KIRBY is a 20 year old singer songwriter from South Derbyshire in the UK.
KIRBY began to sing from a very early age and has gone on to become a credible next generation singer songwriter. She is unique, fresh and extremely versatile. She can sing ballads effortlessly as well as perform Rap, RnB, Soul, Reggae and Pop from all eras.
KIRBY began her professional music career when she was signed to Management Company ViewMyGig and Indie Label VMGSounds in 2016. Her debut single Head vs Heart charted for 13 consecutive weeks in the Official American Radio Airplay charts peaking at Number 9 in the Pop Genre and 138 in the overall Top 200. Head vs Heart has also been played by BBC Radio inc Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Stoke on Trent and continues to get airplay across Europe, America and South America.
Her first headline show was in 2017 and took place in Burton upon Trent which is her local area. Kirby's special guest also performing was Xfactor Finalist Mason Noise and this subsequently sold out. In 2017 Kirby supported the X Factor Winner Sam Bailey on tour as well as performing alongside X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry and boyband Union J at summer festivals.
2018 started off with a bang as KIRBY joined Team Olly Murs as a contestant on The Voice UK. At her blind audition KIRBY got three turns from Olly, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am before opting to join Olly's team. KIRBY then successfully made it through the battle round before being eliminated in the knockouts despite performing one of the performances of the entire show. KIRBY's cover of Crazy by Gnarles Barkley went on to be featured on ITV The Best of The Voice Worldwide.
The Voice was a valuable and exciting experience however KIRBY always said that featuring on this show would not define who she is as a credible singer songwriter. Therefore KIRBY wrote her debut EP titled Miss Independent and recorded it within 3 months once the show finished. The 5 tracks on the EP have been written about personal experiences KIRBY has encountered. This EP had no co-writers and is a testament to KIRBY's natural songwriting talent. Three tracks from Miss Independent have been played by BBC Introducing including FIGHT, I.D.N.Y and You Filled A Space.
KIRBY has now released her second self written EP titled Real Talk on the 6th July 2019. This EP showcases KIRBY’s songwriting abilities, with the aim to help pursue her dream of being a credible internationally known singer songwriter. Real Talk features Mess To You, So Cool, Back To Me, Enemy and Call ME all written by and personal to her.
So Cool was selected as the BBC Introducing in the East Midlands track of the week in August 2019 and has since gone on to getting regular plays including on BBC Radio Derby and BBC Introducing in Stoke.
Join us on KIRBY’s exciting journey as she begins to stamp her mark as a credible next generation artist.
"KIRBY is unique, current and talented. She is a breath of fresh air."
- Adam Cornes - ViewMyGig