Keywest reveal the real reason they’ve stopped busking

The band played regularly on Grafton Street.

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Popular Irish band Keywest have announced that they will no longer be busking of the streets of Dublin.

The band are well known for bringing Grafton Street and Temple Bar to life with their hit music and even though they love busking it’s not feasible for the boys to continue anymore.

Lead singer Andrew Kavanagh took to Facebook to announce that they will no longer be busking in Dublin due to restrictions put in place by the Dublin City Council.

He said, “Now with the banning of amps in Temple bar upon us and the banning of backing tracks / face painting city wide… I am at a loss.

“Today I am sad to say I’m giving up that fight, it has been too taxing while also trying to focus on making music and albums.

“So thank you Dublin for the lovely memories but Keywest will officially no longer appear on your streets. You can of course still catch us at our live shows around Ireland and on streets in other countries.”


Andrew went on to say that they are very disappointed with the new developments and want to enlist the help of their fans to help them spread their frustration.

He said, “I am disappointed, angry and defeated so I would plead with you to share this message. These days social media is the most powerful voice you have. So share… if you have even more to say, these are the people to talk to. Feel free to copy the below to your twitter.”

We’ll certainly miss these boys singing on the streets!

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