KEANAN EKSTEEN BIOGRAPHY
Keanan Eksteen & his band is a dynamic four-piece rock and roll band hailing from the heart of Cape Town. Known for their high-energy performances and electrifying stage presence, they have taken the European music scene by storm, leaving audiences in awe with their unique blend of classic and contemporary rock.
Formed in 2021, Keanan and the band wasted no time in carving out their own space in the world of rock and roll. Their music seamlessly combines the raw power and charisma of classic rock legends with a modern, edgy twist. The band's dedication to their craft and their genuine love for what they do shine through in every chord, every lyric, and every beat they create.
In just 2 years, Keanan and the band have accomplished what many aspiring rock bands only dream of: not one, but two successful European tours. The first tour, a solo acoustic tour with Keanan took him through some of the continent's most iconic cities, garnering a dedicated fanbase and rave reviews along the way. Their second tour with the full band in tow was a testament to their growing popularity, filling venues to capacity and drawing larger crowds in each city. In a solo capacity, Keanan has collaborated with international EDM duo “Goldfish” and performed alongside them to a sold-out crowd at one of Cape Town's most iconic live music venues, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Their music is a force to be reckoned with, they currently have a toe-tapping, hip-shaking EP “Forever” and a rock and roll infused full-length album “Golden Fever”.
Whether they're performing in intimate, sweaty clubs or rocking festival stages, Keanan Eksteen Lives electrifying presence never wavers. Their live shows are a powerful, visceral experience, leaving audiences with no choice but to surrender to the music and join in the pulsating energy of the performance.
With two European tours under their belt and a rapidly expanding fan base, Keanan Eksteen & his band are poised for an even brighter future in the world of rock and roll. With more music in the works and a hunger for the road that shows no signs of diminishing, this band is set to continue taking the international music scene by storm.
Armand hails from the northern suburbs & is what we’d call a jack of all trades and a master of many. ADV is a drummer, singer, guitarist, and bassist, currently playing lead guitar for the Keanan Eksteen Band. Before joining the Keanan Eksteen band, he got swooped up into the music industry at the age of 12, and as the years went by, he performed with Haiven, banged drums for Bob & The Banned & even pocketed the title of certified sound engineer.
ADV grew up listening to Elvis, the Doors, Depeche Mode & Nirvana to name a few. In his own words “I’m glad I don’t have the most convenient life; it just fuels my creativity. Even when I was still a child, I knew that music is what got my heart racing and is what I wanted to do for the rest of my existence.”
Jarid got his Western Province colours for chess at age 13, but that wasn’t enough, with music in his veins and rhythm in his soul his debut drumming gig was his high schools musical. And my, how things have changed, in the years following high school Jarid could be found jamming with SixSecondSurgery and Red State when not studying sound engineering.
Fast forward a couple of years and Jarid came to be known for managing Cape Town’s iconic rehearsal and recording studio Kill City Blues from 2014 – 2020. Jarid has been on three national tours, as a roadie and then a sound engineer. Jarid is currently the drummer for the Keanan Eksteen Band.
Steven Jarvis is a Zim-born, Cape Town-based musician. From the moment of his acting debut in The Very Hungry Caterpillar, he fell in love with the stage. At 16, he picked up the bass and hasn't put it down since. He's been active in the music scene, from small local gigs to an international tour with Frances Clare. From intimate house settings to festival stages and crowds of 3000+, he has managed bands and written music for many local bands.
Through this vast and varied experience, he has fine-tuned and developed his understanding of the requirements of each gig and music style. He is a competent musician with flexibility and skill that allows him to adapt to every scenario a gig can throw at him.