Barry Keenan has a lifetime career as a singer/songwriter. He started recording professionally at the age of 13. By the time he turned age 19, he already had his first major publishing deal in New York and has been a published writer by such notable companies as Warner/Chappell, Universal, All Nations Music, Criterion Music, Shada/Chevis/A Song Music and Peer/Southern Music.
As a recording engineer, Keenan has owned and operated two commercial recording studios in the Los Angeles area. He has worked on the recorded music of such notable recording artists as Beck, Warren Zevon, Sting, Devo, Pantera, No Doubt, The Goo Goo Dolls and The Cranberries to name only a few.
As a producer, he received his first major break when Miles Copeland (The Police, IRS Records) asked him to produce Adam Ant.
He is the recipient of The Arts For Humanities Award issued by The New World Festival. He was honored by SESAC in Nashville for his songs in the #1 box office, hit motion picture, Kickboxer starring Jean Claude Van Damne which featured his song, “Fight For Love” as well as four other Keenan compositions. As a recording artist, he has received commercial radio play coast to coast from stations like KROQ and KLOS in Los Angeles to WCOZ in Boston.
His band, Invisible Poet Kings was certified gold on Sirius Satellite’s Starlight Channel. His songs have been heard regularly on the NBC soap opera “Passions” as well as the CBS soap opera, “The Young & The Restless”. After spending a year on the Songs Of the Times Music Chart hosted by Neil Young on Neil Young’s “Living With War Today” website, Keenan reached the #1 position with his anti-war song entitled, “Our Comfortable Lives” and remained at the #1 position for an astonishing 62 weeks.
This song resulted in Keenan earning his own chapter in the book, La Chanson en Classe d’ Anglais. Other notable songwriters featured in this book include Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, John Lennon, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Freddie Mercury, and Ray Davis.
Keenan’s duo, Not A Bus received a review of “Perfect” from Stanford radio station KZSU receiving 8 stars out of a possible 4 star rating for their song, “Google Is My Brain”.
Keenan and Invisible Poet Kings are currently recording with Producer/Engineer, Matt Forger (Michael Jackson).