Brian Oâ€™Shea aka Brian Keith
Born in Port-Glasgow, Scotland. Brian began his musical career as a trombonist while in high school performing in local Jazz bands, he then immigrated to Canada and joined the Royal Canadian Guards as a bandsman and ended his stint as a sergeant.
After returning to London he toured as an opening act for Junior Walker & The All Stars, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Wilson Picket, Rufus & Irma Thomas, and Stevie Wonder, just to name a few.
Brian began singing, writing and producing and got his first hit, â€œEverything I Amâ€, as lead singer Brian â€œKeithâ€, with the group, Plastic Penny in 1968.
During the 70’s had his second hit, â€œSofty Whispering I Love Youâ€ with â€œThe Congregationâ€ in the UK, (Silver Record) and in Germany (The Gold Lion award) and as â€œThe English Congregationâ€ top twenty (20) in the USA, on Atlantic Records.
He sang studio back up for Elton John, David Essex, Sheena Easton, Jimmy Cliff, David Soul, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones, Gilbert Oâ€™Sulliven, Carl Douglas, and many more stars. He was also featured singer, â€œAnnasâ€ on the original Jesus Christ Superstar album in 1971 and played Jesus on the Decca records version in 1972.
As Brian Keith he appeared on a rock cd by â€œScreaming Lord Sutch & Heavy Friendsâ€ with Jimmy Page, John Bonham, Jeff Beck, Noel Redding, Nicky Hopkins, Keith Moon, Ritchie Blackmore,, the British Royalty of rock. Not to shabby eh?
The 1980’s took Brian to Las Vegas where he has since made his home. He has performed in all the major casinos with such groups as â€œThe Classics 1Vâ€, The Playgirls of Rock & Roll and had his own show for (10) years at a landmark venue in Las Vegas.
Brian recently produced a cd of R&B, Rock & Roll and Blues songs, and a Disco//trance based cd â€œBonetranceâ€ as â€œBig Bad Bone Daddyâ€ to express his love of the trombone, all songs written, performed & produced by Brian. He is currently starring in a show at Mandalay Bayâ€™s World Famous â€œHouse of Bluesâ€ since 1999. Brian continues to be one of the finest R&B singers to be heard on the Las Vegas circuit today.