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      Kimberose

      Kimberose

      The new soul diva
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      • 2021 27 concerts
      • 2022 3 concerts
      • Wednesday
        02
        February 2022
        Le Havre
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      • Saturday
        05
        February 2022
        Abbeville
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      • Friday
        18
        February 2022
        Le Touquet
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      About

      About
      Copyright Pierre Hennequin

      Kimberose is a destiny apart. A nurse, she dreamed of being a singer, but didn't dare to take the plunge. It took a click, an encounter, for the young French girl to put her goddess voice on the most beautiful stages. Today, in the footsteps of Nina Simone or Amy Winehouse, she shines.


      As a child, she would spend hours singing in her room, in front of her mirror. But Kim Kitson-Mills, who took a long time to mature her music, is a destiny apart. Today, the big night crowds have replaced the ice, and the silence has died down in favor of long cheers. Yes, with her band, Kimberose, she dared, walking in the footsteps of Nina Simone or Amy Winehouse, forcing her destiny: she left everything behind, wrapped up her nurse's coat and took her courage in both hands to embrace her dreams with a diva voice that plays with our most intimate pulsations and feelings.


      She has soul in her soul, like Billie Holiday's contemporary mirror, with a French romance to boot, the Ghanaian warmth borrowed from her mother and the language of Shakespeare inherited from her father. A strong and fragile woman, Kimberose shines with a thousand lights. However, one should not always rely on the apparent sunlight that illuminates her face. For behind her thick timbre lies an open wound that does not close, but which the music, like a powerful analgesic, helps to channel. "My father, his death is my pain, my crack", she repeats over and over.

       

      So, in order to pay him a heartfelt tribute, she overcomes her natural shyness and forcefully deploys a sincere energy that exudes tenderness. Her voice is ageless. Kimberose is a kind of avant-garde past, bringing a dose of freshness and modernity to a state of mind sculpted over decades by other great ladies of soul. Today, entering through the big door, she sits in the courtyard of the greats, and nothing, oh never, seems to be able to stop her race towards the heights of elegance.

      Highlights

      2014

      The Nouvelle Star: between experience and bitterness

      Viewers discover a young woman with a golden voice. It was her husband, Anthony, captivated by her natural class, who inspired her to take the stage and participate in the show La Nouvelle Star. It's a mixed bag experience for Kimberose. "I don't think I'm the right candidate for this kind of show, she says. It's pretty violent with the whole thing a little bit fake sometimes. But to go through the stages when I didn't believe in it at all at first, it's a boost. And then the fact that I was singing in front of an audience, that was magnificent".

      2017

      Taratata, the beginning of a career

      She has only a few discreet concerts on the meter. But her producer tries a poker move: to send the first songs recorded in the studio to Nagui. The host falls under the spell and takes a risk: inviting this artist, unknown to the battalion, to perform on the Taratata stage. "After the show, we ended up on TV sets and signed with a record company. Everything changed".

      2018

      The first chapter of a new life

      Chapter One, his first record, was critically acclaimed and now a gold record. The French press is under the spell of this new voice of soul. Even Rolling Stone is getting into it: "If Kimberose's flights of fancy are often compared to those of legends such as Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse, the young woman shares more than a surprisingly thick vocal fabric with these divas". With her 120-date tour ending in 2019, it's a good bet we'll be hearing about this amazing singer.

      2021

      The year of renewal?

      Kimberose is back in 2021 with a new album, "Out", and a highly acclaimed single, "Back on my Feet". It's the return of a strong woman, a fighter who has entered the spotlight. The album will be followed by a tour throughout France, including a performance at the Salle Pleyel on 14 December 2021. The album includes a collaboration with pianist Sofiane Pamart on the track "L'envie de valser", her first song in French. "It's good to get out new things and it gives me an energy that I've been missing a lot," says the singer.

       

       

      Testimonials

      • The fans speak
      • The inside view
      • Seen in the press

        In Musilac, Kimberose really got us in the gut. It was a concert full of elegance. Her voice is magnificent and her stage presence bewitched us. We already knew it, but that night, the young French girl confirmed that she was going to be one of the great ladies of contemporary soul. We took a slap in the face! 

        Damien, after the concert at the Musilac festival (Aix-Les-Bains)

        Kimberose embodies the next generation of a soul à la Nina Simone or Amy Winehouse. Thus, the young French girl forced fate to make her diva voice shine. Her music is timeless. This is surely what seduced the audience and allowed this former nurse to realize her dream: to go on stage. Seeing her sing is always an incredible experience. It is therefore with great pleasure that we help her to conquer the hearts of the French and to climb the summits.

        She delivers her laments with the experience of a middle-aged woman that life would have shattered. Yet, she never took any lessons in music theory, singing or music. She does everything by feeling, and God knows she does! She has already been compared to Billie Holiday, Nina Simone or Amy Winehouse. She has the talent, attitudes and soul of a star. A real musical bomb.  
         
        Her voice, exceptional, inevitably recalls that of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone or Amy Winehouse. Her appearance on the TV show Taratata sent the music world into a frenzy and her concerts have been sold out ever since. She draws from the roots of soul music, bringing the modernity of one of the most interesting bands of her generation. 

        Paris Match - FIP

      Archives

      2021
      11 concerts
      • 12 Jun
        VOIX DE FEMMES
        Maury
      • 21 Jun
        Fête de la Musique
        Thiais
      • 27 Jun
        Rock in Chair Evreux
        Evreux
      • 01 Jul
        Festival Django Reinhardt
        Fontainebleau
      • 03 Jul
        Swing Sous Les Etoiles
        Miribel
      • 10 Jul
        Festival des Jazz de Saint-Raphaël
        Saint-Raphaël
      • 15 Jul
        Jazz à Juan
        Juan-les-Pins
      • 16 Jul
        Festival Musiks à Manosque
        Manosque
      • 24 Jul
        Jazz in Marciac
        Marciac
      • 25 Jul
        Jazz des cinq continents
        Marseille
      • 31 Jul
        Festival Music Sun & Sea
        Canet-en-Roussillon
      2020
      1 concert
      • 24 Jul
        Narbonne
        Jazz à l'Hospitalet
      2019
      60 concerts
      • 25 Jan
        Sérignan
        La Cigalière
      • 26 Jan
        Perpignan
        Le Médiator
      • 07 Feb
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 22 Feb
        SAINT-PIERRE (La Réunion)
        Le Kerveguen
      • 23 Feb
        LE PORT (La Réunion)
        Le Kabardock
      • 01 Mar
        SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY
        Le Rive Gauche
      • 02 Mar
        ERGUE-GABERIC
        L’Athéna
      • 09 Mar
        Alencon
        La Luciole
      • 12 Mar
        Boisseuil
        Espace du Crouzy
      • 14 Mar
        SAINT-MARTIN-DE-CRAU
        Centre de Développement Culturel
      • 15 Mar
        VALS-LES-BAINS
        Théâtre Les Quinconces
      • 16 Mar
        CARPENTRAS
        Espace Auzon
      • 22 Mar
        BEAUCOUZE
        Maison de la Culture
      • 23 Mar
        Beauvais
        Festival Blues Autour du Zinc
      • 28 Mar
        Megève
        Megève Jazz Festival
      • 29 Mar
        Le Plessis Robinson
        Théâtre de L’Allegria
      • 30 Mar
        Calais
        Théâtre Gérard Philipe
      • 03 Apr
        Velizy-Villacoublay
        Théâtre de L’Onde
      • 04 Apr
        Massy
        Paul-B
      • 05 Apr
        CERGY-PONTOISE
        Visages du Monde
      • 06 Apr
        Blois
        All That Jazz
      • 10 Apr
        CARTHAGE (Tunisie)
        Festival Jazz à Carthage
      • 12 Apr
        Sélestat
        Les Tanzmatten
      • 20 Apr
        BIarritz
        Casino Barrière
      • 26 Apr
        Avoine
        Espace Culturel d’Avoine
      • 28 Apr
        Lille
        Casino Barrière
      • 03 May
        YZEURE
        Yzeurespace
      • 07 May
        CHÂTEL-GUYON
        Théâtre de Châtel-Guyon
      • 09 May
        Creil
        La Faïencerie
      • 10 May
        HAZEBROUCK
        Centre André Malraux
      • 11 May
        Ris Orangis
        Le Plan
      • 14 May
        Dinan
        Théâtre des Jacobins
      • 15 May
        Châteaugiron
        Le Zéphyr
      • 17 May
        Castres
        Lo Bolegason
      • 18 May
        MONT-DE-MARSAN
        Théâtre
      • 12 Jun
        MONDORF-LES-BAINS (Luxembourg)
        Casino 2000
      • 15 Jun
        TOULOUSE
        Festival Rio Loco
      • 23 Jun
        La Ferté sous Jouarre
        Jazz Festival
      • 28 Jun
        Nanterre
        La Défense Jazz Festival
      • 06 Jul
        Saint Denis de Gastines
        Festival au Foin de la Rue
      • 11 Jul
        La Rochelle
        Les Francofolies de La Rochelle
      • 12 Jul
        Aix les Bains
        Musilac
      • 13 Jul
        Montreux (Suisse)
        Montreux Jazz Festival
      • 14 Jul
        NEUVE-EGLISE
        Festival Décibulles
      • 16 Jul
        GRIMAUD
        Festival Les Grimaldines
      • 18 Jul
        BONNEVILLE
        Pleins Feux Festival
      • 19 Jul
        Mèze
        Festival de Thau
      • 20 Jul
        Nice
        Jazz Festival
      • 27 Jul
        BOURGES
        Festival Un Eté à Bourges
      • 29 Jul
        ARCACHON
        Festival Arcachon en Scène
      • 02 Aug
        Crozon
        Festival du bout du monde
      • 05 Aug
        Saint-Florent
        Porto Latino
      • 03 Nov
        BRUXELLES (Belgique)
        La Madeleine
      • 05 Nov
        HAMBOURG (Allemagne)
        Nochtwache
      • 06 Nov
        BERLIN (Allemagne)
        Privatclub
      • 08 Nov
        AALEN (Allemagne)
        Aalener Jazzstage
      • 10 Nov
        FRANKFURT (Allemagne)
        Zoom
      • 11 Nov
        LEVERKUSEN (Allemagne)
        Leverkusener Jazzstage
      • 13 Nov
        DRESDEN (Allemagne)
        Dresden Jazzstage
      • 15 Nov
        RAVENSBURG (Allemagne)
        Trans4Jazz Festival
      2018
      58 concerts
      • 10 Mar
        Saint-Rémy-Lès-Chevreuse
        Festival Jazz A Toute Heure
      • 23 Mar
        Paris
        Café de la Danse
      • 26 Mar
        Le Passage
        Le Passage Music Festival
      • 07 Apr
        Laon
        Festival Jazz'titudes
      • 10 Apr
        Biarritz
        La Gare du Midi
      • 17 Apr
        Rennes
        Festival Mythos
      • 18 May
        Saint-Germain-en-Laye
        La clef
      • 22 May
        Nantes
        Le Ferrailleur
      • 23 May
        Bordeaux
        Rock School Barbey
      • 25 May
        Villeurbanne
        Le Transbordeur
      • 28 May
        Paris
        La Cigale
      • 29 May
        Lille
        Le Splendid
      • 06 Jun
        Le Mans
        Les Saulnières
      • 16 Jul
        Nice
        Jazz Festival
      • 19 Jul
        Le Havre
        Festival Mosaïque
      • 20 Jul
        Nimes
        Festival de Nimes
      • 21 Jul
        Le Passage
        Le Passage Music Festival
      • 28 Jul
        Montivert
        Music Festival
      • 29 Jul
        Robion
        Festival des musiques du monde
      • 01 Aug
        Mont Saint Michel
        Jazz en Baie
      • 25 Aug
        Condette
        Château d'Hardelot
      • 07 Sep
        Hulpe
        Toots Jazz Festival
      • 08 Sep
        Mouilleron le Captif
        Festival Face & Si
      • 21 Sep
        Amiens
        Festiv'Art
      • 22 Sep
        Saint-Quentin
        La Manufacture
      • 28 Sep
        Chelles
        Les Cuizines
      • 02 Oct
        Montaigu
        Théâtre de Thalie
      • 03 Oct
        Parthenay
        Le Diff'art
      • 04 Oct
        Bellerive sur allier
        Espace Culturel
      • 06 Oct
        Paris
        La Cigale
      • 08 Oct
        Paris
        La Cigale
      • 11 Oct
        Chaumont
        Le Nouveau Relax
      • 12 Oct
        Saint-Chamond
        RhinoJazz Festival
      • 13 Oct
        Guyancourt
        La Batterie
      • 14 Oct
        Mulhouse
        Le Noumatrouff
      • 15 Oct
        Nancy
        Nancy Jazz Pulsations
      • 18 Oct
        Béthune
        Théâtre Le Poche
      • 19 Oct
        Le Havre
        Magic Mirrors
      • 20 Oct
        Tourcoing
        Tourcoing Jazz Festival
      • 03 Nov
        Drancy
        Espace Culturel
      • 07 Nov
        Rennes
        l'étage
      • 09 Nov
        Saint Agathon
        La Grande Ourse
      • 10 Nov
        Brest
        Cabaret Vauban
      • 14 Nov
        Caen
        Le Cargö
      • 15 Nov
        Argentan
        Quai des Arts
      • 16 Nov
        Festival Blues en Seine
      • 20 Nov
        Aurillac
        Théatre d'Aurillac
      • 21 Nov
        Lempdes
        La 2Deuche
      • 22 Nov
        Seyssinet-Pariset
        L'Ilyade
      • 23 Nov
        Puget sur Argens
        Le Mas des Escaravatiers
      • 24 Nov
        Istres
        L'Usine
      • 28 Nov
        Tournefeuille
        Le Phare
      • 29 Nov
        Dax
        L'Atrium
      • 30 Nov
        Tarbes
        La Gespe
      • 01 Dec
        Le May sur Evre
        Espace Senghor
      • 06 Dec
        Le Mans
        Les Saulnières
      • 07 Dec
        La Fabrique
      • 08 Dec
        Bordeaux
        Théâtre du Casino Barrière de Bordeaux
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