Kim Yang is a Taiwanese-Australian singer-songwriter, her ethereal voice and soothing instrument fingerpicking capture the attention of passers-by.
Inspired by female vocalists like Sarah McLachlan, Kina Grannis, First Aid Kit, and Eva Cassidy, Kim’s music is an eclectic blend of folk, pop and blues. Her songs speak from her experiences as a partner, a daughter, a traveller and an insecure soul.
Since developing a passion for music at an early age, Kim has shared her voice everywhere from intimate bookshops to national television. In 2016, driven by a desire to share her stories with the world, Kim picked up her ukulele and started writing songs. She stepped out of her bedroom and into the streets, markets and cafes of Canberra. Since then she has collaborated with renowned local artists and played at major venues in Canberra, around Australia and overseas.
Most recently, Kim played her first festival gig at the April 2019 National Folk Festival and released her debut EP Ocean of Mind in May 2019, she went on tour after a sold-out EP launch show. This EP features 3 melodious and emotional songs about love, hope and loss that are very close to her heart. With Kim's ethereal blend of sounds, she creates music that balances delicately between vulnerability and power. With the release of her debut EP Ocean of Mind, she has immediately established herself as an artist to watch.
In mid-2018 Kim joined a Canberra local blues band Muddy Wolfe to expand her musical horizon as a songwriter/vocalist/guitarist. Her original blues song 'Life of a Working Man' in the Muddy Wolfe debut EP, Vol. 1 (2019) was played on Triple J radio twice in a week after the release. Kim has also lent her voice to various musicians/groups such as Michael Misa (listen to City Sleeping), Muddy Wolfe band and Groom Epoch (album release date TBA).
"Kim Yang is an outstanding singer/songwriter who bridges cultures with songs about her experiences in both Taiwan and Australia. Kim made her first appearance at the National Folk Festival in 2019 exciting and engaging audiences with her fresh and honest style. I’m sure this will be the first of many."
- Pam Merrigan, Artistic Director, National Folk Festival -
"Kim Yang creates music for the soul. With her ethereal blend of sounds, she creates music that balances delicately between vulnerability and power. It feels simultaneously grounded and exploratory; it’s rooted in acoustic folk, but reaches far wider..."
- Happy Mag, Sydney -
"Holy crap your voice is AMAZING - spellbinding even. You had me from the first melody and kept me enthralled all the way through to the end." - Nkechi Anele, Triple J unearthed -