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Keke Wyatt

@ City Winery

Thursday August 1, 2024

05:00 PM - 11:00 pm

6:00 PM / 5:00 PM Doors
9:30 PM / 8:30 PM Doors

Indianapolis-native Keke Wyatt grew up with three brothers (all musically inclined) in a mixed race family. Father Keever Wyatt II is a minister, organist and vocalist, and mother Lorna Wyatt is a powerful vocalist and church choir director. Her grandmother discovered Keke’s ability to harmonize at age two.

As a teen Keke became a protégé of noted producer Steve Huff. Under his tutelage, she recorded demos while also developing her songwriting skills. When Keke turned 16 years-old, Huff introduced her to R&B singer Avant who asked her to join him on a cover of René & `Angela’s Quiet Storm masterpiece, “My First Love.” The sumptuous duet became a hit all over again for another generation in 2000 and was Keke’s first out of the box smash, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 100 chart.

At 18, Keke released her debut album, Soul Sista on MCA Records, scoring a platinum album and a second hit duet with Avant titled “Nothing in This World,” which went to No. 1 on Billboard’s “R&B Singles” chart. Worldwide sales helped Keke create fan bases in Europe, Japan and Korea. Keke later walked away from MCA, leaving two completed CDs in the can.

Though she continued performing, Keke didn’t release her second CD, Who Knew, until 2010, followed by Unbelievable in 2011. The latter included “Saturday Love,” a duet with American Idol-winner Ruben Studdard that was a remake of the Cherrelle and Alexander O’Neal hit. Keke scored a third smash with Avant in 2013 titled “You & I.” An instant classic, it hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Urban Adult chart and remained for seven consecutive weeks.

In 2016 Keke Wyatt joined the cast of Bounce TV hit show “Saints and Sinners.” Between the runaway-elevator life that inspires her songs and the reality shows in which she stars that find her generously sharing her highs and lows to help others. So much so that her latest project,

Rated Love (released via her own Aratek Entertainment) has morphed from a five-song EP to a 12-song CD into a deluxe digital download boasting 17 songs plus interludes. Rated Love goes further than any previous Keke Wyatt release to reveal “the real” Keke with a diverse collection

of material by the lady and her team of writers and producers that includes R&B, country, techno-pop, acoustic soft rock and contemporary inspirational styles.

On October 17, 2018 Mrs. Keke Wyatt got married to Mr. Zackariah Darring. “It is funny how life will come back around” Keke says. Darring grew up in Indianapolis and was actually Keke’s first childhood boyfriend. Life has brought them back together as husband and wife, living as a blended family with their 10 children, age 1-20 years old.

Thursday August 01, 2024

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

21+

Cover: $58.00

Various Cover: $58.00 - $85.00




Keke Wyatt


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