Ian Griffin was always fascinated when his grandfather (on his mother’s side) played his Wurlitzer electronic organ and baby grand piano. He was only seven years old when he crept into his grandfather’s parlour and started to play tunes on the organ. He was ‘discovered’ when the rest of the family heard the music from the other room. It was then that his grandfather decided he should have piano lessons. Ian’s piano teacher was a lovely grey haired lady who used to play the piano to accompany silent films in the local cinema, the Neath Empire, in fact the same cinema where his grandfather later played the Christie pipe organ, an instrument that was uprooted a few years after Ian was born in 1965. Auntie Glad, as he called his piano teacher, discovered that her pupil had such a good ear for music that it was best not for her to play a new piece of music before giving it to Ian to learn for the simple reason that he would quickly pick it up by ear without reading the dots.
At Barton Hall in 1982 Ian met Richard Bower when they both sat at two different organs on a dealers stand and discovered they could read each other’s mind in a musical kind of way. It was several years later that they got together with the name of Keyklix. Ever since their popularity have grown year by year with appearances all over the UK and with repeat performances in Holland in recent years.