Beautiful Pain is Simons' most universal album to date and maintains his high caliber of songwriting, production, and musicianship. With the exception of the drums, which are played by the United Nations' Musical Director, Robin DiMaggio (Paul Simon, David Bowie, Lopez Tonight), all instruments on the album are played by Keaton Simons. Additional featured artists on the record include Alex Al (bass), Lenny Castro (percussion), Zac Rae (keys), Tyler Hilton (piano, vocals) and Tower of Power's Bill Churchville (trumpet, trombone) and Sean Hill (saxophone).
Since his 2004 debut EP Currently (Maverick) and 2008 full-length Can You Hear Me (CBS Records), Keaton has toured nationally and internationally, and opened for Coldplay, Train, Guster and REO Speedwagon amongst others. He has also worked as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with such notable acts as Gnarls Barkley, Snoop Dogg, Josh Kelley and Tre Hardson (The Pharcyde). In addition Keaton's music has been heard in dozens of feature films and television shows, including Sons of Anarchy, Private Practice, NCIS, Malcolm in the Middle, Numb3rs and Hollywood Heights.
Best Revenge Records is Simons' own newly formed label.
Keaton will be performing this Friday (2/15) at The Sunset in Malibu, as well as at Universal City Walk in LA on April 6th. Fans can also witness an exclusive performance by Keaton on www.stageit.com on February 24th.
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"Thinkin' Bout You" cover URL: http://youtu.be/H4iR_LRsl2g
"Beautiful Pain" stream URL: http://bit.ly/WV8vaF
Official site: www.keatonsimons.com