Kelly Barnes

Session Musician

Classically trained from the age of nine, Kelly has been busy since leaving BIMM, providing backing vocals for the likes of Katy B, The Noisettes, Beverly Knight, Heaven 17 and Boy George. She’s performed on numerous TV shows, at venues including London’s Royal Albert Hall and at the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony.

Kelly graduated from BIMM’s BA (Hons) Professional Musicianship course in 2009.

She teaches at Goldman’s Stage School in Kent and of her success after BIMM she says: “I feel very lucky to have a career doing something I love.”

As part of vocal harmony group Lady Armstrong, she collaborated with Flash Mob Jazz on this vintage-swing cover of Lorde’s Royals.

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