Hear my voice in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Episode 15. I'm in the band Last August, and our song "Now You See Me, Now You Don't" plays for over a minute in a Dove Cameron scene.
I'm a versatile vocalist and a voice-over artist. Genres I "own" are pop, rock, blues, jazz, country, and broadway. I have my own studio, and am available for hire as a session vocalist and voice-overs. I can read music and learn specific parts, or I can create harmonies if you aren't exactly sure what you want. I am a songwriter and available for top-lining and ghost writing as well. I work with budgets and deadlines.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
- Ted Leonard
- Kelby Bruno
- Robyn Teslich
- Robin Welty
- Katy Wade
- April Kelly
- Jon Ciorciari
- Colin Robinson
- Ten Summersets
- Aaron J. Trumm
- Ian Pav
- Last August
- Cornerstone Fellowship Livermore
- Calvary Chapel Tracy
- Pamela Clark
- Diana Higby
- Michelle Lockey
- Paradiso Music
- Ripcord Music
- John Pisciotta
4 ReviewsEndorse Red Sunflower Productions
Not only is Kim an amazing singer and song writer, she is a delight to work with and has a beautiful soul! Always delivers a high quality product and performance. I Highly recommend Kim and Red Sunflower productions!!!
Kim performed the vocals for the song , Summer Time, a co-write between myself and Tobias Panwitz.
Being very professional, Kim got back to us right away when we approached her about doing the vocals. She returned messages immediately when we contacted her and she sent the vocals in a timely fashion and in the proper format.
Her vocals are amazing and have really added that special element to the song.
She also has an excellent grasp on the music industry.
I highly recommend Kim for her friendly and professional manner and of course for her top notch vocals.
I worked with Kim on 2 co-writes. She wrote the melody and sung the parts for 2 instrumental tracks I had written -- not only did she deliver more than expected with great results but was also a pleasure to deal with which is nice since dealing remotely (I am in Australia). Highly recommend and definitely look forward to working with her again.
Kim is a true professional. If you need to hire a singer, and you’re on the fence about hiring someone, look no further. I’ve worked on many songs with Kim and she delivers exceptional quality every single time. She has no end to her musical creativity and is a hard worker who works fast while never undermining quality. I look forward to working with her in the future, and you should too.
Interview with Red Sunflower Productions
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm available for hire as a session vocalist. I sing lead and background. I also do voice over work and dialogue editing. My clients tell me that I am easy to work with, I take direction well, and I hustle.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Hans Zimmer inspires me, as do many composers of film music. I'm currently enjoying music by people from all over the world. Spotify playlists introduce me to some amazing artists.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Logic, I own an Advanced Audio CM87 microphone and a Steinberg UR12 interface. I play a Yamaha weighted 88 key keyboard. It is a simple set up and it gets the jobs done. I use Disco, Box, We Transfer and Dropbox to share files with producers and co-writers.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually get a request by email or facebook message for a particular job. Usually people are familiar with my voice, but if they aren't I send a few samples. I work with the client to make sure I'm on the same page and know what they want. Hopefully they know what they want, sometimes they don't. I will suggest a FaceTime meeting if there is confusion. If I am doing a vocal session, I learn my parts and record a scratch vocal track. I send back a couple of different scratch takes, to give the client a listen and to send me notes for the final session. Once I get notes, I record 2 tracks (main and double). I will do 1 revision, it is included. If more revisions or harmonies are requested, additional rates apply.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My clients tell me they like working with me because I put my soul and life into whatever I sing. I am believable, and can take on characters.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing in the genres of pop, indie pop, rock, standard jazz, and pop-country are my forte, lyric and melody writing are equally strong.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, indie pop, and rock.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: 1. Keep the vocal take clean and dry, and eliminate background noise to send to producers. (Unless producer specifically asks for dirty, wet vocals and request some noise in the background, of course!)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Hans Zimmer. He's brilliant, and he seems kind. I'd also love to sing a duet with Harry Connick, Jr. It would be a thrill to work with Alicia Keys. I'd love to sing with Michael Buble, but I'm sure I'd get all tongue-tied.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: As an indie artist, I sing uplifting, inspirational music in a pop vein, music I collaborate on with producers who often are drummers first. I gravitate to highly rhythmic collaborators. I also have some heart-felt songs I've written at my piano that are singer-songwriter genre. In addition, I am in a duo where I get to sing soul-rock songs, and this is home to me. I spent my teen years in parachute pants, listening to Heart and Bon Jovi.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this since I was one digit. I've been singing, writing, and acting all these years, trying to make a living at it. Recently, I have focused on writing for sync, and this has opened up many new doors for me to make a living doing what I love.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. solar powered battery charger that powers all the gear. 2. my keyboard 3. stein berg 4. MacBook 5. microphone
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you know what you want, it will help me to serve you best.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the overall "feeling" you want your song to convey? Do you have a song or a singer you hear for this song that you can give me as a reference?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Songs that sound the easiest and most relaxing are actually sometimes the most challenging.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask me what my turn around time is. If the client knows what they want and I have the window of time available, I have turned a song around in 24 hours. Generally the time-frame from start to finish is less than a week. It all depends on the client's needs and how many changes are requested.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like doing something I feel I was born to do. I also enjoy the "process", including working with writers, producers, and artists. I feel like we all have a deep connection, even though we are all unique and different. There is an understanding between those of us who create. I love everything about the studio, I can go without meals and work for hours. (Well, I could, but I have to feed my family so I rarely get away with that!)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to finish the work they hire me to do, and to put my best energy and life into their song or dialogue piece, whether as a vocalist, actress, lyric video creator, or dialogue editor.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: BOTH. They both bring special attributes into music. It really depends on the song, and what the song needs.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on 3 different songs with 3 different collaboration teams, I just finished a lyric video for an artist, and editing dialogue for an author's audiobook.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm especially proud of a song I performed in my indie rock duo, Last August, called "Now You See Me, Now You Don't". It was licensed for a TV placement on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I co-wrote it, recorded lead and background vocals, played all the keyboard parts. I also do all the promo and pitching for that band. It was featured for over 1 minute behind a scene with Dove Cameron.