Hot on the heels of last year’s Radio Days album, which yielded nine singles and many thousands of radio plays, Tommy Keyes is releasing the superb Storytime – another collection which, in the words of Jackie Hayden of Hot Press “confirms Tommy as a thoughtful and inventive composer with a finely-tuned musical instinct for what a song needs”.
The album includes the hit single Suzi Quatro (Teenage Discos ’73) which topped the Irish download charts in July and earned Tommy the endorsement of the legendary Ms Quatro herself. The title track Storytime, which is released simultaneously with the album, is a very special song which will bring a warm glow to anyone, parent or grandparent, who has ever grappled with the task of getting a hyperactive toddler to sleep. Built on a beautiful piano melody, with a plaintive string arrangement by Robert Molumby and sublime backing vocals by Ellen O’Mahony, the song finishes with a cameo appearance by the grandson who inspired it.
Tommy Keyes describes himself as a 1970’s singer-songwriter. He returned to music in 2016 after an absence of 40 years and has subsequently built up a very strong reputation as a songwriter, performer and, latterly, radio presenter. Storytime is his 7th album.
The album is available from 30 September in good record stores and on all download and streaming platforms.