Kimbra, born and bred in Hamilton, New Zealand has been writing a fusion of jazz and soul for over 5 years, known for her erratic but graceful voice inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Bjork and Jeff Buckley.
Kimbra's first success was in 2004[/yearformed], receiving Second place in the Smokefree Rockquest along with Best Vocals and Womens Musicianship (gaining $7000 in total from the competition raising artists like Brooke Fraser, Bic Runga and Anika Moa).
Having already released two singles in New Zealand - one with Welsh producer Greg Haver (who has worked with artists/ bands all over the world, including Manic Street Preachers, Lost Prophets, Carly Binding, 48 May, Falter and The Checks) and recent single, 'Simply On My Lips' hitting radio and music TV. 2005 saw Kimbra record and release her first single "Deep For You" in New Zealand.
Kimbra now lives in Melbourne, Australia where she recently signed a contract with a music management company, and is in the process of recording her debut album.
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