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Keywest busking on Grafton Street. March 2014.JPG
Performing on Grafton Street
Background information
OriginDublin, Ireland
GenresPop rock
Years active2009–present
MembersAndrew Kavanagh
Andrew Glover
James Lock
Harry Sullivan
Past membersFionn Lynch
Sam Marder

Keywest are a four-piece rock/pop band based in Dublin, Ireland.


Keywest are a Dublin-based pop Group. The band is made up of Andrew Kavanagh (vocals), Andrew Glover (guitar/keys/vocals), Jimi Lock (lead guitar) and Harry Sullivan (drums/percussion). The band's current line-up have been together since 2011.

Andrew Kavanagh (aka Kav) and Andrew Glover (aka Glover) are childhood friends who grew up in Artane, Dublin. The English members of the band are Harry and Jimi who are all friends that moved over to join the band from London back in 2011.

2012–2013, The Message[edit]

The band released their debut album 'The Message' through Irish indie label Alphastar Records. The album reached peaked at No.15 in the Irish charts and No.2 on the ITunes chart. It was self produced and engineered by Mark Needham, whose credits include The Killers, Katy Perry, Fleetwood Mac, Neon Trees and Dan Frampton (The Script).

The Message album was a double cd debut release for the band with CD1 being the album "The Message" and CD2 being the "Undelivered EP" which showcases the band's acoustic side.

The Message featured hit singles, "Back into Your Arms" "Feels So Cruel" "In The Fight For Love" and "Straight Through My Heart". The singles did very well on Irish radio and soon earned Keywest the title of Ireland's most played Irish independent artist of 2012.

The Message is now a triple-platinum album in Ireland.

In 2012 Keywest were Nominated for Best New Act at the Meteor Awards and "The Message" (Keywest's debut album) was nominated for Best Debut Album in the Hotpress Hotties awards.

2012 also saw the band sign a worldwide publishing deal in Los Angeles with publishing giants Peermusic.

2013–2014, The Electric Love EP[edit]

The band followed up their album "The Message" with the "Electric Love EP", which featured the title track and hit single "Electric Love".

Electric Love went straight to number one in the Irish charts and was released independently through the band's own label "Sonic Realm" records.

2014– Present[edit]

The band are about to put out their next release, The "All My Mistakes" EP in early 2015. The EP will be released through the band's own label "Sonic Realm" records.

2014and 2015 saw the band win the 98fm award for Dublin's best street artist and in 2015 the band won the Hot Press Hotties award for most Ireland's promising artist.

Keywest released their second album 'Joyland' on 25 September 2015 which went straight in at number 2 on Official Irish Chart . This climbed to the top spot the following week going at Number 1. This was the same week that they appeared on front cover of Irelands biggest music magazine 'Hot Press.'

Current members[edit]

  • Andrew Kavanagh – Lead vocals
  • Jimi Lock – Lead guitar, vocals
  • Andrew Glover – Keyboard, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
  • Fionn Lynch – Bass
  • Harry Sullivan – Drums, Percussion


Keywest discography
Studio albums2
Music videos4

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
2012 The Message
  • Released: 24 February 2012
  • Formats: CD, download
2015 Joyland
  • Released: 25 September 2015
  • Formats: CD, download
2018 True North
  • Released: 30 March 2018
  • Formats: CD, download
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2009 "Miss You Most" 6
2011 "Back into Your Arms" 25 The Message
2012 "Feels So Cruel"
"Messages from God"
"Electric Love" 55
2015 "All My Mistakes" Joyland
"Carousel" 84
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Album
2012 "Back into Your Arms"[3] Philip Blake The Message
"Feels So Cruel"[4]
2012 "Messages From God"[5] Grant Jensen
"Stuck on Replay"[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 6 April 2018". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "YouTube".
  4. ^ "YouTube".
  5. ^ Keywest. "Keywest - Messages From God (Official Music Video)" – via YouTube.
  6. ^ Keywest. "Keywest - Stuck On Replay" – via YouTube.

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