1936 
Born 9th May
1947 - 1952
Trinity College Of Music, London
1954 - 1956
Military National Service with Royal Air Force
1958
Worked as pianist for Alma Cogan and Terry Dean
on their tour of the Empire Theatres
1958 - 1960
Pianist / Vocalist / Arranger with The Kenny Clayton Trio at Les Ambassadeurs, Mayfair
1960
Arranger / Accompanist to Shani Wallis on Johnnie Ray's television series.
1961
Releases his first single on the Parlophone label Tenerife b/w String Gloves produced by Walter Ridley.
1962 - 1963
Musical Director / Pianist for Petula Clark on tours of France
1963
Musical Director / Pianist for Dick Haymes on tours throughout Europe
1963 - 1964
Assistant Musical Director with Johnnie Spence for the Richard Rodgers musical No Strings at Her Majesty's Theatre, London.
1964 - 1967
Musical Director / Pianist for Shirley Bassey
1967 - 1969
Musical Director / Pianist for Matt Monro
1969 - 1970
Worked as musical director and producer for Robin Gibb for his two solo albums during his break from the Bee Gees

1970 - 1973
Composed and orchestrated film scores for The Pied Piper, The 14, Brother Sun, Sister Moon, The Ragman's Daughter and Night Train To Murder. For the films The Pied Piper and Brother Sun, Sister Moon Kenny worked closely with Donovan in composing the musical sequences for these films.
1972 - 1982 
Under contract to the Argo label to compose original music for their spoken word recordings. 
1973 - 1975
Musical Director to Cilla Black
1973 - 1974
Musical Director for Privates On Parade
1974
Musical Director for the John Barry / Don Black musical Billy with Michael Crawford and Elaine Paige.
1974 - 1975
Recorded two albums for the Windmill label with The Kenny Clayton Trio All The Way and Nice 'N' Easy a musical tribute to Sinatra.
1974
Arranged and played on Phil Everly's solo album for Pye Records There's Nothing Too Good For My Baby
1975
Joined John Barry on a concert tour of Japan.
1975 - 1977
Musical Director / Pianist for Charles Aznavour touring the world
1978 - 2008
Musical Director / Pianist / Arranger for Petula Clark
1980 - 2006
Musical Director / Pianist / Arranger for Anita Harris
1982 - 1983
Musical Director for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Song And Dance at the Palace Theatre with Marti Webb
1984
Composed and directed the Variety Club charity single Touch The Heart Of A Child With Sunshine, also appearing in the music video.
1984
Composed original music and acted in BBC2 series Company & Co
1985
Composed and arranged original music for Channel 4 comedy series Coming Next!
1989 - 1990
Musical Director and Arranger for Petula Clark's musical Someone Like You on tour and in the West End
1991
Musical Director for the musical Nightingale starring Anita Harris
1992
Composed music and acted as musical director / arranger for the musical Bertie starring Anita Harris and Ron Moody
1994
Accompanied Sacha Distel as musical director for a season of concerts at The Green Room.
2000
Musical Director for the LWT Saturday night series Lilly Live
2005
Kenny Clayton and Bruce Montague's new musical play The Mistress is performed as a work shop starring Melanie Stace, Anita Harris and Liz Robertson at St. Pauls, Covent Garden.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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