Just One Lifetime
Can you imagine combining the vocal talents of Josh Groban, Johnny Mathis and Lionel Richie? Hard to imagine, isn't it? But you don't have to use your imagination - Ken Keating has a vocal style that is all his own... segueing from R&B ballads to Broadway to Jazz with ease. In the early 80's Ken Keating and his group performed weekends on the Strip in Las Vegas. Why just weekends? Because they couldn't stay out late on a school night. Ken was a musical success in one of the world's greatest entertainment meccas by the time he was 17. And when he auditioned for The Liberace Foundation, he won not one, but two scholarships ... one for piano and another for voice. It was obvious to everyone who heard him perform that he would have an incredibly successful career. And he did. He was extremely successful. However, surprisingly, it was not music where he chose to focus his talents. Instead he opted for 9-5, a suit and a tie...creating a solid future for his family. For 20 years he climbed the corporate ladder, reaching the top rungs. But the music was always there; he still felt it's draw, it's allure. On a whim, he caught a red eye flight from New York City to L.A. to audition for the renowned William Hall Master Chorale. He was running late... The last one to audition. And he was chosen on the spot. For the next several years he performed with the Chorale in such places as the Hollywood Bowl and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with orchestras like the L.A. Philharmonic and the Boston Pops, and with such celebrities as Carol Burnett and Hal Linden. He even had time to lend his voice to Celine Dion's Christmas album...and all this while continuing his corporate responsibilities. His time with the Chorale brought him back to music - but he was not satisfied. He left and began working on music that spoke to him - music that had lyrics that told a story, music with melody, music that touches the heart. He brings a maturity and understanding to his music that elevates it to new heights. His voice will touch your heart and his songs will warm your soul. Ken sings about what matters in life... The little things that ultimately mean so much ... and those monumental moments when we find our life's course changing. If you are just starting out in life with everything before you... or if you are 'of a certain age' and reflecting on a life lived interestingly, Ken's music has a message for you.