Kim Cummings began writing songs at the age of 13 – “I remember listening to all types of artists from Anita O’Day, Gene Krupa, The Beatles, Sarah Vaughn, The Faces, Zappa to today, Massive Attack, Beck, Civil Twilight, Arcade Fire, Herbalsaier, the list goes on. I really love it. All of it. But I have to say years ago, when I first heard Laura Nyro, my life changed. I knew I could tap into songwriting myself.”
Kim’s wide range of musical influences helped her experiment, pairing her voice with lyrics and music. Her first collaborating experience involved writing and recording with Chris Robison, formally of the New York Dolls. In the following years Kim played in bands and exploring her song writing abilities in Boston and eventually in L.A.
Kim’s writing stems from her expansive influences, vocal sensibilities and her love of melody and words. In addition to this current release through PR, Kim has two previous CD releases (Last Rites” and the Warrior Pull & Don’t Move) and one now in the works entitled “Silk The Sandpipers”.
We’re really happy to include Kim on the compilation and as for her she says “I’m really thrilled to be included on Public Records Late Night Logic CD. I think we’ve all put together something really fine.” We agree.