Kelly Barnes - Singer & Guitarist For Hire - Bio

Singer Guitarist Kelly Barnes BioHaving been born into a musical family, I have always been surrounded by music. Since a very young age, I have always been performing, whether it be dancing, singing or acting.

I began learning the guitar at age 13. Soon after, I knew singing and playing the guitar was what I wanted to pursue and therefore, I made it an integral part of my life focus, which turned out to be a life impacting stage of my life.

A year later I was ready to start playing publically. I was singing originals songs at open mics and in various local venues at the age of 14, and soon became very busy performing professional with gigs nearly every weekend!

I completed a 2 year Musical Theatre Course at Northampton College in 2013 and then began studying at BIMM (British & Irish Institute of Modern Music) London on the BA Hons in Creative Musicianship Vocals course, where I am currently completing my final year.

I write and perform my original music with a full band as ‘Kelly Jane’ and perform covers at weddings, parties and corporate events to help me fund original music (& helps pay my bills!)

My influences and inspiration in music include; Corinne Bailey Rae, Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone, Lianne La Havas, Allen Stone, Jack Johnson, J.P. Cooper and many more. My professional experience, enthusiasm and easygoing personality will make for a brilliant performance, and I will make sure that your event is one to remember!