IMG_8673_WiderYou can listen to a Spotify playlist of my favourite recordings I’ve performed on with various bands over the last few years here. I recently “came out of musical semi-retirement”, and am recording and performing with a new band, Rich Keeble & The More Accomplished Musicians. Please do follow us on Spotify if that’s your music portal of choice.

Any live dates will be posted on Songkick so please do check that out if you’d like to come to a show.

We currently have an album out that we released in August 2017, and a single from that album, “You Took My Stuff” which has a non-album B-side “Oh No, I Know (Part 1). Amusingly (for me), “Part 2” is actually on the album. We’re currently recording/finishing off a new EP for an early 2018 release.

Apart from Spotify, our music is available in all the other usual places including Bandcamp, iTunes etc.

I would also like to bring your attention to the music video for the single mentioned above, starring my actor friend Ben Green, who you might recognise:

Rich Keeble & The More Accomplished Musicians tour dates

I’m also going to be releasing a double A-side electro-pop single with electronic musician Warbatron in 2018, and have started working on an experimental solo album, and plan to record a ragtime piano album at some point (!).

I also used to sing in a band called Goodbye Sergeants (2005-2010). Jon Shortt was the drummer in that band and now plays with me in RK & The MAMs). Here’s what we looked like:

Goodbye Sergeants 2007 (Rich in the hat)
Goodbye Sergeants 2007 (Original line up with Jon Shortt, Matt Haynes and Julian Trill. Rich in the hat)

I just released a compilation pulling together a load of previously available and rare/unreleased stuff from that band. Here’s some of my faves (these are also in that Spotify playlist from earlier):

I also used to play drums in The Pistol Gang & The Preacher (2007-2017) until we knocked it on the head last year. Other members were Sam Legassick on guitar/vocals (who is also in Rich Keeble Vanity Project) and Matt Jarman on bass (who was in Goodbye Sergeants).

Pistol Gang. Rich on drums.
Pistol Gang. Rich on drums.

I don’t really think the Pistol Gang recordings did us justice so here’s a gig we did which I think is pretty cool. (Me on drums)

Previously I played live keyboards for indie-rock band The Splendour on their 2008 UK summer tour in support of their album Best Way To Make Money (2008), the last performance of which was at Beachdown Festival in Brighton, which sadly no longer exists. The band went their separate ways after the tour.

The Splendour live at Beachdown Festival
The Splendour live at Beachdown Festival (Rich on keyboards, back)

In 2008 I joined the anti-folk band Sergeant Buzfuz as their drummer to support their album High Slang that was released in 2009. The band played a number of gigs around the country including live session performances for BBC 6 Music – performing on both Marc Riley and Tom Robinson’s shows. I didn’t actually play on the album though. I played drums for folk veterans Dr Strangely Strange (of whom Gary Moore was a previous member) during a London reunion show where Sergeant Buzfuz were supporting on 21 February 2009. I decided to leave the band and played my last gig with them on 21 March 2009. My replacement was Ian Button from Death in Vegas. They’re still going strong.

Sergeant Buzfuz Live on BBC Radio 6.
Sergeant Buzfuz Live on BBC Radio 6. (Rich on drums, left)

I also filled in on drums for trendy indie band Ratty Rat Rat for a gig at the Astoria 2 in 2008. Members of that band now play in Is Tropical who I think are doing quite well.

Did I mention I have a Spotify playlist of my stuff…?

If it’s easier, I have also have a Youtube playlist here: