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Khym

Syracuse, New York, United States | INDIE

Syracuse, New York, United States | INDIE
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"Khym Glasgow Earns Some Big Appearances"

Singer Khym Glasgow moved from her native Barbados to Syracuse in 1988.

She knew she was in love with singing early on, taking lessons at the age of 6 and joining the group K-VIC with classmates at Clary Middle School when she was 11.

"Keeping Voices in Check," says Khym -- she records and performs under that single name now -- during a recent interview.

The Corcoran High School graduate is discovering big things in the music business lately.

She recorded the single "Where You Are" at FeFe Studios in Syracuse for Palm Tree Records, the local label owned by former Syracuse University basketball star Billy Owens.

The song is receiving airplay on Syracuse stations Power 106.9, backed by hosts Roosevelt "Rick" Wright and Jus Mike, and on Z89's "Ear to the Streets" program.

Earlier this month, she passed an audition for promoter Chris Cordes and earned the spot singing the National Anthem in the Carrier Dome before the NBA exhibition game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons. The next week, she was the opening act for R&B star Monica in Winston Salem State in North Carolina.

"I always wrote my own music," says Khym, adding that she wrote the R&B song "Where You Are" -- think a crossroads between Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige and even Patti LaBelle -- in January. "It's basically what I felt at the time. I never thought it would be so well-liked."

Her agent for Fe Fe Entertainment, James Austin, says they're considering between two songs for Khym's next single. She's also preparing to record a full album.

Next goals: "concert in Syracuse," she says. "Regular rotation on radio," adds Austin.
- The Post-Standard


"Star-Spangled Singer"

Khym: Syracuse-based singer has two big gigs coming up in the next week.



In the midst of recording her first CD for Palm Tree Records, Syracusan Khym will receive some broader exposure when she sings the national anthem at this Friday’s NBA exhibition game at the Carrier Dome, and then travels to North Carolina to open for Monica on Tuesday, Oct. 19. While such gigs may seem to have popped up suddenly for the Corcoran High School graduate, she sees them as a step toward her ultimate goal.

“Where I’d like to be heading is straight to the top,” says Khym, who defines her age as mid-20s. “I’ve been working so hard at this for so many years, I plan on taking advantage of these opportunities.”

Her producer Sepp Herbert helped her land the Dome gig. He knows Lazarus Sims, an assistant on Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim’s staff, and was able to facilitate an audition for her.

“He had already heard my single,” Khym says of Sims, “and I went to the Melo Center to audition for him and an NBA representative. I sang the national anthem for them and they liked it, so I got the part. I’m excited. I really am excited. It’s a big opportunity.” She also auditioned for the opening slot for Monica, who is performing at the Winston-Salem State University homecoming concert.

“I auditioned for that, too,” she says, “and I won. It was me and 17 other people. I traveled down there Oct. 2 to audition. I will have 10 minutes, and will be singing three songs, which I have already chosen and am rehearsing.”



Khym got started young in the music business, singing since age 6 and writing the lyrics for and recording her first single at age 11. “Phone Line” is about calling a guy who wasn’t answering the phone. Her latest single is “Where You Are.”

“It’s about a relationship, and appreciating each other, and it doesn’t matter where they are. You can find it at amazon.com, iTunes, cdbaby.com and it’s just been accepted nationally at Barnes & Noble’s website,” she notes.

Local company FeFe Entertainment is promoting Khym, with management assistance from James Austin. Herbert has worked as Khym’s producer since her first visit to the studio, when she was 11. “He is the mastermind behind her as an artist, and he has international experience,” Austin explains.

Khym likens her style to that of Monica and Mary J. Blige, and she is thrilled to be opening for one of her idols. “I feel as though our music is similar,” she says. “We sing about how we feel. It’s really emotional and soulful and I relate to their heartfelt messages; they’re very personal and real.”

For more information about Khym, visit www.fefeentertainment.com.

—Georgia Williams - Syracuse New Times


Discography

Peace Of Mind
Cool Out
Where You Are
Chemistry of Love

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Bio

Khym is a modern day throwback to traditional R&B. She is a beautiful and classy young woman in her 20s that always carries herself gracefully. She has a powerful voice and the musical presence to harness it. Khym is passionate about love and this is evident in her lyrics.

Khym is a true industry professional. She is a gifted songstress who writes all of her own material. Her talents alone can take her to the top of the R&B charts. Her drive will ensure her success.

Khym and her label, Palm Tree Records, are preparing to release her first studio album in Summer 2011. She released her first single “Where You Are” in August 2010. The video was released on Christmas of 2010. The song is a throwback to the golden era of R&B when classic records featured natural voices delivering a positive message.