Keith Matheson – pictured in the centre at his 52nd birthday bash
Keith Matheson is a member of the recently reformed band – The Swiss Family Orbison. Keith (guitar & vocals) and his band mates – Kit Clark (vocals, keyboards & harmonica), Gregor Philp (guitar & vocals), Colin Davidson (bass & vocals) and Dougie Vipond (drums & vocals) are back together for 3 hot ticket gigs in Scotland this April.
How did the band originally come together and what inspired you to start making music?
We had all (Dougie aside) been playing in Dundee based bands for a number of years and so all knew each other pretty well already. When Kit decided to put a band together we were all only too happy to give it a go. Kit and Dougie knew each other from their time in Danny Wilson and Deacon Blue so when Kit approached Dougie to play drums he pretty much agreed immediately and that completed the line up.
Regarding inspiration to start making music: I remember making a cardboard guitar with a scrap bit of wood for a neck and performing at the school concert with 2 pals to ‘Teenage Rampage’ by The Sweet playing on a Dansette record player when I was in primary 4, so I blame Glam Rock!