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Kim Richardson

Kim Richardson

1965 -

Origin: Ontario, Canada

Main instrument: Vocal

Genres: Blues, Jazz, R&B/Soul/Funk

With her undeniable voice and talent, it’s no surprise that critics have hailed Kim Richardson since she first appeared on the Canadian music scene. At just 14, she was already singing in clubs and taking her first steps in the theatre. Gifted with an enchanting voice, she won two Juno Awards for her debut singles in 1986 and 1987, adding a third trophy to her collection as part of the group The Merlin Factor in 1994. At ease in all musical styles, she has shared the stage with Barry White, Stevie Wonder and Celine Dion. She gave free rein to her love of blues and soul on her debut solo album Kaleidoscope (2006), co-produced with Nanette Workman, before staging the magnificent show Tribute to Billie Holiday. Richardson made her silver screen debut in Funkytown and proved she was equally adept in two languages with her first album in French, Mes amours, featuring covers of artists from Gilbert Bécaud to Jean-Pierre Ferland.


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