He then formed the group Bedlam with his brother Dennis and drummer Cozy Powell, who released an album on Chrysalis Records, but the group disbanded after a brief period. He also recorded with Long John Baldry on Baldry's 1973 album Good to Be Alive. He also played in the Nickey Barclay Band in London in the 1980s. In 1988, while working in Oman, he performed in the band Rashid Goes To Nizwa.
He last played with Gary Brooker of Procol Harum in London, in July 2007. He also sometimes played with the Procol Harum tribute band, The Palers. He released a solo album, Don't Forget Your Alligator, in 2012.
Ball died of bowel cancer in April 2015 at the age of 65. This tribute recognised he was a great guitarist, but also a top-notch illustrator and writer.