Kelly Barnes

Session Musician

Kelly Barnes is a graduate from our BA Hons Creative Musicianship Vocals course at BIMM Institute London and has since worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including 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.

Having been born into a musical family, Kelly was lucky enough to be surrounded by music from a young age. After spending much of her childhood performing, singing, and acting, she picked up the guitar, shifting her focus to becoming a musician. 

At just 14 years old Kelly began playing open mics at various local venues. Now, Kelly teaches at Goldmans Stage School in Kent and works as part of vocal harmony group, Lady Armstrong. She also performs at weddings, parties, and corporate events, to help fund her original music that she releases under the moniker, ‘Kelly Jane’.

“I feel very lucky to have a career doing something I love.” - Kelly Barnes