, primarily, I'd be looking for someone reliable and available on a weekly basis.
Get in touch with me on here or sending me a message / email on social media platforms.
Keian (Alto Key)
Alto Key is a London-based indie artist with an indie/alt-pop sound that's loved by people with 10/10 taste.**
Since starting in 2018, he has released a number of EPs (Animals, Seas Unknown) and singles (Colourless, Distant Love). People kinda liked them so they have been played on various radio stations and podcasts including BBC Music Introducing, idobi Radio and Soho Radio. He was awarded Best Lyrics in Folk at the Indie Originals 2019 Music Competition.
Alongside his original music, he makes silly music jingles over on TikTok where he has amassed 200K fans and 3M likes using his quirky sense of humour and phone thing. He is currently independent but could always use a helpful hand if any are going spare on the black market. Anyone?
** your experience may differ, but is unlikely. Or at least Alto's mum thinks so.
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- Aug 02 2018
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- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
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- 1 night a week
- 26 years
Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Gotye, Imagine Dragons, Vance Joy, Bon Iver, Radiohead, Florence + The Machine, Keane, Hozier, The Killers, Ben Howard, Tom Chaplin, Newton Faulkner, Kodaline, London Grammar, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Novo Amor, Of Monsters And Men
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Distant LoveHi there! Yay - my brand new single 'Distant Love' is out now across all streaming platforms. This one explores themes of being away from the people we love and internal conflict. It's got beautiful strings, lots of small and epic moments and it was a pleasure to work with producer Charlie Westropp (Orla Gartland and Gabrielle Aplin) on this one. Check it out! Credits Song produced at Keian Barton/Charlie Westropp's respective home studios in London, United Kingdom Session musicians recorded remotely Keian Barton - Vocals, songwriter, video concept & direction Charlie Westropp - Producer, mixing engineer Thomas Waterman - Mastering engineer Andrew Joslyn - Strings, string arrangement Eli Weinberger - Cello Georgiana Hunter-Cozens - Photography, video direction, support Guy Page - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums Gyges Studio - Video production & animation Thomas Barker - Piano Lyrics [Verse 1] I'm losing touch I'm losing you To foreign beds And in-flight views I'm getting used To waking up alone I'm losing sleep I wander blind I gravitate To strangers kind But they're not you And this is not my home [Pre-Chorus] What you want has grown too much When all I need's your guiltless touch And you [Chorus] I can't leave you But I can't take this I believe you But I can't fake this Distant love is breaking me This distant love is breaking me [Verse 2] When you come back The shadows sway Your body's close But turned away Now I'm confused If you were here at all And just like that You're up and gone I've got no say Of course I'm wrong Do you not think that I deserve to be loved? [Pre-Chorus] What you want has grown too much When all I need's your guiltless touch And you [Chorus] I can't leave you But I can't take this I believe you But I can't fake this Distant love is breaking me This distant love please set me free I can't leave you But I can't take this I believe you But I can't fake this Distant love is breaking me This distant love please set me free [Outro] Ooh Ooh © ℗ 2020 Alto Key
ColourlessHey folks! I'm really excited to share my single 'Colourless' with you. This one explores themes of identity and labels, highlighting the frustrations and fears of being perceived in a monochrome light. It's got cinematic drums, tear-jerking strings and I loved working with producer Joseph Wander (dodie and Tors) on this one. Check it out! Credits Recorded at Keian Barton/Joseph Wander’s respective home studios in London, United Kingdom Piano recorded at Wax Recording Studio, London, United Kingdom Keian Barton - Vocals, piano, shaker, songwriter, video editing, design & direction Joseph Wander - Producer, mixing engineer, studio engineer (piano), bass guitar, electric guitar Thomas Waterman - Mastering engineer Andrew Joslyn - Strings, string arrangement Eli Weinberger - Cello Georgiana Hunter-Cozens - Photography, video direction, support Max Saidi - Drums, drums arrangement Robert Strauss - Studio engineer (piano) Lyrics [Verse 1] My mind is drowning in these thoughts that I’m not me Above the surface floats a person I could be [Pre-chorus 1] This silence is stable I feel it building up inside I'm tired of these labels [Chorus] I want to be what I decide Not what they say makes me best I'll rise Until I'm not colourless [Verse 2] My lungs are straining on these painful words untied They want to burst and fill me up with hollow lies [Pre-chorus 2] This creaking old table Where we fought hard on every side I'm tired of these labels [Chorus] I want to be what I decide Not what they say makes me best I'll rise Until I'm not colourless [Bridge] "You're not alone" Those words you said to me You lost your home But found a family [Chorus] I choose to be what I decide Not what they say makes me best I'll rise Until I'm not colourless I'll rise Until I'm not colourless © ℗ 2020 Alto Key