Keith Lamb (musician)

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Keith Lamb
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Background information
Birth name Keith Lamb
Born (1952-01-09) 9 January 1952 (age 65)
Origin Norwich, England, UK
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Songwriter
Producer
Game designer
Instruments Voice
Years active 1970 -
Associated acts Hush

Keith Lamb (born 9 January 1952, Norwich, England) was the lead singer and founding member of the Australian glam rock band, Hush. He sang since the age of 10 years, fronting English bands including Mr. Toad, The Case and Sleepy Talk. Mr. Toad supported UK acts inculding the Who and the Equals. He emigrated to Australia in 1970 with his school friend Robin Jackson.

Lamb co-wrote the Hush's music with guitarist Les Gock. He was one of Australia's better known front men of the 1970s, along with Bon Scott. On the passing of Scott, Lamb was considered as a replacement.[citation needed] Lamb lived for performing and was heartbroken when Hush split up. He went on to produce the work of bands Airport, Larry, and the Keith Lamb Band, but none had the commercial success of Hush. He also produced the albums Pioneers (platinum) and "Jesus Christ Superstar Choir Sing Carols". Lamb has mentored and supported many up-coming artists, including Sharon O'Neill. He appeared in the Australian musical "Jesus Christ Superstar", as Anas the Priest.[citation needed]

Lamb has also written songs for other artists, including top ten hits for Status Quo with "Ol' Rag Blues", "Over the Edge" and "I Want the World to Know".[citation needed]

Lamb performs at solo gigs, such as the Lifeline Concert in Cairns.[citation needed] He remains involved creatively with music, art and sculpture and is a partner in the embroidery company Rajmahal.[1] He has two children and five grandchilden. Lamb is also the co-author of the game, The Art of Conversation.[2]

He lives in Bendigo, Victoria.[3][4]

Countdown Spectacular[edit]

In 2006 Keith Lamb performed with other members of his band, Hush, as part of the Countdown Spectacular Tour under the auspices of Michael Gudinski.[citation needed] The first tour was staged from June to August 2006. It featured mainly Australian artists and groups, some re-forming specially for the tour, plus several international artists now living in Australia.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Luxury of Rajmahal Fine Needlework Products". Rajmahal.com.au. 2002-07-12. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  2. ^ "The Art of Conversation". TAOC. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  3. ^ Wilmoth, P. The Sunday Age, 3 September 2006
  4. ^ Wilmoth, P: Glad All Over : the Countdown years 1974-1987, McPhee Gribble, 1993, ISBN 0869142933