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  • My Video Release Party! - One on One (Always)

    I knew when I filmed my video "One on One (Always)" it was a bg deal, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to throw a party or not. Many ideas went through my head, first I thought I should have something small and intimate for about 25 super fans, then I thought maybe I should just have an online release party. With all the uncertainty, I decided to ask none other than my fans themselves. 

    So I posted on Facebook, asking if I should have a release party or not, in less than an hour, I received an overwelming response of "YES!" But with all those people engaged and wanting to support, I knew I didn't want to have an intimate party any more, it had to be...BIG!

    After debating on a variety of places, my friend Derrick Duff Sr. reached out to me. Since he was already throwing an event in two weeks, why don't we team up? His Annual Pink and Black (Breast Cancer Awareness) event was going to be October 9th, which is the exact day I had in mind for my party! I knew that couldn't be a coincodence. I decided to take him up on his offer. I knew through this party I would get exposed to more local fans and have access to a huge venue plus my fans would get exposed to Derrick Duff Sr. annual events. It was a Win/Win situation, he even re-did the flier to accomadate me. 

    The night went great! A nice size crowd showed up and everybody was very supportive. Relatives I haven't seen in years even showed up and I got to reconnect with them. I ended up performing around midnight. I decided to do:

    • One on One (Always)
    • Permission/Kim B. Day

    The crowd wanted another song, but yall know me...I never give away too much at one time. Despite some sound issues in the beginning of the performance (Derrick had to hand me another mic) it went pretty smooth. 

    I would post the performance video but unfortunately it came out darker than I expected, and I'm trying to do this thing where I only put out high quality videos, so it may never see the light of day. But I'm going to play around with the brightness and see what I can do. But hey you should have been there if you wanted to see the show that bad! (wink, wink)

    After the show it was the.......VIDEO! Take a look: 

    Overall I had a great time and I am VERY happy I ultimately decided to throw a party and not just have an online extravaganza! Stay tuned, I got more events, videos, and music coming your way before 2015 ends!

    Check out the gallery below and PLEASE share this blog and comment. I love hearing what yall think!

     

     

    For more photos, please visit my "Pics" page!

  • Kim B. Rocks Elgin at JB’s. (September 22, 2012)

     

    So, Gremlen Studios put together a showcase that featured a lot of rappers and………..ME! LOL

    Once again I was the only female performer and singer, I’m not complaining, just simply making an observation. I have been the only female at shows for quite some time now (even my dancers are males) so I’m used to it. I’ve actually embraced it.  No biggie!

    I open my set with a Kim B. original “…Makes Me Wanna Dance” Though it was my 6th time performing this song, it was my 1st time doing it without Knu York. I missed his presence and energy, but the show must go on! So I cut Knu York’s part out of the song and filled it with a dance break (typical Kim B. fashion right, lol) which the crowd seemed to really enjoy.

    Another 1st for me last night was adding a costume change. Okay, so it wasn’t a full wardrobe transformation (I simply change my top and through on my gloves and shades.) But it was fun to do while my dancers entertained the audience and showed their skills.

    Both outfits consisted of a white top, anyone who’s been at my shows for the past year may have noticed this strategic color choice. Whenever I know I’ll be performing in a low-light setting, I wear white to make sure I stand out on stage and camera. It’s been a pretty consistent image this year for me and my dancers. I think it works!

     

    I ended my set with a Kim B. original “Thank God”. At first, I had planned to place my latest single “Cry Myself to Sleep” in the show, but after much thought I decided that it would not fit the tone I was going for that night so I switched it with “Thank God”. I really felt led to sing it and I didn’t care if it was “risky” because the song is a representation of me – Kim B, and everything I believe in, so…why not sing it?

    The audience couldn’t have been more receptive though, by the end of the song everyone was repeating “Thank God” after me. What a wonderful sound to hear. I loved it!

    So my entire set went over well, and when I was done total strangers were coming up to me, hugging me and complementing the performance. In appreciation, I gave out free Cds in exchange for email addresses for my newsletter. I’m really excited to connect and keep in touch with my new friends and fans!

     Well that’s about all for now people. I hope you enjoyed my review/wrap-up of my show. I plan to make blogging a habit from now on. Thanks for reading, please leave comments and feedback. Love you all.

    God Bless,

     Kim B.