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July 1st, 2023

Signed Copies of Keith's Book Now Onsale for $15.99...

ATHENS, TENNESSEE - If you haven't yet purchased a copy of Keith's 2020 book that he co-authored with Charlie Souza, Tampa Bay Music Roots (Arcadia Publishing), you can order an autographed copy which is now on sale for only $15.99. Order your copy HERE. There is only a limited number of signed copies available, so order now!

February 1st, 2021

Keith Wilkins Featured in New Book Written by Bill DeYoung...

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins is featured in a new book released last month. Vintage St. Pete, written by Bill DeYoung, features exerts from an interview Mr. DeYoung conducted with Keith in regards to his work with the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary.

November 30th, 2020

Keith Wilkins Gives Farewell Speech and Signs Copies of Book in Madeira Beach...

MADEIRA BEACH, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins attended the Sunday Night Mad Beach Mafia Open Mic Night at the Daiquiri Shak in Madeira Beach last night with his friends in Axis. Keith was attending the event to sign copies of his book, Tampa Bay Music Roots, as this would be one of the last chances for anyone to get an autographed copy of the book, being that Keith is leaving for Tennessee tomorrow and it's unknown when he will be back down in Florida again.

While Keith was at the event, members of Axis and the Mad Beach Mafia asked Keith to come up onstage and give a short farewell speech to the audience... which Keith gratefully obliged. Onstage, Keith gave a heartfelt goodbye to Tampa Bay and the local music scene... thanking all the musicians and music scene professionals that he had the pleasure of working with throughout the years, as well as to all of his fans and former readers of his music columns.

October 1st, 2020

Keith Wilkins Honored Once Again by Tampa Bay Charity Coalition ...

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA - For the second year in a row, Keith Wilkins was honored by the Tampa Bay Charity Coalition by receiving their "Difference Maker Award" for his charity work with the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary and his work in wildlife rehabilitation. Keith received the same award last year as well, being presented with it during an awards banquet held on September 22nd, 2019 by the coalition at the Fort Harrison Hotel in downtown Clearwater. Due to this years Covid-19 pandemic, there was no awards banquet for this years presentation.

June 20th, 2020

Keith Wilkins to Emcee Axis Concert live from Studio 69 Tomorrow Night...

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will be the special guest Emcee tomorrow night for a concert featuring Axis, live at Studio 69. The show will be broadcasted live on Facebook and Youtube.

March 2nd, 2020

Keith Wilkins new book released today...

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - Tampa Bay Music Roots, a new book co-authored by Keith Wilkins & Charlie Souza, is released today by Arcadia Publishing. The book, which chronicles 100 years of Tampa Bay Music History, will be available in hardcover, softcover, and on Kindle. The book can be purchased at Barnes & Noble and on Amozon Books. 

February 25th, 2020

Keith Wilkins Appears on Talk of the Town with Lynn About Town...

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins appeared on the Talk of the Town with Lynn About Town show today to talk about his up-coming book, Tampa Bay Music Roots, which chronicles 100 years of Tampa Bay Music History. Keith co-authored the book along with Charlie Souza. Tampa Bay Music Roots, published by Arcadia Publishing, will be available in hardcover, softcover, and on Kindle on March 2nd. The book can be purchased at Barnes & Noble and on Amozon Books. 

February 24th, 2020

Keith Wilkins Appears on Kelly Kelly Show on WTAN 106.1 FM & 1340 AM...

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins appeared on the Kelly Kelly Show on WTAN 106.1 FM & 1340 AM today to talk about his up-coming book, Tampa Bay Music Roots, which chronicles 100 years of Tampa Bay Music History. Keith co-authored the book along with Charlie SouzaTampa Bay Music Roots, published by Arcadia Publishing, will be available in hardcover, softcover, and on Kindle on March 2nd. The book can be purchased at Barnes & Noble and on Amozon Books.

September 23rd, 2019

Keith Wilkins Receives "Difference Maker Award" from Tampa Bay Charity Coalition...

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins was honored by the Tampa Bay Charity Coalition when they presented him with their "Difference Maker Award" during an awards banquet held last night by the coalition at the Fort Harrison Hotel in downtown Clearwater. Keith received the award for his charity work with the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary and his work in wildlife rehabilitation.

April 30th, 2019

Keith Wilkins Makes 2nd Appearance on WTAN Radio...

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA - Earlier today, Keith Wilkins mad his second appearance on the Talk of the Town with Lynn About Town radio show on WTAN 106.1 FM & 1340 AM. On the show, Keith mainly talked about his work with the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary.

February 10th, 2019

Keith Wilkins Interviewed on WTAN Radio...

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA - Earlier today, Keith Wilkins appeared on the Talk of the Town with Lynn About Town radio show on WTAN 106.1 FM & 1340 AM. On the show, Keith talked about his work with the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, as well as his music career prior to his retirement.

May 9th, 2018

Keith Wilkins to Appear on Season 5 - Episode 22 of Animal Outtakes TV Show...

SARASOTA, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will appear on the season 5 - episode 22 of the Animal Outtakes nature show which will air tomorrow on select ABC stations in Florida and Alabama.

April 5th, 2018

Keith Wilkins Signs Book Deal With Arcadia Publishing to Co-Author Book with Charlie Souza...

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - Keith Wilkins has confirmed that he and Charlie Souza (the Tropics, Mudcrutch, the New Rascals) signed a book deal with South Carolina based publisher, Arcadia Publishing, to co-author a book about the Tampa Bay music scene. The book will be a part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series and will chronicle the history of the Tampa Bay music scene. The tentative title for the book is Images of America: Tampa Bay Rock n' Roll. The book is being planned for a late 2019 or early 2020 release.

May 10th, 2017

Buzz Magazine Featuring Part 3 of Keith Wilkins' Editorial Out Now... 

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - The new Issue of Buzz Magazine is now available and features part three of the three part editorial written by Keith Wilkins. The editorial is the final part of the series which reflects back on the history of the Tampa Bay music scene.

March 10th, 2017

Buzz Magazine Featuring Part 2 of Keith Wilkins' Editorial Out Now... 

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - The new Issue of Buzz Magazine is now available and features part two of a three part editorial written by Keith Wilkins. The editorial reflects back on the history of the Tampa Bay music scene.  Part three of the editorial will appear in the May/June 2017 issue.

January 10th, 2017

Buzz Magazine Featuring Part 1 of Keith Wilkins' Editorial Out Now... 

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - The new Issue of Buzz Magazine is now available and features part one of a three part editorial written by Keith Wilkins. The editorial reflects back on the history of the Tampa Bay music scene.  Parts two and three of the editorial will appear in the March/April 2017 and May/June 2017 issues respectively.

December 1st, 2016

Keith Wilkins to Write 3-part / 3-issue editorial for Buzz Magazine...

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will be writing a 3-part editorial on the history of the Tampa Bay music scene which will appear in the next three issues of Buzz Magazine. Part one of the editorial will be published in the January/February 2017 issue of Buzz Magazine which shoud be out later this month. Parts two and three of the editorial will appear in the March/April 2017 and May/June 2017 issues respectively.

July 10th, 2016

Keith's #1 Rated Examiner Column Comes to an End After Six Years of Publication...

DENVER, COLORADO - After six years of publication and syndication, over 600 articles published, and numerous awards won including being the #1 most read column in the Tampa Bay market in 2010 and 2011... Keith's St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene Column has come to an end as of today. The reason is due to the Examiner being bought out by its competitor, AXS TV. The buyout, which takes effect today, marks the closing of the Examiner. Fans of Keith's examiner column can still read about local music news as Keith still writes a monthly local music scene news column in Full Access magazine.

September 20th, 2015

Keith Wilkins Dissolves KAM-BABS Promotions...

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins announced today that he has dissolved KAM-BABS Promotions. The announcement comes shortly after their show that took place at the Historic Porpoise Pub in Seminole earlier today. Immediately following the show, Keith Wilkins issued the following statement...

"To everyone who came out today for the monthly “Screwie Louie’s Original Scene” show that took place at the Porpoise Pub, I would like to personally apologize for the lack of professionalism that was shown by the last act of the evening. Instead of making excuses, and as embarrassing as it may be for me, I will accept the reality that KAM-BABS Promotions shares part of the blame for the amateurish, “circus show” of an act that took the stage today. KAM-BABS Promotions dropped the ball by booking the act, and we dropped the ball by even allowing them to go up on stage as well. These decisions, in my opinion, were the wrong decisions, and it made KAM-BABS Promotions look extremely amateurish as well. With that said, I am announcing that I am officially dissolving KAM-BABS Promotions. Though the incident that took place today was not the reason for my decision, it was, however, the final piece of proof that KAM-BABS Promotions can no longer function professionally... the way it should be functioning. KAM-BABS Promotions has, in fact, ran it’s course."

"I would like to thank all the venues, radio stations, sponsors, and music fans who have supported us, ever since I first decided to form KAM-BABS Promotions with Dina Mead nearly 5 years ago. Though It has been one Hell of a ride, it’s now time to stop the train and get off at the next station."

"I sincerely wish Dina Mead all the best with her future endeavors, whatever they may be. As for me, I plan on getting back to focusing more on my various music columns once again, as well as on the Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society, and the several other projects I have been working on."

KAM-BABS Promotions was co-founded by Keith Wilkins and Dina Mead in February, 2011.

November 4th, 2014

Keith Wilkins joins GoldStar Productions & Talent Management as Tour Promoter...

Keith Wilkins has joined the team at GoldStar Productions & Talent Management as the new Tour Promoter for the Southeast United States region.

November 2nd, 2014

Keith Wilkins joins the team at AXS TV as new National Music News Columnist...

DENVER, COLORADO - Keith Wilkins has joined the team at AXS TV as the new National Music News Columnist. His debut article will appear on the AXS TV website soon. 

June 23rd, 2014

Keith Wilkins to present Rocky Ruckman with Hall of Fame Nomination...

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - Though not yet confirmed, Keith Wilkins is scheduled to present Rocky Ruckman with his Tampa Bay Music Hall of Fame "Certificate of Nomination" at the "Fight for Rocky at Ringside" benefit concert that will take place at the Ringside Cafe on Sunday, June 29th.

June 15th, 2014

Keith Wilkins to emcee "Screwie Louie's Original Scene" concert in Seminole...

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will emcee the June Pool Party edition of the "Screwie Louie's Original Scene" concert that will take place at the Historic Porpoise Pub in Seminole on Sunday, June 22nd.   

March 31st, 2014

"Local Access with Keith Wilkins" debuts in the April Issue of Full Access Magazine...

TAMPA, FLORIDA - Keith's new music column, "Local Access with Keith Wilkins," debuts in the April issue of Full Access Magazine today. 

March 31st, 2014

Keith Wilkins to hold autograph session, meet & greet, and present award at "2014 Talkie Awards"...

Keith Wilkins will be making an appearance at the "2014 Talkie Awards" ceremony which will be held on April 4th at the Tampa Pitcher Show in Tampa. Keith will be co-presenting the award for "Best Music Radio Show," live onstage. Keith will also be holding an autograph session & meet & greet at the Full Access Magazine booth where he will be signing copies of the April issue of Full Access Magazine which features the debut of his new column, "Local Access with Keith Wilkins."

March 13th, 2014

Title of Keith's new column released...

TAMPA - The title of Keith's new monthly music news column that will appear in Full Access Magazine has been released... "Local Access with Keith Wilkins." Keith's new column will debut in the April issue of Full Access Magazine. 

March 12th, 2014

Keith Wilkins announced as possible Emcee for 2nd Bionics for Vets concert...

Though not yet confirmed, it has been announced that Keith Wilkins will possibly be the Emcee for the 2nd "Bionics for Vets" concert that will take place in Treasure Island Florida this Sunday, March 16th. 

February 15th, 2014

Keith Wilkins Joins The Staff Of Full Access Magazine As Their Newest Columnist...

TAMPA - Full Access Magazine, Florida's largest music/entertainment magazine, announces that Keith Wilkins has joined the staff as their newest columnist. Keith will be writing a monthly column reporting on the Tampa Bay music scene news. Keith's column is scheduled to debut in the April issue.

February 9th, 2014

Keith Wilkins To Make Major Announcement Next Month Regarding The Future of KAM-BABS Promotions...

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Keith will be making a major announcement in March regarding KAM Music publishing's working collaboration with Bay Area Band Source, and the future of KAM-BABS Promotions. 

January 21st, 2014

Keith Wilkins to be Guest Speaker at Tampa Music Seminar...

TAMPA, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will be appearing today as a guest speaker at the Musicians Mastermind Alliance music seminar in Tampa. The event, which starts at 12:00pm, will take place at Hogan's Beach which is located at the East end of the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa.

January 17th, 2014

Keith Wilkins to be Included in the "International Who's Who in Popular Music" Book for the 17th Year in a Row...

London, England - For the 17th year in a row, Keith Wilkins will be included in the 16th edition of the "International Who's Who In Popular Music" book, published by Routledge Publishing out of London, England. The 676 page hardcover book will be published and available on March 19th, 2014.

January 10th, 2014

Keith Wilkins to be Roast Master at the "Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society's Roast of Victor Lima" in Seminole...

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will be the official Roast Master of the "Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society's Roast of Victor Lima", Presented by KAM-Babs Promotions. The event will be held at the Historic Porpoise Pub in Seminole on Sunday, March 9th.

January 10th, 2014

Keith Wilkins to emcee "Screwie Louie's Original Scene" concert in Seminole on the 26th...

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will emcee the "Screwie Louie's Original Scene" concert that will take place at the Historic Porpoise Pub in Seminole on Sunday, January 26th. 

October 19th, 2013

Keith Wilkins to emcee the "AMPD Fall Fling" Concert" in Seminole...

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will emcee the AMPD Fall Fling concert that will take place at the Historic Porpoise Pub in Seminole on Friday, November 15th.  

October 1st, 2013

Keith Wilkins to co-teach a Journalism Class at Seminole Elementary School for 1st-5th graders...

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will team up with a columnist for Tampa Bay Newspapers to begin co-teaching a journalism class for 1st-5th graders at Seminole Elementary School on October 16th. The class, which is part of the Pinellas County Schools "Clusters" program, will run for 11 weeks begining on October 16th.

August 31st, 2013

Keith Wilkins to be one of the guest emcee's at the "Pitt Boss & Hot Sauce Festival" in Seminole...

SEMINOLE - Keith Wilkins will be one of the guest emcee's at the "Pitt Boss & Hot Sauce Festival" that will take place at the Historic Porpoise Pub in Seminole on September 15th. 

July 30th, 2013

Keith Wilkins to emcee benefit concert for bassist Steve Sturgis...

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will be emceeing the "Benefit for Steve Sturgis" concert that will take place at the Quaker Steak & Lube on August 25th.

July 27th, 2013

Keith Wilkins to Emcee the Rebuild The Radio Bar and Grill Concert on August 3rd & 4th in Tampa...

TAMPA - Keith Wilkins will be the emcee for the "Rebuild The Radio Bar and Grill" benefit concert on August 3rd & 4th. The 2-day, 20-band concert is to help raise money to rebuild the Radio Bar and Grill (which also houses the WPRN 102.1 fm broadcasting studio) that was damaged on July 10th after an individual threw a bomb into the building. The event will be broadcast live on WPRN 102.1 fm, and also viewable online on USTREAM via a live video feed.

July 9th, 2013

Keith Wilkins to Appear on the Oz & Anal Show Live on WPRN 102.1 FM...

TAMPA, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will be calling into the "Oz & Anal Show" on WPRN 102.1 fm Tampa at 3:30pm today to give a live, on-air update on Jerry LeBloch's (Rare Earth) post-surgery condition, as well as a recap on Sunday's Benefit concert for Jerry.

June 26th, 2013

Keith Wilkins to Emcee "Benefit For Jerry LeBloch" Concert on July 7th in Seminole...  

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will be the Emcee for the "Benefit For Jerry Lebloch" Concert that will take place on July 7th at the historic Porpoise Pub in Seminole. Jerry LeBloch is the former Rare Earth drummer who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer.

June 6th, 2013

Keith Wilkins to Emcee a Birthday Celebration Concert "Dina Mead's 40th Birthday Bash" Concert on June 29th in Tampa...

TAMPA, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will be the emcee for "Dina Mead's 40th Birthday Bash" Concert on June 29th that will take place at the Radio Bar and Grill, and be broadcast live on WPRN 102.1 fm. The show will also feature performances by Zig Zag America, Buddy King's Shotgun Junkies, and Phineous J, Whoopy from Orlando.

May 14th, 2013

Keith Wilkins celebrates his 3rd anniversary with the St. Petersburg Examiner...

DENVER, COLORADO - Keith Wilkins celebrates his 3rd year writing his #1 rated syndicated music column, "St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene", for the St. Petersburg Examiner.

April 29th, 2013

Keith Wilkins to interview Jason Jennings on WPRN 102.1 fm on May 1st...

TAMPA - Keith Wilkins will be interviewing Jason Jennings of Jon Oliva's Pain live, onair on WPRN 102.1 fm Tampa on May 1st from 9:00pm - 10:00pm.

March 28th, 2013

On-Air buffers recorded by Keith Wilkins start airing on the Hangin' With The Hoff Show, advertising next months AMPD weekend...

TAMPA - WPRN 102.1 fm started airing some on-air buffers, recorded by Keith Wilkins. The buffers are promoting the up-coming AMPD weekend that will take place on April 20th & 21st. The buffers will be airing all month on the "Hangin' With The Hoff Show" that airs daily from 7:00pm - 900pm.

March 27th, 2013

Keith Wilkins records on-air voice-over's for WPRN 102.1 fm Tampa for future airing...

TAMPA, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins entered the WPRN 102.1 fm studio today to record some voice-overs that will be aired in the near future on the station.

March 8th, 2013

Keith Wilkins to interview Jeff Vitolo on WPRN 102.1 fm Radio Show.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will be interviewing Jeff Vitolo of Jeff Vitolo and the Quarter Mile Rebels, live on the "4:20 Pre-AMPD Radio Kickoff Show" at 11:00pm on April 20th.

March 8th, 2013

Keith Wilkins to Emcee AMPD Music Showcase on April 21st...

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will be emceeing the "AMPD" music showcase that will take place on April 21st at the Porpoise Pub in Seminole. The Event will be broadcast live on WSNR-Social network Radio, and feature performances by Kenny McGee & Markus Lee, Zig Zag America, Diamond Gray, Undercover Betty, Tommy Roxx & Big Deal!, the debut of Buddy King's Shotgun Junkies, special acoustic performances by Jason Tomascik & Buddy King, Darksavvant, and an open jam hosted by Lee Pons & Buddy King.

December 21st, 2012

Keith Wilkins Launches the Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society Website...

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins officially launched the Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society website, an online "museum" for the Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society that will be dedicated to the preservation of the Tampa Bay music scene history.  For more information on the organization, visit their official website.

December 9th, 2012

Keith Wilkins interviewed live on WSNR Social Network Radio...

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins sat down with John Sweeney jr. of Social Network Radio for a live, on-air interview, following the "Cause For The Paws" benefit concert that took place in St. Petersburg earlier today.

November 9th, 2012

Keith Wilkins to Emcee Cause for The Paws Benefit Concert...

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will emcee the up-and-coming "Cause For The Paws" benefit concert that will take place at the Lucky Deuce in St. Petersburg on December 9th. The event will be broadcast live on WSNR-Social Network Radio.

August 1st, 2012

Keith Wilkins Nominated for Creative Loafing Magazine's "2012 Best of the Bay" Award...

TAMPA - Keith Wilkins has been nominated for the "Best Local Columnist" award at this years "Best of the Bay" Awards Show held by Creative Loafing Magazine in Tampa.

May 14th, 2012

Keith Wilkins celebrates his 2nd anniversary with the St. Petersburg Examiner...

DENVER, COLORADO - Keith Wilkins celebrates his 2nd year writing his #1 rated syndicated music column, "St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene", for the St. Petersburg Examiner.

March 24th, 2012

Keith Wilkins Cancels Plans for 2012 KAM-BABS Awards Show...

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Due too Keith’s involvement with both the Florida Musicians Hall of Fame & the Tampa Bay Musicians Hall of Fame, Keith is announcing that there will be no KAM-BABS Awards Show this year. This is in order to allow Keith to work with the other Board of Directors of the Hall of Fame’s, and to focus on the daunting task of organizing the first ever induction ceremony & concert for both Hall of Fame’s.

“Though both Dina Mead & myself had a lot of fun with the KAM-BABS Sexiest Musicians of Tampa Bay Awards Show that took place last year, I strongly feel that it is much more important to focus on both the Florida & Tampa Bay Musicians Hall of Fame’s! I have been given this awesome responsibility of getting the Hall of Fame’s up & off the ground, and organizing the very first induction ceremony... it deserves my focus, 100%! This is just too important for me to be distracted by other projects such as the KAM-BABS Awards, not to mention that the Hall of Fame’s are much more important to the Tampa Bay & Florida music scenes then the KAM-BABS awards are. Both Florida & the Tampa Bay area deserve to have a musicians Hall of Fame, it’s been a long time coming and I am so determined to be one of the people to give it to them.... I want this for Florida! I want this for the Tampa Bay!” - Keith Wilkins

Keith did say that there is a possibility that KAM-BABS will bring back their awards show again, somewhere down the line in another year.

February 28th, 2012

Keith Wilkins Appointed Vice President of The Florida Musicians Hall of Fame As Well As The Tampa Bay Musicians Hall Of Fame...

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - On February 28th, Keith Wilkins was appointed Vice President of the Florida Music Hall of Fame and it's subsidiary, the Tampa Bay Music Hall of Fame. Keith now sits on the Board of Directors for both organizations.

February 12th, 2012

The Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society is Founded by Keith Wilkins...

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins forms the Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society, a non-profit organization that will be dedicated to the preservation of the Tampa Bay music scene history.  For more information on the organization, visit their official website.

January 27th, 2012

Amy Joyner of KAM Music Publishing Interviews Keith Wilkins Regarding his Departure from Mayhem Magazine...

TAMPA, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins sits down with Amy Joyner of KAM Music Publishing to discuss his reasons for leaving Mayhem Magazine as its cover story writer. You can read the entire interview here.

December 29th, 2011

Keith Wilkins Resigns From Mayhem Magazine...

TAMPA, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins announced that he has resigned from Mayhem Magazine as their cover story writer and will no longer be writing for the magazine in any capacity. Keith also stated that he will no longer be working with or for the publisher, Vertex Worldwide Media, in any capacity in the foreseeable future as well. The following is an official statement issued by Keith Wilkins regarding his departure from the magazine...

"I would like to publicly announce my official resignation from Mayhem Magazine. I enjoyed playing a part in getting the fledgling music magazine up-and-running and off the ground. Even though I did not approve of the adult oriented content that was slowly bleeding into the magazine, I honored my word & commitment to provide 3 issues worth of pre-determined article content free of charge for the magazine, in order to help the magazine gain popularity. However, now that the deadline is up to negotiate my contract & future compensation, Mayhem Magazine has apparently decided that my services are no longer needed by creating next months issue without me, even though no one from the magazine felt it necessary to inform me that my services are no longer needed. Further more, Mayhem Magazine does not approve of my other colleagues & partners in my other business ventures and I can not work for a publication who’s main concern is my outside projects. I wish Mayhem Magazine much success and much luck with whoever they find to replace me."

TO CONTINUE READING KEITH'S ARTICLES ON THE LOCAL MUSIC SCENE, PLEASE CONTINUE TO READ HIS COLUMNS ON EXAMINER.COM & THE BAY BUZZ.

November 7th, 2011

Black Pearl Rock Radio to Re-Broadcast Wildstock Concert on Live Concert Series Show...

TAMPA, FLORIDA - If you weren’t able to attend last month's Wildstock benefit concert that took place in Wimauma, and was emcee'd by Keith Wilkins, you will have an opportunity to hear the concert tonight when Black Pearl Rock Radio will air portions of the event from 7:00pm - Midnight.

September 25th, 2011

Mayhem Magazine Announces Up-coming debut with Keith Wilkins as Cover Story Writer...

TAMPA, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins will be the cover story writer for the new local music magazine, Mayhem Magazine. The magazines debut issue is scheduled to be published this weekend.

September 24th, 2011

Keith Wilkins to be Guest Speaker at Tampa Music Seminar...

TAMPA, FLORIDA - On Tuesday, September 27th, Keith Wilkins will be one of several guest speakers that will speak at a music seminar hosted by Vertex WorldWide Media and Black Pearl Rock Radio.

“Music Academy: Your Band, Your Business, Your Success”. will be an event not to be missed. this educational and informational music seminar will be the first in a series of several future planned music seminars based on the topic of how to develop, promote and handle the business aspects of making your band successful. The seminar will feature several guest speakers who will discuss topics that are related to their area of expertise, followed by a question-and-answer session. Topics will include… public image, professional perception, the media’s role in the music industry, promotions, social media, internet marketing and doing more than JUST Facebook, sound quality, management, and the pros & cons of booking agents, and the role they play.

The guest speakers that will appear at the “Music Academy: Your Band, Your Business, Your Success” music Seminar will Include…

Keith Wilkins - Keith is the founder of KAM Music Publishing and a syndicated music columnist for the examiner.com news website where he writes a music column reporting on the local Tampa Bay music scene. Keith's "St. Petersburg Live music Bar Scene Column" was the #1 most read Examiner column of 2010 in the Tampa Bay Market, beating  out nearly 200 other columnists. Keith will discus the media’s role in the music industry, and how artists should utilize the media to their advantage. Keithsee’s the local bands every weekend and will discus the good and Bad Points of what he see’s, along with what should and could be done different to set the bands apart from each other.

Anthony Arnold - Anthony is the president & owner of Vertex WorldWide Media and Black Pearl Rock Radio. Anthony will be discussing the topic of what type of a promotional role his internet radio station has in the music scene, and how you as an artist can more effectively use radio stations like his to generate more followers.

Heather Forget - Heather is a talent agent for D. Bailey Management, inc. Heather will be discussing the Pro’s and Con’s of why a band should use a management company. Heather will also discus if and when you should think about being booked outside of your normal area that you are used to in order to try and increase your fan base and profits.

Tony Michaelides - Tony could easily be considered a music industry legend. Tony is a record promoter who has worked for Transatlantic Records, BMG, Factory Records, and Island Records. Tony is also the founder and owner of TMP (Tony Michaelides Promotions), a promotions company which worked with bands such as U2, REM, The Police, Bob Marley, Matchbox Twenty, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, and Peter Gabrial... just to name a few. Tony will be sharing his experiences in the music industry and how a band like U2 and The Police promoting themselves can and should be done by smaller local bands to create the promotions necessary for success. Tony will also discuss his “CREATING AN ARTIST” blog and how local unsigned cover bands can do more then what they are currently doing. Obviously with Tony’s experience in the entertainment industry he has walked miles in all our shoes and can offer a wealth of information.

Robert Kintigh - Robert is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of The Growth Masters, as well as the president of Sallie’s Creative Marketing. Robert will be discussing Social Media promotions and doing more than just facebook. Robert will discus other ways artist’s can promote themselves by building a presence elsewhere on the internet.

A representative from Morrisound Recording Studios will also be speaking at the seminar. They will discus the importance of producing high quality sound recordings, as well as controlling the quality of live sound mixing.

Whether you are a cover band, an original band, or a solo singer/songwriter...everyone can use some help in this industry. If you learn only one thing at this seminar....it was worth your time to attend!

If you attend:

The “Music Academy: Your Band, Your Business, Your Success” music Seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 27th at the Wyndham Tampa Westshore, located at 700 North Westshore Blvd. In Tampa. The seminar will start promptly at 7:00pm. The seminar is free to attend, however you must send an email to RSVP with names of all people attending, as there is limited room available. Email your RSVP to anthony@blackpearlradio.com.

August 24th, 2011

Black Pearl Rock Radio to Roast Keith Wilkins at Live Event...

LARGO - Get ready for a night of comedy & live music at the Wild Indian Saloon on Thursday, September 8th. That is when Bay Area Band Source & Black Pearl Rock Radio will be "Roasting" Keith in honor of his birthday. The event will be hosted by Dina Mead of Bay Area Band Source. The Roast Master will be Anthony Arnold, President and Owner of Black Pearl Rock Radio. Watch a panel of Keith’s personal friends & colleagues from the Tampa Bay music scene take turns roasting him, live on stage. The roasting ceremony will start at 8:00pm and end at 10:00pm. The Dias will consist of Anthony Arnold (Black Pearl Rock Radio), Amelia Warren (LoudMouth), Wolfe Distorcio (Blackjack Bomber), Dennis Daley (Diamond Gray), Kevin Keene (Third Story Basement), and Jeremy Strait (Decepcion), The event will also feature live performances by LoudMouth, Triple Threat, and Diamond Gray.

Black Pearl Rock Radio will be broadcasting the event as well, so come celebrate Keith’s Birthday by watching him squirm & burn on a fun night that should be full of surprises!

August 5th, 2011

Keith Wilkins Nominated for Creative Loafing Magazine's "2011 Best of the Bay" Award...

TAMPA - Keith Wilkins has been nominated for the "Best Local Columnist" award at this years "Best of the Bay" Awards Show held by Creative Loafing Magazine in Tampa.

August 4th, 2011

Keith Wilkins to be Guest Speaker at Sarasota Music Seminar Along with Bluesman Steve Arvey...

SARASOTA - Keith Wilkins will be appearing along with international recording artist, Steve Arvey, as a special guest speaker at a music seminar in Sarasota on August 13th. Keith will be giving a 20-30 minute long lecture on the media's role in the music industry, along with some other topics as well.

August 1st, 2011

Keith Wilkins to co-organize & Emcee "Wildstock" concert set to take place in October in Wimauma...

Wimauma - Keith Wilkins will be co-organizing and emceeing a day long, outdoor concert that will take place on the 7-acre property of Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary on October 23rd.

July 5th, 2011

New Date & Location Announced For 2011 KAM-BABS "Sexiest Musicians Of Tampa Bay Awards Show...

TAMPA - After the Full Moon Saloon pulled the plug on the 2011 KAM-BABS Sexiest Musicians of Tampa Bay Awards Show & After Party just 8 hours before show time, The St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Sene Examiner column and KAM-BABS Promotions are excited to announce the new location and date of the event. The awards show will now take place on Sunday, July 24 at the Silver Dollar Lounge in Tampa.

The day & night-long event will start at noon, and will be hosted & MC'd by Keith Wilkins, along with Dina Mead of Bay Area Band Source. The event will feature an awards ceremony, an after party, drink specials, live performances from 11 bands, an all-star jam, an open jam, vendors, an appearance by the "Spawn Girls" from Spawn Guitars, and Black Pearl Rock Radio will be broadcasting live from the event as well.

All total, six awards will be given out for the following categories:

  • Sexiest Drummer of Tampa Bay
  • Sexiest Bassist of Tampa Bay
  • Sexiest Guitarist of Tampa Bay
  • Sexiest Singer of Tampa Bay
  • Sexiest Band of Tampa Bay
  • Sexiest Musician of Tampa Bay

In addition to the six main awards that will be handed out that night, there will also be five surprise "St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene Examiner Column" plaques handed out by Keith Wilkins as well.

All total, 11 bands are scheduled to perform at both the awards show ceremony & after party, including:

  • Third Story Basement (featuring Kevin Keene)
  • Black Rose (featuring new lead singer Kristi Blue)
  • Twisted Logic
  • Midnight Rush
  • Diamond Gray
  • The return of Triple Threat
  • LoudMouth
  • Sobriety X
  • Wikkid
  • Ultra-Cool

There will also be appearances by Steve Sturgis (Monster), Constance Hilton (Singer-songwriter), and many more.

Several vendor tables will be set up with representatives from the following:

  • The Bay Buzz.
  • WhereWillWeGoTonight.com
  • Spawn Guitars (with the lovely Spawn Girls)
  • Custom made hats by “Tazz” (Triple Threat band)
  • Black Pearl Rock Radio (broadcasting live from the event).

Keith Wilkins will also be raffling off a framed "2011 KAM/BABS Sexiest Musicians of Tampa Bay Awards Show" event promo poster, autographed by himself, Dina Mead of Bay Area Band Source, and all the musicians who will be appearing at the event. Raffle tickets will cost $1.00 each, and all the proceeds will go to "The Bay Buzz" (non-profit organization) to help fund their local music news website and annual "Buzz Fest" concert.

The after party will be hosted by Triple Threat, and will take place immediately following the awards show ceremony. The Silver Dollar Lounge will offer drink specials. Triple Threat & Ultra-Cool will both perform at the after party, followed by an open jam hosted by Ultra-Cool as well. The Silver Dollar Lounge will be offering drink specials during the after party as well.

Outside of a few minor changes due to the date change, the event itinerary will stay relatively the same. Below is the awards show time of events schedule, subject to change:

  • Noon - 12:45pm - Third Story Basement featuring Kevin Keene (performance).
  • 12:45pm - 1:00pm - Introduction by your hosts, Keith Wilkins & Dina Mead.
  • 1:00pm - 1:45pm - Black Rose featuring Kristi Blue (performance).
  • 1:45pm - 2:00pm - Special 1 song performance by singer-songwriter, Constance Hilton (performance).
  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm - Twisted Logic (performance).
  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm - Award given out for Sexiest Bassist, and 1 appreciation plaque awarded to 1 surprise recipient.
  • 3:00pm - 3:45pm - Midnight Rush (performance).
  • 3:45pm - 4:00pm - Award given out for Sexiest Guitarist, and 1 appreciation plaque awarded to 1 surprise recipient.
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm - Diamond Gray (performance).
  • 4:45pm - 5:00pm - Award given out for sexiest Singer, and 1 appreciation plaque awarded to 1 surprise recipient.
  • 5:00pm - 5:45pm - Loud Mouth (performance).
  • 5:45pm - 6:00pm - Award given out for sexiest Drummer, and 1 appreciation plaque awarded to 1 surprise recipient.
  • 6:00pm - 6:45pm - ***BAND TBA*** (performance).
  • 6:45pm - 7:00pm - Award given out for sexiest Band, and 1 appreciation plaque awarded to 1 surprise recipient.
  • 7:00pm - 7:45pm - Sobriety X (performance).
  • 7:45pm - 8:00pm - Award given out for sexiest Musician.
  • 8:00pm - 8:45pm - Wikkid (performance).
  • 8:45pm - 9:00pm - Closing commentary & “thank you’s” by your hosts, Keith Wilkins & Dina Mead.

Awards Show After Party schedule (subject to change):

  • 9:00pm - 9:45pm - All Star Jam featuring the award winners.
  • 10:00pm - 10:45pm - Triple Threat (performance)
  • 11:00pm - 11:45pm - Ultra-Cool (performance).
  • 12:00am - ? - Open Jam hosted by Ultra-Cool.

The event is brought to you by KAM/BABS Promotions, The St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene Examiner Column, KAM Music Publishing, & Bay Area Band Source. The event is sponsored in part by: WhereWillWeGoTonght.com, Seminole Music & Sound, Black Pearl Rock Radio, The Bay Buzz, & Spawn Guitars.

Come out, party, and honor the musicians who you voted the sexiest musicians of Tampa Bay!

If you go:

The event will be held at the Silver Dollar Lounge on Sunday, July 24, 2011. The event will start at Noon and there will be no cover charge at the door. The Silver Dollar Lounge is located in Tampa (in the Howard Johnson Hotel, just off of I-4) at 2520 N. 50th Street.

The Howard Johnson Hotel will be offering special room rates for those who wish to stay overnight.

May 29th, 2011

2011 KAM-BABS "Sexiest Musicians of Tampa Bay" Awards Show Set for June 26th...

YBOR CITY - The fans have voted and now it's time to hand out the awards! The “2011 KAM/BABS Sexiest Musicians of Tampa Bay Awards Show & After Party” will take place on Sunday, June 26th at the Cigar City Saloon (formerly the Full Moon Saloon) in Ybor City from 12:00pm - whenever. Hosted by Keith Wilkins (KAM Music Publishing & syndicated Tampa Bay music columnist for the Examiner) & Dina Mead (Bay Area Band Source), the event will feature an awards ceremony, An after party with drink specials, live performances from 10 bands, an All-Star Jam, an open jam, venders, an appearance by the "Spawn Girls" from Spawn Guitars, and Black Pearl Rock Radio will be broadcasting live from the event as well.
All total, 6 awards will be handed out for the following categories:
  • Sexiest Drummer of Tampa Bay.
  • Sexiest Bassist of Tampa Bay.
  • Sexiest Guitarist of Tampa Bay.
  • Sexiest Singer of Tampa Bay.
  • Sexiest Band of Tampa Bay.
  • Sexiest Musician of Tampa Bay.
In addition, there will also be 3 surprise "St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene Examiner Column" plaques handed out by Examiner Music Columnist, Keith Wilkins.

9 of the bands that will be performing during the awards show ceremony include: Third Story Basement featuring Kevin Keene, Black Rose featuring new lead singer Kristi Blue, Twisted Logic, Midnight Rush, Diamond Gray, Triple X (formerly Earl Brown’s Triple Threat), LoudMouth, Sobriety X, Wikkid, and an appearance from Steve Sturgis.

There will be an All-Star jam at the end of the awards show ceremony that will feature all of the award winners.

Several vendor tables will be set up with representatives from the following:
The Bay Buzz.
WhereWillWeGoTonight.com
Spawn Guitars
Custom made hats by “Tazz” (Triple X band)
Black Pearl Rock Radio (broadcasting live from the event). 
The after party event will take place iimmediately following the awards show ceremony. The after party will offer drink specials that include a $10.00 "Sink or Swim". SoulIntension will perform at the after party, followed by an open jam also hosted by the band.

Awards Show Ceremony schedule (subject to change):
  • Noon - 12:45pm - Third Story Basement featuring Kevin Keene (performance).
  • 12:45pm - 1:00pm - Introduction by your hosts, Keith Wilkins & Dina Mead.
  • 1:00pm - 1:45pm - Black Rose featuring Kristi Blue (performance).
  • 1:45pm - 2:00pm - Award given out for Sexiest Bassist.
  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm - Twisted Logic (performance).
  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm - Award given out for Sexiest Guitarist.
  • 3:00pm - 3:45pm - Midnight Rush (performance).
  • 3:45pm - 4:00pm - Award given out for Sexiest Singer.
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm - Diamond Gray (performance).
  • 4:45pm - 5:00pm - Award given out for sexiest Drummer.
  • 5:00pm - 5:45pm - Triple X (Formerly Earl Brown’s Triple Threat) (performance).
  • 5:45pm - 6:00pm - Award given out for sexiest Band.
  • 6:00pm - 6:45pm - LoudMouth (performance).
  • 6:45pm - 7:00pm - Award given out to sexiest musician.
  • 7:00pm - 7:45pm - Sobriety X (performance).
  • 7:45pm - 8:00pm - Examiner Column plaques given out to 3 surprise recipients.
  • 8:00pm - 8:45pm - Wikkid (performance).
  • 8:45pm - 9:00pm - Closing commentary & “thank you’s” by your hosts, Keith Wilkins & Dina Mead.
  • 9:00pm - 9:45pm - All Star Jam featuring the award winners.
Awards Show After Party schedule (subject to change):
  • 10:00pm - 10:45pm - SoulIntension (performance).
  • 10:00pm - ? - Open Jam hosted by SoulIntension.
The event is brought to you by KAM/BABS Promotions, and is sponsored in part by: The St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene Examiner Column, KAM Music Publishing, Bay Area Band Source, WhereWillWeGoTonght.com, Seminole Music & Sound, Black Pearl Rock Radio, The Bay Buzz, & Spawn Guitars.

Come on out, party, and honor the musicians who you voted the sexiest of Tampa Bay!
May 14th, 2011

Keith Wilkins celebrates his 1st anniversary with the Examiner...

DENVER, COLORADO - Keith Wilkins celebrates his 1-year anniversary writing his #1 rated "St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene Column" for the Examiner.
February 27th, 2011

Keith Wilkins Partners With Dina Mead to Form KAM-BABS Promotions...

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA - Keith Wilkins has partnered with talent manager, Dina Mead, to form a new concert promotion company called KAM-BABS Promotions. KAM-BABS Promotions' first show will take place tonight at the Banana Boat Too in Clearwater, as they will present national recording artist, Julie Gribble. Gribble is currently on tour to promote her new album.