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Talia Keys

Talia Keys is a force to be reckoned with. From crossing genres to playing multiple instruments, she embodies her own unique style of singing and songwriting. Sporting an original brand of funky blues-soul-reggae-rock n' roll, with an occasional splash of old time folk. Synergizing that old school vibe to new school beats, sourcing an energy largely compared to the rawness of Janis Joplin and the fire of Jimi Hendrix. Best described by Katie Bain as "blistering." Having been "struck by her talent, stage presence and refreshing candor." - Insomniac: 2014 Best of Electric Forest.
Making a name for herself in music and now film, she is proud to be featured as the new face of Salt Lake City's tourism campaign, SKI CITY. Licensing her original song "Me", performing the only speaking roll introducing the campaign as well as singing, playing guitars and drums through out the commercial. Currently broadcast nationally and on-line.
Based out ofSalt Lake City, Utah, Talia entertains locally, nationally and in Europe, solo as well as fronting various band projects. Playing solo, she'll live loop electric guitars, bass, synthesizer, drum machine, beat-boxing and vocals for her one woman band, GEMINI MIND. Performing with TALIA KEYS & FRIENDS (band) she'll front as lead vocal/guitar or lead vocal/drums. Playing all originals, a mix of originals and covers or a full on tribute show (Michael Jackson, Woodstock, Grateful-Dread, 27 Club).
Dubbed "the hardest working musician in town", she keeps herself busy. Starting out 2016 with a bang asEquality Utah's Ms. January for their 2016 calendar (photo), followed by a month long February tour to theSouthern U.S., then returning home in March to be named organically as 1st place winner of Salt Lake City Weekly's Best of Utah Music 2016: Readers Choice. BIG shout out to the Fans!
GEMINI MIND lead the way in 2015 as direct support for Michael Franti & Spearhead (2015 Sundance Film Fest) followed by Karl Denson, Blues Traveler and hometown friends Royal Bliss. In addition to the 163 shows played, Talia recorded and released her first full length 11 song solo album, Fool's Gold. Tracking most of the parts herself, she enlisted help from ten of Salt Lake's finest to recreate the album live. Presenting an All Star release show at The State Room, SLC, UT (July 31, 2015).
Amidst the 2015 album release she headlined Women's Redrock Music Festival, Roots of the Rocks Revival,  performed all four days at The Electric Forest Music Fest, opened The Mystic Hot Springs Music Festival with Marinade, ending a seven year run as drummer/lead singer/songwriter. Then closed out the season headlining The Moab Pride Festival.  All part of her coast to coast nation wide extended summer tour.  Returning home just in time to begin rehearsals for Equality Utah's annual Allies Gayla, where she had the pleasure of performing in the opening segment and the closing number with the talented Mr. Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees.
Staying true, in 2014 Talia played 149 shows, recorded and released a six song solo EP- Gemini Mind, toured across the United States, filmed a commercial and licensed her original song "Me" for SKI CITY, and was named at the top of Insomniac's (EDC) 2014 Best of Electric Forest.
TK plays all types of music venues, music and film festivals including 2010-16 Sundance Film Festival, 2015 TGR film premier, 2014-15 Electric Forest Music Festival,  2013 Arise Music Festival, 2011 European Independent Film Festival and Utah Burning Man. Headlined: 2015 Women's Redrock Music Fest, 2015 Roots of the Rocks, 2014 Snowbasin BBQ and Blues and Desert Rocks Music Festival.
Advocating for human rights Talia uses her music to convey a message of growth, awareness and love. She hopes to inspire compassion and respect for our Earth and one another. "Music is very healing.  If I can inspire just one person a show, I feel I am doing something right!" - Talia

Earlier Event: May 23
Hal Merrill Trio
Later Event: May 25