Ken McCarthy - Pianist

Ken studied composition at the Guildhall School of music and played in the experimental bands of Mike Westbrook, John Surman and Mike Osbourne.

He later based himself in Amsterdam and toured Europe and Japan with many visiting American Jazz stars. He broadened his horizons to TV and recording sessions and orchestral work. He has also developed a career as a musical director and arranger, his credits include many West End shows including - "Bubbling Brown Sugar" , "42 Street" , "Barnum" and "Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" , Ken has also been personal accompanist and director for Dame Vera Lynn, the late Roy Castle and singer Vince Hill. He has always had a keen interest in "classical music" A very experienced musician with a long successful musical career spanning 40+ years.