UK music mourns tour director Ken

UK music mourns tour director Ken


norman lebrecht

April 13, 2021

Ken Watts was a legend in making every kind of music work on stage.

Violinist Haylie Ecker writes:

My heart goes out to this legend’s tour family and loved ones at home. He was a force of calm with a mischievous sense of humour, who always made us laugh when we needed to most, living selflessly behind the scenes, paving the roads for us to smoothly travel. No problem was ever too large to overcome💫. He made our sound, and in our ever changing world, he also made us a bubble of safety, luxuriously so. Ever there to hold our hand as we sweatily stumbled off stage, “Don’t do a Laura Ashley”, he’d say…. 🙏🏻💫 May someone be there to hold your hand as you ascend the stairway to heaven, Ken Master

photo (c) Lisa Johnson


  • drummerman says:

    I certainly mean no disrespect to this gentleman but can someone tell me what “Don’t do a Laura Ashley” means?