Keaton Simons knows how to captivate an audience with his bluesy, soul-bearing songs, masterful guitar playing and authentic voice. Keaton has worked as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with notable acts like Gnarls Barkley, Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg and Tre Hardson of The Pharcyde. In addition, Keaton has opened for Coldplay, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and Train, written with Jason Mraz and Hanson, produced songs for Disney teen star Nolan Sotillo (most recently “We Could Be Anything” in the new film Prom), and acted as the face of Advanced Guitar for the new Xbox game Rocksmith. His music has been heard in dozens of feature films and television shows, including Private Practice, NCIS, Malcolm in the Middle and Crash. Keaton has produced music with Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, One Republic), The Matrix (Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair) and David Bianco (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan), and released albums both independently and through major labels, most recently 2008's Can You Hear Me on CBS Records. Keaton recently launched a PledgeMusic campaign to put the finishing touches on his second full-length, a live album recorded in Los Angeles, due out in 2012.