David Keys – Vocals/Guitar
Bill Walter – Bass/Backing Vocals
Darwin Keys – Drums/Backing Vocals
Ashbury Keys is a Texas-based alternative rock band centered around brothers David (vocals/guitar) and Darwin Keys (drums), along with Bill Walter (bass).
Ashbury Keys is a Texas-based alternative rock band that features its own “Brit-Tex” brand of rock. The band’s sound reflects early Brit-Pop influences (such as the Smiths, Oasis, Candy Skins, and the Wonder Stuff), but as displayed through a distinctly Texas filter. The band recently completed its second year of successful shows in the United Kingdom, playing shows in London, Liverpool, and Manchester, which has served to grow the band’s affinity for the UK.
The band’s catalog contains three full-length CD releases (Ashbury Keys, Dancers and Growing Up) and two EPs (Wake Up and Do You Know Who You Are). The releases resulted in multiple nominations for Best Alternative Rock Band by the Houston Press, performances on nationally syndicated television shows, song placements in MTV’s The Hills and Degrassi, featured tracks on industry websites such as kings of A&R and notlame.com, and significant airplay on college and internet radio. The band has provided a live showcase and conference performances in venues from Los Angeles to Chicago to Austin and shows supporting acts such as Paper Route, Oleander, Evan Dando, the Deftones, Splendor, Blue October, Bob Schneider, and the Subways.
Ashbury Keys’ most recent release is the 2014 EP titled Do You Know Who You Are released physically on CD, vinyl and digital download on September 5th, 2014. Recorded at Resonate Studio in Austin, Texas; engineered and produced by Louie Lino of Nada Surf and Matt Pond PA acclaim; mixed by Kevin Butler and mastered by Bob Boyd the EP provides yet another sample of the superb melodic rock of Ashbury Keys.
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