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. 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.
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 festival gigs at the National Folk Festival (2019), Enlighten Festival (2019-2020), and Floriade (2017-2019), and released her debut EP Ocean of Mind in May 2019, she then went on tour in major Australian cities after a sold-out EP launch show. She was meant to perform at the National Folk Festival 2020, but the festival was cancelled last-minute due to the pandemic.
Besides her solo project, Kim has also lent her voice to various musicians/groups such as Michael Misa, Muddy Wolfe, and Iboga Gazebo. Her original tune with Muddy Wolfe band 'Life of a Working Man' was aired on Triple J radio during the first week of its release. Her latest single Garden of Eden (2020) and the DIY music video about her Australian black summer experience have been well-received by the public, this song has been aired on Triple J Roots n' All ever since.
"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 -