Kirsty Newton is a multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, songwriter, musical director, entertainer, comedy performer and improviser, compere and ‘human jukebox’. She performs around the world with a huge variety of wonderful artists from the worlds of music and comedy, wearing many different hats and showcasing her versatile talents.
Kirsty will soon be appearing on UK screens as one of ‘The 100’ expert judges on BBC1’s primetime Saturday night singing talent show All Together Now and is also the resident pianist on brand new TV show Al Murray’s Great British Pub Quiz on Quest.
In addition to her regular signature interactive live shows Kirsty’s Poptastic Piano Singalong, where she shows off her remarkable musical ear and crowd-pleasing skills, she has a busy year ahead full of exciting projects.
From April to June 2019 she will join Paul Merton’s Impro Chums for their UK tour.
June and July sees her return to musical direction and performance with comedy legend Arthur Smith for his run at Soho Theatre before another stint at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his acclaimed show about his father, Syd.
While at the Fringe, she will also be musically directing and performing in The Scott Walker Song Book with Andy Davies and will appear with the sensational party band Massaoke, with whom she plays regularly around the country.
Kirsty is also in great demand as a solo performer and host for music and comedy shows, festivals and private parties and events and can tailor and adapt her act for any occasion. Bookings and enquiries can be made here: http://www.kirstynewton.com/contact/
Her debut solo ‘variety show’ Kirsty Newton: Life Begins At Party! premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 to sell-out crowds and critical acclaim and she was the sole musical improviser in the triumphant sold out 2017 EdFringe return of Whose Line Is It Anyway? starring the original TV cast and fulfilling a childhood dream.
In 2015, Kirsty and rising impressionist 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.
Her eclectic TV and radio credits include The Graham Norton Show, The World Stands Up, Blue Peter, Brainiac, A Song For Europe, Comedy Shuffle, Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music and Loose Ends.
Kirsty lives in her hometown of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire with her comedian husband Nick Doody and their imaginary dog (they aren’t home enough to have a real one yet).
“Multi-talented rock babe… She should be employed by the NHS to raise the spirits, the heart rate and help everyone rediscover their will to live” ★ ★ ★ ★ (Chortle.co.uk)”
“BRILLIANT…quick wit & sharp tongue… EXTREMELY talented” ★ ★ ★ ★ (Funny Women)
“A one-woman party. Huge musical talent with wit & warmth to match” – Shappi Khorsandi
“Unbeatably fabulous” – Arthur Smith