Tanya Catelli talks with Stephen Keane from the Red Feathers.
The Red Feathers is the brain child of Stephen Keane, a Melbourne Blues/Folk artist who draws influence from the experiences of growing up in outer eastern Melbourne.
Q. Who is Stephen Keane and the Red Feathers?
Stephen: The Red Feathers is the brain child of Stephen Keane - a Melbourne blues artist who draws influence from the experiences of growing up in outer eastern Melbourne. I also write folky/blues tracks and love sharing my emotions/life experiences through lyric writing. I’m obsessed with guitars and record my own albums.
Q. What were you doing musically pre-COVID?
Stephen: I used to love performing at the Brunswick Hotel and Mr Boogieman Bar. I also played open mic gigs and small backyard gigs, that’s where I connected more with the audience. During lockdown I released my first studio album “Blue Moon” and I’m currently writing music and studying piano.
Q. How did you get involved in music?
Stephen: I got involved in music by listening to my father’s old records; country, blues and rock n roll. The trumpet and guitar, opened me up in my younger years to blues, jazz and alternative music.