May 13, 2012

A Jewel in the CROWD!


Kimberly Cole is a rising dance music artist. Following the breakout success of her first single, "Smack You," which Seventeen magazine called an "incredibly addictive dance-pop tune," she recently teamed with DJ/remixer/producer Eddie Amador and up-and-coming artist Garza on "Arrow Through My Heart," which cracked the Billboard Dance Chart's Top 20, and reteams on "U Make Me Wanna" (Big Beat/Atlantic Records), which was released March 13 and is currently climbing the charts.

The charismatic artist is beginning to make her mark as a headliner, having opened up for Katy Perry, LMFAO, contra, starship, Lupe Fiasco, and Shiny Toy Guns. This year she entertained U.S. troops in Hawaii and will continue to perform shows across the U.S. and Japan as headliner for the 2012 "The Bad Girls Club," a collaboration which led the network to support the release of her first full-length album.

Bad Girls Club is infused with catchy tunes, clever lyrics and irresistible beats. She co-wrote all the songs with Grammy-nominated producer/writer Jeeve (Nicole Scherzinger, Paulina Rubio, Santana), joined by the songwriters talents of Philip Lawrence (Bruno Mars, Flo Rida, Cee-Lo) and The Writing Camp (Beyonce, Britney Spears, Rihanna). From the sexy "Cherry Pop" and "Pocket Rocket" to the party-hearty beat of "Get Stupid" to establishes herself as a talent both fresh and fearless.

A native of Orange County, California, Kimberly Cole studied piano, voice and dance beginning at the age four. But it was in her teenage years when her skills came together, performing for huge audiences as a champion competitive artistic roller skater, a demanding sport where she learned how to tell a story with her body enthrall arena size crowds by fusing hip-hop and break-dance into electrifying routines. While earning a reputation as a spunky on-camera talent, in hosting gigs for MTV and as a celebrity judge on VH1's "Saddle Ranch," she has cultivated her acting talents as well, co-starring with Eliza Dushku in the Fox series "Dollhouse". 

R. From roller skater champion to pop dance sensation is there anything you haven't done you would like to try?
KC. I would LOVE to try zip lining! I might have to do that on my next trip to Las Vegas!

R. You've shared the stage with Katy Perry and other major artists. How was this experience for you?
KC. It was amazing. Katy Perry was the most down to earth and humble  artist to work with. She loves roller-skating so I did a little on stage.

R. This year you will be traveling across the U.S to perform for the troops as headliner. How did this come about for you and does your stage-show change considering you're performing for a predominantly male audience?
KC. I will be traveling across the U.S. the rest of this year and Japan in May. I leave Friday for a 2 week week tour there! My managers were asked if I'd like to perform for the troops and I said ABSOLUTELY! My stage show is basically the same except it's all female and I bring some of the boys up on stage with us for one of my songs.

R. What are some of your musical influences?
KC. I am a fan of music in general. If you check out my collection of music, you will find pop, electronic, R&B... you name it. I just love great songs and great artists.


R. Musically speaking, what are you working on, any plans to tour aboard say Europe or Australia/NZ? 
KC. I have quite a few songs in the works that I feel really good about. I'm excited to share them. Some of them show a more emotional and sensitive side but I always have to throw my bad girl side in there a little too. I am also working on more collaborations. I would love to perform in Europe, Australia, NZ and the world!

Last but not Least…

R. You got a one way ticket to Mars the planet, to make your journey memorable what 3 things will you take with you…?
KC.1. My cat, Lilly. 2. As many Diet Dr. Peppers as I  can fit in my bag. 3. My iPhone, so I can listen to music & Tweet from Mars.

To hear or follow Kimberly Cole:http://kimberlycolemusic.com

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