They started out as two kids back in the late sixties. Two kids living in suburban Kingston Jamaica, where good singers were adored and revered and who wanted to make recordings like some of the more popular “Ska” and “Reggae” singers of that era, groups like “The Blues Busters” and “The Clarendonians”.
After many rehearsals and a few auditioning disappointments they were lucky enough to hook up with singer/producer “Derrick Harriott” who was very popular at the time, and who gave them the opportunity to record their first single “Stop That Train” and on the flip side “Leaving on The Train.” This record received substantial local acclaim and “Stop That Train” reached number three on the local Radio Jamaica hit parade. Their next song “Tonight” was also a hit. Stop That Train and Tonight have been two of reggae’s most enduring and versioned staples of Jamaican music. A few other songs that achieved varying degrees of popularity followed these.
After recording a 7“ with LA’s very own reggae wizzard STAHL in 2014, they decided to get back to recording business and joined forces with the spanish producer ROBERTO SANCHEZ, who’s known for his outstanding output of modern Ska and Rock Steady recordings. In 2017 the critically acclaimed longplayer SAME OLD STORY hit the stores, and got top a top reviews worldwide.
In october 2017 KEITH & TEX return to to play their new songs and golden classics to their european fans abroad on their first club tour since 2014, before they head on to Japan.
Keith & Tex’s live performances are punctuated with stories about their early musical impressions and experiences and the impact it has had on their lives. They are continuing their journey of love and respect for the music, performing, recording and enjoying their special “Rocksteady” vibes now, more than ever.