Singer, songwriter and arts entrepreneur, Keith Ayling is all!
Keith Ayling is a singer, songwriter and arts entrepreneur. He is currently one of the most in-demand speakers on songwriting in the UK. Described as tenacious, eclectic and ‘something of a polymath‘, (Fatea Magazine, 2015) Ayling has succeeded in a music career spanning over three decades whilst also working on projects in the arts, music education and media. He has released 14 albums, performed across Europe, India and Canada as well as gaining a Masters degree in songwriting.
‘Song Club’ is the video podcast and live gig event hosted by songwriter Keith Ayling. In episode 1 Keith interviews youtube artist & songwriter ortoPilot.
In the late nineteen nineties and early 21st century Keith Ayling was one of the most influential musicians in UK CCM. ‘Alongside Delirious and Fono, this is as good as UK CCM gets‘, confirmed music editor Tony Cummings, as Ayling became possibly Greenbelt Festival’s most booked artist, invited every year from 1991 to 2008. In 2017 he was booked to speak at three national music education conferences, twice at Cambridge University, many schools and academies, continued as lead songwriter for CLIC Sargent, and was invited to be Senior Lecturer in Songwriting at Leeds College of Music. His Mister Keith project also completed a ten-date tour for the Arts Council’s rural tour network.
In his alter ego here is Mister Keith perfoming ‘Love Is Strong’ find out more below.
Keith is also known for his singing capability as Mister Keith on the album ‘Record of Wrongs’. It’s a charming, bittersweet and darkly romantic collection of life stories from the pen – or quill – of Mister Keith, the self-professed originator of ‘Victorian Pop’. With this recording, Mister Keith has drawn together the influences of his grandfathers in to a coherent piece of modernist Victorian art.
Let’s see what Keith Ayling has to say about Vocalzone!
“I first discovered Vocalzone after damaging my voice earlier in my career. I was looking for a throat remedy and discovered a leaflet in my local chemist. Having been warned that a lot of throat remedies used anaesthetics to numb the pain I was really interested to read the research behind Vocalzone.”
“It proved invaluable when touring and performing regularly. Ever since, I have used Vocalzone as part of my warm up regime. They are the only throat pastille I go to and I feel unprepared if they are not within my touring equipment.”