"All hard work brings a profit, but mear talk only leads to poverty" - Proverbs 14:23. This is a passage that Keize reverts to as a personal motto and statement for his career.
Keize Montoya was born and raised in the small town of Clovis, NM by way of Oklahoma City, OK and Terrell, TX. He is currently based out of Phoenix, AZ. Keize was born into a family of musicians and carries on the legacy of the Montoya family as the 4th generation of musicians.
The name Keize is a derivative of the words keys and seize (As in seize the moment). Keize acquired his name by being locally known as a keyboard player. He began playing keyboard at the age of 11.
By age 16, Keize became the keyboard player for a well-known tejano band named Grupo Eclipse, performing on stages throughout New Mexico and Texas. Keize performed in many talent shows throughout elementary school and up through high school. Subsequent to graduating high school, Keize would receive his certifications for the Master Recording Program II from The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences.
In early 2011, Keize released his 3rd album/mixtape, “On Deck II”. The artwork reverts to Keize athletic background sporting a baseball theme indicating that he’s awaiting his chance. The 23 track album boasted several guest appearances from distinguished industry artists. Since then Keize has consistently released multiple music videos and singles including the bouncy pop hit "Mad At 'Cha" (which aired nationwide in retail stores such as Foot Locker and television networks such as Tempo Networks.) Most recently Keize released his latest installment in his series of singles/music videos entitled "Out Of Time". With a catchy melody and a powerful concept, Keize' self directed music video is bound to capture an even broader audience.
Keize is pursuing his career in the entertainment industry through several different avenues. He sings, raps, writes, produces and mixes his own material as well as for other artists and producers. He is also a Graphic Designer having earned his degree in that profession as well. Merely in his 20's and wearing all the hats; Keize has his sites set on success.