THE POLAR BEAT AUG 15, 2017 POSTER

Kymberley and her band are set to perform at The Polar Bear in Hull on Tuesday 15th August alongside Endoflevelbaddie and Urban Rain. Performances run from 9.30pm till 12am. Entry to the event is free, so join them for a night of dark, soulful music.

Venue information available HERE

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The band are a trio of UK musicians, formed by Kymberley Kennedy, Miles Williams and Steve Wilkinson. The debut EP, Blackout, was released August 18th, 2013 by A & P Artist Management with the debut album, Head Games, due for release early next year.

Blackout became a symbol of empowerment and was play-listed on BBC Radio 1Xtra with praise from MistaJam and Trevor Nelson amidst glowing reviews from The Huffington Post, Fame Magazine and Soundscape Magazine. The critically acclaimed EP continued to gain recognition and made its way to American film director, Aram Rappaport, who used it in the movie “Syrup”, starring Shiloh Fernandez and Amber Heard.

Their music has been described as a fusion of glacial piano lines, ethereal vocals and almost-spectral guitars, drawing comparisons to Portishead and Massive Attack.

“I’ll write a top line with some beats and bassline and then Miles will add guitar chords or bends complimented by Steve’s piano,” Kymberley explains.


How did you meet?

Miles: Me and Kymberley met online originally. It was only when I’d decided she wasn’t an axe murderer that I agreed to meet her in person.

Kymberley: The jury’s still out on that one.

Steve: Yeah, then we all basically went for a drink together.

Kymberley: It’s weird how polite we all were back then… compared to now. When you’ve been on a roadtrip, stuck in a car with these two for a few hours, there is literally nothing you don’t know about each other.

How do you feel about the comparisons to Portishead and Massive Attack?

Kymberley: Considering I’d love to work with Massive Attack and I’m a big fan of Portishead, I think it’s awesome.

Miles: I think it’s probably a fair comparison to what we do. I can see it.

Steve: I think I’d ere more towards Portishead with a bit of a London Grammar vibe, maybe.


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In September 2017 the trio launched their version of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game, to critical acclaim. Filmed and recorded at Blueberry Hill Studios, the track and video received critical acclaim from BBC Introducing, and local media, amassing thousands of streams on SoundCloud in the first few days.

In October 2017 they won an award for Outstanding Artist/ Band at the Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Awards 2017.

 

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Kymberley Kennedy will be performing at this years Humber Street Sesh alongside her bandmates Miles Williams and Steve Wilkinson. Make your way to the BBC Introducing Stage at 2pm to catch their set.

“We’re over the moon to be performing at Humber Street Sesh this year. Yet another amazing opportunity to showcase what we do.”

Catch them after their set and claim your free wristband and a CD.

The festival takes place on August 5th in Hull with over 200 other acts and tickets are now on sale. Advance tickets are £10 or £15 on the gate. Visit humberstreetsesh.co.uk for further information.

Tickets available HERE

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Grassroots Awards Nominations 2017 (cropped)

Photo credit: James Hudson | Hair & Make up: Faye Harris-Horsman

Once again, Kymberley and her band have been nominated for two awards at this years Grassroots Awards for Outstanding Songwriting and Outstanding Artist/ Band. Hosted by Yorkshire Gig Guide, the awards ceremony is due to be held on October 7th when the winners of each category will be announced.

“It’s an honour to be nominated two years running. If we win, we’ll be giving something back to the fans for their continued support”

The ceremony for Yorkshire Gig Guide’s Grassroots Awards will also feature entertainment from fellow songstress Jess Gardham. Advance tickets are £7.50, or £8.50 on the door. Both options include a light supper.

Tickets available HERE

To vote, simply visit the Yorkshire Gig Guide website and click on Kymberley’s name in categories 9 and 11.

Vote for Kymberley HERE

EDIT:

We’re delighted to announce that we’re now finalists in both categories so we’ll be heading to the awards ceremony in October where the winners will be announced. Fingers crossed!

Check out the latest single, I Need Your Lovin’, by Kymberley Kennedy. Originally due to be on her debut album, the single was released early as a thank you to fans.

The single features two versions of Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime by The Korgis which received approval from frontman James Warren.

Get your FREE copy now!

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Track list:

I Need Your Lovin’

I Need Your Lovin’ (Alternate Version)

Release date: June 5th, 2017

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