Yammer Music was created by Keith Nuttall in 2001, as a base for his solo and band recording work. He is a semi-retired guitarist, computer musician and producer. Since 1981, he has composed, recorded and performed progressive rock, new wave, experimental and electronic music.

Keith Nuttall plating with Crimson Creatures in 2023
Keith Nuttall, with Crimson Creatures in 2023

Living in the Eighties

In the eighties, he was a member of several North West bands: Cloudburst, Albino Dinnerjacket and Back to the Grind in his home town of Blackburn With Darwen in Lancashire, and Paddy’s Wigwam and First Night with the Indians in Liverpool.

Cloudburst live, 1982
Cloudburst in 1982

Although he enjoyed playing in bands, he also loved the writing and recording process, experimenting with sound, tape recorders and electronic effects. As well as recording albums with Gordon Farquhar and Michael Brandon, he produced several experimental demos.

Keith Nuttall AKA Hovis Malone of Albino Dinnerjacket
Keith (as Hovis Malone), Albino Dinnerjacket, 1983

In the late eighties, Keith moved to Yorkshire, and took a long break from making music, focusing on work and family, eventually resigning himself to being a listener, rather than a musician.


Keith always wanted a multi-track studio full of musical instruments. In 2001, he realised that he could have a virtual studio with sampled instruments in his computer, and Yammer was born. Over two years, he recorded an album (appropriately named Long Division), only once picking up his guitar. This was a rewarding but painfully slow process.

Long Division, 2004
Long Division, 2004

Frustrated by a lack of willing participants to form a band, Keith sold much of his gear over the next 3 years. Remembering the instant feedback from playing an instrument, he decided that his next musical foray would involve his guitar. But that would take another 12 years.

Going Back to My Roots

Keith moved back across the Pennines to Manchester. In 2018, he heard about a group of mature musicians being set up by Jah Wobble in Stockport. The group soon folded, but was revived the following year by Anthony Williams, and Keith directed Stockport Music in Sheds‘ weekly sessions until COVID-19 stopped indoor activities.

Music in Sheds, 2019-2020

After a year of renewed interest in playing guitar, and at a loose end from lockdowns, Keith started recording music again. He (remotely) collaborated with David Tomlinson as Dead Indians, and with Andy Bell as Lowly Man. In 12 months, he produced 3 EPs and an album.

Lowly Man album cover - general release
Lowly Man, 2021

Sand Dunes and Salty Air

Retirement plans were expedited by the pandemic, and Keith relocated to Purbeck in Dorset, on England‘s south coast. He joined a new band, Crimson Creatures, and produced 3 EPs and an album of original Prog, ending with 3 gigs in 2023, ending a 38 year live hiatus.

Crimson Creatures in 2023

Keith is currently looking for new collaborations, recording original and interesting music. Contact Keith if you’re interested.