Keenwild is a band formed by Jeney Kingsbury and Bill Gould, based in Temecula California. In addition to Jeney and Bill, the band now features Jason Walker on guitar and bass.
After a few years of playing punk and alternative rock, Bill began writing more indie-pop songs that were not right for his current band Superdank (that featured Jason on guitar).
Bill met Jeney through a website for a radio station in San Diego. Quickly the two became friends since they both lived in Temecula. On the way home from a Superdank show one night, Bill heard Jeney singing to the radio and knew he had found the lead singer for his untitled new project.
After settling on the name Keenwild and recording their debut album Dievercity, the band started playing every show possible. The first track that started to get downloads, Mr Pete, went to #1 on the Australian MP3.com.au charts, the second single, Rivers, made it to the top 10 as well. The band released the CD The Long Road Home and toured all over the western US.
In the years since, Keenwild has released the EP’s Sunsets (2015), Fate (2018) and the full-length album Sunrise (2020). In 2014 the band won the Viewer’s Choice award at the Temecula Valley Music Awards. In 2019 Keenwild won the Radio 94.9 Rising Star contest, landing them a spot at the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival.
After a break during the pandemic the band has re-grouped with Jason to complete multiple songs recently written by Bill and Jeney and have worked on writing new songs as a trio.
The song Summer Nights was released on May 26 2023, and the band plans to complete recording and release a new EP in 2023.