Creator of brand CANDO (Creating a New Dimension of Optimism- see candoproject.com) a new kind of social media where together we write The CANDO Story as Partners For Positive Change.
Has written ten national hits & approximately 700 songs. Air play in foreign countries include Spain, England, Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Turkey, U.K., Denmark, Finland, France, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Austria, China, Denmark, USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia and other European and South American countries. Accomplishments include approximately 250 recordings by such artists as Bobby Vee, Tom Jones, Rick Nelson, Pat Boone, Jackie DeShannon, Bobby Bare, Keely Smith, Gene Vincent, Skeeter Davis, The Sandpipers, Glenn Campbell, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, The American Breed, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Abba, The Browns, The Knickerbockers, The Four Preps, Spiral Staircase, Jerry Wallace, Jerry Fuller, Gene McDaniels, Bud & Travis, The Magic Lanterns, The Righteous Brothers, Kenny Rogers-Kim Carnes-Barry McGuire /New Christy Minstrels. Colley’s songs are featured internationally on television specials and films including “Scrubs” and films “Rolling Kansas”,“Beerfest”, “All Over The Guy”, “Pimp My Ride”, “The Oh in Ohio”, “Date My Mom”, “Made”, “Mad Men”, “Trainwreck”, ” London Boulevard”, and others.
25 of Keith’s songs were recorded by artists who have occupied the # 1 position on Billboard’s Top 100 charts.
Has enjoyed regional hits and national/international hit records “Enamorado” and “Queriditia Mia”. Keith Colley, Trini Lopez & Connie Francis have been the only single recording artists from the US to have recorded a national hit record totally in a foreign language, Spanish. Keith is the only artist in the category to also have written the song.
Performed with many top name personalities throughout the years including Bob Hope, Patti Page, Art Linkletter, Phyllis Diller, The Beach Boys, Fabian, Bobby Rydell, Jimmy Clanton, Duane Eddy, Jan & Dean, The Coasters, Danny Thomas, and Seals & Crofts. Performed as lead or background vocalist on approximately 500 recordings and in various clubs, television shows, stage productions and other events including the Hollywood Bowl and the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy National Telethon.
Hundreds of recordings.
Acoustical guitar, keyboard, percussion, worked with top industry musicians, arrangers, performers, studios, record companies and music industry professionals. Earlier career included own dance bands. Arranged approximately half of his songs recorded by other artists.
Childhood artist, then created illustrations for Constellation CANDO.
East Coast Division Manager, West Coast Division Manager and executive producer for 4-Star Music Co., Inc./Challenge Records, Inc. Los Angeles/New York/Nashville. Developed industry leading Three Dimensional Printing process (Depth Projection Advertising) . Creator/Founder The CANDO Project. Input Keith Colley/Google for more information.