Kevin Keating (16 Jun 1957 - 31 Jan 2020)

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Location
Eltham Crematorium Crown Woods Way London SE9 2NL
Date
27th Feb 2020
Time
1.15pm
Funeral Director
P L Mulligan Funeral Directors, Bexleyheath

Funeral Reception

Location
The Three BlackbirdsBlendon RoadBexley KentDA5 1BX
Date
27th Feb 2020
Time
2.30pm

In Loving memory of Husband, Father and Musician Kevin Keating whom passed away after a short illness.


Kevin Edward John Keating was born in Harrow, London, on the 16th June 1957 to John (Johnny) Keating and Emma Keating nee Robert, both natives of Edinburgh. Kevin first picked up the guitar at 13 and performed is first gig at the age of 15 at the cork city film festival backing Peter Gilmore, Honor Blackman and Patrick Allen, from then spent many years travelling Europe and the Far East with the family band the Keating’s. Kevin is a composer, songwriter and arranger in his own write. He also worked with many other famous artists and musicians. Kevin also inspired many young musicians to pursue their careers in music, from teaching at the Brit School and London Music School. Kevin leaves behind his wife of 32 years Michelle, daughter Emma, Sons Callum and Kevin jr, Brother Martin and Sister Jill.

Kevin is forever in our hearts and minds.

Martin Byatt wrote

Kevin - your family, extended family, friends, pupils and muso-pals shared a beautiful occasion with you yesterday. Amongst all the music, singing, stories and reminisces the most powerful emotion was quite simple - love.........

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Dezz Kerr donated £50 in memory of Kevin

Kevin and Martin enjoying a pint

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Brian Rogan donated £50 in memory of Kevin

Much love to the Keating family from London Hibs.

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Helen Verden wrote

So very sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Far too young. I have memories of him practicing, practicing, practicing his guitar in the room off the kitchen in Camden Hill Towers..usually the Doobie Brothers. He would have been about fifteen at the time and totally committed to his art. I send my deepest condolences to Michelle, Callum, Emma, young Kevin, Jill and Martin. May you all find the strength to carry you through this. Sending love..

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Clark Southan donated £20 in memory of Kevin

In memory of such a great man who will be sadly missed! We love you Kevin

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Daisy Potter donated £50 in memory of Kevin

Kevin taught me so much in such a short amount of time, i'm inspired again, I will keep playing for you, I was so shocked and upset, it only feels like yesterday he and I were jamming away, showing off his technical skills to me, and sharing his cough sweets even if I didn't need them, i'm grateful for him leaving his purple guitar for me to keep learning, he was an inspiration and will be greatly missed by me and many others at the Brit School.

Taken too soon, rest in peace Kevin

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Sidonie Sutcliffe donated £50 in memory of Kevin

I loved him dearly, and I am so saddened to hear of this terrible loss. He was the best parts of humanity. He was the most kind, selfless and supportive music teacher and friend I have ever had. He made me feel so happy, about music and about my life in general. Thank you, Kevin, for blessing my life with the short year you taught me guitar.

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David Buckingham donated £10 in memory of Kevin

Thanks for the laughs, advice and great music Kevin.

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Mikaela Brown donated £10 in memory of Kevin

A beautiful person with a beautiful family
My love to all ❤️

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