This Salt Lake City "musical powerhouse" is known for sourcing energies largely compared to the bluesy rawness of Janis Joplin and the fire of Jimi Hendrix. Synergizing that old soul vibe with new school sounds, best described by Katie Bain as "blistering." Having been "struck by her talent, stage presence and refreshing candor." - Insomniac: 2014 Best of Electric Forest
Talia is currently focused on two main projects, Talia Keys & The Love, a heavy hitting five member non-conforming jam band and Gemini Mind, a full electric solo live looping show that creates a big sound. In addition to performing, she writes, produces and records original material, releasing four albums so far and working on the fifth.
Talia Keys & The Love are very pleased to announce their first album, We're Here - released April 20, 2018! It's full of soul, energy, stories and sing-alongs, crafting songs that are engaging and unique with music you can dance to and feel.
TK & The Love was organically created with the release of TK's first full length solo album, Fool's Gold (July 2015). Tracking a majority of it herself, Talia invited some of Salt Lake area's finest to recreate it live. Including Dave Brogan (ALO) on drums and Ryan Conger (Joe McQueen Quartet) on keys, shortly after adding Josh Olsen on bass and Lisa Giacoletto on backing vocals. They play festivals and venues, with music ranging from all original sets to full blown tribute shows!
As an active member in her community Talia and has graciously accepted the roll of Music Director for the non-profit organization Rock Camp SLC, an empowerment camp for Girls, Transgender and Gender Expansive youth. She is very excited for the forth season, having grown from the first year with 40 campers to now 120 + new rock n' rollers! 2019 will also mark Salt Lake's second annual adult rock camp Slay Lake City. Rock Camp welcomes volunteers and support crew of all genders.
Women Who Rock is a new music series Talia is curating with local radio station KRCL 90.9fm presenting the showcase. This series spotlights women in music by promoting and featuring female fronted bands releasing original music. This series has been promoted at The State Room, The Depot and all programing Friday at the 2019 Utah Arts Festival. Stay tuned for a big announcement for 2020 Women Who Rock.
Native to SLC, TK is proud to be featured as "a new face" for their re-branding campaign, SKI CITY. Licensing her original song "Me", introducing the campaign as well as singing, playing guitars and drums through out the commercial. You may have seen it previewing for Warren Miller's 2016 - Here, There and Every Where, on-line winter sporting events and select cable networks to name a few. Skiing from the age of six and playing music from the age of nine, it felt like a good fit.
Advocating for human rights Talia uses her music to convey a message of growth, awareness and love. Promoting 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
GEMINI MIND - Evolving since 2010: Live Looping Electric Guitar, Synthesizer, Drum Machine and Vocals
FESTIVALS - Reggae Rise Up 2019, 2014-19 Utah Pride, 2018-19 Utah Arts Fest, Official 2017 Sundance Film Festival, 2017 Twilight Concerts, 2014-16 Electric Forest, 2016- TEDxSLC, Lightning In a Bottle, Backwoods, 2015-19 Equality Utah Allies Gayla, 2015/17- Women's Red Rock, TGR Film Premier, Arise, European Independent Film Fest, UT Urban Arts Fest, Desert Rocks, Powellapalooza...
DIRECT SUPPORT - Thievery Corporation, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Michael Franti (2018/2015 Sundance Film Fest), Junior Marvin & His Wailers, Blues Traveler, Rusted Root, ALO, Hamilton Leithauser, Karl Denson, Royal Bliss, Johnny Neel (Allman BB, Gov't Mule, Dicky Betts), Pimps of Joytime, Andy Frasco, Monophonics, Orgone, Eric McFadden, Hot Buttered Rum...