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 rising star 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!” will premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 at The Voodoo Rooms Speakeasy at 14:55 each day.
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