Nutty Noah

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Nutty Noah
Nutty Noah Playing the Hornophone
Nutty Noah Playing the Hornophone
Background information
GenresChildren's music
Occupation(s)Family entertainer, singer-songwriter
Instrument(s)Vocals, piano, ukulele, kazoo, hand bells, hornophone, cowbells, boomwhackers, flexatone, stylophone, alphapshere
WebsiteOfficial website

Nutty Noah is a family and children's entertainer, and singer-songwriter, based in Somerset, England.

As an entertainer, he performs a mixture of magic, music, and comedy. As a singer-songwriter, he has recorded several albums of children's music.

Noah studied Performing Arts at Weston College of Further and Higher Education. He performed his first gig on New Years's Eve 1995 at Center Parcs.[1] He has performed for over 20 years at Center Parcs, and at many other venues including Pennywell Farm, Komedia Bath and Brighton, Tobacco Factory Theatre Bristol, Tropicana Weston-super-Mare, and Finkley Down Farm. Ben Elton describes Noah as "The king of all things silly".[2]

Nutty Noah plays many unusual instruments, including the hornophone, Boomwhackers, flexatone, Stylophone, and the Alphasphere. He has also invented many musical instruments, including the Buzzoffaphone (featured on Britain's Got Talent),[3] the Boobaphone,[4] and the Horny Cowbells (hornophone with added cowbells).[5]

In 1996, Noah appeared on The Big Big Talent Show presented by Jonathan Ross,[6] Takeover TV, How Do They Do That?, What's My Line, Talking Telephone Numbers, and The Big Breakfast.[7]

In 2003, as a parody of the "Frozen in Time" stunt by illusionist David Blaine, Nutty Noah encased himself inside 16 blocks of Cheddar cheese, each weighing 20 kg, for 2 days.[8] Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills was on "Cheese Watch" during the stunt.[9]

In 2011, Nutty Noah was banned from appearing on Britain's Got Talent because his juggling balls were too large.[10]

In 2012, Nutty Noah starred as Ambrose, the Grecian Pizza Parlour's new apprentice, in the BBC Learning Zone's "Let's Do Maths!" series.[11]

In 2014, Nutty Noah appeared on BBC children's TV talent show The Slammer where he was covered in sloppy ploppy porridge.[12] Also in 2014, Nutty Noah appeared on Britain's Got Talent with the Buzzoffaphone.[citation needed]

In 2017, Nutty Noah debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with a run in the Pleasance Courtyard from 21 to 28 August.[13]

In February 2018, Nutty Noah won UK Family Entertainer of the Year at the Blackpool Magic Convention, which took place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.[14]

In 2018, Nutty Noah performed a new show called "You Might Die" at Komedia Brighton, as part of the Brighton Fringe, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[15]

In 2020, Nutty Noah performed on BBC's Crackerjack! (TV series) episode 8, broadcast on 6 March.[16] Noah also wrote a song about the difficulties of putting up with the COVID-19 pandemic called "Isolation Blues".[17]

In 2021, Nutty Noah performed again on BBC's Crackerjack! (TV series) episode 9, broadcast on 26 February.[18] Noah also wrote a Daft Punk inspired song, Feel the Beat,[19] and was interviewed as part of the YouTube series "Your Take".[20]

In 2022, Nutty Noah doubled for Jimmy Carr in episodes 3-5 of season 22 of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown playing an instrument made out of pipes and flip flops, wearing a balloon on his head, and playing the hornophone.[21]

Nutty Noah was interviewed on BBC Radio Bristol in 2015,[22] 2016,[23] 2018,[24][25] 2019,[26] and three times in 2020.[27][28][29]


Nutty Noah has also recorded four albums of children's music, and one album in 2021 with a more adult theme. As a musician, he is described as displaying "enormous talent".[30]

Year Title
2008 Silly Songs for Children
2011 Nutty Noah's Big Number Two
2014 Nutty Noah's Third Adventure
2018 You Might Die
2021 Songs In The Key Of Pandemic

Nutty Noah has also recorded a number of singles.[31]


  1. ^ "BBC Radio Bristol – Steve Yabsley and Nutty Noah". BBC. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ "".
  3. ^ "Failed Britains Got Talent Audition, Nutty Noah at the London Apollo". 7 May 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2016 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ "Nutty Noah's Boobaphone!". 24 April 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2016 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ Try out Medley on the Horns and Cowbells. 26 June 2015 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Noah Kelly - The Big Big Talent Show". YouTube. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  7. ^ "TV bits from '96". YouTube. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  8. ^ "UK | Magician's cheesey stunt". BBC News. 20 March 2003. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Somerset – The great cheese stunt!". BBC. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Britain's Got Talent bans juggler because his balls are too big – Mirror Online". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  11. ^ "BBC Two – Let's Do Maths! – Clips". BBC.
  12. ^ "Nutty Noah on The Slammer Returns". Retrieved 12 March 2016 – via YouTube.
  13. ^ "Edinburgh Fringe: Nutty Noah – Wear Your Pants With Pride". Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  14. ^ "UK Family Entertainer 2018 Winner Nutty Noah". Retrieved 27 February 2018 – via YouTube.
  15. ^ "Nutty Noah: You Might Die! announced for the Edinburgh Fringe". Komedia. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Crackerjack! Series 1 Episode 8". Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  17. ^ "Isolation Blues". Retrieved 12 April 2020 – via YouTube.
  18. ^ "Crackerjack! Series 2 Episode 9". Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  19. ^ "Feel The Beat by Noah Kelly ft Paul Wyatt". YouTube. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  20. ^ "Your Take (Episode 25) - An Interview with Nutty Noah". YouTube. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  21. ^ "Nutty Noah on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown". YouTube. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  22. ^ "BBC Radio Bristol – Steve Yabsley, Nutty Noah and Tim Mowl". BBC. 11 May 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  23. ^ "BBC Radio Bristol – Steve Yabsley and Nutty Noah". BBC. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  24. ^ "BBC Radio Bristol – Steve Yabsley and Nutty Noah". BBC. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  25. ^ "BBC Radio Bristol – Richard Lewis and Nutty Noah". BBC. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  26. ^ "BBC Radio Bristol – With fitness instructor Nectaria Pospori and children's entertainer Noah Kelly". BBC. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  27. ^ "BBC Radio Bristol – With Evan McPherson from East Bristol Auctions, showbiz agent John Miles and hamsters". BBC. 8 January 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  28. ^ "Mid-morning on BBC Radio Bristol". BBC. 10 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  29. ^ "Afternoons on BBC Radio Bristol". BBC. 22 December 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  30. ^ Shane Morgan (17 March 2013). "Nutty Noah (Bristol)".
  31. ^ "nuttynoah | Free Listening on SoundCloud". Retrieved 12 March 2016.