In a generation increasingly defined by cookie-cutter vocalists, mass-produced singles, and formulaic lyrics, the music industry may yet have hopes of promoting real talent and rekindling the “soul” –as well as the “real singing”—of music in the form of Keeyen Martin.
Raised as an only child in Charlotte, North Carolina, Keeyen’s journey as an artist began in the church, where he began singing publicly at the tender age of 5. By 12, Keeyen had written his first song, and at the ripe age of 25, Keeyen Martin’s musical future looks more promising than ever. An adept singer, songwriter, and pianist, with a fresh sound coined "Pop/soul/feel good music", Keeyen is the definition of a blossoming musician whose dedication to his craft is sure to pay off—very soon. His rare capacity for creating meaningful music, along with his flare for modernizing and mixing soul, pop, and gospel influences allows him to shine bright in the sea of dronish, ready-made starlets that comprise today’s industry. Keeyen’ s own mantra concerning music—“If you can be consistent, you can be great”—; Reveals his refusal to be anything less than original, and at this point in his life, his musical mission to uplift, encourage, and inspire his generation is bound to shake the foundations of popular music in the coming years.
Keeyen has experienced singing background for several industry artists such as, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, Aloe Blacc, Rueben Studdard, Peabo Bryson, Aretha Franklin, Keke Wyatt, Donnie McClurkin and more. He consistently works with numerous youth and young adult groups, aspiring musicians and vocalists within the Atlanta, GA area extending voice and music lessons. "One of the greatest gifts is teaching and cultivating the musical gifts of others. "-KM. His song catalog boasts over 150 plus songs, having worked with many notable artists. Recently Keeyen has performed in various venues from TV One Trumpet Awards, TBN networks, Vh1 Save The Music, BET and ASCAP. He has shared the stage with artist BeBe, CeCe, and Marvin Winans, Common, Lalah Hathaway, Rudy Currence, Jennifer Holliday, Elle Varner, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Winans and more.
His debut, The Suitcase EP is buzzing, gaining airplay in Nationally and internationally in Amsterdam, Paris, France; South Africa; New Zealand and the UK with rave reviews. So much new music, videos and more are certainly in store for his growing fan base and audience of listeners. Keeyen Martin is not only busy becoming a star in his two hometowns, but he is also making strides to become a recognizable voice and face around the globe!