KeithCuts 41


Atlanta, GA US   Jan 2018  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, Notorious Big

Third year fawmer here.

Had a blast the first year and learned so much from all of you. Cranked out 14+ and then just let them sit.

Second year I cranked out 14+ and this time made the commitment to revisit those songs and finish them up. I am happy to say kept to that and 8 of those songs were finished, mixed, mastered and made their way up on to Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and all of the streaming platforms.

One of those tracks "Do It Anyway" born out of a skirmish, was picked for a Spotify Editorial playlist 'Jazz Pop' and has been heard 70,000 + times.

This year I plan to get 14+ done and participate in all the FAWM fun!

I go by Keith Cuts on all of the streaming platforms and social media.

My music is intended to lift you up while you bounce in your seat 🎶🎧💃🕺🏻

Songs (41)

#1 You Can Go If You Want To 24
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#2 Unleash The Beast 15
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#3 I don’t want to go out 7
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#4 Greater Good 14
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#5 Put My Heart In It 11
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#6 Self Belief 7
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#7 My List 5
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#8 The Sun @gslade 11
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#9 Crayon Blues 16
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#10 Have a great day 18
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#11 I'm In A Nicolas Cage @nicolascage 29
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#12 Caught Up In A Fog 8
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#13 The Blues of Bourbon Street @kahlo2013  13
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#14 cruise control 6
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#15 Endless Energy 8
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#16 what is luxury 6
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#17 Self Doubt May Your Rest In Peace 6
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#18 You Can Have The Day After 7
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#19 take your goals add your habits take the average 6
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#20 Second Chance 7
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#21 Girl Give Me Some Feedback 5
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#22 All I Want To Do Is Write And Record 5
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#23 I'm Back 14
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#24 Living The Dream 6
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#25 Wim Hof Method 9
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#26 How Do You Learn 6
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#27 Had To Get My Mind Right 5
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#28 Waiting On Thin Ice @kahlo2013  11
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#29 Here's A Song About Reading Books 5
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#30 Did You Compete 5
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#31 Fighter When I Need To Be 9
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#32 Crooked As A Question Mark 10
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#33 Its Never Too Late To Make A Turn Around 8
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#34 My Backpack and My Pockets 7
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#35 Tell me whats your process 11
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  • @psyt 3 weeks

    Thanks for listening and commenting, Keith. It's much appreciated here. 😀

  • @ozcompr  4 weeks

    Hey thanks for checking out my tracks. I had switched my Soundcloud tracks to private after FAWM because I didn’t realize people would still check them out afterwards and I’m working on them further for commercial release but switched them back to public. Should work now! Apologies!!!

  • @matthew62  4 weeks

    Thank you for your kind comments on "thirsty fish". I cannot lay claim to the thirsty fish metaphor I first Came across it in Rumi's poetry as translated by Coleman Barks and later ran across it in Hafiz's poetry.
    I felt it expressed my spiritual hunger at the time (actually most times) that I adopted it.

  • @emkaydeebee  4 weeks


    So give me a clue, which songs of yours shall I listen to?... (not sure I can reciprocate a full fawm output listen!!!! 😱)

  • @emkaydeebee  4 weeks

    Wow Keith, you absolute star you! Can’t believe you’ve just listened to the whole thing, I’m honoured, and thank you so much! I haven’t even done that yet! Does it hold together okay? Any major clunks that don’t flow? Any part you wish went further or you knew more about? You are in a unique position to tell me right now! 😃 I’m delighted to have inspired you. I, in turn was inspired by @ryako who wrote a musical each of the last two years (and possibly prior, I don’t know)... I didn’t work to any book, just googled whenever I wasn’t sure about something... though it became cleat that there are no fixed rules really, just shows that work and shows that don’t... (but then, even that’s surprising - have you heard any of the relativity new “Be more Chill” musical? The two short parts I heard on the radio the other day made me hold my head in disbelief that this was a musical that has made it...)

  • @codeenergy 4 weeks

    Thanks for checking my stuff out and giving some feedback. Sorry I am lazy and don't type my lyrics out. haha

  • @roblincoln  4 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on my song, Big Black Car.

  • @nuerdetjuligen  4 weeks

    Thanks for your kind words! And for hosting such an enjoyable skirmish. The creepy high harmony voice is a sound from GarageBand. It's called "Helium Vocal." It is surprisingly sinister, haha!

  • @tootoobee  4 weeks

    Hi @keithcuts, it's not my FAWM this year 😞 and I won't manage to morph either... if you still have time, please close morph chain 5.

  • @scubed  4 weeks

    Thanks so much for the lovely comments & mega-congratulations on having a fabulous FAWM! It’s been so good to see & hear you, even if only online. Give us a shout if you're gong to be out our way.

    I’ll be back after FAWM ends to listen some more. You have written some really great songs!

  • @ductapeguy 5 weeks

    Thanks so much for adding Hold the Line to the recommended songs thread.

  • @kahlo2013  5 weeks

    Wow!!! That is incredible! I LOVE the music - listening again! Please add me as collaborator when you fget a chance!!! Such a cool song the way you brought it to life!!

  • @guatecoop  5 weeks

    Two pinty!!😂. Thanks, man. That was a 2:30am evening.

  • @kahlo2013  5 weeks


  • @kahlo2013  5 weeks

    See those in post below or for a totally different feel

  • @kahlo2013  5 weeks

    I would love that!!!!

  • @jenjen  5 weeks

    Thanks for the kind comments on Bush party blues!

  • @aesthetic72  5 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on my collab with Nancy. 😀

  • @jcameron 5 weeks

    Thanks for the "cold" prompt and for your comments on my skirmish song. Now I find myself wondering if perhaps the tempter that is trying to lure the narrator's friend out into the cold in my song is actually Wim Hof, and my narrator really isn't a fan of his method! 😀

  • @mdavisto  5 weeks

    I basically mean to record two good takes of the vocal that are as close as possible to each other in terms of inflection and tone. But of course they won't be exactly the same because you are a human being, not a robot, and so the end result of playing them both at the same time is a thickening - a bit like a chorus effect, but more natural sounding.

    I think this will give you the punch you are looking for when you use so much reverb.

  • @mdavisto  5 weeks

    Oh my god how are you writing so much shit? 24? WHAAAAAT?

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Just thought you might want to know that Shindig’s got a brand new bag... 😎

  • @s7even  5 weeks

    Thank you! that took a lot out of me. Lol fun challenge for my first ever skirmish. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all.

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Should certainly get some fun songs out of that... Hopefully some that really pump. 😀

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    I appreciate the listen and the very positive comment. That song was a blast to write/record... I do already have a collaborator on that one and had him in mind right after I finished it. CTS sent his vocals last night and I'm stuck at work and can't mix until tonight. I'll let you know when it's uploaded. 😀

  • @musicsongwriter  5 weeks

    Thank you Keith for hosting and for your kind comment on "You are back in my dreams".

  • @treble 5 weeks

    Keith, thank you so much for hosting so many skirmishes and for your great prompts! Thanks too for you comments on my skirmish song I'm Back. You understood the emotions I was trying to convey.

  • @johnstaples  5 weeks

    Thanks for keeping the skirmish alive this year! I have not been able to join in on many but hope to before we're done.

  • @ggallagher  5 weeks

    I screwed something up in the bounce on sleep and fight. I just went back and fixed it so you get another minute of cat content 😉

  • @musicsongwriter  6 weeks

    Thank you so much Keith for your fun prompt and your kind comment.

  • @pvk2020  6 weeks

    It's just too many so much music is good. Creative expression is human purpose. The music is in the invisible stuff around us and we are its. Keep it up.

  • @mariekevinkmusic  6 weeks

    Thanks for the skirmish prompt and the nice encouragement. I'll definitely join another skirmish next time one comes up when I .in the right place at the right time 😀

  • @sunnymae  6 weeks

    Thanks so much for egging me on to the finish line of the Skirmish. Still have four more tunes for my trophy but I'll get there. Thanks to folks like you. Congratulations on your output and on meeting your goal of mixing,mastering and getting your fabulous sounds out there into the world!!

  • @musicsongwriter  6 weeks

    Thank you so much Keith for your encouragement. Your comments are very special to me. Thank you again for your inpiring skirmishes!

  • @fulanin 6 weeks

    I just saw your email, thank you so much! I'll let you know when I finish the track.
    About the metal collab, let's totally do it! I don't have anything done right now, but I will write something having vocals in mind and leaving space for it, not filling every possible space with guitars.

  • @fulanin 6 weeks

    Hello Keith, how are you doing?
    I'm in charge of morphing your song "Have a Great Day" (a great song by the way), but I have absolutely zero singing skills.
    I was wondering if you could send me your vocal track to take some creative liberty on in during the morph.
    If you are okay with it my e-mail is in my profile.
    Thanks 😀

  • @victoriavox  6 weeks

    what?! Nicholas Cage is on here?! @nicolascage 😉

  • @sapient  6 weeks

    Thanks for reaching out! I'm afraid though that my dance card is pretty full already for the rest of this FAWM...

  • @colgoo 6 weeks

    Thank you, Keith, for the encouraging feedback on “Woman at the Well”. High praise like that makes me blush a bit. It’s nice to hear that my lyrics make an impact.

  • @pvk2020  6 weeks

    Thanks Keith. Can't be And I am solo here in North Idaho.

  • @treble 6 weeks

    Thanks so much for your kind comments on my skirmish song Cruise Control. Thanks so very much for hosting this and so many other skirmishes. I really like your prompts!

  • @jibbidy34  6 weeks

    Hey Keith! Thanks so much for your uplifting comment on Ribbon of Road. Much appreciated.

  • @ustaknow 7 weeks

    I like the Blues of Bourbon Street, -- and, in this one, I hear from it, that you and Nic Cage will do well together if he covers his end; you and Nic have very compatible styles, -- great for that collab! 😀

  • @berni1954  7 weeks

    Glad you liked my take on your Skirmish prompt.
    I nearly didn't make the deadline. I only started recording at 21:50 Barcelona time. Luckily got it in a single take after two rehearsals. Thanks for being the midwife on this one.

  • @sjbatavia  7 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on In The Fog. I didn't intend to go from literal to figurative, It just sort of went there, but i was happy with it.

  • @kahlo2013  7 weeks

    Ha! I would just like Mr. Cage to get some music on the lyrics I posted for him!

  • @johnstaples  7 weeks

    Thanks man!

  • @oddbod  7 weeks

    ah, but are they middle aged? .....or in my case 60 in March? 😁

  • @kahlo2013  7 weeks


  • @kahlo2013  7 weeks

    That would be fine I suspect as I love your music and trust your musical sensibility! Thank you!!!

  • @treble 7 weeks

    Thanks so much for your comments on my skirmish song Have a Great Day. I truly appreciate your comments and the fact that you host so many skirmishes!

  • @klaus  7 weeks

    Hi Keith. Thanks for the comments and support when I'm doing my first ever Superskirmish. It is appreciated. 😀

  • @tunecat  7 weeks

    Thanks for feedback re bandcamp gonna try to do something - j

  • @treble 7 weeks

    Thanks so much for your nice comments on my skirmish song Rhymes with Orange. It was a fun prompt!

  • @ustaknow 7 weeks

    Thanks for that. Sure, - just pick an alternate Note in the Chord and sing it. If I can go an octave up/down, even better. They're all dry, no effects, -- even the "krappiest" 😀 hahhh! adds a harmonics dimension. (Just spread'em out in the mix.) It's hard to get someone to sing with you, so next best thing.

  • @the3queens  7 weeks

    Thanks for the comments. Yeah another fawmer blooped through on FB while recording! 😂

  • @gslade 7 weeks

    Impressed by your Spotify success. Awesome

  • @nateger  7 weeks

    I appreciate the kind words on my Syn song. You gave me a lot to work with your track so it was a treat to write my song!

  • @notenkraker 7 weeks

    Thank you for the feedback! I think the `depth` is really achieved by keeping the lower spectrum really sparse and dry but having wide mids. Not sure, I´m taking a more minimalistic approach this FAWM so it really boils down to the sound design and arrangement.

  • @skylermf 8 weeks

    Hey thanks so much for the nice comment on my soundboard! I really appreciate you checking out my music!!

  • @mishykatz  8 weeks

    Thanks for the listen and comment on Too Many Mice, much appreciated!!! Happy Uking!

  • @jcooper  8 weeks

    I cant think of anyone. Maybe try the PG music forum?

  • @jcooper  8 weeks

    Glad to be of service. Do you have Melodyne Studio? If so you can very easily line up the sung harmonies with the generated ones... works a treat

  • @jcooper  8 weeks

    Hi Keith. Yes, Donna did the lyrics and I did the music. I do a couple of takes to get the harmonies in. How I do them is generate the tc helicon ones, listen a few times and then sing them exactly like BIAB generates them. For the echo I just copied the lead vocal and pasted a few bars back then put some reverb on.

  • @tiller2  8 weeks

    Thanks, Keith, for your kind comments on Play With Me

  • @treble 8 weeks

    Thank you so much for your kind words about my skirmish song, "Go." Have a great FAWM and thanks again for getting skirmishes started!

  • @tiller2  8 weeks

    Your wait is over, keith. 😀 Demo for "Play With Me" is yonder:

  • @dragondreams  8 weeks

    Thank you loads for the visit, listens and comments! It's very much appreciated.
    You asked about a panning effect at the opening of my "What colours do you hear?" track. I didn't have to do anything. The instrument is a VSTi synth called Air Xpand! 2. That kalimba voice stereo pans straight out of the box. 😀

  • @scubed  8 weeks

    Hi, Keith! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on “Jupiter is Rising in the Morning”! 😊 And it looks like your opening day skirmish was a great success. Hope you have a wonderful FAWM!

  • @gflatminor  8 weeks

    Hey Keith, thanks for the skirmish. Helped me get going. Thanks for the comments too.

  • @jmadison  Jan 30

    Hi Keith. I just listed to "Stay Hungry". Great message! And I agree, I like the groove.

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 30

    thank you 😀 have a great fawm i will let you know about the seed song for auntie sin, might well do a chain 4. prob see you at your skirmish too.

  • @scubed  Jan 27

    Hi, Keith! Great to see you & I’m looking forward to hearing your FAWM 2020 songs. Do you ever see our old ukulele pals in ATL these days?

    Thank you for commenting on the SuperSkirmish thread. I had no idea what I was going to stir up with my little suggestion! As you’ve seen, I’ve given up the idea - the tone of some of the comments really spoiled the fun for me - but there will be SS the second and fourth weekends, so stay tuned.

    Happy FAWMing!

  • @johnstaples  Jan 27

    Thanks for your comments on the anti-SuperSkirmish thread!!!