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SEMPLE / Bio

QUICK SYNOPSIS

- Top 20 contender on Season 9 of "The Voice" 2015
- EP Anytime, Anywhere #41 on Country Charts
-EP Anytime, Anywhere #8 on Billboard Midwest Charts
- #2 on I-tunes Rock charts on The Voice
- Top 200 on I-Tunes on The Voice
- Winner of PopStars: The Rivals (British Idol)
- Proud recipient of Gold record
- Co-written Three Chicago Billboard #1 albums for 7th heaven
- Performed to 4 million+ people at over 1500 shows since 2006
- Opened up for Bon Jovi and Kid Rock at Soldier Field
- Keith Voted Chicago's Top Male Singer by Chicago rocker Magazine
- SEMPLE Performed London, 02 Arena (Sold out 22,000 a night)
- Brand new album just released called "Not For Radio"
- 1,300,000 video views on youtube
- over 30,000+ following on social media and Mailing lists

- WWW.SEMPLEMUSIC.COM - (Official website)
- WWW.REVERBNATION.COM - (Easiest way to explore the band)
- WWW.SOUNDCLOUD.COM/SEMPLEBAND - (Listen)
- WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/KEITHSEMPLE - (Watch videos)
- WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/KEITHSEMPLE - ("LIKE" us)

FULL BIO

Keith was born in Northern, Ireland, in the small town of Larne. He started professionally playing music at the early age of 16, where he performed all throughout Europe. He played with a few different bands during that period of time, but always maintained a certain vision for his own music, which he loved to write and perform. Since 16 years old, Keith has played all over the world in small venues through large sold out shows of more than 80,000 seats.

In 2002, Keith became the proud winner of a reality show called “Pop Stars: The Rivals”. The talent competition, based in the U.K., spawned a vocal harmony group known as One True Voice, which Keith had become a member of. The group recorded two top ten hits that made the British charts, going gold through Jive Records. While competing on the show, he performed for over 8 million viewers each week and over 6 million viewers voted him into top honors. Unfortunately, One True Voice disbanded shortly after the peak of their success.

After One True Voice split up, Keith continued performing throughout the U.K. By 2003, he was invited to tour with Young Voices, which featured many young musicians throughout Britain, as a guest performer. During that time, he played at some of the biggest arenas in the region. In 2004, Keith was asked to return to The Young Voices as a headlining act. This time, he wrote and performed the title track of the event, “You Gotta Have Fun.” Keith was then asked to return to the act in 2005 and again for an unprecedented fourth time in 2008.

If that wasn’t enough, he also made it into the “Guinness Book of Records” in 2005 for participating in the largest sing-along of all time, with over 250,000 people singing together via radio link up.

It was in 2006 when Keith received the invitation to join the Chicago based band, 7th Heaven, that he was introduced to the United States. As the lead singer, as well as rhythm guitarist and occasional drummer, he performed over 1,200 shows while with the band, averaging over 200 gigs a year. In his six years with the band, Keith opened for acts such as, Bon Jovi and Kid Rock at Soldier Field in Chicago, Def Leppard, Styx, Leanne Rimes, Journey, Collective Soul and Huey Lewis, to name a few. In addition to that, 7th Heaven reached radio success with their songs, “Better This Way,” (2011) and “Sing” (2012), both of which were written by Keith and charted on Billboard nationally, as well as reaching number one in the Chicago charts.

In October 2012, Keith announced his resignation as the lead singer of 7th Heaven. After six years with the band, he felt it was time to move on. Keith now fronts his dream band, SEMPLE, with Chicago musicians, Drew Johnson and Johnny Jannotti, as well as fellow Northern Ireland native, Stevie Craig. SEMPLE puts a major emphasis on original music with releases including the full length album, "Not for Radio" as well as an EP, "Learn How to Fly”.

September of 2015 brought the exciting announcement that Keith would be participating in Season 9 of The Voice! After having two chairs turn during his blind audition, he picked Adam Levine to be his coach. Keith went on to win both his Battle round and Knockout round performances, advancing all the way to the top 20 live rounds. Unfortunately, Keith’s success came to an end during the initial live round results show as Adam chose to fill his final top-3 spot with fellow teammate, Amy Vachal. While Keith was certainly hoping to advance further into the competition, he and all of his fans were extremely proud of his accomplishments and success he achieved along the way.

Keith released, “Anytime, Anywhere”, a unique take on the country/rock crossover genre, on iTunes on February 26, 2016. it peaked at #40 on the Country charts. The first single and music video, the EP’s namesake, was released publicly on January 15th. He and the band have been heavily promoting the release via a radio campaign as well as performing everywhere from Florida, to Nashville, to LA, as well as Keith's hometown, Chicago!

General Info

Band Members
Keith Semple - Vocals, Johnny Jannotti - Drums, Drew Johnson - Bass
Artist Name
SEMPLE
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/semple
Genres
Rock / Pop / alternative

Contact Info

Location
Aurora, IL

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