Atack’s founder and lead guitarist is Keith Atack. Keith grew up in the sixties & started playing guitar from the age of eight, listening to the Beatles, The Hollies, The Rolling Stones & the Yardbirds then later Ritchie Blackmore & Jimmy Page.
Keith made his professional debut as a guitarist, when he played at the Legendary Marquee Club in the mid seventies in London at the age of sixteen, supporting Ashton, Gardener & Dyke with his first band Child. They went on to have three top 30 singles and two hit albums. Moving into the 1980’s, Keith toured the world with many diverse rock and pop acts including Bonnie Tyler, Shakin’ Stevens, David Cassidy, Rick Astley, Jocelyn Browne, Barry Manilow and many others.
Keith has also composed music for film and television and worked on many TV themes for The Fast Show, Rory Bremner, Jo Brand, Harry Hill, and worked in Abbey Road studios on the soundtrack of the movie Cemetery Junction with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. He is currently writing and recording with Grammy-nominated rocker John Parr, who had number one hits in the UK and the US with St Elmo’s Fire.
His guitar playing styles are very diverse, immersed in rock, funk, soul, jazz, blues and country influences.