b. 2 Feb 1958, Glasgow, Scotland. As a kid Newton had taken lessons on piano, clarinet and bassoon, but while their studies at the Leeds University of Music he made a decision to focus on piano. After playing in a variety of bands being a semi-pro, he guaranteed his initial professional engagement leading a trio at a cafe in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1978. For this period Newton also performed in numerous various other bands, varying musically from traditional jazz to funk, from strict-tempo dance rings to traditional. In the first 80s he proved helpful thoroughly in the theater, specifically with Scarborough-based playwright Alan Ayckbourn. Newton after that came back to Scotland, and from basics in Edinburgh quickly founded himself like a increasing star from the jazz globe. He performed in backing organizations for many going to jazzmen, including Artwork Farmer, Bud Shank, Shorty Rogers and Nat Adderley. He also documented with Friend De Franco. From the past due 80s he previously resolved in London, documenting with Alan Barnes, the Jazz Renegades, Martin Taylor, with whom he toured India, and in addition playing club times with Andy Cleyndert, Don Weller, Spike Robinson while others. By the end of the 10 years he became accompanist and musical movie director to Carol Kidd, documenting with her and producing numerous concert looks. Through the 90s, Newton worked well to great impact with Clark Tracey and Tina May. A superb skill, Newton’s wide-ranging encounter offers ensured that he’s at home generally in most musical configurations. Despite his eclecticism he is rolling out a unique and recognized personal style.