The two Cauld Blast Orchestra albums, long out of print, are now available as digital downloads on Bandcamp. Both have previously unreleased bonus tracks – three tunes recorded for the abandoned third CD, and two for an unfinished compilation album on Eclectic Records. The latter includes a wonderful collaboration with the great Dundonian singer-songwriter Michael Marra, on his “The Homeless Do Not Seem to Drink in Here”.
Here’s a track from Orange Claw Hammer’s 2nd CD “New Beef Dreams”. Available mid to late February 2021 on Bandcamp.
I’ve been recording videos and posting them on my Facebook page every Thursday during lockdown. Very low-tech, using an effects pedal, loop station and my phone. Mainly my own stuff, but also covers of Beefheart, Soft Machine, Caravan and Ken Dodd! They’re now up on YouTube – look up “Steve Kettley entertains at home”. Here’s #5 – my version of a Henry Cow tune.
I now have some recordings available for download on iTunes and other sites:
Steve Kettley – “The Phoenix” A three movement suite recorded for Vision Mechanics in 2010. Featuring myself on soprano, alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, flute, jaw harp, melodica, conch shell and a vast array of percussion, including frying pan, colander, wok lids, gongs & drums.
Dmytro Morykit – “Summer Snow” Four duets from this wonderful pianist, featuring myself on tenor & soprano saxophones, recorded 2014.
Ron Shaw – “Runes” Two compositions by my old friend from the Cauld Blast Orchestra, Ron Shaw. Stirring cello with double tracked tenor & soprano saxophones, recorded 2014.
All these on sale for very small amounts of money!