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Dinny Keg

by Dinny Keg

Dinny’s first solo CD reflects the wonder of love through mellow, melodic and sincere songs featuring Grammy winners Jim Beard (Steely Dan, Meshell Ndegeocello) and Tobias Gebb (Skizm, Lenny Kravitz) plus Roy Dunlap (Wynton Marsalis, John Mayer).
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Since You've Been Gone
2:09 album only
2. I'd Do Anything for Love
4:51 album only
3. So Divine
4:13 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes

Dinny Keg discovered his love of music as a young teenager in the mid-1970’s. Dinny grew up in County Meath, Ireland in a home where his mother Vera Keague always had the radio on. The radio was often tuned to BBC 1's "Top of The Pops" - which Vera would sing along with as she went about her many daily chores. Dinny often hummed along with his mother as she sang along with the hits of the day from the likes of George Harrison, Smokey Robinson and Roy Orbison.

When the 80's arrived, Dinny formed his first band, Varicose Veins (later renamed Boomshanka). They took their inspiration from many of their contemporaries in the 80's music scene - including Simple Minds, Phil Lynott and The Hype (later known as U2). Varicose Veins/Boomshanka quickly found success performing live on the Janice Long Show, the Angus McNally Show (both on BBC Radio 1 - UK) and Borderline (on RTE Television). As the band developed their songwriting and performance chops, Dinny also discovered his talent for various instruments - including the drums, acoustic guitar and bass.

By the late 1980's, Dinny had a growing family - but the Irish economy was in a state of disarray. In order to provide a better future for his family, Dinny had no choice but to leave Ireland and Bookshanka behind and move himself and his family to the US.


Upon arriving in the US in 1988, Dinny was pleased to find that his fellow-musicians in the NYC music scene were drawn to his raw talent. By the early 90’s, he settled in as the front-man, lead-singer and co-songwriter of The Racket. The band played hard-rocking shows during the smoldering-hot NYC music scene of the 90's at legendary venues including The Limelight, China Club, CBGB and The Bitter End.

Over time, band members changed and The Racket went through a few iterations and name changes - before Dinny teamed up with musicians, singers & songwriters Glen Muñoz and Peter Farrell in 2000 to form Keague•Farrell•Muñoz. KFM released their first full-length album ("Coming Clean") later that year - as well as three subsequent EP's. . .culminating with "Percolated" (2004).

While writing, recording & performing with KFM, Dinny formed a close musical bond with other artists on the scene - ultimately forming The Dinny Keg Band in 2006. The band consists of several of Dinny's closest friends - Tom McPhillips, Paul O’Hara and John O’Hara. Tom, Paul, John & Dinny not only share a strong kinship but also a love of music and family. Starting in 2008 - and to this day - The Dinny Keg Band plays at venues throughout Long Island, NY.


In May 2008, The Dinny Keague Band traveled to Memphis, TN (via Nashville) to lay down tracks at the legendary Sun Studio. Within that very studio, rock and roll was given birth to by the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbinson. The Dinny Keague Band recorded several tracks at Sun Studio, capturing that timeless "Sun Sound". The band’s version of “Raglan Road” (recorded at Sun) became a regular feature on WFUV 90.7 FM - Fordham University radio.

Having recorded in the same room as many of rock n roll's founding fathers. . .having played on much of the same gear that these musical giants did. . . .it left the boys on a remarkable high. Hoping to recapture that feeling, they next set their sights on Sunset Sound Studios - another epic, hit-making locale. In May of 2010, the boys traveled to Los Angeles and set-up shop in Sunset's Studio #2 - the very room where “Stairway to Heaven” was recorded.

Having recorded in Memphis (where blues, R&B and country blossomed into rock n roll) and in LA (where modern rock n roll took it's shape), they boys set their sights on London to complete the timeline "in between".

In May 2012, the boys pulled up to 3 Abbey Rd, London NW8 9AY, UK - home of Abbey Road Studios. The boys set up in Studio #3 - where the classic “Dark Side of the Moon” was recorded. Among the songs recorded in that session are a Dinny Keg original "Flowers" (available on the "Co. Meath" EP) and Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb".

With a string of remarkable experiences under his belt, Dinny decided it was time to let his own, unadulterated voice finally be heard.


Well into his 4th decade of fronting one band or another, Dinny still finds himself addicted to the soul-satisfying sound of music and song. This has led him to his first solo project.

In June 2013, Dinny and a hand-picked line-up of session cats settled into Due South Studios (SoHo, NYC) with a notebook full of song ideas. Over the course of a few days, Dinny and the band recorded the basic tracks (drums, bass guitar and keyboards) for 12 songs. At the helm, engineering and producing, was Glen Muñoz - Dinny's old band-mate from KFM.

Since the conception of these songs in June 2013, challenges around time, distance and schedules necessitated a long gestation period that saw Dinny slowly but steadily shaping and molding these basic tracks into "radio ready' music.

Dinny is excited to announce that the first batch of songs from the original June 2013 litter have been birthed - fat and happy and ready to meet the world!


On September 9th, Dinny released his first solo EP - appropriately title "Dinny Keg".

Dinny is grateful for and indebted to the musicians that joined him on this journey. They include:
• Grammy winner TOBIAS GEBB (Skizm, Lenny Kravitz, Trio West) on drums
• DARREN LIPPER (Big Bowl of Soul, Trio Loopy, Kokolo) on bass
• DAN ASHER (Afroskull, Deena Hastings, The Broadway Boys) on bass
• Grammy winner JIM BEARD (Steely Dan, Wayne Shorter, Meshell Ndegeocello) on the Hammond B3 organ
• ROY DUNLAP (Wynton Marsalis, John Mayer, Madeline Peyroux) on clavinet, Fender Rhodes and Hammond B3 Organ
• PAUL O’HARA (The Dinny Keg Band) on keyboards
• MATT BLANCHARD (St. Vincent, Ike Sturm, ATL's "Home By Dark") on tenor sax, soprano sax and clarinet
• CHRIS COOMBS (The Tells) on electric guitar
• MARCO VICCARO BUCALONE on electric guitar
• GLEN MUÑOZ on cabasa, agogo bells, egg shaker, xylophone, tambourine, midi programming, harmonica, claps and vocals

Dinny continues to record at Due South Studios in NYC and will release his next EP in 2018.



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