Born in Kensington, Liverpool, Keith comes from a long line of professional actors, theatre managers and puppeteers. He has worked extensively throughout the UK and Europe as a writer and poet, musician, theatre-maker, actor and television presenter.
Razor sharp and erudite, his words are drawn from life’s warp and weft and his music straddles an art-rock psyche somewhere between early T.Rex, Zappa’s improvisation and the The Bonzo Dog Band’s post-Music Hall vibe. His live work shifts seamlessly between stand up and stand out whether solo, the sonic duo, the threesome or the full nine yards with the fully-loaded Spiritualists. His music has featured on film, radio and television in the UK, Ireland, Canada and the USA.
He was Creative Director of a major European Theatre Project (Culture 2000) across the UK, Spain and Finland and has led countless theatre, music and creative writing workshops with Youth and Community Groups across the country.
His written work for the stage includes national tours for Unnecessary Act, Masque Theatre and Mockbeggar Theatre Company. He has written, produced and scored three short films – Skinflick (1998) which opened at the British Pavilion in Cannes, Friday the 14th (1999) and Whatever It Takes (2000). His written work for the theatre includes the highly-acclaimed Balls! www.ballstheplay.co.uk and he continues to work for all of the major broadcasters, twice being nominated for a Royal Television Society Award.
He has written two poetry collections (Irritable Vowel Syndrome in 2012 and Bumfuzzle in 2014) and since 2007 has been a member of the legendary SCAFFOLD with John Gorman and Mike McCartney https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scaffold
His work as Artistic Director of MTC Arts, an award-winning disabled people’s performance group, has yielded three national and twelve regional tours plus numerous other performance events of national and international significance.