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Online Fundraising Concert for NSW Rural Fire Service

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Kim Yang Music Facebook Page @kimyangmusic

I live in the beautiful bush capital Canberra. For the last month or so, it scares me to see that big smoke coming from the fire in NSW. Our clear blue sky is now gone, our beautiful nature is suffering, while the firefighters and the volunteers are on the front line trying their best to stop the fire. They are the heroes and they need our support.

The fire is out of control, what I can do to help as a musician is to host an online fundraising concert when we all come together to help NSW Rural Fire Service (go follow Kim Yang Music to get notifications when I go live) The link to donation page will be shown on the live streaming post as well.

Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a little or a lot. Anything helps. Thank you for your support. Event video link: https://www.facebook.com/kimyangmusic/videos/3237830786233091/

CBR Female Songwriter Evening

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Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra

$15/10, tix: www.smithsalternative.com/events/cbr-female-songwriter-evening-63841

Join Kim Yang, Ruth O'Brien and Beth Monzo for a lovely evening of story-telling and collaboration to celebrate female musicians in Canberra.

According to the recent study by Sophie Chapman (Podcast How Musicians Work host), only 16% of Canberran original performing musicians were female. At this show you will see 100% female original artists play just for you.

ACT #1 Kim Yang - www.kimyangmusic.com Inspired by female vocalists like Kina Grannis, First Aid Kit, and Eva Cassidy, Taiwanese-Australian singer-songwriter Kim Yang’s soothing guitar fingerpicking and ethereal vocals are spellbinding. Her songs speak from her experiences as a partner, a daughter, a traveller and an insecure soulmate. Driven by a desire to share her stories with the world, Kim picked up a ukulele and started writing songs in 2017. She stepped out of her bedroom and into the streets, markets and cafes of Canberra. Most recently, Kim finished her debut EP ‘Ocean of Mind' Tour followed by Muddy Wolfe’s 'Victoria and Back' Tour in September 2019. She played her first festival gig at the 2019 National Folk Festival.

ACT #2 Ruth O’Brien - fb.com/Ruthobrienmusic Ruth O’Brien is a vocal artist with interests in electronic looping, jazz, blues and improvisation. Ruth has been involved in the Canberra music scene for over 10 years. Having graduated from the CIT in 2013 with a Diploma in Music Performance, Ruth released her debut EP ‘Invaluable’ in September 2018. Ruth has performed at a range of Canberra events including The Multicultural Fringe Festival, Floriade, The You Are Here festival, Art Not Apart and the Australian of the Year Awards Concert (2016). Outside of performing and writing, Ruth runs Mary Violet Creative and is a passionate advocate for the arts and people pursuing their creative passions.

ACT #3 Brianna Thomas - Brianna is a singing teacher at the Bec Taylor School of music and has recently learned singing from Rachael Thoms for 4 years. She likes to take elements of jazz, soul, neo-soul and rnb and mash them altogether.

ACT #4 Beth Monzo - https://canberramusictuition.com.au/amo-team/beth-monzo Beth Monzo is an avid performer for the last decade appearing in outfits such as Dub Dub Goose, Big Score, Beth 'n' Ben and current pop rock project Betty Alto. Beth has also been appearing as a solo guitarist/singer/songwriter in this time, refining a unique interpretation of the cheeky and heartfelt. Some of her notable supports include slots opening for INXS and Chris Isaac and in 2015 her original song was shortlisted for the UC Vision Song Contest.

Fashionably Late with Portraits!

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National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parks ACT

We're open late for four sassy spring soirées! Featuring indie rock artist Hope Wilkins and acoustic songstresses Adriana & Bianca and Kim Yang Music, CIT hairdressers create looks for you inspired by our exhibition 'Women in Vogue'. Saunter through the show on a tour with opportunities for you to step into the frame. Snacks and bar service available from our friends Broadbean Catering & Events!

All for free! (exhibition ticket required for Vogue exhibition)

OXJAM Canberra 2019

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Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra 2601 ACT

OXJAM Canberra is part of a worldwide party against poverty. Every dollar raised goes towards Oxfam’s fight against global poverty. This year the following acts are donating their talents to help reduce global poverty:

Jayden Goodrem The Goodnight Lovers Kim Yang Music LIV LI MC: Rocco Weglarz

This will be a great fun afternoon of local artists playing for a good cause The organisers are volunteers from the Oxfam ACT Community and gratefully acknowledge the support of: Braidwood Estate Wines; Landspeed Records Canberra; Ainslie IGA Supermarket; and The Games Capital

Tix $15 via: https://www.smithsalternative.com/events/oxjam-canberra-63613

Kim Yang Debut EP tour - Open Studio (MEL)

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Open Studio, 204 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne 3070

Taiwanese-Australian singer-songwriter Kim Yang is leaving her hometown of Canberra, gathering her two favourite Melbourne artists Karlos O’Connor and Blooming, and inviting you to a heartfelt concert to celebrate the release of Yang’s debut EP.

~Kim Yang Music~ Inspired by female vocalists like Kina Grannis, First Aid Kit, and Eva Cassidy, Kim’s soothing instrumental fingerpicking meets ethereal vocals that is spellbinding. Her songs speak from her experiences as a partner, a daughter, a traveller and an insecure soulmate, stories balancing delicately between vulnerability and power.

Since developing a passion for music at an early age, Kim has shared her voice everywhere from intimate bookshops to national television. 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 2019 National Folk Festival and released her debut EP Ocean of Mind in May 2019.

'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)

‘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)

https://linktr.ee/kimyangmusic https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kwuujRrUf8BEBpqsruKiW

~Blooming~ Dissolving the barriers between audience and artist, Blooming is a project centered around growth and renewal through music, storytelling, poetry and live performance art. "Blooming’s music reminds me of when I first started listening to Jeff Buckley. That initial discovery of his voice, lyricism and unapologetic view of the world was unforgettable." Jake Wilton AAA Backstage www.facebook.com/BloomingMusic/ https://linktr.ee/bloomingmusic

~Karlos O’Connor~ Melbourne based Folk singer-songwriter Karlos O’Connor writes lyrics with the poetic influence of Bright Eyes, borrows Jeff Buckley’s breathy-vibrato tones and holds some of the emotional weight of Keaton Henson. Karlos O’Connor is lead vocalist in the folk-rap group Dull Lucida, laying down mellow vibes, flute solos and heavy beats. His debut Album “Collywobbles” means “Butterflies in stomach” and illustrates life’s anxieties, both good & bad in a bitter-sweet manner, and his latest single “Hazy” describes losing a loved one. https://www.facebook.com/Karlos-OConnor-555381874852156/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/3NLQECrLfLSKGLXnq6vIcp?si=5XOsqDpwSLyHNV2z2X19pg

Open Studio event page: http://openstudio.net.au/event/kim-yang-indie-folk-blues-karlos-oconnor-and-blooming/

Kim Yang Debut EP Tour - Wesley Anne (MEL)

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Wesley Anne, 250 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne

Kim Yang is visiting Wesley Anne in Melbourne on Sunday 22 September as part of her debut EP mini tour.

Kim is a Taiwanese-Australian singer-songwriter known for her ethereal voice and soothing instrument fingerpicking that 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. Produced by Guy Lilleyman at Amberly Studios, 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.

Come and enjoy an intimate night with Kim at the front bar of Wesley Anne, Northcote MEL!

Kim Yang Debut EP Tour (Sydney) with Rebecca Mann and Malaika Green

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Lentil as Anything, 391 King Street, Newtown, Sydney

(Entry by your kind donations)

As part of Kim Yang Music's debut EP "Ocean of Mind" Tour, this Canberra based singer-songwriter has gathered her favourite, based in Sydney/the Blue Mountains, singer-songwriters for a little celebration. Come listen to sweet, laid-back acoustic folk music with beautiful food and drinks provided by the lovely Lentil As Anything volunteers!

~Malaika Green~ Malaika Green is an Australian/Tanzanian Indie Acoustic singer, songwriter, guitarist and activist who aims to use her musical influence to touch on societal issues. She has a natural ability to captivate you with her soulful voice and maturity beyond her years. Malaika feels issues like sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and general bigotry are alive and well in our society today, and she aims to voice the importance of fighting back to end hate and reach equality.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6jIeJIURqqBwIYGW1R0SiX

~ Rebecca Mann ~ Rebecca Mann is a singer/songwriter who delivers raw, emotional and passionate original music. She delivers raw emotion through her passionate, original music. Rebecca relishes playing intimate shows around Australia. Her heart-felt music is accessible and Rebecca’s empathy draws in the audience, on occasion moving them to tears.

Rebecca’s intimate storytelling and ability to share emotion through her performances has earned her a loyal following who relished the release of her debut EP ‘Moon’ (2018). Her music provides a unique look into the human heart and will definitely make you feel.

‘Beautifully observational, Mann is a lovely storyteller full of charm and heart.’ - Nkechi Anele (Triple J)

www.rebeccamann.com.au https://open.spotify.com/artist/3PxFm5uOuUruYbAusNyLlK

~ Kim Yang Music ~ Kim Yang is a Taiwanese-Australian singer-songwriter known for her ethereal voice and soothing instrument fingerpicking that 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. Kim started her Australian music journey in 2016 in the streets of Canberra. 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.

'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)

'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.

https://linktr.ee/kimyangmusic https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kwuujRrUf8BEBpqsruKi

~About Lentil as Anything~ Lentils' is a pay-as-you-can-afford vegan restaurant serving over 500 meals a day and hosting events such as this one. It's mostly run by volunteers and financed by donations ~ there are plenty of ways to get involved, such as being part of a music night!

Kim Yang Debut EP tour - Canberra

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Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra

Taiwanese-Australian singer-songwriter Kim Yang makes her return to Smith’s in the first stop of her mini debut EP tour. Kim's 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. 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.

Kim will be joined by her Muddy Wolfe bandmate Jonah Myers. Jonah is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist working in many different genres. Recent projects of his include Support ACT: The Canberra Music Podcast, an album called endothermia and the release of a song every day in August of 2019.

And also by long-time collaborator Michael Misa. Michael is a Canberra musician who plays as a soloist and with others including fellow guitarist Michael Dalvean as part of an acoustic fusion duo. Drawing on a wide range of influences from folk, latin, jazz, and classical traditions, Michael loves exploring the intricacies of different musical forms and what can be conveyed through their expressions.

Website: www.kimyangmusic.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimyangmusic Bandcamp: https://kimyangmusic.bandcamp.com/releases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kim013523 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimyangmusic/

Kim Yang 'Ocean of Mind' Debut EP Launch

Beyond Q Bookstore Cafe, Weston Arcade, Brierly Street, Weston 2611

Acoustic singer-songwriter Kim Yang is launching her debut EP 'Ocean of Mind' on Saturday 11 May from 6:30pm. Produced by Guyy Lilleymann at Amberly Studios, this EP features three melodious and emotional tracks about love, hope, and loss.

Inspired by female vocalists like Sarah McLachlan, Kina Grannis, First Aid Kit, and Eva Cassidy, and comfortable on both her guitar and 8-string ukulele, Kim is able to easily switch between genres and instruments to adopt the mood of her audience.

Originally from Taipei, Kim has been sharing her melodious and warm voice in the streets and cafes of Canberra since 2016. As a late bloomer in music, Kim realised there were so many stories from her life that needed to be shared. In 2017, she started writing songs that speak from her lived experiences as a young adult, a partner, a daughter, a sister, a friend and an insecure soul, with a mixed genre of Folk, Pop, Blues and Jazz.

Joining Kim at the EP launch is the very special Canberra based singer-songwriter Grim Tilla. Grim Tilla’s musical passions are deep-rooted and wide-ranging. He started playing guitar in his early teens, immersing himself in the endless possibilities that opened up with the heady world of jazz. Over the last 20 years, his influences have expanded to encompass a range of genres, perhaps none more so than Saharan desert blues. He has worked as a touring musician, bandleader, and producer, but more recently has found himself exploring the stripped back sound of the singer-songwriter tradition.

This will be an intimate evening with some home-baked goods, wine and drinks. Come celebrate with Kim for this special occasion xoxo

Doors open from 6pm Ticket $10, book here online: https://www.trybooking.com/BBSLM (Free entry for children under 14)

Kim Yang at NFF 2019, EPIC

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Exhibition Park in Canberra, Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell ACT 2911

Kim Yang will be playing original sets at 2019 National Folk Festival (18 - 22 April 2019)

Kim Yang featuring guitarist Stevie Smith (Muddy Wolfe) at NFF: 1. Friday 19 April, 3:40pm - 4:20pm, Central Park Stage 2. Saturday 20 April, 1:20pm - 2pm, Scrumpy Stage 3. Sunday 21 April, 9:20pm - 10pm, Carnival Stage 4. Monday 22 April, 2:30pm - 3:20pm, Flute n Fiddle Stage

Kim Yang at NFF 2019, EPIC

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Exhibition Park in Canberra, Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell ACT 2911

Kim Yang will be playing original sets at 2019 National Folk Festival (18 - 22 April 2019)

Kim Yang featuring guitarist Stevie Smith (Muddy Wolfe) at NFF: 1. Friday 19 April, 3:40pm - 4:20pm, Central Park Stage 2. Saturday 20 April, 1:20pm - 2pm, Scrumpy Stage 3. Sunday 21 April, 9:20pm - 10pm, Carnival Stage 4. Monday 22 April, 2:30pm - 3:20pm, Flute n Fiddle Stage

Kim Yang at NFF 2019, EPIC

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Exhibition Park in Canberra, Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell ACT 2911

Kim Yang will be playing original sets at 2019 National Folk Festival (18 - 22 April 2019)

Kim Yang featuring guitarist Stevie Smith (Muddy Wolfe) at NFF: 1. Friday 19 April, 3:40pm - 4:20pm, Central Park Stage 2. Saturday 20 April, 1:20pm - 2pm, Scrumpy Stage 3. Sunday 21 April, 9:20pm - 10pm, Carnival Stage 4. Monday 22 April, 2:30pm - 3:20pm, Flute n Fiddle Stage

Kim Yang at NFF 2019, EPIC

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Exhibition Park in Canberra, Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell ACT 2911

Kim Yang will be playing original sets at 2019 National Folk Festival (18 - 22 April 2019)

Kim Yang featuring guitarist Stevie Smith at NFF: 1. Friday 19 April, 3:40pm - 4:20pm, Central Park Stage 2. Saturday 20 April, 1:20pm - 2pm, Scrumpy Stage 3. Sunday 21 April, 9:20pm - 10pm, Carnival Stage 4. Monday 22 April, 2:30pm - 3:20pm, Flute n Fiddle Stage

Lisa Maps: Colours pre-EP launch with special guest Kim Yang

Beyond Q Bookstore Cafe, Weston Arcade, Brierly Street, Weston 2611

Up-and-coming Canberra singer-songwriter Lisa Maps brings her unique blend of contemporary folk-pop to Beyond Q books to celebrate her debut release, ‘Colours’.

What began as a plan to produce some simple recordings of a few songs – a ‘pre-EP’ – quickly escalated as Lisa spent the second half of 2018 discovering the wonders of electric guitars and virtual instruments. The end result is an endearing mixture including some heartfelt acoustic performances and a little experimental electro-folk, with a vibrant, folk-pop anthem as its title track. Colours is an exploration of the importance, as well as the difficulty, of being yourself, and it transcends the bedroom in which it was recorded.

Joining Lisa for the evening is Kim Yang, a singer-songwriter who started her music journey in her hometown Taipei and now sings in the streets and cafes of Australia. Kim’s subtle guitar/ukulele playing and ethereal voice capture the attention of passers-by. Her original songs speak from her lived experiences as a young adult, a partner, a daughter, a sister, a friend and an insecure soul. She is combining these stories with a mixture of folk, pop, jazz and blues.

Don’t miss your chance to see these two sharing the stage at Beyond Q – you can get in for just $10 and take home your copy of Colours at a special launch day discount.

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