Kimberlye Gold

Kimberlye Gold

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Soulful, funky acoustic-based pop/rock with lyrics that crawl into your brain and melodies that seep into your heart, sung by an angel w/ an edge. TRACKS lo-fi: dial-up

Biography

Kimberlye Gold

Biography

"Really great. A true singer." - Paul Rodgers/Bad Company

San Francisco native singer/songwriter Kimberlye Gold has been pursuing her dream and perfecting her craft since birth (her mother had her birth announcement printed as a theater ticket, "It's A Girl"). Beginning with the award-winning San Francisco rock 'n roll musical comedy, Breakfast In Marin, starring as "Sunny" when she was a teenager, she is no stranger to the stages and recording studios of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and London. Kimberlye has written/recorded and/or performed music with songwriters as diverse as Frank Wildhorn (Jeckyl & Hyde), Trevor Gale ("Running To You" - Vanessa Williams), Kostas ("I Can Love You Better Than That" - Dixie Chicks), John Bettis ("Top Of The World" - The Carpenters, "One Moment In Time" - Whitney Houston, "Crazy For You" - Madonna) Michael Garvin ("Waiting For Tonight" - Jennifer Lopez), Billy Lee ("The One" - Gary Allan), and Holly Lamar ("Breathe" - Faith Hill). Kimberlye and Holly co-wrote "Don't Maybe Me", a cut on Atlantic Records recording artist Mila Mason's CD, The Strong One.

Kimberlye has also created work in films and television. "One More Reason", (co-written with David Gregoli) was featured in the film A Time To Die (w/ Richard Roundtree, Jeff Conaway and Traci Lords). Her song, "Countdown To Love" (co-written with Paul Sabu), was included in the TV movie, Secrets between Friends on NBC & Lifetime. Kimberlye performed the theme song for the Bikini Open, co-written with Mark & Steve Collins, on pay-per-view TV and international syndication.

Kimberlye's latest release, Sycamore Street, is a blend of funky pop and acoustic ballads. Veteran NY jazz singer Rosemary Conte calls Kimberlye "an angel with an edge". Kimberlye's song "Rope Of Faith" ("I need a miracle and so I pray/You tell me just believe"), is a haunting ballad inspired by an encouraging phone call and subsequent meeting with Irish actor Gabriel Bryne, after he heard her music. She recorded these Celtic versions as a tribute to his support and kindness. "Rope of Faith" was also the song she sang at her dad's memorial service. "It was one of his favorites," she says. Other songs such as "The Hardest Part", ("Now I imagine stone where I once touched your heart") and the hypnotic title track "Sycamore Street" ("Can't be who I was before/can't go back there anymore"), have critics and music fans singing her praises. Peter Cooper, music critic for The Tennessean, writes, "Her voice is the most striking element, I think; full and pretty, yet distinctive. The songwriting is really good, as well." Ben Fong-Torres, author/journalist & former senior editor of Rolling Stone states, "Kimberlye has a way with words and music. Her songs are based as much on heart and soul as they are on rock & roll, folk, country and the blues. Her voice, pretty, strong and rocking, is equally adept at covering all those musical bases and more. I love meeting Kimberlye on Sycamore Street". Steve Massam/BBC Radio, notes "Kimberlye is a breath of fresh air; she sings from the heart with true feeling and passion. She can rock, yet has a quality in her voice that easily compares with Emmylou Harris or Allison Krauss." Ian Copeland, former booking agent for F.B.I. (The Police, Blondie, the Go Gos), author and owner of the Backstage Café in Beverly Hills, raves, "Absolutely brilliant. Her voice, and especially the lyrical content are just fantastic. She has an open invitation to play the Backstage."

Kimberlye performs at many charity and benefit events for local school music programs and seniors. She has a regular spot at Pacifica Nursing and Rehab, where the residents know all the words to her songs as if they were standards. "I am the 'Madonna' of the Rehab," she jokes.

When she's not performing at venues such as Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles, The Bitter End in New York City, The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and 12 Bar in London, (where her last performance is still available on their website), Kimberlye is a music critic and writer of the hilarious column, "Almost Famous: My Adventures as a SF Entertainment Journalist" for the San Francisco Herald, which won "Best Neighborhood Newspaper" in SF Weekly's "Best of 2001" issue. She is also a freelance writer for various publications across the country including the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, Time Out New York, Gig Magazine, The Tennessean, The Dallas Observer, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, and a regular contributor on www.grapevineculture.com. To read Kimberlye's articles, log onto www.sfherald.com or enter her name in any search engine.

Most recently, Kimberlye was a co-writer, producer, and background vocalist on English country artist Valerie Jay's sophomore CD, "Pacific Time" at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco.

Lyrics

Move On

Written By: Kimberlye Gold

I wake to the morning light
Stare up at the stars at night
When I lay down my head
Don't know how to dream

Existing from day to day
No colors, just shades of grey
Quietly fading away
Where no one can see

I've forgotten how to feel anything but pain
It's hard to remember now
It all feels the same

CH: Shine a light so I can see
Reach out a hand to rescue me
Give me something to believe
Help me to move on

Thought I controlled my destiny
Till I lost my soul to all the broken dreams
That ripped out my heart
As they ripped at the seams

I've made my home on this dead end street
The only thing I own is my defeat
And I cry out alone
"Who's life can this be?"

Don't want to surrender to
This thing that I've become
I need something to hold onto
Could you be the one?

CH: Shine a light so I can see
Reach out a hand to rescue me
Give me something to believe
Help me to move on

Lift me up and give me strength
To find another way
Teach me love, renew my faith
Help Me to move on

All the lost and lonely bitter souls who've lost their way
I make a choice
I raise my voice
For all of us I pray

CH: CH: Shine a light so I can see
Reach out a hand to rescue me
Give me something to believe
Help me to move on

Lift me up and give me strength
To find another way
Teach me love, renew my faith
Help Me to move on

Rope Of Faith

Written By: Kimberlye Gold

Rope Of Faith

It’s a familiar melody
Variations on a theme of hurry up and wait
Is that what you are to me
An answer to my prayers or just a simple twist of fate

Dreams that always turn to dust
Once again beg me to trust
I see the signs, I hear your voice
I’m trying not to turn away

CH: ‘Cause I’m hangin’ on this rope of faith
That you’ve thrown out to save me
Feelin’ like I’d reached the end
But you say it could change me
So I’m climbin’ up this rope of faith
You say it’s all I need
I need a miracle and so I pray
You tell me just believe

Ran down different roads so blind
Here and there and everywhere, still searchin’ and confused
Now the light that burns inside
Is the one that lit the road that led me here to you

Worlds apart in time and space
Music fills that empty place
Puts the power into my hands
The dream I need to understand

Through the miles and through the years
I hope you’ll be my friend
Now I reach out to you
Will you reach back again

Words and music by Kimberlye Gold (D.C. Gold Music, ASCAP)
(C) 2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Contact: Kimberlye Gold/D.C. Gold Music 650.291-3403
Rope Of Faith

It’s a familiar melody
Variations on a theme of hurry up and wait
Is that what you are to me
An answer to my prayers or just a simple twist of fate

Dreams that always turn to dust
Once again beg me to trust
I see the signs, I hear your voice
I’m trying not to turn away

CH: ‘Cause I’m hangin’ on this rope of faith
That you’ve thrown out to save me
Feelin’ like I’d reached the end
But you say it could change me
So I’m climbin’ up this rope of faith
You say it’s all I need
I need a miracle and so I pray
You tell me just believe

Ran down different roads so blind
Here and there and everywhere, still searchin’ and confused
Now the light that burns inside
Is the one that lit the road that led me here to you

Worlds apart in time and space
Music fills that empty place
Puts the power into my hands
The dream I need to understand

Through the miles and through the years
I hope you’ll be my friend
Now I reach out to you
Will you reach back again

Words and music by Kimberlye Gold (D.C. Gold Music, ASCAP)
(C) 2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Contact: Kimberlye Gold/D.C. Gold Music 650.291-3403
Rope Of Faith

It’s a familiar melody
Variations on a theme of hurry up and wait
Is that what you are to me
An answer to my prayers or just a simple twist of fate

Dreams that always turn to dust
Once again beg me to trust
I see the signs, I hear your voice
I’m trying not to turn away

CH: ‘Cause I’m hangin’ on this rope of faith
That you’ve thrown out to save me
Feelin’ like I’d reached the end
But you say it could change me
So I’m climbin’ up this rope of faith
You say it’s all I need
I need a miracle and so I pray
You tell me just believe

Ran down different roads so blind
Here and there and everywhere, still searchin’ and confused
Now the light that burns inside
Is the one that lit the road that led me here to you

Worlds apart in time and space
Music fills that empty place
Puts the power into my hands
The dream I need to understand

Through the miles and through the years
I hope you’ll be my friend
Now I reach out to you
Will you reach back again

Words and music by Kimberlye Gold (D.C. Gold Music, ASCAP)
(C) 2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Contact: Kimberlye Gold/D.C. Gold Music 650.291-3403
Rope Of Faith

It’s a familiar melody
Variations on a theme of hurry up and wait
Is that what you are to me
An answer to my prayers or just a simple twist of fate

Dreams that always turn to dust
Once again beg me to trust
I see the signs, I hear your voice
I’m trying not to turn away

CH: ‘Cause I’m hangin’ on this rope of faith
That you’ve thrown out to save me
Feelin’ like I’d reached the end
But you say it could change me
So I’m climbin’ up this rope of faith
You say it’s all I need
I need a miracle and so I pray
You tell me just believe

Ran down different roads so blind
Here and there and everywhere, still searchin’ and confused
Now the light that burns inside
Is the one that lit the road that led me here to you

Worlds apart in time and space
Music fills that empty place
Puts the power into my hands
The dream I need to understand

Through the miles and through the years
I hope you’ll be my friend
Now I reach out to you
Will you reach back again

Words and music by Kimberlye Gold (D.C. Gold Music, ASCAP)
(C) 2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Contact: Kimberlye Gold/D.C. Gold Music 650.291-3403
Rope Of Faith

It’s a familiar melody
Variations on a theme of hurry up and wait
Is that what you are to me
An answer to my prayers or just a simple twist of fate

Dreams that always turn to dust
Once again beg me to trust
I see the signs,

Sycamore Street

Written By: Kimberlye Gold/Johnny Douglas

Sycamore Street
Words and music by: Kimberlye Gold/Johnny Douglas

Hey Lucy
Whatcha got going on girl, talk to me
Tell me
Some people saw ya hangin’ out down at the Mercury, was that you?

Gettin’ high off some funky vibe
Ya know you never used to do that

Are you stealin’ yourself away, stealin’ yourself away?

CH: (She said) Can’t be who I was before
Can’t go back there anymore
Never wore it very well
The girl I used o try to be
Worked for everyone but me
Pleasing everybody else
Now they have to face the fact
I’m never going back to SYCAMORE STREET

Hey Lucy
Ya cut off all your hair and tell me, where’d ya get those shoes
Funny
All these years that I’ve known ya and I swear I don’t even know ya
Wonder why I never saw this comin’
Like some total transformation

Are you stealin’ yourself away, stealin’ yourself away?

CH:

Cracks on my sidewalk
Said don’t think or talk too much
This time it’s your turn to fly

Hey Lucy
It’s been so good to see ya girl, don’t be a stranger ‘round here
Call me
We’ll go have a margarita and you can tell me what’s goin’ on

While you’re stealin’ yourself away, stealin’ yourself away

CH: (She said) Can’t be who I was before
Can’t go back there anymore
Never wore it very well
Can’t you see I’m much too strong
Can’t be where I don’t belong
Givin’ it to someone else
The girl I used o try to be
She got introduced to me
Now I’m livin’ for myself
Now everybody face the fact
I’m never going back to SYCAMORE STREET





Discography

Sycamore Street

Set List

Varies - covers and originals