Keir Nuttall

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Keir Nuttall is a Brisbane guitarist, singer and songwriter. He performs and records in the band of his partner Kate Miller-Heidke, the Brisbane singer-songwriter and Sony-BMG artist, as well as in the progressive rock trio Transport.

Kate Miller-Heidke has recorded or performed a number of songs written by Nuttall,[1] including her 2004 turntable hit Space They Cannot Touch, her ARIA-nominated 2007 single Words[2] and other tracks on Little Eve (2007). Nuttall and Miller-Heidke have increasingly written together, and they collaborated on all of the songs on Miller-Heidke's 2008 album Curiouser.[3]

As 'Franky Walnut', during Kate Miller-Heidke concerts, Keir Nuttall has performed his comic songs Where Have I Been All Your Life? and Three Word Review, both of which he has recorded.[4] His first solo album as Franky Walnut, "The Franky Walnut Reflective Drink Coaster was nominated for Best Comedy Release at the 2014 ARIAs. [5]

Before joining Transport and Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall played in a number of Brisbane bands,[6] including Complicated Game, experimental rock-funk trio More (formed in Toowoomba with Phil Lepherd and Lachlan Stewart) and 80s covers band Space Invaders.

Caught In The Crowd[edit]

In May 2009 Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall were awarded the $US25,000 Grand Prize in the 2008 International Songwriting Competition for their composition "Caught in the Crowd".[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • The Franky Walnut Reflective Drink Coaster (2013) (as Franky Walnut)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile by Noel Mengel, Something for Kate among the rock hits, Brisbane Courier-Mail, 10 August 2006
  2. ^ "DIVERSITY RULES THE DAY!" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 6 October 2007. 
  3. ^ Mengel, Noel (17 October 2008). "Kate Miller-Heidke finds a songwriter in her heart". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "MySpace page: Franky Walnut". MySpace.com. Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/music/aria-music-awards-2014-the-full-list-of-nominees/story-fniwj43s-1227082452534?nk=a2fa7a0044a2d5429bd93a092bc88e6c Retrieved 25 November 2014
  6. ^ Chris Spencer et al., Who's Who of Australian Rock, Five Mile Press, 5th edition (2002),
  7. ^ "ISC: 2008 Grand Prize Winner". International Songwriting Competition. Retrieved 4 May 2009. [dead link]

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