Kirsty Bertarelli

Kirsty Bertarelli

Kirsty Bertarelli is a singer/songwriter who will be releasing her latest single ‘Send Out A Message (To The World)’ on the 20th May 2013.

Her latest track features Ronan Keating, formally known for being one of the members of the boy band, Boyzone. The pair complement one another perfectly, with the tone of their voices combined together, it makes for a wonderful duet. The track has themes of pop/rock whilst Kirsty’s dreamy tone emphasises the topic of love.

Kirsty has been working on her first UK album ‘Love is’ and explains: “love is such a potent word, with many sides to it: it can be beautiful but its power shows its colours in many different ways.” The album is a deeply personal account and shares a broad range of feelings of what the meaning of ‘love’ is.

Her inspiration derives from her own experiences as well as storytellers such as Adele, Norah Jones, Bryan Adams and Joe Cocker. Her fondness for song writing has always been with her-“I always write. If someone or something has touched me deeply I write about it, whether that is the people I care about or something I’ve experienced or observed. I’ve never known anything different.”

The beautiful singer moved to London and was signed to Warner Brothers Records and began to write professionally. The successful song ‘I Wouldn’t Wanna Be’ was penned and was originally destined to be on her debut record. With the catchy chorus and the dreamy tone, the UK girl group, All Saints, fell in love with the song and later had a number one hit with this song, changing the title to ‘Black Coffee’.

Although the successes of her songs were overwhelming, she did, however, still have a passion to perform. “Don’t get me wrong, it’s fantastic to hear your songs on the radio, and to see them on TV, but at the same time it’s so hard to hear your own feelings in the lyrics when someone else is performing!”

After having a short break from music to focus on her family, she is now living in Switzerland but returned to the music scene in 2009 and recorded the album ‘Elusive.’ This became a top 20 hit in Switzerland and created many European live dates for her to perform her new music.

In her spare time the Staffordshire-born singer leads many of the philanthropic projects supported by the Bertarelli Foundation. These include a partnership with the UK government supporting the Marine Reserve in the British Indian Ocean Territory. Also, in 2012 saw the first Bertarelli Foundation Creative Minds Festival in Kirsty's home town of Stoke-on-Trent, which encourages participation in the creative arts amongst schoolchildren from all backgrounds.


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