Keavy with her twin sister Edele in 1998
|Birth name||Keavy-Jane Elizabeth Annie Lynch|
|Born||15 December 1979|
|Origin||County Dublin, Ireland|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, musician, dancer, actress, model, humanistic counsellor, reflective therapeutic practitioner|
|Associated acts||B*Witched, Ms Lynch, Barbarellas, The Collection, The Monaco Band|
Early life and education
Keavy was born to Brendan and Noeleen Lynch, a mechanic and housewife, respectively, and raised in Donaghmede, North-east Dublin. Keavy is one of six children and her brother Shane is also a member of boy band Boyzone.
Before B*Witched, Keavy worked as a part-time trainee car mechanic at her father's garage.
In an interview, Edele talked about her bond with her twin: "She's the greatest gift I've ever been given, and I think a lot of identical twins would say that. She really is my other half, and I'm not the same without her. We've worked together most of our lives and when we looked back on when B*Witched split and we went our separate ways for the first time, that was like our first day at school. I missed her."
In 1997, Keavy and Edele formed the girl group Butterfly Farm with their friend Sinéad O'Carroll. They began writing and recording together, but soon realised that there was "someone missing". Upon Keavy's suggestion, they asked Lindsay Armaou to audition and she played a tape recording of a song she had written. The other girls liked it and Lindsay became the fourth member of the band, who later changed their name to B*Witched.
After B*Witched split in 2002, Keavy remained somewhat active in the music industry, forming Ziiiing!, a production and songwriting company, with musical partner Alex Toms. In 2011, she and Edele formed a new group, Barbarellas which The Daily Mail called "the most ill-advised pop comeback ever" Keavy is also a party and function singer with The Collection/The Monaco Band.
Keavy took the lead role in a pantomime performance of Snow White in December 2005 at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham. Keavy returned to the stage in 2015, appearing as a forest sprite in Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood at Woodville Halls Theatre, Gravesend.
Keavy is patron of a mental health charity, Stand Down which offers counselling to those who suffer mental trauma as a result of military service. Keavy said "I am very excited and feel honoured to be a patron for Stand Down. I think it is a service that is very much needed and a service that these men and women deserve. I may not agree with war but these men and woman are risking their lives everyday fighting for the country I live in and I am grateful for that."
In 2007, Keavy admitted that when B*Witched split up after the group was dropped by their record company, she suffered from depression and contemplated suicide. In 2011, Keavy said "I don't suffer from depression now. It was that one time, but it lasted for way too many years. I should have got help." In May 2017, Keavy married her partner of two years Nathaniel Comer. In September 2017 she confirmed the couple were expecting their first child. On 31 January 2018 Keavy gave birth to their daughter, Freya.
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- Is this the most ill-advised pop comeback ever? B*Witched twins look like cheap Lady Gagas for attempted chart return.
- The Collection Band Twitter, retrieved 20 February 2016
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- "Pantomime review 2015: Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood at Gravesend's Woodville Halls Theatre". News Shopper. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
- Meet Keavy, Keavy Lynch Counselling, retrieved 6 February 2016
- Stand Down: Who We Are, Stand Down, retrieved 6 February 2016
- "The Dating Interview – Keavy Lynch, Singer". The Guardian. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
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