BIO


Kim Stockwood is an accomplished artist who has been in the public eye for more than a decade. Her versatility and talent make her a highly sought-after entertainer, performer, writer and host.

Kim’s latest recording, Back to the Water, won the 2012 ECMA Award for Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year. A tribute to her homeland of Newfoundland, the release of Back to the Water coincided with a CMT special and created a strong demand for Kim’s live show. The last 18 months have seen her tour from British Columbia to Newfoundland in theatres and at festivals.

Kim has recorded and released two solo pop records, two records with trio Shaye and a solo Christmas recording, I Love Santa. She has performed on tour with the likes of Willie Nelson and on television in a four-part reality series with Shaye. She has an impressive musical track record with smash hits like “Jerk”, “12 Years Old”, and “Happy Baby”. Irresistable live and on camera, Kim performs with effortless ease on television, on the concert stage, and on record.

Kim’s career as an entertainer was off and running when she was asked to host the Q-93 Morning Show in her hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland. From there she moved to Toronto to begin her career as a singer and songwriter, where her vivacious personality, quick wit and down to earth attitude immediately resulted in opportunities to guest host several radio and television programs. These included Canada AM, repeated appearances as a host on the CHUM FM morning show and Entertainment Tonight. It wasn’t long before Kim was also embraced as a host for prestigious events and fundraisers. She has twice hosted Saturday Night at the Junos, has appeared as a host for the CTV Junos Red Carpet, the Canadian Radio Music Awards and the East Coast Music Awards. She did an 18-month stint as a full-time radio host with Toronto-based EZ Rock and co-hosted “Junos on George” for the 2012 Juno broadcast. Always in demand, Kim has entertained from Victoria to St. John’s, on television, on radio, and in person.

Equally as busy on the home front, Kim is the mother of two small boys and remains active in her community by supporting a number of causes close to her heart including the World Wildlife Foundation, organ donation, and AIDS charities. Kim is also an inaugural member of the Sickkids Constellation and a member of the Ambassador Program of Newfoundland and Labrador. A great believer in lifelong learning, she has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (English/Sociology) and continues to hone her craft with courses in acting and comedy (Second City/Equity Showcase/Jacqueline McLintock/Ian Ferguson).


The Personality

Host:

  • Junos on George
  • EZ Rock Morning Show
  • Luminato Canadian Songbook
  • The SOCAN Awards
  • Canadian RadioStar Showcase Finals
  • ECMA Industry Awards Show & Brunch
  • Saturday Night at the Junos (2000 & 2002)
  • CTV Junos Red Carpet
  • NABS Annual Fundraiser
  • Show Your Colours Toronto Olympic Bid Gala
  • Canadian Radio Music Awards
  • Lobsterpalooza, CMW
  • Q-93 Morning Show

    Guest Host:

  • Entertainment Tonight Canada
  • E Now/E Talk
  • Canada AM
  • CMT Dedicated
  • Kim Stockwood’s Toronto (Travel Network)
  • The Chatroom, TALK TV
  • CHUM FM morning show
  • E-Now Guest Reporter
  • YTV’s Hitlist
  • Mix 96 (Montreal), OZ FM (St. John’s)
  • CHOM FM (Montreal)
  • Power 92 (Edmonton)
  • C100 (Halifax)
  • C103 Radio (Moncton)

    Guest Appearances:

  • CBC Kids
  • Hockeyville (CBC)
  • Christine Cushing Live (Food Network)
  • Just for Laughs Comedy Festival
  • Sonic Temple (CTV)
  • Traders
  • House & Home (CTV)
  • Talk TV (CTV)

    Exclusive Interviews with:

  • Mary Walsh
  • Sarah MacLachlan
  • Chantal Kreviazuk
  • Theo Tams
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Jann Arden
  • Richard Branson
  • Dr. OZ
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Valerie Bertinelli
  • Betty White
  • Dr. Roizen
  • Gordon Ramsey
  • Suzanne Somers

    Television Features:

  • Back to the Water, CMT Special  2011
  • Out of Country, CMT 2010
  • Shaye “This is It”  4 part documentary, E! & CMT

    The Artist

    Hits:

  • “Lake of Fire” (Shaye) – Lake of Fire
  • “Home This Christmas” – I Love Santa
  • “Beauty” (Shaye) – The Bridge
  • “Happy Baby” (Shaye) – The Bridge
  • “12 Years Old” – 12 Years Old
  • “Jerk” – Bonavista
  • “Enough Love” – Bonavista
  • “She’s Not In Love” – Bonavista

    Awards and Achievements:

    2012

  • ECMA Award Winner Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year – Back to the Water
  • USA Songwriting Competition Finalist Folk Category – “Back to the Water”

    2011

  • MusicNL Award Nomination Female Artist of the Year
  • MusicNL Award Nomination SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
  • MusicNL Award Nomination Folk/Roots Album of the Year – Back to the Water

    2005

  • SOCAN Pop Music Award Winner – “Happy Baby”
  • ECMA Award Nomination Album of the Year – Shaye, The Bridge
  • ECMA Award Nomination Group of the Year
  • ECMA Award Nomination Pop Recording of the Year – Shaye, The Bridge
  • ECMA Award Nomination Songwriter of the Year – Shaye “Happy Baby”
  • ECMA Award Nomination Single of the Year – Shaye “Happy Baby”

    2004

  • Canadian Radio Music Award Winner AC/Hot AC – Shaye “Happy Baby”
  • ECMA Award Nomination Video of the Year – Shaye “Happy Baby”
  • JUNO Award Nomination Single of the Year – “Happy Baby”

    2000

  • ECMA Award Pop/Rock Artist of the Year
  • ECMA Award Single of the Year – “12 Years Old”
  • ECMA Award Nomination Female Artist of the Year
  • ECMA Award Nomination Album of the Year
  • ECMA Award Nomination Songwriter of the Year
  • ECMA Award Nomination Entertainer of the Year

    1997

  • SOCAN Award Winner Pop Song of the Year – “Enough Love”
  • ECMA Award Nomination Album of the Year
  • ECMA Award Nomination Single of the Year
  • ECMA Award Nomination Songwriter of the Year

    1996

  • JUNO Award Nomination Best New Artist
  • ECMA Award Nomination Female Artist of the Year
  • ECMA Award Nomination Pop/Rock Artist of the Year

    Song Placement:

  • Moon Beneath My Feet, Dawson’s Creek
  • Puzzle Girl, Dawson’s Creek

    Covers:

  • Goodbye/Arrivederci, Cory Lee
  • I Won’t See You, Glen Tillbrook
  • Jerk, SITA


    Quotes


    “Stockwood’s meteoric rise to fame has become the stuff of Canadian music-industry legend.”
    Calgary Herald

    “Although a little lighter lyrically (than Jann Arden), Stockwood is equal to the task as a brassy, ballsy comedy frontwoman.” – EnRoute

    “Smoothly blended rhythms and textures – strength still comes from Stockwood’s personality.”
    The Province

    “Kim’s voice is so clear and heartwarming that you’re required to listen as soon as she starts singing” – Alt Country

    “She returns to her roots, musically and physically, on this charming collection of songs that feature Newfoundland themes” – Exclaim!

    “So strong is the sense of place that flows through the music on this record, so deep the emotional connection she makes” – The Guardian

    “Kim Stockwood has the ability to conjure up images of dusty truck stops and evenings where the air is crisp and the sky is bright” –Exystence

    Back to the Water is one of the best albums to cross my desk this year” – Steven Clarke, CHES

    “A return to the past with excellent and traditional sounds” – Alt Country

    Back to the Water is probably the most honest and heartfelt recording she has ever done” – Brad Frenette

    “The Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best known of late for her work with Shaye, serves up delightful renditions of classic holiday fare like Holly Jolly Christmas.” – The Guardian

    “I Love Santa (turtlemusik) is the kind of upbeat and spunky disc you’d expect from the singer who first serenaded us with a song called Jerk.”
    – The Chronicle Herald

    “Stockwood has that soul feeling in her vocal attack.” – RPM Weekly

    “Her singing is as vivid as the outcast kid slouching through the song Little Margaret – Stockwood knows that even good stories require a good storyteller. With a lovely voice and snapshot lyrics, she delivers both.” – Now Magazine

    “The maturity on Stockwood’s sophomore album is astounding, particularly her rich, warm vocals.” – The Record

    “They allow Stockwood to marshal the full range of her voice – from upbeat popster, to Sheryl Crow-esque rocker, to that wonderful, deep, husky blues-inflected voice Stockwood was famous for in the early days of her career.” – The Telegram

    “Becoming a first-class songwriter – maturing songwriter and song stylist who happens to be a very gracious human being.” – Daily Gleaner