Playing the guitar, bass, piano, drums, mandolin and harmonica on his recordings, Latch Key Kid (aka Gavin Heaney) creates his own signature sound. He composes layers of melodic harmonies that provide landscapes of emotion. His intimate lyrics are warm, inviting and relatable by all ages. His acoustic sound is comparable to modern day influences like Elliott Smith and Jack Johnson as well as classic songwriters such as Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Paul Simon. But the entire scope of his electric sound is reminiscent of classic rock from 70s garage rock to contemporary indie rock.
"Music is the most invoking way to express myself," says Heaney," There's just too much going on between the lines. Shades of emotion and meaning are best expressed through melodies." - Easy Reader, Los Angeles
One of Gavin Heaney's major accomplishments has been his ability to unlock the doors of Hollywood and license his music in Film, Television and Advertising. Most notably, the single "Good Times" was licensed for the trailer, opening credit sequence and soundtrack of the DreamWorks film, I Love You Man (2009), the trailer of the Warner Bros. film The Invention of Lying (2009) and Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl XLII (2008) Jinx commercial, which reached an audience of 97 million. Latch Key Kid songs have more recently appeared in Disney Channel’s feature movies Lemonade Mouth and Avalon High (2011). His music has also appeared on a myriad of TV shows such as Scrubs (NBC), The Hills (MTV), Ghost Whisperer, The Amazing Race (CBS), America’s Funniest Home Videos, Men In Trees (ABC), Degrassi The Next Generation (CTV), Packed To The Rafters (Seven Network Australia) and Road Trip Nation (PBS).
Latch Key Kid's success in the licensing world led to a distribution deal with Warner Music Australia to exclusively release the newest album "All Becomes One" in Australia and New Zealand. He has also partnered with other brands such as Tequila Patron, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and endorses charities such as The Jimmy Miller Foundation and Music for Relief.
He has toured performed with contemporary artists such as Sublime, Jack Johnson, Toots and The Maytalls, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and The Wailers
Latch Key Kid is set to release his fourth studio album Fuzzzz this summer. It is an upbeat electric rock album inspired by classic rock music from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
"Heaney's biggest strengths: He produces, plays multiple instruments, is stylistically diverse and Internet-savvy." - Billboard Magazine
"Latch Key Kid puts the "good" into good times... Smart songwriting and catchy guitar hooks that are layered with groovy bass lines." - Music Connection