Kim Ratcliffe RAT4
Kim Ratcliffe (Guitar), Jim Lewis (Trumpet), Pat Collins (Bass), Ted Warren (Drums)
Toronto guitarist Kim Ratcliffe has over 30 years experience covering a wide variety of creative endeavors and musical worlds. He was playing six nights a week in bar bands in Victoria B.C. as a teenager. Kim has played a part in the Frank Lozano Quintet (feat. Craig Taborn), Bruce Cassidy's 'Hotfoot Orchestra', Paul Delong's fusion band, and with groups led by Pat Collins, Andrew Downing, Jean Martin and Ted Warren. Kim's toured with singer Holly Cole, Carlos Del Junco, and performed with Colm Wilkinson, David Clayton Thomas, Ron Sexmith and many others. He was a member of the new music ensemble 'Hemispheres' and his compositions can be heard on albums by 'The Heillig Maneuvre', and others. Kim worked with many of the city's top dance bands for many years, and his theatre experience includes 'Chicago', 'Hairspray' and others. He has a B.F.A. from York University and is honoured to be on the guitar faculty at Humber and Mohawk colleges.