Dirty Keys formed in late 2009 in Glasgow, under the leadership of local scene veteran Dave Gillies, sometime member of, amongst others, Jonny and the Robots, Izo Fitzroy & The Royal Bastards and The Martial Arts. Tired of playing other people’s music, Gillies decided to set out with his own material, self-described ‘piano rock’, citing as key influences the likes of Randy Newman and Ben Folds – strong melodies, witty lyrics, and impeccable musicianship. Having spent some time in the studio working on material with producer Brian Young, whose prior credits include albums by John Martyn and Simple Minds, the band is set to become a fixture on the city’s live scene throughout the coming year.
Left of the Dial // Photo by Dirty Keys
Posted at 22:33, 20th April 2010