Our Patrons

Musical Keys’ Patrons help to promote the work that we do and assist with fundraising activities.  Currently our Patrons are:

Kit Downes


Kit performing at his fundraising concert for Musical Keys, 8 June 2016

Kit is a Mercury Prize nominated musician that has worked alongside many greats such as Seb Rochford, Micachu, Clark Tracey, Sarah Gillespie, Matthew Herbert, Acoustic Ladyland, Dennis Rollins, and Joe Locke among others.

Currently Kit plays in his own group ‘Tricko’ (playing piano, with Lucy Railton – cello) that he writes for and tours with, as well as working with ‘Wedding Music’ (playing church organ, with Tom Challenger – saxophone) and a new group ‘The Enemy’ featuring Petter Eldh (bass) and James Maddren (drums) and currently plays in Squarepusher’s band ‘Shobaleader One’. He also plays and writes for ‘Troyka’, and collaborates with filmmakers, artists, instrument builders and writers.

Kit grew up in rural Norfolk and attended Norwich School before going on to the Purcell School and then the Royal Academy. Although much of his time is spent touring or working in London, Norwich remains a special place for him, and we hope to work together in the city in the near future.