I am a musician, songwriter and producer. I play piano, tenor and alto saxophones, clarinet, guitar, cello, double bass, bass guitar and drums.
To see some other videos of me playing live please click here.
My “day job” is working in the studio with Pedigree Cuts, a production music company. I am their in-house session musician, playing various instruments on sessions for them, as well as writing and engineering.
I am also a member of Stereojackers vs Mark Loverush, a dance remix and production team. We have produced official remixes of Tiesto ft Kirsty Hawkshaw “Just Be”, Delirium “Chrysalis Heart”, and Lydia Baylis “Mirrors”, and have written and produced an album of original tracks featuring vocalists such as Andrea Britton, Tiff Lacey, Emma Lock, and Seri. The album has just been signed to Blackhole Recordings – you can see more about this on the Blackhole website.
I am also pleased to be able to announce that, for the Music Week issue dated 1st November 2013, three tracks we have remixed are in the Top 20 of the Music Week Club Chart: Delerium “Chrysalis Heart” at number 10, MDNGHT “Into The Night” at number 17, and Candice Cannes “Are You Ready?” at number 19. You can hear a sample of our work here.
I am also a member of dance remix and production outfit DCM, writing and producing in a more 90’s piano-led style. Again, we have achieved Top 20 positions in the Music Week Club Chart with our remixes.
I am a permanent member of several professional bands, including my award-winning contemporary jazz trio Infusion, the Denmark Street Big Band, The Vince Dunn Orchestra, The MOJO Jazz Orchestra, Miles Davis tribute band Milestones, The Ken Turner Big Band, The Phase 2 Big Band. and the Duncan Fraser Big Band. I have played at many of the top venues in London, such as The Dorchester, The Savoy, Pizza Express Soho, Floridita, The Pheasantry, The Hideaway, Jazz Cafe POSK, The Spice of Life and the Vortex. I have also played in venues as diverse as Skibo Castle in the Highlands and the Potter’s Holiday Resort in Great Yarmouth.
The Denmark Street Big Band are probably London’s top big band, and with them I have worked with internationally renowned artistes such as Mitch Winehouse, Tatiana Okupnik and Bobby Davro.
I have also gigged with the Hot Orange Big Band, National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), Dave Hammer’s Little Big Horn, the Jon Bennett Big Band, the Mervyn Wright Big Band, the Bryan Williamson Big Band, the Les Leader Band, and have also played with numerous other youth and rehearsal bands.
In May 2011 my trio Infusion won the Budvar Brewed Jazz competition at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. The aim of the annual competition is to find the best pub jazz bands in the UK, and attracts a broad range of entrants from all over the country. Artistic Director of the festival, Tony Dudley Evans, says that the Budvar Brewed Jazz program has helped raised the game for the Cheltenham event when it comes to celebrating the very best up-and-coming talent on the UK pub music scene. “This Budvar initiative has always produced some really exciting entrants and it continues to prove what diverse and outstanding talent the UK pub scene has to offer” he said.
In 2010 Infusion were finalists in the UK Jazz Radio Young Jazz Performer of the Year competition at the Marlborough Jazz Festival, and I won the prize for “Best Original Composition”.
We also host a jazz jam night in Buckhurst Hill on Sunday evenings. For more details please click here to go to the JazzJam website. Infusion are also available as a “rhythm section for hire”, for instrumentalists and vocalists who need a backing band for a gig. For more details please go to the Infusion website.
I can also provide solo background piano for weddings, dinners and corporate events.
I also recently worked as Assistant Musical Director on Watford Palace Theatre’s production of “Hello Mr. Capello”, shadowing the wonderful Matt Greenwood – a fantastic opportunity and an amazing experience.
I also have perfect (or absolute) pitch. You can find out a bit more about it here.
To find where you can see me playing please go to my diary.
For more information about me and the bands I play in, or for bookings, please call or text Keith on 07970 910080, or email me.
Many thanks for visiting.