Jeez! Three releases in three days!!! OK I guess I divided opinion by releasing an electropop single followed by a field recording of me taking a bath, but this EP is a bit more back to normal – 4 acoustic rocky/silly songs I recorded with the band, and I’m very pleased with it! Digital only at the moment but might do a physical release at some point. On Spotify too! Contains “Comedy Songs”, a song I wrote for our Edinburgh show in 2014 but never used.
My second release in as many days is a very special one for me ladies and gentlemen as it is my debut solo album. Thank you. But it’s perhaps not what you’d expect. It is available on limited edition CD that comes with a rubber duck and a teabag. Also on Spotify. Amazing right? Here are the liner notes:
This is the debut solo album from Rich Keeble, recording artist, actor, lover, and a unique, personal insight into just over 47 minutes of his life, recorded one afternoon in May 2018.
The album allows us to experience, and immerse ourselves completely, in the voyeuristic delight of sharing a bath with the artist. During the first track “In the Bath” we hear the running of the water, the adjustment of temperature, and the subsequent lowering of the naked body into the bath. What follows is a roller coaster ride of emotions as we, the listener, enjoy the sounds of the artist washing, scratching, coughing, sighing, sniffing, and drinking from a cup of tea. Sometimes there is just silent thought. On other occasions we are rewarded with external road traffic or other building services noise.
As we segue into the second and final track, “Out the Bath”, we are surely hooked on what might happen next, listening with heightened intensity over the next 20 or so minutes before he literally pulls the plug on the whole album. Was that a fart or a stomach noise? Will he sing or play up to the microphone in some way? Will the phone ring? Will he finish that fucking tea? The answers lie…. In the Bath. 5 Stars.
Woah! Look at this! It’s electropop mastery from Warbatron featuring Rich Keeble on vocals! Look at us in that photo! Don’t I look good in that wig and Dan’s girlfriend Kym’s coat! You can even buy it on cassette! What?! Also on Spotify and everything else probably.
I was lucky enough to be chosen to read two short stories at the Liars’ League “Small and Beautiful” 11th birthday flash fiction night on 10th April 2018. Each story was very different but both were great and were very well received!
So middle of March I shot a sketch with Sally Lindsay where she played a lady who had failed her driving test loads of times, and I played one of the driving examiners that had failed her. Not long afterwards, Ant got arrested for drink driving, and perhaps unsurprisingly this sketch about driving misdemeanours was canned. However, they clearly decided not to re-edit the trailer for the segment and therefore I did just about survive… albeit it with no lines and just getting slapped. Ah well. Sally was very nice!
Here’s the latest performance I did at Liars’ League in Feb. This was a great story about a woman who falls in love with Daddy Pig from Peppa Pig. Sadly the video is audio only for the first few seconds and I was suffering from a virus which went on for 4 weeks rendering my voice a little unreliable, but the crowd are great and I think it worked pretty well!
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Thursday’s “TONIGHT… with Remée Martin!” was a blast! With @jacobedwardsinc & @joznorris (@hollyburncomedy sadly not pictured). Thanks everyone! Honoured to be involved. 📷: @benspellsben #comedy #live #chatshow #tufnellpark #rubbergloves
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Here’s me on stage with Jacob Edwards and Joz Norris for Jacob’s new live show which he kindly asked me to be a part of, playing his sidekick, Leonard.
I was in Episode 2 of Series 2 of Simon Callow’s sitcom The Rebel recently on Gold (15th November, repeated 17th). I believe it’s still on catch up but I’m not 100% how to go about it if I’m honest. I’m very happy with the way it turned out and I have very positive memories of working with Mr Callow and the rest of the cast and crew. I played a ticket inspector who argues with Simon Callow’s character before being forcefully pushed into the train toilet. I do, however, get my own back…
Well well well. So I just spent 3 weeks shooting the Criminal Audition, where I played the character of William. I posted about this film back in November 2014 when I was due to have a little cameo, and appeared in the comic crowdfunding video. You may remember of course that I was in the original play back in 2011(!). Anyway, fast forward 3 years, major script rewrites, production changes, character recasting… and here I am playing one of the leads. I’m very grateful to Luke Kaile and Sam Gridley, and the rest of the team, for casting me in this great film where I had some incredibly enjoyable scenes getting to flex some different acting muscles. It’s also great that Luke has finally managed to get his film made after a lot of hard work. I look forward to seeing the final results, which are being edited as we speak. There’s me preparing to do some “serious acting” in that photo.