Tom Keane

Tom Keane 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 1950’s. 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 seven years old, and it was during this time Ray Parker, Jr. (Ghostbusters) was introduced to Tom and soon after recorded a song Ray wrote called “I caught you creepin” which became Tom’s 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. In 1976, Tom and John were the stars of their own variety show on CBS called, “The Keane Brother’s Show”  
After the Keane Brothers, during the formative years of his young adult life, 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, Whitney Houston, Richard Marx, Chaka Kahn, Barbara Streisand, and Celine Dion to name a few.   

Tom Keane has been awarded a Grammy nomination for” Though the Fire”, for which he co-wrote with David Foster and Cynthia Weil (You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling) and a Golden Globe nomination for the title song of the Michael J. Fox hit movie “Secret of My Success”.  The song “Will You Still Love Me”, recorded by Chicago, and co-wrote by Tom Keane, David Foster and Richard Baskin, became a number one hit and has over 3 million broadcast performances.  “Through the Fire” has become a classic R&B standard and has also enjoyed a million broadcast performances. In 2005, KANYE WEST used “Through the Fire” for the basis of his debut hit, “Through the Wire”. His debut album COLLEGE DROPOUT sold over 5 million copies. 
Tom is still very active in writing songs for artists, film and television. Never straying too far from his roots as a musician, producer and songwriter. Currently, Tom has been writing and producing along with bassist / producer NATHAN EAST on several music projects, including Nathan’s platinum Jazz quartet, FOURPLAY. Tom and Nathan share a studio in Tarzana California, where they write, record and produce all of their projects. 

Tom’s latest endeavor as Exec-Producer and mixer for his son, MACK KEANE. A gifted songwriter, producer and artist. Mack has been releasing music since 2016 and is released through the MasonMack Music production company. Check out or Mack Keane on your favorite streaming service.

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