Kelly Appleton is a British musician, songwriter and music producer. Kelly's musical journey has taken her from the electrifying energy of live performances to the precision of studio production. She has worked with a variety of major label and independent recording artists on worldwide tours, television, radio and studio sessions. Her versatile career spans from touring to performances in television house bands, theatre shows in the U.K and U.S, and a role in a Cirque Du Soleil resident show in Las Vegas. In the Cirque Du Soleil production, she not only showcased her guitar skills but also operated Ableton to cue and trigger playback .
Before her involvement with Cirque Du Soleil, Kelly worked with Sony recording artist Beth Ditto (Gossip) on a two-year campaign for her debut solo album "Fake Sugar." This campaign included headline tours in the U.S and Europe, festival appearances in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa, as well as performances on various television and radio shows. The campaign included support tours with Sam Smith on his U.S arena headline tour "The Thrill of it All" and Florence and The Machine on her "High as Hope" Tour.
Her list of television and radio appearances includes shows "Later with Jools Holland," "The Late Late Show with James Corden," "Late Night with Seth Myers," "The Graham Norton Show," "KCRW," and "BBC Radio".
Most recently Kelly has been playing guitar in Mark Owen's (Take That) band, supporting the release of his solo album Land Of Dreams, completing a festival season and UK tour.
Beyond her touring commitments, Kelly is passionate about the creative and technical aspects of music making. She is actively building a catalogue of original songs and continues to enhance her skills with Logic and Ableton, both for live performances and music production purposes.
Kelly divides her time and work commitments between her homes in Los Angeles (U.S) and Brighton (U.K).