A Night for MAP

A great evening for Medical Aid for Palestinians at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Wed 22nd November, over 800 people! I played a set with Liz Lochhead, also performing were Bashir Saade, Aidan O’Rourke, Dave Milligan, Karine Polwart and Nada Shawa.

Click Clack rides again!

My club Click Clack is starting again after a two and a half year hiatus, at a new venue! I’ve put together a fantastic 8-piece band to pay tribute to recently departed, legendary saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, one of my all time heroes. We will be called The Master Planners. Plus guitar duo Gomboc, and songs and improv from Noah and the Chomskys. 

Downloads now available!

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!

Stewart Hanratty & Rob Morsberger

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Stewart Hanratty died today, Monday 3rd June 2013, in Penicuik, after a brave battle with cancer.  Also our mutual friend and fellow musician, Rob Morsberger, died at home on Sunday 2nd June 2013, in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City, after his own fight with cancer. Much loved by all their friends and family, we will miss them so much. Goodbye my old friends, lots of love.

“An Afternoon with Stewart” video

On the afternoon of Sunday 3rd March 2013 a group of us organised a concert for singer, songwriter and guitarist Stewart Hanratty, who is seriously ill with cancer. The Jazz Bar in Edinburgh was packed out, and 12 acts performed for their friend Stewart. This is a short film which captures the joy of the occasion, and the spirit of the man himself. Thanks to Gerald Lohan for the filming and editing.