Kim Potter
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Kim Potter

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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"Press"

"...lucious harmonies and shining guitar lines... You won't stop humming it!" -Riffage.com

"...melodic vocals that float effortlessly over poppy guitar lines with the occasional well placed string arrangement." -Salient.

"... luminescent slices of soulful guitar pop...Jennifer Says sounded big, warm and very tasty... might make you think of Neil Finn... more intensity than Crowded House." City Voice, Wellington

" ...A great song to get a speeding ticket to...." -Listen Up Radio

Well-recorded Folk-Pop features organic-sounding acoustic guitars and hushed, layered vocals a la Elliott Smith. Temperaments range from sunny and feel good to brooding and introspective. Catchy. -Listen.com

- Various


"Jennifer Says"

" Wellington pop quartet Jennifer Says are just about to release their latest treasure, a four track EP entitled Regular Tones. The four tunes on the disc have a real kiwi flavour to them. Every time I listen to it I get a faint whiff of fish n' chips, fern trees, punga logs, and buzzy bees. It's the same feeling you get when you put on one of those timeless Crowded house CDs. Kim Potter (vocals, guitar, melotron) delivers melodic vocals that float effortlessly over poppy guitar lines with the occasional well placed string arrangement. Nothing overly original, just good old proven Kiwiana (and one of the better attempts if you ask me). Opening track "Wherever You Go" is my favourite. It has a really nice warm-breeziness to it, ideal for playing in the car on long road trips. The tremolo guitar in the verses adds a nice 60s-surf tone to it. "Metronome" is an emotive love song. Rich vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars and a broken heart are what seem to be behind this pearly tune. "And Eventually" is slightly more upbeat that the others. It waves the Jennifer Say's flag of catchiness, making this song the most likely for radio play. These guys play quite regularly around town; their favorite venues are Valve, Bodega and Indigo. If you are into great kiwi music, then make sure you check them out next time they play." - Salient Magazine - Salient


"Driving Force"

" Kim Potter is the driving force of Wellington folk/pop trio Jennifer Says — and apparently a creative jack-of-all-trades. The Web site proudly boasts of being actor, comedian, and, unusually, a variety performer (in 1996 he worked in England as a circus performer). And in his band he holds the reins as lead vocalist and songwriter plus playing guitars, piano, organ, and melotron. All this talent seems to have rubbed off onto the smooth-sounding, well-recorded four track EP by Jennifer Says.
Along with Evan Williams on drums and ADI on guitars, Potter leads the band through a set of thoughtfully written, gently
rocking songs, although the first three tracks are let down in places by being slightly lifeless, moochy and too introspective.
But Jennifer Says lets loose and starts humming along on their final track — ‘And Eventually’ — which is a, well, nice up-beat little thing."
- Clare Bone, Rip It Up - Rip It Up magazine


"Temple Review"

Jennifer Says, Live at the Temple -
Jennifer Says.....from Wellington - manuhiri tuarangi - created a beautiful melodic landscape throughout their set. I loved the dynamics within each song, very skilfully executed - especially in their second song, "Eventually", which meandered wonderfully to a poignant, slow ending. "Metronome" was a bit of a stand out for me, especially the vocals - very generous and warm. It was Number 1 for seven weeks on Vision100 FM and I could see why. It has everything it takes to make that chart-topping thing happen, I believe. Their last song "We're Right Here" was an up-tempo piece and featured some stunning harmonies near the end. The band have released a CD EP "Regular Tones" which I would really like to hear - I suspect they have a very strong recorded presence, if their focus and easy co-operation as musicians on Thursday night is anything to go by. And they came a hell of a long way for the heats, the semi-finals and the finals. I was most impressed not only with their set, but with that kind of commitment. Mauri ora, e hoa ma and congratulations.

- Hinemoana Baker, www.temple.co.nz - Hinemoana Baker


Discography

2001: "Regular Tones" EP from his band "Jennifer Says"

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Bio

Kim was raised in a musical family, learning piano from the age of three, and picking up guitar from age 13.
He has been writing songs for over 20 years, and being heavily influences by the likes of Neil Finn, The Sundays, Paul Kelly among others, he has developed a respectable knack of weaving together super catchy melodies and smart, inviting lyrics.

Having spent much of the last decade focussing on comedy, circus and theatre performance, this return to the musical side of the fence is an exciting and inspiring move.