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Tom Keane

About SCOPE Software:

"I use scope to run all the incredible synths that are available for the platform for many years now. From pads to fx, there is never a lack of options. Killer Stuff! "

Biography:

Tom Keane, born on March 13, 1964, has known music all his life and was born into a family of musical pioneers. His father, Bob Keane who founded Del-Fi Records and discovered and produced musical icons from Sam Cooke and Richie Valens to Barry White, David Gates and Bobby Fuller (I fought the Law).

His Mother was a singer who sang as a teenager with Spike Jones during WWII in the USO tour entertaining the troops. She later enjoyed success as part of the Nilsson Twins who recorded for Capitol Records during the 1950ʼs.

Tom wrote his first song at age 5, played drums in early grade school, and eventually mastered the piano by the age of 11. He started performing in clubs as a singer at nine years old, and it was during this time Ray Parker, Jr. (Ghostbusters) heard him sing and asked him to record a song he wrote called “I caught you creepin” which became Tomʼs first professionally recorded song.

In 1974 he and his brother John began their careers as The Keane Brothers. This led to their first album produced by David Foster. Motown Great, Lamont Dozier, produced the second album. The albums were released domestically and abroad and their success led to a CBS variety television show.

 During the formative years of his career, Tom collaborated as writer and musician with many producers and artists, such as: David Foster, Burt Bacharach, Peter Allen, George Benson, Kenny Rogers, Patti La Belle, Chicago, Al Jarreau, Patti Austin, Jermaine Jackson, Chaka Kahn, Barbara Streisand, and Celine Dion to name a few.

Tom Keane has been awarded a Grammy nomination for Chaka Khan's hit "Through the Fire," which he co-wrote with David Foster and Cynthia Weil (of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" fame) and a Golden Globe nomination for the soundtrack to the 1987 film, The Secret of My Success.

The song "Will You Still Love Me?," recorded by Chicago, who had recently added Tom's former Keane bandmate Jason Scheff to the lineup, was co-written by Tom, David Foster and Richard Baskin. Scheff performed lead vocals on the track, which became a number one hit and has well over a million broadcast performances.

Tom issued a pair of solo albums in the early 2000s. In 2000, he released I Love a Gershwin Tune, which, as the title implies, features covers of several classic works by George Gershwin.

A second album featuring his own versions of songs he had written, Smoove and Juicy Covers followed in 2001. Tracks on this latter album include the aforementioned "Will You Still Love Me?" as well as the Chaka Khan classic, "Through the Fire."

In 2007, Tom opened a production /development / record entity with reference to his father’s record company, Del-Fi as DMG-Del-Fi Music Group. Tom paired up with Raquel Tolmaire and long time manager friend and colleague. Keane and Tolmaire are focused on bringing new music to market with a longevity artist in mind.

Tom and Raquel recognize the unprecedented opportunity to be involved in the “New” music business. Development of new artists is the key to energizing this new model. Tom and Raquel are always looking for potential talent and investors and keep an “open door” policy when it comes to artists or funding.

2011 saw the release of "Hoodwinked Too!" a Weinstein Company animated feature release, the sequel to the 2005 release, "Hoodwinked". Tom wrote and produced the two pop songs in the film sung by Hayden Panettiere of "Heroes" fame.

Tom's production company, DMG has released "Needmore". An Ohio-based rock band that is available on iTunes. DMG will release the 16 year old songwriting phenom, CEEJ.

Recently Tom teamed up with fellow veteran musician and songwriter, Nathan East to produce and write for Anita Baker album scheduled for release in Sept of (2011).

 

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