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Penge musician gaining recognition for unique sounds

PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 June 2014

Kimberly Anne will be performing at the event

Kimberly Anne will be performing at the event

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A talented musician is quickly gaining recognition for her unique and original way of creating sounds.

Kimberly Anne, 26, of Penge, is known for her DIY approach to making music, using £5 Ikea tables and empty water dispensers to produce songs.

She is “excited” to be performing at the first ever London Music Awards on June 11, which aims to recognise the achievements of London’s aspiring young musicians, rising stars and legendary artists.

The awards, hosted by Mayor of London Boris Johnson, will also serve as a fundraiser for the Mayor’s Music Fund, a charity that aims to develop and nurture the talents of young children across the capital.

Kimberly said: “It’s so exciting because it’s so new, it’s obviously just launched this year but I know the fund has actually been helping young people in the past already, so it’s good their efforts have been combined into one big event.

“I think when people are doing good work behind the scenes it’s good to have a big event and for them to be recognised.

“It’s generally been harder times recently and it’s easy to feel a bit defeatist about it, but there’s still stuff out there you just really have to seek it out.

“Even as a young person it’s all about networking, just finding out what’s going on.

“[The awards are] bringing a bit more interest along. I’m just happy to be a part of something that’s showing people there’s still stuff out there. It’s still important in young people’s lives.”

Kimberly Anne’s single “Hard as Hello” has been remixed by chart topping band Bastille after they heard it through working with the same producer and her new EP “Liar” is due out on July 27.

She has stayed true to making unique sounds using unconventional instruments in the new song.

“Some of the main percussion is all from massive empty water bottle dispensers, we just had one of those empty one’s and used the creative sounds.” she explained.

“I just use all sorts.

“I have always been attracted to noise around me all the time, even when someone pushed a bike and you could hear a click.”

Kimberly Anne will be releasing her new album next year.

“It’s really scary but exciting. I’m just in the studio preparing the tracks for that. I think we are about 70 per cent there.”

The London Music Awards are due to take place at the Roundhouse.

Mr Johnson said: “The Mayor’s Music Fund is doing a fantastic job helping to nurture the potential of talented young musicians, who might not otherwise be able to develop their skills. As well as being a fundraiser, the London Music Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the talent that has helped ensure London’s status as the music capital of the world.”

For more information about Kimberly Anne and her music visit kimberlyannemusic.com.

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