ASCAP Member, Ryan Keenan, aka Keeno Noir, is a multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer from Baltimore, MD. Originally from NY, Ryan was raised in a family of musicians, all of which were NYSSMA award winners (New York State School Music Association). Early on, Ryan was recognized for his vocal and instrumental ability, being part of many different select vocal groups and orchestras. During the latter years of high school, Ryan joined several locally successful bands, and individually started learning every instrument.
After graduating, Ryan went on to be the lead singer and songwriter for “Seven To One”, an 8 piece Long Island ska band that quickly gained notoriety on the East Coast, and produced several albums at VuDu Studios whilst playing and occasionally running venues with bands such as Fenix TX, Homegrown, The Pilfers, The Toasters, H2O, The Scofflaws, Edna’s Goldfish, Step Lively, Spider Nick and The Mad Dogs, and Big D and The Kids Table- to name just a few.
After a 2 year run with Seven To One, the band grabbed the attention of Jive Records and were immediately placed on the short list of bands to spearhead a punk/ska movement for the recording industry giant. Ultimately, Jive Records went with a band with a few more years under their belts, Bowling For Soup, but after meeting with an A&R Rep and Lawyer from Jive, Seven To One was informed that any of their future releases would be allowable for solicitation and seriously considered for addition to the Jive Records roster.
After the announcement by Jive Records, Ryan shifted his attention to study Creative Writing and English Literature in college. After graduating, he moved to Boston and went on to play with several bands. He can be heard as the background vocals on the song “3000 Miles” by the band “Gone Baby Gone”, a Boston based punk band. Gone Baby Gone went on to play Warped Tour, but Ryan was sidetracked with a blossoming career in finance.
Ryan followed his financial career path to Baltimore, and built a home studio. Under the moniker Keeno Noir, Ryan released his first solo EP “You and Me V The World” on April 18th 2013. The album, although only 7 songs, has a broad range of styles, spanning from ska-to-punk-to-indie-to-surf rock (and even some industrial and hip hop).
Ryan has also recently joined several other bands and is focusing on live performance as well as musical production from both the artist and engineering/production end.