Kevin was the one of the most wonderful people I ever had the pleasure of meeting, and I am so So grateful that he taught me guitar at BRIT. He was so much more than just a guitar teacher. He helped me through the worst of times and the combination of his open minded joyful approach to teaching music, and his kindness and ability to bring up issues that he seemed to have a superpower to sense combined, was a wonderful therapy for me in my teenage years. He brought so much good into the world and I am so pained to hear of his passing. A talented, kind, gentle and empathetic man.
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.