Keir Nuttall is a Brisbane guitarist, singer and songwriter. He performs and records in the band of his wife 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, including her 2004 single "Space They Cannot Touch", her ARIA-nominated 2007 single "Words" 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.
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. His first solo album as Franky Walnut, The Franky Walnut Reflective Drink Coaster was nominated for Best Comedy Release at the 2014 ARIAs.
Before joining Transport and Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall played in a number of Brisbane bands, including Complicated Game, experimental rock-funk trio More (formed in Toowoomba with Phil Lepherd and Lachlan Stewart) and 80s covers band Space Invaders.
Together with Miller-Heidke, he wrote the songs for the musical Muriel's Wedding. Muriel's Wedding premiered to positive reviews in Sydney, Australia, in late 2017. In 2019, "Zero Gravity," a song co-written by Nuttall and Miller-Heidke, was selected to represent Australia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.
"Caught in the Crowd"
- The Franky Walnut Reflective Drink Coaster (2013) (as Franky Walnut)
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