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“The world breaks everyone, and afterwards, some are strong at the broken places.”
Kimberley MacGregor is a seasoned singer-songwriter musician based out of Edmonton, Alberta who believes breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that whisky is a health tonic. She preciously crafts and passionately performs songs that will move your heart, change your mind, and stomp your feet. Along with her band, she can rock a festival crowd at any time of day or night, or she can deliver an intimate solo acoustic performance that will captivate an entire room, and she must be experienced to be believed.
For the last year she has played regularly with rhythm section Harry Gregg, Geoff Hamdon O’Brien, and Nathan Burns on Slide with Kimberley on vocals and guitar. Mike McDonald (Jr. Gone Wild, A Bunch of Mary’s) says of MacGregor
“Before I knew her name I called Kimberley MacGregor Etta James when she used to come to my open stage, cuz she did a bitchin’ version of “At Last”. That was years ago. Since then I’ve watched her ascension in the local Edmonton scene. Now she has a powerful album that proves she has the chops. It’s great to see stuff like that happen.”
Reminiscent of Susan Tedeschi and meeting Etta James head-on, her voice and energy will change how you experience modern music.
Looking back, 2014 was a year of noteworthy performances for Kimberley MacGregor. On top of her sold out CD release, she also performed at Sasquatch Gathering, The Heart of the City Festival, North Country Fair’s Afterbender and Mike McDonald’s CD release at the Blue Chair. She rounded out this successful year by performing before another sold out crowd at the Artery as the opening act for one of her favorite bands, The Sadies.
Kimberley has lent her talents over the past ten years to many local bands including The Living Daylights, The Tubsteppers, The Great North Blues Band, 80’s Dad and Cadence and Nathan. She is now dedicated to her own original work, and released her first solo album, ‘True’, to a sold out crowd at The Artery in March 2014. This album has gone on to garner radio play on CKUA and Campus and Community Radio across Canada, and has climbed the charts on several of these stations, being regularly requested and recognized as one of the city’s most exciting entertainers.
To build upon the success of her first solo project, Kimberley has already been hard at work writing new songs for her second album. She and her band are headed into the studio to record this spring, making 2015 a year of excitement, new ambitions, expanding horizons, bottomless glasses, and endless possibilities.