Kim Ratcliffe RAT4

Kim Ratcliffe (Guitar), Jim Lewis (Trumpet), Pat Collins (Bass), Ted Warren (Drums)

Torontoguitarist Kim Ratcliffe has over 30 years experiencecovering a wide variety of creative endeavors and musical worlds. He wasplaying six nights a week in bar bands in Victoria B.C. as a teenager. Kim hasplayed 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 PatCollins, Andrew Downing, Jean Martin and Ted Warren. Kim’s toured with singerHolly Cole, Carlos Del Junco, and performed with Colm Wilkinson, David ClaytonThomas, 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 HeilligManeuvre’, and others. Kim worked with many of the city’s top dance bands formany years, and his theatre experience includes ‘Chicago’, ‘Hairspray’ andothers. He has a B.F.A. from York University and is honoured to be on the guitarfaculty at Humber and Mohawk colleges.