Wicki: Further Reading

Musical Style

 


Kimberly’s major musical influences range from: Billie Holiday, Etta James, Lauryn Hill, Whitney Houston, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Amy Winehouse, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Joss Stone, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand and Fanny Brice among others. Most of her modern influences are heavily influenced modern versions of the Motown Classic Sound era or the Jazz/Blues era of before. Having grown up in Northern California, she was exposed to many different musical tastes, she slowly began to create her own style niche within them. The natural obsession of music and her exposure to 80’s Radio, 90’s hip-hop culture, Old movie musicals of Fred Astaire, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, Archived vinyl records of Billie Holiday, Doris Day, The Beatles, and her study of classical music and musical theatre all mixed into one that has driven her into the passion for R&B, Soul, and Jazz today.  

 

 

 

 Quotes

 


 

  • “Kim’s sound & style is jazzy, it’s R&B, it’s disco, it’s a lot of things. I was very impressed with what I heard. I’m definitely gonna be working with her.”- Easy Mo’Bee, Legendary Hip Hop Producer
Album Reviews

 

 

 

  • Joe from A&R Select Reviews “Ohh So Talented…”

These tracks are a set of smart, diverse, well written light pop, r&b, light rock tracks with a slight lounge aspect to them. The tracks all have radio friendly sounds complete with catchy choruses and soulful vocals. These tracks have a wide range of sounds and grooves. The funk aspect is soft but very evident the whole time. All these tracks are laid back and smooth. The drumming keeps the flow going, along with the bass line of course. The keys, and synths add melody and depth the material. The vocals are a perfect fit for the music and come off very sexy and soulful. The guitars float through the background and keep that atmosphere. The album is filled with smart raps and rhythmically up beat tracks as well. The choruses are catchy and stick with you. This album is impressive from multiple aspects. All in all, well written, performed, and tracked. Inventive from beginning to end.

  • Myspace Reviews “Ohh So Talented”

Sultry R&B vocals set upon a jazzy background of live instruments, whirls you into a summer of love, confusion, and happiness. Kimberly’s style of voice is a mixture of Lauryn Hill, Billie Holiday, and Alicia Keys all in one. Kimberly Hall is a very unique artist with a clear future ahead of her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press Release

 


R&B mistress Kimberly Hall signs with A&R Select
HOLLYWOOD, CA – A&R Select, Hollywood’s hottest indie A&R firm, has announced a new member of the team – red hot R&B artist Kimberly Hall.
According to a spokesman for A&R Select “Kimberly Hall sizzles with electricity. Her soulful stylings are without peer and she performs with a singular and focuses passion.” “Music,” Hall offers, “makes me feel alive, like the wind has been knocked out of me and music is the only thing that I can breathe.” She describes the potency of her impassioned singing as something that transcends the mere physicality of breath and vocal chords. Though, “The Soul she sings is an experience of the soul,” A&R Select declares.

Says Hall, “Music fills me with a spiritual energy.” Great music never fails to elicit an emotional response, she continues, whether she’s the singer or listener. “Beautiful music makes me cry.” Every time, she adds.
Following in a grand musical tradition of R&B, Hall’s goal is to move forward with respect for the styles roots but with a new interpretation all her own. “My vision is to create new, exciting and enjoyable music with a vibe of the past.”

A key to her success, Hall believes, is what she has learned from a variety of sources. “I love working with different kinds of people. Every producer, for example, that I have worked with has brought me one step closer to the musical person I am today.”
Artistic boldness and musical trailblazing excite Hall and inspire her to push ahead with her own dreams. “I’m completely inspired by anyone that is daring enough to take a chance to create something new. A fusion of something old and classic with something new has always been successful.”

Hall has performed publicly in a variety of venues. She once received top praise from none other than Christopher Jackson (who played Simba on the Broadway version of “The Lion King”).“Jackson heard me sing once and pulled me aside and said if I wasn’t on Broadway in a year, he’d be surprised.”

“So would we,’ says A&R Select.

More information is available by visiting www.arselect.com.

 

TV/Film & Painting

Hall has made appearances as an extra in “The Whoopi Show: Sticky Fingers” and “Sex & The City: The Cold War Part 1“. She has also worked as a production assistant on many films such as: Taxi (2004), New York Minute (2004), Fantastic Four (2005), Just My Luck (2006), TV show Law & Order: Trial By Jury (2005), and Tribeca Fim Festival Entry American Express: My Life. My Card. Scorsese on DeNiro (2004).
Along all her perfomance activities, she always yearned to expres herself visually in the arts as a painter. Timidly she never studied the art formally but in her later years determined to give herself the opportunity to see what she would create, she started purchasing supplies. After about a year or so of dabbling in canvas and acrylic paints and brushes, she gained the confidence to sell her paintings and was soon commissioned for several large works in the Miami area. She used this as an outlet and also to help fund her art and career. She continues to paint today, and seeks exhibition and commissioned work opportunites around the world. You can see some of her artwork for sale, hanging in the QUT Kelvin Grove Guild Bar in Brisbane, QLD.
Discography

 


 
  • “Deeply Captivated” – DJ Lance Jordan & Boryka – Blue Nova Studios/ Vibrate Music Records – Single, 2005
  • “If Only” – DaMo’ Muzik Prd. – Single, 2004
  • “Caught Between Two” – DaMo’ Muzik Prd. – Single, 2004
  • “I Can’t Leave This Alone” – DaMo’ Muzik Prd. – Single, 2004
  • “Dancin’ ” – DaMo’ Muzik/Sony Music UK – Single, 2003
  • “So In Love” – Shawn “MIMS” Mims (Unreleased) – Single, 2005
  • “Ohh So Talented…” Demo
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    • “So In Love/ Wait A Minute/ I’m Leavin’ ” (Pop R&B/Urban R&B)
      Recorded 2005
      Produced by: MIMS
      Arranged by: Kimberly Hall & MIMS
    • “Amount To Nothin ft/ Kimberly Hall”: (Urban R&B/Hip Hop)
      Recorded with MIMS
      Recorded 2003
      Produced by: MIMS
      Feature Arranged by: Kimberly Hall
    • “So In Love”: (Pop/R&B)
      Recorded 2005
      Produced by: MIMS
      Arranged by: Kimberly Hall
    • “Dancin'”: (Club/Dance Demo)
      Recorded 2001
      Produced by: Damo’ Muzik Productions (Redwood City, California)
      Arranged by: Damo’ Muzik Productions