Ken always had an interest in music from an early age and played clarinet and piano in school as well as singing in the school choirs. Music became more of a serious thing for him when he left school. He bought his first guitar at the age of 16 and with a book started to learn his first chords. He went to London and started out busking in the underground and the squares in the West end.
His musical talents came to the attention of the Rocky Horror Picture Show author Richard O'brien, who passing by Leicester Square stopped to listen to his performance. Richard tried to help Ken pursue his career by putting him in touch with some casting agencies who work for theatre and television companies, Ken did some auditions but didn't follow them up when he met Art Garfunkel from the Simon and Garfunkel duo. Art offered Ken a job as his personal assistant and took him on two European tours in 1997. On both tours Art kindly gave Ken the possibilty to open the show so he could gain experience on the stage in front of larger audiences.
During a trip to New york in late 1997 Art invited Ken to Ted Spencer Studios to record a demo tape. Together in an afternoon's work they recorded a Hermans Hermits song "Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter". Ken Played acoustic guitar and sang lead vocals, Art sang harmonies.
Ken left New York and went to live in Italy, where he settled for 14 years.
July 24th 2012
Ken moved back to the UK at the beginning of September 2011 where he has been working to get himself established again in his home country after being away for 14 years. During the last year he had initially taken a break from live performances to spend more time producing new work in his home studio recording new cds which will be released in the very near future, and has worked on his vocal technique to achieve better sounds and higher vocal range to sing a new variety of classic rock tunes.
April 15th 2013
Ken has been doing lives performances throughout the northeast of the UK for the past year in various different venues frum pubs to theatres, as well as various weddings and birthday events. In November 2012 Ken did his own show in the Spennymoor town hall to raise money for people suffering from dementia, the evening was a great success!
At present Ken is working really hard to master various recording and mastering techniques in his home studio. His project for the near future is to record other artists and give guitar lessons.