Electropop and R&B artist Kimbra will perform at El Rey Theatre April 9 to promote her second album released last year, The Golden Echo. The 24-year old from New Zealand may be young but she has enough accolades to prove her talent. In 2011, she won Best Female Artist by the Australian Recording Industry Association and the New Zealand Music Awards Critic’s Choice Award the same year.
Kimbra has released two albums to date. The first album, Vows, reached #3 on the Australian ARIA charts and her second album reached #5 on the same chart. She was also featured on Gotye’s 2011 release Making Mirrors on the song “Somebody That I Used to Know,” receiving a Grammy for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance becoming only the third New Zealand born singer to ever win a Grammy.
The music of Kimbra has been described as indie rock, alternative dance and indie pop with an injection of jazz and soul mixed in. Her influences include Daniel Johns, Prince, Rufus Wainwright, Guided by Voices, Imogen Heap, Mike Patton, Michael Jackson, Minnie Riperton, and Stevie Wonder. Be sure to check out her latest single “Miracle” released last year and also next month at El Rey Theatre.
Kimbra @ El Rey Theatre 4/9
Thursday, April 9
Doors @ 7 PM
Show @ 8 PM