The Mill Sessions

Kelly Cresswell live at the Mill

Kelly Cresswell live at the Mill

THE MOST ASTONISHING thing about Kelly Cresswell’s June 2021 Mill Session performances is they came just a year after she’d taken up songwriting as a distraction from her challenging role as an NHS Nurse.

A multi-instrumentalist and versatile vocalist, she began by entertaining online audiences by live streaming on Facebook. Fast forward to 2023 and she is now an accomplished solo acoustic musician who has released six singles, all showcasing her catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics that are often based on her own life experiences.

Kelly, from Widnes, works frequently with Colin Guthrie, a talented guitarist from Liverpool who helps produce her music and is a firm friend. Just three years into her songwriting, her next aim is to create an EP of original music to showcase her songwriting that she would like to make available in CD format as well as digitally.

That Summer (Mill Session) by Kelly Cresswell

A song written by Kelly during the hot summer of 2020 after watching a TV programme called Norman People…

Wearing My Sun Hat In The Rain (Mill Session) by Kelly Cresswell

“A song,” says Kelly, “About the whole host of emotions us ladies go through”…

My Downfall (Mill Session) by Kelly Cresswell

20 years ago Kelly was in a relationship with a musician whose talent she felt overshadowed by. Fast forward to the here and now when Kelly’s own talent shines through on a song written about that experience called My Downfall

Links to Kelly Creswell’s music and social media sites can be found here.

If you are a new or established songwriter/performer and are interested in participating in a future Mill Session, please email your details via this link.