To read the article in

Family Beautiful Magazine

on Matt Forger and Barry Keenan

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To read an interesting article on

Invisible Poet Kings guitarist, Ed Krzyzaniak from

Midland Daily News

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To read the the extensive interview by

Marquix Global Network

with Barry Keenan

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THE   BAND

 

 

Barry Keenan

     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).

Voyce McGinley

     Invisible Poet Kings drummer, Voyce McGinley III, has worked with Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Cecilia Noel, Cirque du Soleil, Deniece Williams, David Garfield, Donovan, Eric Burdon, Jane Zhang, Jeff Scott Soto, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mickey Hart, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Poncho Sanchez, Stevie Wonder, Victor Wooten, and the Walt Disney Company.

     His studio work can be heard on Domo Records & PBS Video with Golden Globe & Grammy winning recording artist, Kitaro, on Daniel Ho Creations with 6-time Grammy winning recording artist, Daniel Ho as well as television shows such as JAG, Shark, Gilmore Girls, and One Tree Hill.

     As a music educator, Voyce is a D’Addario / Remo / Sabian Artist-Clinician and the author of two Mel Bay Percussion Methods.

     Between touring, he teaches at the Burbank Music Academy, Glendale Community College, Grace Brethren High School, Laurel Hall, the Masters Academy, and Moorpark High School.

     Each January, Voyce hosts the Rose Bowl Parade Band Festival in Pasadena, California as a Remo Drum Circle Facilitator.

     This spring, he will be honored with a 2020 Legend’s Award from Norfolk State University.

Ed Krzyzaniak

     Ed Krzyzaniak is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for Invisible Poet Kings. Ed grew up in the fertile music area north of Detroit. Over the years he has performed and recorded with many notable musicians and award winners such as Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Rami Jaffe (Foo Fighters, the Wallflowers), Alex Del Zoppo, (Sweetwater, Beach Boys) Timothy Bloom (Grammy winner), Kynne Smith (Grammy nominee, Stellar Award Winner), Steve Hunter (Alice Cooper, Tracy Chapman) and many others.

     As a session guitarist, Ed has performed on hundreds of songs for various bands, singers and corporations including projects for Warner Bros., Playboy Radio, Harlem Globetrotters and Jettson.

     Besides working as a guitarist, Ed has written and recorded songs and scores for many motion pictures, television shows, and other projects including “Malachi”, “Luna”, “Highland Park Blues”, “7 Days”, “Played”, “Cold Ones”, and the award winning documentary “A Refugee and Me”. He also produced albums for the bands West of April, and Ruthie.

     Ed was the music coach for X-Factor TV show contestant and GRL member Simone Battle. He was also the live guitarist for the show “Battle of the Dance”.

     Ed has contributed to award winning albums and has also won awards in the music industry including an Aza award for Best Guitarist, L.A. Music award for best rock album, Unisong award and Stellar awards (gospel music’s highest honor).

​     Bassist-Multi Instrumentalist Ray Whittenfield was born in Gibraltar and educated in Europe. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and has taught Classical guitar at the London Guitar & Lute center. He has performed and recorded with many artists including the Blues Roosters, Flying Kytes, the Buena Vista Anti Social Club, and the Alive Guise.  As a composer Ray has scored music for motion pictures, commercials, and music libraries.

Matt Forger

     Acclaimed engineer/producer Matt Forger has been working on all of Invisible Poet King's present projects, including the "Under The Sun" Ep, and will be working with the band on all of their future projects.  You may read Matt's full bio at the following link : Matt Forger Bio

     After working on the many musical projects of Michael Jackson covering a 15 year span of time, plus those of numerous other top recording artists, Matt was looking for a brand new challenge.  He wanted something that could incorporate his love of classic British rock, American roots music, as well as the sounds of Pop, Blues, and R&B.  A chance meeting with singer/songwriter Barry Keenan ultimately made this all possible. It is very exciting to contemplate all of the amazing music that these two talented individuals will be bringing to all of us in the very near future.

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