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Spitfire Audio’s 2020 Scholarship Winner, Gary Keane

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We are delighted to announce that Spitfire Audio have awarded music producer and Tileyard Education Masters student Gary Keane with a full scholarship award to cover his masters fees this year.

Spitfire Audio are renowned for their incredible composer libraries. They are a British music technology company that specialise in sounds: sample libraries, virtual instruments and other integral software devices. They collaborate with the best composers, artists and engineers in the world to build musical tools that sound great and are exciting to use. Their libraries enable you to perform and compose within your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), offering you thousands of sounds at your fingertips for endless inspiration. 

This year, Spitfire Audio have chosen Gary Keane to be awarded for the full scholarship award. Gary was quoted as a “clear winner” based on his personal statement resonating with Christian Henson and Paul Thomson who made the decision together. Spitfire Audio are passionate about inspiring the next generation of composers and producers and are looking forward to supporting Gary financially and physically. Spitfire Audio have already had their first meeting with Gary and will welcome him into their HQ at Tileyard London to get involved in marketing, events and other areas Gary is keen to know more about.

Gary is delighted with Spitfire Audio’s generosity and said:

“I can’t believe it, I’m so grateful to Spitfire who are an incredible company not just for their sounds, but for their ethos.”

Gary is a songwriter, producer and mix engineer from Ireland who has also toured the world as a session musician. Gary made his decision to move to London in 2019 after attending ‘Mix With The Masters’ in France with Greg Wells, he was inspired to put his focus 100% back into music creation. He said:

“I am a relentless collaborator and am fascinated by people’s stories. I’m Irish, so I talk a lot, which doesn’t hurt when you’re trying to help the artist tell their story. I am also a lover of recorded sound, and how it can represent a certain emotion, allowing the listener to feel it too. It feels like a sort of alchemy”.

Gary said his year at Tileyard so far has been about:

“Meeting (annoying) as many talented people as I can while at the same time collaborating with producers, songwriters, artists and rappers”.

He has just finished up a project producing and mixing two re-imagined works for the artist Donovan and is working with a number of artists based at Tileyard with tracks due for release later this year.

He added:

“I have been extremely fortunate to have been awarded bursaries from Spitfire Audio and have lots of plans to work together with them in the future”.

If you’d like to hear some of Gary’s music, check out ’Shadows’ by G Kaye on Spotify, and give the page a follow, to stay up to date with new releases as they come out this year!

Follow Gary here.

Follow Spitfire Audio here.

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