KIM EDWARDS is an East Coast-raised singer-songwriter who began piano lessons at the age of 4 and grew up listening to a healthy dose of everything from Mozart to The Beach Boys to Queen. With roots steeped in classical music and an appreciation for well-crafted pop, Kim’s uniquely playful musicality has garnered favorable comparisons to artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, and Christina Perri (with a hint of the Beatles).
In 2009, Kim released her first self-titled EP (produced by Will Hunt (Ryan Cabrera, Amy Lee) and Ken Calderon). Her first full-length album, Wanderlust (produced by Randy Adams) was released in 2012. Described as "epic and elegantly emotional chamber pop", Wanderlust reached #25 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, an impressive feat for a totally independent, DIY artist who used standard networking platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Kickstarter for exposure.
Since the release, Kim has been featured on numerous podcasts/radio shows (LA Talk Radio with Guy Towe, WCWP 88.1 FM Long Island, Up Close & Acoustic with Charlie Silvestri on WBZH) and music blogs (Adnams Brewery's April 2012 Artist of the Month, NYSongwriters.com’s June 2013 Artist of the Month). She has opened for artists such as Jars of Clay, Shirock, and Zerbin and has played notable venues such as Room 5 in Los Angeles, The Bitter End in NYC, and Eddie's Attic in Georgia. She has also performed in the acclaimed NY Songwriters Circle showcase.
Kim recently returned to the studio where she recorded her second EP to be released in 2015.
"I don't want to sound like a cliche, but Kim Edwards writes songs with heart. ...I have to respect the kind of songwriting (and especially Kim's performance) that evokes such strong emotional reactions from this occasionally cynical listener. Kim Edwards' 'Wanderlust' is one of my favorite albums from 2012."
- Charlie Silvestri, host of Up Close & Acoustic
“…[Kim Edwards] sounded like a Christian Christina Perri, only in better control of her voice and with better constructed songs. Accompanying herself on keyboards, Edwards was almost classical on many of the eight songs she performed. Especially good were ‘Blue,’ which was far better than Perri, and ‘Wanderlust,’ the title cut of her recent album. The latter had the personal intensity of Vanessa Carlton’s best songs.”
- John J. Moser, Lehigh Valley Music Blog (a division of The Morning Call)
"...I make no apology for playing this song [Wanderlust] again. Its simplicity gives it an almost hymn-like quality. Quite remarkable."
- Peter Clitheroe, host of Suffolk 'N' Cool