Kate Shortt is a pianist, cello player, songwriter and comedian. She is a key member of variuos Christine Tobin projects and of Phil Robson's Six Strings and the Beat. You can see her with Phil's Six Strings and the Beat on the videos page of this website. Since training as a professional musician at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she has performed her cabaret style sets at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as the Hackney Vortex Club, the King's Head Islington, Jermyn Street Theatre and the Covent Garden Festival Club. She won Performer of the Year award at the London Palladium. Her show has been described as consisting of "unique happenings at the cello and intimate confessions at the piano" and as "a cross between Victoria Wood and Jim Tavara". She has worked with Christine Tobin and was a member of Phil Robson's Six Strings and a Beat project. She has also worked as part of Last Amendment (formerly Crass Agenda).