Keith Mack is a celebrated rock guitarist who has backed many of music’s iconic voices over the last 40 years.
He grew up in Rehoboth Beach, De and moved to NYC in the 1980's. To start the journey, Keith teamed with one of rock's greatest singers, Patty Smyth when he joined the band Scandal. The group went on to produce hits like "Goodbye to You", "Love's Got a Line on You" and the chart topping single and album "The Warrior". Patty Smyth and Scandal went on to tour worldwide also making appearances on American Bandstand, Solid Gold and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Even show.
After Scandal, Keith joined the band CRIES with fellow Delaware resident Ed Shockley and his brother Michael. They recorded a record for RCA and although it had success overseas, the recording was never released in the U.S.
Keith then went on to tour and record with Joe Cocker, Paul Young, among many others. These tours included appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno as well as other television appearances.
One of the highlights of the tour with Joe Cocker was a last minute concert in Berlin the day the Wall came down in November of 1989. It was an incredible moment for everyone! While also touring with Joe Cocker, Keith played on the JOE COCKER LIVE CD that featured some of Joe’s greatest hits as well as new top charting songs like the Bryan Adams and Diane Warren tune, “When The Night Comes”.
The LIVE CD also featured the famed Memphis Horns, Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love.
In the early 90’s after an appearance on VH-1’s BANDS REUNITED, Scandal regrouped and started playing again. They have continued the run on the road headlining concerts with a steady schedule of sold out shows and festivals.
Shortly after reuniting with SCANDAL, Keith pursued his interest in FingerStyle Guitar and headed to California to study with some of the genre’s greatest players. He was able to spend time with artists like Peter Finger, Pierre Bensusan, Doyle Dykes and Alex de Grasi. This experience inspired Keith to release two finger style guitar CDs, CHRISTMAS GUITAR and WHILE WE’RE HERE.
In 2013 Keith then hit the road with CYNDI LAUPER for her world tour. Among the memorable dates were shows in Israel and a run opening for CHER in the U.S. Keith was also a part of the FRONT AND CENTER PRESENTS CYNDI LAUPER, a live concert filmed in NYC at the Highline Ballroom celebrating the 30th anniversary of LAUPER’s Grammy Award winning debut album.
In 2015, Keith co-produced Patty’s Holiday CD, COME ON DECEMBER, co-writing three of the original songs on the disc. Keith and Patty have also been working together on new material and a new release might be on the schedule later in 2020.
Keith’s solo career saw the release of THE MOMENT with nine original tracks that he co-penned with famed Nashville songwriter John Thompson. The CD brings Keith's voice to the forefront on every song...from the opening mandolin and hard driving Hammond Organ, supplied by Allman Bros alum Johnny Neel, on "The Secret of Fire", to the ever hopeful power ballad "Kind Word", and the bluesy soul searching track "When Right is Wrong", Keith brings an honest and emotionally charged soulful sound to his debut CD. Keith was also joined on the CD by Scandal bandmate Eran Asias who played drums on all the songs. Keith will be following up THE MOMENT with new music released throughout 2020. The first single, “If It’s Really True” is all set for release followed by a new track, “Too Soon Gone”, dedicated to the memory of former Scandal band mate and close friend Benji King.
Keith will also be releasing an EP with CRIES band mate, Ed Shockley. The new project, SHOCKLEY & MACK will feature songs they crafted during the CRIES days but never released.