Keith Helliwell - 'The Singing Postie'
Keith Helliwell - Singer, Songwriter & Poet
We are proud to present our very own Strathglass postie Keith Helliwell, singer/songwriter and poet. Keith is a native of Halifax, West Yorkshire born on the same day as Sam Allardyce. (Well you've got to share your birthday with someone!) Whilst nurturing his musical & literary talents Keith has had a number of career changes. Before joining Royal Mail he worked for 14 years at a well known Swiss chocolate company - a touch of 'goodbye Willie Wonka and hello Postman Pat.'
Keith's lived in the Highlands since 1993 and now resides in Ross-shire, he's currently writing and recording new songs as one half of folk duo NORTHEASTERN SUNRISE with Rob Mackenzie for a forthcoming EP and with our own Iain Scally as recording engineer, it's bound to be a huge success. First song "I Will Listen" is due to be filmed as a music video within the next 2/3 weeks so watch this space!
His 'Short Tales & Poems of a Rural Postie' is available to order only on-line at the moment. It's a collection of tales about the everyday work of a postie in the Highlands. Disclaimer!! This website cannot be held responsible for promoting the use of choice language, flagrant breaches of Royal Mail's Customer Care Policy and thinly disguised references to local residents.(Keith claims the characters in the book are fictional....but we know better!!!!)
He's hoping to publish his new book in 2010 "Keith Helliwell - The First Fifty, An Autobiography."
Any spare time and Keith likes to go hill walking - his current tally is 283 Munros 56 Corbetts 10 Grahams & 3 Donalds. Despite all this and delivering the odd letter or two he also works for The Richmond Foundation Scotland as a carer.