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).
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“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