Keir Nuttall is a Brisbane guitarist, singer and songwriter. He performs and records in the band of his partner Kate Miller-Heidke, the Brisbane singer-songwriter and Sony-BMG artist, as well as in the progressive rock trio Transport.
Kate Miller-Heidke has recorded or performed a number of songs written by Nuttall, including her 2004 turntable hit Space They Cannot Touch, her ARIA-nominated 2007 single Words and other tracks on Little Eve (2007). Nuttall and Miller-Heidke have increasingly written together, and they collaborated on all of the songs on Miller-Heidke's 2008 album Curiouser.
As 'Franky Walnut', during Kate Miller-Heidke concerts, Keir Nuttall has performed his comic songs Where Have I Been All Your Life? and Three Word Review, both of which he has recorded. His first solo album as Franky Walnut, "The Franky Walnut Reflective Drink Coaster was nominated for Best Comedy Release at the 2014 ARIAs.
Before joining Transport and Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall played in a number of Brisbane bands, including Complicated Game, experimental rock-funk trio More (formed in Toowoomba with Phil Lepherd and Lachlan Stewart) and 80s covers band Space Invaders.
In May 2009 Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall were awarded the $US25,000 Grand Prize in the 2008 International Songwriting Competition for their composition "Caught in the Crowd".
AlbumsThe Franky Walnut Reflective Drink Coaster (2013) (as Franky Walnut)