Ken Keeley


Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Background Singer, Flute, Mandolin, Fiddle, Trombone.


I'm primarily a bass player and have experience in a broad spectrum of music genres. Always searching for that elusive project that blends great band chemistry, enticing rhythms, lyrical message and compelling performance. I'm comfortable playing in a range of ensemble configurations - from acoustic duos with singer/songwriters to musical theater pit bands. Prefer to settle into an interesting long-term project, but open to one-off opportunities as well.

Screen name:
Ken Keeley
Member since:
Oct 16 2007
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Early on my primary influences were great post-punk/power pop bassists like Bruce Thomas with Elvis Costello and the Attractions and Graham Maby with Joe Jackson; I have great appreciation for polyrhythmic pop music - e.g.: Talking Heads, Manu Chao; Tony Levin is a huge influence. On the Celtic side, Waterboys/Lunasa bassist Trevor Hutchinson. Truly enjoy any playing that's melodic and in the pocket.


Lakland P-Bass (primary), Warwick Triumph Electric Upright, Fender fretless jazz bass; Fender VI; Knilling Bucharest Acoustic Upright; Tacoma Thunderchief - acoustic/electric

Phil Jones Bass & Aguilar amps

Miscellaneous effects pedals

Also have some PA gear, incl. a small coffeehouse setup