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During his career, Keith Wilkins has worked as a contract songwriter, radio personality, studio session drummer, concert promoter, syndicated columnist, book author, emcee, public speaker, music business consultant, and much more. He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines in both the United States and the United Kingdom, has had four of his songs released on three albums, has spoken at numerous seminars and workshops in the Southeast United States, and has sat on the board for numerous Florida music hall of fames and historical societies.

Keith was born on September 12, 1974 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, a small suburb of Detroit. Keith was the youngest of three children born to five-time Michigan state weightlifting champion and published poet, Fritz Wilkins, and his wife, Tina Wilkins.

In 1985, Keith's family moved to the Tampa Bay area where they settled in a small city called Seminole. It was here where Keith's interest in music became evident at a very young age. Keith played the clarinet in his band class throughout his elementary and middle school years. It was while Keith was attending middle school when he started composing original music on his clarinet, impressing his band director.

Music, however, wasn't Keith's only passion. Much like his father, Keith loved writing... especially poetry. While in middle school, the school newspaper published several of Keith's poetry.

Once Keith entered high school, he switched from the Clarinet to the drums in his school band. While in high school, Keith co-formed a local rock band called "Gateway" as the bands drummer. Unfortunately for Keith, he soon developed severe Tendinitis in both of his arms... before "Gateway" could even play their first paying gig. Fortunately, This one major set-back in Keith's hopeful music career did nothing to detour him. Being a poet since he was a young kid, Keith dropped out of high school in 1991 to concentrate on becoming a Contract Songwriter. 

As a Lyricist, Keith specialized in writing love songs/Power-ballads in rock, country, and blues styles. Keith Developed a style of lyric writing that would help give him an edge over other Contract Songwriters at the time. In a time when Female singers where big in both rock and country, Keith wrote many of his songs from a female’s perspective, for females to sing. Keith quickly gained a reputation from fellow songwriters in the industry as not only having a knack for telling a story in a song, but for having the knack for coming up with catchy song titles as well.

Keith would partner with several songwriters in the recording studio in order to create demo's to be shopped to artists and management teams who were looking for new material. For hours upon hours every day, Keith would read all the national music trade magazines in order to find out which recording artists were advertising for new material. In a time when contract songwriting was much more competitive than it is now, Keith devised a unique way to "shop" his songs to record company executives and artist management teams. In a time before there was email or the internet, Keith would mail out his demo tapes & bio, stuffed inside a shoe. when the recipient would open up the package, they would find a cover letter inside the shoe that read..."Now that I have my foot in the door...". Though this unique form of self-promotion didn't always guarantee the sale of his song, it did almost always guarantee a call back from the recipient, new relationships made, and Keith's name being remembered… "That crazy songwriter who sent us the shoe".

In 1992 at the young age of 17, Keith signed his first record deal with Hollywood Artists which allowed singer Dave Sharkey to record and release Keith’s song "News For You Baby". The song was released a year later on the 1993 Music of America album.

The following year in 1994, Keith signed yet another deal with Hollywood Artists which allowed singer Stephanie Allen to record and release Keith’s song “Every Time I Cry” on the 1995 album, America Sings.

In 1993, Keith signed a deal with Rainbow Records which allowed singer Jon Clarke to record and release two of Keith’s songs, “Always” and “Hard Promises”. Both songs were released later that year on the album Hollywood Gold.

In 1993 Keith met Tampa Bay Talent Agent and Chrystallis Management co-founder, Jacqueline Langley. Langley quickly took a liking to Keith and took him under her wing, acting as a mentor for Keith. Over the next couple of years, Langley would mentor Keith on how the local & National music industry worked. To this day, Keith credits Jacqueline Langley as the one responsible for his early success in the business, as well as for being the first person to teach him the ins and outs of the industry. 

After joining BMI In 1993, Keith founded "KAM Music Publishing" in order to administer the copywrites of all his songs, and later his published articles. Through "KAM Music Publishing", Keith would eventually start working for other songwriters, critiquing and editing their songs and handling their copyrights for them.

In 1994, Keith wrote his first editorial piece for a nation-wide newspaper publication based out of Ohio called “The ROC”. Titled "Lock & Load", Keith’s editorial piece talked about the issue of gun control laws. The ROC was published by the anti-censorship organization called "Rock Out Censorship.” Keith was a strong activist for Rock Out Censorship, fighting for musician’s freedom of speech issues. Keith initially teamed up with the anti-censorship group to help fight the PMRC's attempts to censor recording artists. For several years Keith volunteered a huge portion of his time to help Rock Out Censorship and their cause.

1995 proved to be the busiest year for Keith in the 1990’s. Keith co-wrote two songs ("Together" & "Good Lovin' Gone Bad") with well known, multi-million dollar songwriter, Don Hecht. Don Hecht was mostly known for the song "Walkin' After Midnight" that he co-wrote, and was released by legendary singer Patsy Cline in 1957. The song was later re-recorded and released by Garth Brooks in 1994. That same year, Keith became a charter member of the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame & Museum located in Cleveland, Ohio. Keith's name was displayed in the museum on a plaque along with the other charter members. In December of 1995. Keith partnered up with singer/songwriter, Cathy Clark, on a 4-song project ("Down By The Ocean Shore", "They'll Come A' Runnin", "Could It be You", & "Magic Moment") that was recorded at House Quake Recording Studios in Ybor City, Florida. While at House Quake Recording Studios, Keith also wrote and recorded the drum parts for one of Cathy's original songs, "You're A Part Of Me".

In 1996 Keith was invited to the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences "Masters Of Music Awards Ceremony", held at Julio Iglesias' home in Miami Beach, Florida. The following year, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences invited Keith to attend the 2nd Annual "Pre-Grammy Awards Show Celebration" held at the Miami Hard Rock Cafe.

In 1997, the International Biographical Centre, located in Cambridge, England, approached Keith about publishing his biography in the "International Who's Who in Music, Volume two - Popular Music" book, published by Melrose Press. Keith's biography continues to be published in the annually published hard-cover book to this day.

Keith took a hiatus from working on new projects in 1997 in order to focus on starting a family with his new wife. Following his divorce from his first wife in 1999, Keith remarried in 2004, which resulted in the birth of his daughter, Kayla, that same year.

It was around this time that Keith started working as a Talent Scout for Trans Continental Talent, a subsidiary of Trans Continental Records. Trans Continental Talent was owned by Lou Pearlman who is credited with discovering such young acts as Briteny Spears, Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, O-Town, and several others. At Trans Continental Talent, Keith scouted the Tampa Bay area for fresh, new models and musicians. Within the year, Keith would resign from Trans Continental Talent due to his own suspicions of fraud that he believed was being committed by Trans Continental Talent towards its clients. Keith’s suspicions would eventually prove right, as Lou Pearlman would be charged a few years later for fraud.

In 2008, Keith was contacted by the president of the Memphis Songwriters Association (MSA). Keith was invited to travel up to Memphis and appear as a guest speaker at a songwriting workshop, hosted by the Memphis Songwriters Association. The renewed interest in Keith's past musical accomplishments by the MSA refueled Keith's interest once again in music & writing.

Following Keith’s divorce from his second wife in 2009, Keith decided to start focusing on music once again. However, after being on a 10+ year hiatus, Keith noticed that the music scene had dramatically changed due to shifts in musical tastes and styles, as well as with the advent of the internet. As a result, Keith decided to start focusing on his journalism work instead of songwriting.

In 2010, Keith went to work for the Examiner News website as their newest music columnist, replacing the Examiner’s former columnist of the publication’s "St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene" column. Keith's debut article for the column was published by the Examiner on May 14th, 2010. In his column, Keith reported on the local Tampa Bay live music & bar scene. His articles included band interviews, Music scene news, event previews, show reviews, bar/night club reviews, album reviews, and much more. Along the way Keith interviewed many bands and artists in his music column, both local & National, signed & Unsigned. Some of the bands and Artists that Keith had interviewed included: Eddie Money, Julie Gribble, Diamond Gray, Jerry LeBloch of Rare Earth, Kole, Jeremy Thomas, and many others.

Within the first 6 months of writing for the Examiner, Keith's column became the #1 most read column of 2010 in the Tampa Bay market...beating out nearly 200 other columnists. By the end of 2010, Keith's column was syndicated on several other News websites including the World News Network, World News America, Breaking News Worldwide, and many others. In 2011, The Bay Buzz also started syndicating Keith's column as well, listing Keith as a contributing writer. The following year, Keith’s column became the #1 most read column in the Tampa Bay market for the second year in a row.

2011 also saw Keith partnering with Tampa Bay area promoter and band manager, Dina Mead, to form KAM-BABS Promotions. The first project that KAM-BABS Promotions started working on was to bring National recording artist & actress, Julie Gribble, down to Florida to perform in the Tampa Bay area on her 2011 tour. The second project KAM-BABS Promotions organized was the "2011 KAM-BABS Sexiest Musicians of Tampa Bay Awards Show Ceremony" held in Tampa. The awards show started from a “tongue-in-cheek” competition that Keith held in his Examiner column. Following the awards show, KAM-BABS Promotions organized day & night long outdoor concert called Wildstock. Wildstock was held in Wimauma, Florida on the 7-acre property of Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary. The event was a benefit concert to help raise money for the sanctuary, and had national recording artist, KOLE, headlining the event. Other events that KAM-BABS Promotions organized and/or promoted in the coming years included: “AMPD” (Area Musicians Promoting Diversity), an ongoing original music showcase concert series, the "Bionics For Vets" concert series, the Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society's "Roast of Victor Lima" event, "Screwie Louie's Original Scene" concert series, and much, much more.

In August and September of 2011, Keith was a featured guest speaker at two separate music seminars... the "How I Make a Real Living in the Music Business" music seminar which was held in Sarasota Florida and also featured bluesman Steve Arvey, and the Music Academy Seminars "Your Music, Your Business, Your Success" which was held in Tampa, Florida and featured a number of high profile local and national music industry professionals as fellow guest speakers.

That same year, Bay Area Band Source & Black Pearl Rock Radio honored Keith by roasting him on his Birthday. The "Birthday Roast of Keith Wilkins" was held at the Wild Indian Saloon in Largo, Florida on September 8th, and was later broadcasted on Black Pearl Rock Radio on September 14th. That same month, Keith was hired as the Cover story writer for a new monthly music publication, Mayhem Magazine, published by Vertex Worldwide Media. Keith helped the new music magazine gain popularity in the Tampa Bay market, writing for the first three issues and helping the magazine win the "2011 TBMN Favorite Media Source" award at the 4th Annual Tampa Bay Music Network Awards Show in 2012. Keith left Mayhem Magazine on December 29th, 2011 when Vertex Worldwide Media failed to negotiate a contract with him, as well as for creative differences.

Also in 2011, Keith decided to expand KAM Music Publishing by venturing into website design for bands and artists. Keith, through KAM Music Publishing, would go on to design websites for Zig Zag America, Bay Area Band Source, KAM-BABS Promotions, the Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society, Tammy Reed, and many others.

On February 28th, 2012, Keith was appointed Vice President of the Florida Musicians Hall of Fame and the Tampa Bay Music Hall of Fame, siting on the Board Of Directors for both organizations.

In late 2012, Keith founded the Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society, and launched the organizations official website on December 21st, 2012.

In December of 2011, Keith was brought on as a consultant for Bay Area Band Source.

In April of 2013, Keith started conducting special on-air interviews for WPRN 102.1 fm. The radio show specials would continue to air periodically on the station throughout 2013.

In July of 2013, KAM-BABS Promotions was hired as consultants for a Hollywood tv show production company to help find area musicians, bands and venues to appear in an up-coming episode of a reality show that was planning to film in the Tampa Bay area.

In February of 2014, Keith was a featured guest speaker at a Musicians Mastermind Alliance seminar/workshop in Tampa Florida. That same month, Keith was hired by Full Access Magazine... Florida's largest music & entertainment publication... to write a new monthly music news column reporting on the local music scene. "Local Access with Keith Wilkins" debuted in the April issue of Full Access Magazine and ran for nearly 3-years.

In 2016, Keith flagship Examiner music news column ended after over 6-years of publication and over 600 articles written by Keith. The reason for the cancelation of Keith’s popular column was due to the purchase of the Examiner by AXS TV. Though Keith was offered to write a new column for AXS TV, Keith declined.

Following the cancelation of Keith’s Examiner column in 2016, Keith decided to take a second hiatus from the music business in order to focus on his other love… wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. As a result, Keith would go on to run the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, a wildlife avian hospital, sanctuary and tourist attraction located in Indian Shores Florida. Keith would run the organization from 2017-2020.

Though Keith has taken a hiatus from the music business, he still will work on the occasional project here and there. In 2019, Keith was offered a book deal from Arcadia Publishing to co-author a music history book with former Tropics/New Rascals/Tom Petty bassist, Charlie Souza. The book, Tampa Bay’s Music Roots, chronicles over 100 years of Tampa Bay music history. The book was release on April 5, 2020.

Keith moved to Athens, Tennessee in 2021 where he currently resides with his daughter.