Andy, as he was known to his friends, was known and loved by many, and his untimely exit is a great loss to us all. He was a familiar face to the tattoo crowd, working the early years of American Graffiti, in its hipster heydays. Andy Keogh was a singer, playing frontman in THE UPSETS, a local late punk-rock favorite of the mid-to-late '90's. Perhaps his oddest yet most memorable public connection is his decade long stint working the HABA department at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, where he achieved near celebrity status for his exemplary customer service and memorable punk-infused fashion sense.
Andy Keogh was known all around town, in a variety of social circles. He was friendly, easily liked and loved by many. An original mind possessing a sensitive soul, Andy was an artist, musician, and performer, as well as a proud father to his son Tyler. Andy had the touching ability to relate to almost anybody and a conversation with Keogh had him giving the speaker his undivided attention. His distinctive dress, plentiful tattoos and and sincerity made Andy stand out in a crowd. He offered up his unique self to the world in his unforgettable take-it-or-leave it style. He will be sorely missed.
There will be a private funeral service to be held for family members and a memorial is being planned for his friends and family to gather and celebrate his life in accordance to his last wishes.
|Andy Keogh (Photo credit: Megan Langley)|
|Keogh and Brown Sabbath performing at "Hoodstock," in 2004 (Photo credit: M. Langley)|
|Keogh in the days of The Upsets circa 1997|
|A youthful Andy playing to to crowd|
Andrew Allen Keogh
March 19, 1971-December 27, 2010
"May your star brightly shine in the peace you now find."
Andy Keogh's Memorial is scheduled to take place Saturday, January 8th, 2010 at The Townhouse. Mike Farrell will perform, the time still TBA
1517 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento, CA 95814
There is now a Facebook fanpage for Andy Keogh where his friends, fans and loved ones can share their memories of this remarkable man."LIKE" Andy Keogh on Facebook by clicking here.
If you'd like to volunteer to help with the benefit concert for the memorial, including sharing pictures and memories of Andy Keogh, please contact Kristine David: firstname.lastname@example.org