Kim Ward was raised in Whakatane, New Zealand, now living in Tauranga NZ. Kim is a singer/songwriter and guitarist.'Outside my square' is Kim Ward's debut album. Kim's vocals and acoustic guitar form the core of all of her songs, which range from the slide infected blues of 'Hello friend' to the busier and heavier full band treatment of 'blind man walking, to the dreamy 'high here'. Through the album Kim uses rich, ringing open chords and trademark odd meter timings to stamp a unique mark on this engaging collection of songs. Lyrically her songs are upfront and personal, and moving and deeply insightful on the other. This is an album featuring different guitar styles, rich vocals and layered harmonies.
The inner sleeve contains some of Kim's paintings and drawings.
click on the 'Oscar' link on this page to here Kim Ward and Tim Cooper with their acoustic album 'RAW'
It is a very exciting time, I am currently getting my new material together and am heading into the studio within the next few weeks to start recording a second album. The recording will take place at Tracie and Brian de jongs 'eieio' recording studio. (check out Tracies website) www.traciedejong.com, This album will have a totally different sound to 'outside my square' my approach will be a little different this time around, and I am so pleased to be working alongside the lovliest people around. I am not putting a time limit on how long this project will take. The studio is set in the countryside, so I plan to relax and enjoy the atmosphere on my journey!
check out www.myspace.com/kimward to see me/my music/my paintings and news and more...
NEW ALBUM COMMING 2008
Deepest thanks to those who have purchased the album.
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