Kit was born in Coventry, England, and started writing and performing music in earnest in 2005. Her music is lyric-driven, acoustic guitar-based, varied, individual, sometimes idiosyncratic, musing on life and love. It’s folk, with rock roots; occasionally there’s a hint of punk, or an echo of musical theatre.
Live performances are strictly acoustic, but the songs on Kit’s albums have a fuller sound, courtesy of producer Paul Sampson (The Reluctant Stereotypes, The Pink Umbrellas) playing bass, electric and acoustic guitar lines, and adding percussion and sometimes synthesizers.
Kit’s songs have evoked comparison to Hazel O’Connor, Vivienne McAuliffe, Kirsty MacColl, The Slits and Melissa Etheridge. Performance comparisons include Kirsty McColl, Grace Slick, Billy Bragg, Michelle Shocked, June Tabor, Alison Moyet, Alanis Morissette, Nico, Chrissie Hynde, Dolores Riordan, Skunk Anansie, The Pixies, Heartthrob, Dory Previn, Death in June, and even Bauhaus.