Keith Pereira is a country singer, songwriter and guitarist making a mark on the NZ country music scene. Keith’s rich country voice and high energy performances with his band, The Trail Benders blend a uniquely 90’s country sound with a modern twist. His love for country music started very young as he listened to a country music radio show hosted by his uncle in the Middle East. Keith’s music is influenced by his country music idols including Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and The Eagles.
In the space of three short years, Keith has won awards at all the major country music competitions including the NZ Gold Guitars. Keith has also represented NZ at the Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year competition on Norfolk Island where he was runner-up and also presented the most promising artist award.
Since the start of 2018, Keith has quickly made a name for himself on the NZ country music scene, performing all over NZ in all major cities and also at NZ’s largest country music festival: Top Paddock Music Festival. His solo performances and collaborations with notable country singers on his YouTube channel have also drawn international attention being invited to perform: to a sold out concert in Vancouver (Canada); in Calgary (Canada); at a festival in Toronto (Canada); and in Mumbai (India) sharing the stage with the Gipsy Kings.
Keith has appeared on TV shows such as Breakfaston1, and Rockin’ the planet with Shane. His much anticipated debut EP is set for launch at the start of 2020.