Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bass Guitar, Drums, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist.


Hi there!

Alto Key is a British indie folk artist, created by singer-songwriter Keian Barton. Barton works with other musicians around the world to record and collaborate on each song remotely. Their emphasis on the beauty of real instruments makes for a warm acoustic sound. Each song blends lovely orchestral tones with raw, emotional lyrics.

In March 2018 they released their debut EP, ‘Animals’. The songs were well received and played across various radio stations, podcasts and blogs including BBC Music Introducing, Indie Originals and Alpha Tunes Media. Their next EP ‘Seas Unknown’ is set to be released in 2019.

They also run a weekly ‘Top Tracks’ playlist on Spotify featuring other indie folk artists. In a competitive and challenging music industry, Alto Key truly believes and promotes the importance of supporting others and pursuing your dreams.

I moved to East London in the hopes of expanding Alto Key with songwriting collaborations and working with other keen indie folk musicians! I'm looking for partner(s) in crime who want to take their music career seriously. A talented guitarist / vocalist to compliment my keyboard / vocals. It would be amazing to perform live with an exciting acoustic performance that will get us noticed.

Ideally you're experienced at gigging and you're happy to collaborate to work on new songs as well as covers on a regular basis. Whilst I haven't got much gigging experience, I have over 3K fans across social media and have been featured on BBC Introducing in the West radio and other blogs, podcasts and indie stations numerous times.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions and I'm looking forward to hearing from you :)

Contact me on any of the social media links available at altokey . com


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Keian Barton


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