Kirsty Newton is a multi-instrumentalist ‘human jukebox’, musical director, arranger, songwriter, singer, MC and comedy performer and has been working with top comedians for more than a decade, combining her musical talent and wit for dozens of acts including Arthur Smith, Rich Hall, Mitch Benn and Charlie Baker among many others.
She co-hosts and runs London’s premiere musical comedy night “The Distraction Club” and her cult show “Kirsty’s Poptastic Piano Singalong” is a sell-out hit every month. She is also in great demand as a solo performer for festivals and private events.
Last year, she and Jess Robinson were nominated for a Chortle Award and won the ‘Amused Moose People’s Champion’ award and the ‘Mervyn Stutter Pick Of The Fringe’ award for the show “Jess Robinson: The Return Of Mighty Voice”.
She is a regular guest with legendary improvisers The Comedy Store Players and is a member of the sensational crowd-singalong Massaoke band.
As half of the band Siskin, she released an album of original songs and is currently recording with exciting brand-new rock band Muscle, also featuring the award-winning Phil Nichol.
Her debut solo show “Kirsty Newton: Life Begins At Party!” premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016.
TV and radio credits include “The Graham Norton Show”, “The World Stands Up”, “Comedy Shuffle”, “A Song For Europe”, “Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music” and “Loose Ends”.
‘Multi-talented rock babe… musical powerhouse’ – Chortle
‘A one-woman party. Huge musical talent with wit & warmth to match’ – Shappi Khorsandi
‘Unbeatably fabulous’ – Arthur Smith