Guitar-toting storyteller Thomas Keating releases fourth independent single ‘Toward the Cause’ and announces a run of full band launch shows.
With a sound cushioned between Ben Lee and Ben Wright Smith sits rising folk-rock muso Thomas Keating. A modern frequenter of alt-country and Australiana rock, Keating conjures up tales of home life, self-discovery and human experience with endearing honesty. His solo debut ‘Begin Again’ earned the young talent a place as a finalist in the inaugural Americana Music Prize of Australia in early 2018, building strong foundations for a bright and promising future. Thomas is excited to now share his new single ‘Toward the Cause’ and announce a handful of intimate live shows with his full band across Melbourne, Sydney and beyond.
Following a national tour early in 2019 supporting Aussie legend Pete Murray and a number of solo headline shows ‘Toward the Cause’ is an upbeat return to the full band line up for Thomas, and a song that challenges the way we respond to life's twists and turns. Produced by Gordon Burke at A Sharp Studios Sydney, the single was mastered by Nick Franklin (Polish Club, Buried Feather) and engineered by Thomas at A Sharp Studios. With catchy pop phrasing, driving bass and drum beats, and a guitar sound that is becoming the heart beat of his sound ‘Toward the Cause' is glimmering indie pop that keeps you humming long after the final strum.
Throughout his career as a musician having played in previous bands Thieves and Good Counsel, Thomas Keating has toured with Oh Mercy and landed some impressive support slots opening for Jen Choler, Big Scary, Immigrant Union and Kevin Divine among others, and will embark upon his own solo tour of The States later this year. Recently moving back to Sydney, Thomas is excited to fully immerse himself within the local scene and continue to build his growing fan base. Be sure to catch this artist on the rise as he launches his fourth single at a bunch of local live shows over June & July 2019 - see live shows tab for all the ticketing details