MP3 Kim Yarbrough - Nice and Slow
Sexy, sultry and smokey, with raw emotion-- this new girl on the block is a "must hear".
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URBAN/R&B: Contemporary urban, EASY LISTENING: Love Songs
KIM YARBROUGH . . .
“Born with a Silver Mic in Her Mouth.”
Her name conjures intrigue and fascination . . . Her voice, as sultry and haunting as a southern summer-- one of the world’s most gifted vocalists. Versatility is her middle name. Classically trained, she sings in every style, from Broadway to Blues, Rock to R&B, jazz to jingles, and everything in between. Her amazing vocal prowess has been compared to the likes of Phyllis Hyman, Whitney Houston, Teena Marie and Nancy Wilson. Her live performances are a testament to her adaptability, as she dominates every elementâ€"arenas, cabaret, film. Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph has dubbed her “Little Aretha” and legendary singer/actress, Della Reese is quoted as saying, “You owe it to yourself to see Kim Yarbrough.”
Trained extensively in theater and dance, she is a quadruple threat (vocalist, actor, dancer and instrumentalist). Kim began as a young actor at the age of eight, and by the age of fourteen, many of the most respected professional theatrical stages in her home of Memphis, Tennessee, began to take note of her talent and cast her in featured roles, or as the lead. These productions ranged from fully-staged musicals, to dramatic works, to operas; and led to phone call after phone call to do studio work for artists like the Rev. Al Green and perform live with artists like Bobby “Blue” Bland, and the rock band, Foreigner. But the applause in Memphis only offered a taste of what was to come, becoming a springboard for performances at some of the most prestigious theaters in the world, like the Guthrie Theater, The Children’s Theater of Minneapolis, the Wilshire Ebell Theater in L.A. and the Le Clef Theater in Paris, France.
She toured the United States in 1993 in the National Tour of “Ain’t Misbehavin’” in the role of Nell Carter. The offer to do this tour came subsequent to the First Annual African-Americans and Europe International Conference in Paris, France, where she was a featured actor and vocalist in this history-making event.
Kim has garnered national attention in commercials, motion pictures, independent film, video and DVD, and has been met with rave reviews and throngs of fans with her outrageous production shows, dancers and showcase bands, at the nations’ hottest and most notorious venues-- The Rainbow, The Derby, Prince’s fabled First Avenue and Glam Slam, Stevie’s Creole, The Old Daisy, B.B. Kings on Beale Street and Universal Citywalk, Monsoon Café, and The Mint.
Kim picked up her first violin at the age of seven, and to her parents’ amazement, immediately began to play recognizable and mellifluous melodies on the instrument, all before her very first violin lesson. Being a violinist from childhood, she was afforded the opportunity to play professionally early on. As she devoured every sonata, symphony and chaconne she could get her hands on, her folks could barely keep up with her schedule of chamber rehearsals, lessons, auditions and symphonic performances taxi-ing her from one end of the city (and sometimes the state) to the other. She ultimately went on to major in Violin Performance in college, with a minor in Classical Vocal Performance. The pinnacle of her instrumental career came with a request to play for the Vice-President of the United States, and making her L.A. debut, not as a singer or actress, but as a violinist in the Kenny Loggins TNN television special, “December” with noted violinist Karen Briggs.
Kim made Los Angeles her home in the year 2000, and since arriving in L.A., has performed with international artists, legends and celebrities, holding her own alongside Layla Hathaway, Freda Payne, Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Della Reese, Barbara Morrison, Tata Vega, Allyson Williams and Jackeé.
Song writing, recording and compiling her own original Gospel, Jazz and R&B songs has been a favorite hobby of hers for several years, but has taken a back seat to her performances until now. Kim released her very first CD single, “Nice and Slow” in February of 2005.