Kim Boyce
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Kim Boyce

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The best kept secret in music

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Still working on that hot first release.

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Kim remembers when she was in grade 8 and sitting on Shawn Colvin’s front lawn, sharing Gordon Lightfoot, Rolling Stone and Monkee songs, and learning one of Shawn’s songs. This was her first up-close experience with songwriting, and it was inspiration enough to get Kim to start writing some of her own. She was quickly recognized as a strong talent, and was chosen to represent her high school and then her city in songwriting competitions.

Kim went on to perform her own songs in clubs, coffee houses and folk festivals in her home town of London, Ontario and as far away as Dawson City. She sang and performed with a traditional music society, The Cuckoo’s Nest, for a number of years. She also sang with a jazz band and had her own combos, from duo to full band, performing her own folk-rooted, jazz and rock-influenced material. She performed alongside such artists as Don Ross, Loreena McKinnett, Jane Siberry and Janis Ian.

Although Kim left professional music behind for more than a decade when she moved to Toronto, she continued to listen and learn. She took jazz singing at York University. In the late nineties, she took up writing again and completed a course in advanced songwriting offered at Humber College. The connections she made in that course have evolved into the Toronto Songwriter’s Association, a growing collective of Toronto songwriters. Kim taps into this collective, and the larger Toronto scene, in a songwriter showcase which she organizes, hosts and performs at each week in Toronto’s Bloor West Village. These, and appearances at other venues throughout the city have earned Kim a reputation as an exceptional singer and songwriter.

Kim’s music reaches across boundaries and has broad appeal. Her honest and clear style compels one to listen, and rewards those who do. Here is what she hears:

“I haven’t heard someone I’d like to hear more of for a long time, but I’d like to hear more of your stuff.”

“Oh, you’re the one that wrote that song. I loved the words to the chorus, wrote them down in my book. They’re just so true. Do you have a cd? You should get one!”

“That’s a number one song!”

“You sound like Chrissy Hyndes.”
“You listened to a lot of Joni Mitchell.”
“Who do you listen to?”

“I’d like to produce your cd.”

“Your song gave me goosebumps.”
“Your song made me cry.”

“I’d like to dance to your songs, choreograph them.”

Lots more. If there were any negative ones, she’s conveniently forgotten them.

CONTACT kimboyce@sympatico.ca 49 Loyalist Rd, Toronto M9A 3P2, TEL: 416-231-7556