Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Audition City: Toronto, ON
Place of Birth: Winnipeg, MB
Sounds Like: Jim Cuddy/John Mayer
Identifies With: Paul McCartney
Canadian Idol: Renée Lamoureux
Favourite Song: Ms. Eliot
Motto: "There are no ordinary moments."
"I would like to follow Paul McCartney's career path. He is an amazing songwriter, an extraordinary businessman and seems to be a very down-to-earth human being."
Jokingly, Keith describes the most challenging part of the Canadian Idol competition is "getting used to the Ford F150 headlight (with brights on) that they shine in my face as I sing," he says.
The English major from the University of Winnipeg is most proud of his band Easily Amused. Keith reveals his band is his biggest accomplishment and he is very proud of "performing, touring, booking, managing, recording, producing, and writing with my band over the past 10 years without a record label or management deal."
Keith performs in Easily Amused with Renée Lamoureux.
Harry Chapin is viewed by Keith as one of the most gifted songwriters and socially conscious people that have come into this world. Keith also gathers inspiration from his parents who are excited for him to be in the competition. "I think they are looking forward to a break from the loud music in their home," he says.
Ghostbusters, Napoleon Dynamite and The Price Is Right are some of Keith's favourite things to watch. He has two black cats named Buddy and Symba, enjoys playing hockey and says the team he cheers for most is "The Crescentwood Sabers." Keith's hobbies? "I'm a computer genius, a substitute teacher and have a turquoise belt in karate," he says with a smile.
What is Keith's advice to his fellow competitors? "Be smart, know what you want and don't be swayed by anything other than your heart."