My name is Warren Keats I was born in Ivanhoe in 1961

the younger son of Les & Joy Keats We lived in West Heidelberg

not far from the Olympic village


I was part of a musical family,

Older brothers Garry & Kerran both played guitar

Mum and Dad had a country band

And both brothers played in it.

I guess my first musical memories

are a strange mixture of sixties rock and roll radio

 Buck Owens, Hank Snow, Jean Shepherd, The Twilights, The Easybeats,

Jimmy Rodgers, Bobby & Laurie And A Few Instrumental Records My Brother Left Laying Around

Like Amapola By The Spotnicks And Other Strange And Marvellous Things


The song that made me want to be a guitar player

was Apache by The Shadows

The sound of that guitar made me think I could

do worse things than make a noise like that

While the run of the mill life in West Heidelberg

usually involved stealin a car or getting a tattoo

this was probably a very sensible decision

I am now 51 years of age and

I am still one of the few kids From Marie Ave

that has not got a tattoo or an earring.

By the time I was about eleven

I got Garrys job which he inherited from Kerran

as the lead guitarist in the Keats family band


And so began a journey that we would share

my mum and dad and me for the next thirty years.

That was 1971

The Rest Of The Story is contained within these

web pages hope you enjoy the journey as much as i did