HELLO, MY NAME IS KEITH GRAVES
AND I LIKE TO ROCK!!!
Keith Graves, a long time resident of Santa Cruz, California, is a multi-talented musician, in particular, an accomplished drummer and bass player. As well, Keith is very skilled at rhythm guitar plus, back up vocals.
Keith has been rockin with a myriad of local and Bay area bands and musicians for over 30 years whose styles range from Electric and Acoustic Rock 'n Blues to Funk, Rap/Hip Hop, Metal, Celtic and Country!
As well as being a multi-instrumentalist, Keith is also a skillful and talented photographer and videographer, as well, he has his own LEROX Recording Studio. His newest venture is working with Solotech,a local and international provider of advanced technologies for tours, concerts, sporting and corporate events - and more. They provide equipment and complete solutions for sound, lighting, video and rigging and have provided these services for The Rolling Stones; Bruce Springsteen; Lady Gaga; RUSH, Barenaked Ladies; Celine Dion; The Tragically Hip; Earth, Wind & Fire; and many more!
Keith's first gig is with Kid Rock on his "Greatest Show on Earth" Tour. As well as doing video at the shows, on some of the off nights Keith will be playing bass along the way with Kid Rock's long time keyboardist, Jimmie Bones and his band.
Keith also plays bass with The Jerry Miller Band (Jerry Miller, formerly of Moby Grape) and Terry Haggerty (Sons of Champlin). Together they have a band that includes drummer, FuzzyJohn Oxendine (Sons of Champlin, The Rhythm Dukes) and renowned Bay area guitarist, Terry Hiatt, and have been rockin the California Bay area at venues such as The Ashkenaz in Berkeley, Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco, Rancho Nicasio in Marin, Club Fox in Redwood City and Don Quixote's in Felton.
Keith has also toured playing bass with Jefferson Starship, Quicksilver Messenger Service and It's A Beautiful Day during the 40th Anniversary of the Summer of Love and Woodstock Tours.
As well, Keith has worked with the Bay area’s Kevin Cadogan, former songwriter/guitarist for Third Eye Blind, playing drums in the studio recording and playing live gigs.
Other recording projects include with Prairie Prince (The Tubes, Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship), as well as Jim Thomas, writer and guitarist of the Mermen at Keith's LEROX Studio, as well as the Mermen Studio.
Keith's main local Santa Cruz band venture is managing and playing drums with PIPR - Pure Irish Pirate Rock - born from the damning need of a small crew of talented musicians to continue to play LOUD LIVE ROCK AND ROLL! Debut CD coming soon!
To see more of Keith's musical history - CLICK HERE.
Look for upcoming gigs on Keith's CALENDAR!