Getting To Know... Harry Keyworth

With his previous releases praised by the likes of BBC Wales, Radio 1, and 6Music, emerging singer and songwriter Harry Keyworth is back with another sweeping groove in the form of 'Never Over'.

Channelling a smooth and soulful direction that borrows heavily from the US country sound, 'Never Over' makes for a wonderfully blissful return. Filled with rich and textured soundscapes alongside his calming vocal performance, this new delight is just what the young artist needs to take him to the next level.

So with the new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and what has inspired him most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

I guess it was strings…. As the first song I remember hearing was' Cannon in D’ I definitely couldn’t speak at the time but I remember the emotional reaction!

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I loved early Blues or JohnLee Hooker, Howling wolf and Muddy waters (age 6-8) this turned into Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai until I realised nobody else at 11/12 really listened to that haha.

What was the first album you remember owning?

Hoochie Coochie man by Muddy Waters was the first tape.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

Wicked Game, Chris Isaak.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

They always start with guitar. The best riffs I write are always when my mum is in the room listening. she doesn’t know that though so keep it a secret otherwise it might get jinxed.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

SAULT, Leon Bridges and Matt Storm.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

Jannelle Monet.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

Learning later that a performance or a song was a big deal in someones life or indeed what they really needed at that time.

And what is the most frustrating part?

Not being able to materialise all the ideas you have!

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

“Give it to them".


Harry Keyworth's new single 'Never Over' is available to stream and download now. Check out the new video for it in the player below.