Bio

SBK BIO



With vast experience ranging from major world class stages to the culmination of what has been described as one of the most unparalleled, musically accomplished and highly anticipated album of 2017,  Sarah Beth Keeley stands to shape the musical paradigm of International Country Music for many years to come.

Her father, a professional jazz clarinetist, born and raised in Birmingham, England and her mother, a violinist born in Leeds, England remain Sarah's first and most significant musical inspirations and influences, It is reasonable to assume, Sarah's UK roots are firmly established in British tradition. Being the first born Canadian, she adeptly weaves Western Country influences with Brit Pop sensibilities, thoroughly evident in her forthcoming album REACH.

As an established and charismatic female country artist, Sarah Beth Keeley conducts a dynamic and compelling live musical experience. The originality and skillful approach of her diverse writing style blend elements of emotion, realism and truth. Her soulful and melodic vocals blend both individuality and innovation, making every performance a unique, relatable and memorable encounter.

Canadian Recording Artist Sarah Beth Keeley has constantly evolved as an artist, fully immersed in her love of music, SBK's forthcoming album,'REACH'. is a work that showcase’s the 'Reinvented' Keeley as an artist with a unique perspective on county music, with a driving rock edge. The result is an album in which her songwriting skills and fiery vocals are properly framed in instrumental excellence and production design of the highest caliber. Word of Sarah Beth Keeley’s talent is quickly spreading. The industry of country music has long been waiting for an artist such as SBK to emerge. Sarah Beth Keeley's inspiring and provocative vocal characteristics have often being compared to the likes of Gretchen Wilson, Miranda Lambert & Sheryl Crow. At a time when so much music is formula-driven, an Independent artist with such an original vision deserves to be embraced. Watch for Sarah’s newest CD “Reach”, early 2017!

From being CM&T's first ever #1 video Artist on their International Video Music Chart, to being awarded Calgary Canada's highest White Hat honour, Sarah Beth Keeley has garnered tremendous critical acclaim for her music, her vocal prowess and her energetic live stage performances. This prestigious honour has been awarded to an elite list of celebrities and royalty such as; The Royal Family, Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, Elton John and Ringo Starr. SBK's other significant industry awards and accolades include;

 

  • Factor funded for Juried Sound Recording grant in 2014

  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts funded a recording grant in 2012

  • Rawlco Radio recording grant in 2011

  • Member of Alberta Country Music Association since 2012 at inception

    • ACMA Female Artist of the Year Nominee for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

 
  • Member of Canadian Country Music Association since 2002

    • The only independent artist to make the 2nd ballot (top10) for CCMA Female Artist of the year 2009

  • CMT/ NSAI songwriting contest- received honorable mention for song “Time” (top 1% of 8000 entries)

  • Won Best New Female Artist at Paris, France Music Box Awards up against artists such as Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert.   

  • Released 10 singles to Canadian Small Market Radio

  • International recognition

    • 4 star review in UK Maverick Magazine for current album “Reinventing Myself”

    • Europe internet and radio airplay (England, Scotland, France, Norway, Germany)

    • Australia internet and radio airplay

    • Charted #28 on the Norway Country Music Chart for “How Much”


Throughout her extensive career, SBK has had the distinct pleasure of sharing the stage with countless notable International recording artists. These include; 
  • Johnny Reid

  • Gretchen Wilson

  • Big n’ Rich

  • Sweet

  • Sugarland

  • Doc Walker

  • Ronnie Dunn

  • Neal McCoy

  • Streetheart

  • Clay Walker

  • Deana Carter

  • Michelle Wright

  • Tim Hicks

  • Aaron Lines

  • Rascal Flats

     

    Sarah Beth Keeley continues an active and productive touring schedule. Currently, her premier live event credits include;

    • Big Valley Jamboree (Camrose AB)

    • Craven Country Jamboree (Craven, SK)

    • Party in the Park (Whitecourt, AB)

    • Rainmaker Rodeo (St. Albert, AB)

    • Peachfest (Penticton, BC)

    • Ponoka Exhibition & Stampede (Ponoka, AB)

    • Cowboys Tent at Calgary Stampede (Calgary, AB)

    • Ranchman’s (Calgary, AB)

    • Pure Gaming Casino Entertainment (Calgary, Edmonton, Yellowhead, Lethbridge, AB)

    • Centennial Celebration with Aaron Lines (Legal, AB)


Watch for SBK's groundbreaking UK  tour, spring of 2017.

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