Dave Keary

Composer / Producer / Engineer / Musician

(Van Morrison, Taj Mahal, Roger Daltrey, Steve Winwood, Michael Buble, Mark Knopfler)


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Introduction

As a professional musician for over twenty five years, David Keary has established himself as one Ireland’s most foremost guitarists and musicians.

His experience and adaptability to many varying musical styles, has meant that his services have been called upon by many of the worlds top touring and recording artists. David is currently the guitarist in Van Morrison's band and has been playing with Morrisson since 2011, appearing on 2012 album, Born To Sing

David also appears on Van Morrisson's most recent and critically acclaimed album, Duets: Re-working The Catalogue, which features as guest artists such as Steve Winwood, Michael Buble, Mark Knopfler and many more great names.

Other artsits that David has worked with, both on stage and in the studio, Gregory Porter, Taj Mahal, Roger Daltrey, Bobby Womack, Chris Farlowe, Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Englbert Humperdink, Emma Bunton (Spice Girls), French/Breton star Dan ar Braz, John Barrowman, Bill Whelan, Tommy Fleming, Ray Lynam, Andrew Strong (The Commitments), rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis, Albert Lee, composer Ronan Hardiman, producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt), producer Bob Rock ( Michael Buble, Ron Sexsmith, Metallica), producer Chris Neil (Sheena Easton, Celine Dion, Mike and the Mechanics), producer Simon Franglen (Celine Dion, Yes, Titanic and Avatar movie, Barbra Streisand), David Richards (David Bowie, Queen, Duran Duran ), Langer/Winstanley (Elvis Costello, Squeez, Madness) along with numerous studio and television appearances on RTÉ, BBC, Channel 4, UTV and German and Swiss TV.

For four years David Keary had served as guitarist and musical director for the hugely successful Irish dance show, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. His playing has also featured on the accompanying soundtrack and videos that have gone on to sell five million copies. He has also played on the soundtrack for the Michael Flatley show, Celtic Tiger.

David is involved in many projects including running a successful studio in Limerick recording and producing and developing artists. He produced Ireland's biggest selling single in 2007, Pat Shortt's No. 1 single Jumbo Breakfast Roll, which went four times platinum. He continues to work with many local and national songwriters and artists.

David is also involved in scoring for film, television and commercial jingles for radio and television. Among these has been Pat Shortt's hugely successful RTÉ comedy series Kilinascully, which completed five seasons, followed by Pat Shortt's TV series Mattie, along with numerous commercial jingles, commissions for PBS in the United States and National Geographic.


Warm Audio Gear

  • WA-2A Opto Compressor
  • WA76 Discrete Compressor
  • EQP-WA Tube Equalizer

Discography

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