Keff's life has been spent as a musician, engineer, producer
and writer - the main theme and incidental music for Sylvester
McCoy's years as the BBC TV's Sci-Fi series "Dr
Who" and the video score of the film "White Mischief"
being just two of the projects he worked on.
He spent his formative years in Brighton, UK and most of his
evenings and weekends were spent playing in clubs and holiday
camps. After working and touring with bands such as 'Pickettywitch',
Roaring 80s' and 'Pete Haycock's Climax', the next few years
were taken up with guitar session work and writing songs, TV
adverts, jingles and a musical.
destined to be a musician from the start!
was about this time Keff started writing the incidental music
for the BBC's "Dr Who" series.
with 'The Wilsons' in Canada
met up with the then producer of the series, John Nathan Turner
who suggested he come up with a new version of Ron Grainer's almost
un-improvable theme tune which then turned into the incidental
music for 7 of the stories.
Also, during this period, the chance to do a film
came up. Sadly, the film, "White Mischief", had aleady
been on general release with George Fenton's amazing original
score in place but through contractual problems, the score had
to be re-witten for the video release. Keff did that score!
Keff was an independent record producer for about 10 years with
a huge bulk of work. The likes of Acker Bilk, Rose Marie, Johnny
Logan, G.O.S.H. (Great Ormond Street Charity Record with Boy George,
Go West, Dollar etc), The Wilsons, The Troggs, Frank Carson and
Gerry Marsden have all appeared on Keff's CV.
Keff is now living in Sydney with his lovely wife, Lyndy, where
he entertains in clubs and restaurants, performing at weddings,
parties, awards dinners and corporate events. Keff also has a
large number of retirement / high care villages where he thoroughly
1981, he joined a publishing company with it's own recording studio
in London, where he learned the business side of the music industry
and taught himself to engineer and produce. He engineered most
of the label's output in the late 70s / early 80s, including "The
Nolan Sisters", Kenny Lynch, "The Tweets" and Russ