Born in Staffordshire Kirsty was crowned Miss UK in her late teens and went on to compete and place in Miss World.
When Kirsty moved to London and began writing songs professionally in the mid 90’s, her song ‘I Wouldn’t Wanna Be’ was a number one hit for the girl group All Saints under the title ‘Black Coffee’. From securing her first publishing deal, she has gone on to sign with Universal Music and release her own records and collaborate with other artists including Ronan Keating and Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason.
Kirsty is also an exuberant performer, as proven by her past support slots on the Simply Red farewell tour and at the Montreux Jazz Festival. More recently Kirsty supported Jools Holland during his UK tour and opened for Robbie Williams at Chopards ‘Gold’ party at the Cannes Film Festival.
Kirsty is now back in the studio writing with her band. Her new album will be released this year. Kirsty lives in Switzerland with her husband Ernesto and their three children. She is a trustee of her family’s charity, the Bertarelli Foundation, and leads its activity in Stoke-on-Trent, her hometown.