Kimberly Kim Tibbs is a singer, songwriter, and producer and she’s a professionally endorsed artist with many companies including Hammond Organ USA…
What some may call “luck,” others call DESTINY. Since birth, Kim Tibbs has been honing her craft… Crediting her late father, Pastor Robert L. Tibbs for her musical ability, Kim has over thirty years of musical experience as an accomplished Arranger, B-3 Organist, Keyboardist, Lyricist, Pianist, Producer, and Songwriter.
Kimberly Tibbs is currently an Endorsed Hammond Artist with Hammond Organ Company USA, a Roland Artist with Roland Corporation US, a Peavey Artist with Peavey Amplifiers USA, and a Slick Audio Recording Artist; as well as a Staff Writer for the Songs of Love Foundation; Kimberly is also a Council Member of the Board of Advisers in the College of Arts located at J.C. Calhoun Community College. Kimberly holds a Bachelors of Arts and Science in Business Administration, Double Masters Degrees in Organizational Leadership and Masters of Business in Public Administration as well as currently working on a Doctorate of Business Administration in Leadership. Kim is also a Fashion Designer. Her fashion specializes in one of a kind bold, eclectic, and unique hand-crafted pieces ranging from women’s fashions to household goods. As an Artist, Kim Tibbs has gained international acclaim with her release, …Kim.
«My sound is very vintage and very much that of a real soul sound! Although it mimics that of the past, my songs so far are doing so well in Europe, USA, and others that I have now pushed forward with a full band, featuring the Alabama Horns, Iconic players, and Hollis as my background singers. When people hear my sound, they are overtaken because the Hammond Organ is out front and not underneath.»
Her single, I Need You For Your Love, entered the Official U.K. Soul Charts at Number #24, November 6, 2016 and in two weeks, it skyrocketed to Number #1 along with the second single, “Soul!” staying there for Four Consecutive weeks, before ending the yearly chart at a respective Number #2. The single, I Need You For Your Love, landed at Number #4 on the year end Official U.K. Soul Chart Top 100 Songs for 2016. The third and fourth Singles released called, Drifting and Move! respectfully have been successful granting her movement the ability to now be traced in 12 countries and steadily growing to a wider audience daily.
She has worked with the Legend, Dr. Lonnie Smith; Actor/Singer/Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus; Grammy Award Winning, Legendary Blind Boys of Alabama; Legendary Organist Charles Hodges of the Hi Rhythm Section of Memphis, known for their hits with Al Green, Syl Johnson, Ann Peebles, and more; Legendary Blues Soul Singer Bobby Rush (I Ain’t Studdin You, Chicken Heads, etc.); Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge (When A Man Loves A Woman); Composer/Producer Scott Tibbs (Bette Midler, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, Madonna, Wayne Newton, Chrisette Michelle, Chaka Khan, Lady GaGa, and many more etc.); Legendary Producer Jimmy Johnson (The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Linda Randstant, Wilson Pickett, Muscle Shoals Sound, etc.); The Legendary “Swampers” of Muscle Shoals, Alabama: Clayton Ivey-Keys, Milton Sledge-Drums, Will McFarlane-Lead Guitar, and David Hood-Bass ( Aretha Franklin, The Black Keys, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, The Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Duane Allman, Boz Scaggs, Elkie Brooks, Paul Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Cocker, Glenn Frey, Jim Capaldi, Julian Lennon, Delbert McClinton, J.J. Cale, John Pine, Alice in Chains, Joe Tex, Bobby Blue Bland, Eddie Floyd, Clarence Carter, Little Milton, Sawyer Brown, Tony Joe White, The Oak Ridge Boys, Eddy Mitchell, and many more); Legendary Vocalist/Vocal Instructor David Lee Brewer (Destiny’s Child: Beyonce Kelendria (Kelly) Rowland, Letoya Luckett, Vivien Eileen, Dawn Robinson, H-Town, Frida Gold, Schmidt, Finn Martin, Liebe Minou, Diandra Flores, Tamar Davis, Cindy Bao, Ben Jaimen, and more); Legendary Singer Kathy Burdick (Amy Grant, Crystal Gayle, Patty Loveless, Marty Lloyd, The Clarks, Chris LeDoux, Frankie Yankovic, Jimmy Buffett, John Kay & Steppenwolf, Neil Diamond, and more); Legendary Guitarist Travis Wammack and the Snakeman Band (Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard, Mac Davis, Clarence Carter, the Osmond Brothers, Bobbie Gentry, Candi Staton, Delbert McClinton, Liza Minnelli, Narvel Felts, etc.); Legendary Country Singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys ( Thank God For Kids, Ozark Mountain Jubilee, and the crowd favorite Elvira); “The Love King,” Raheem DeVaughn, #1 Billboards Album holder of Love, Sex, Passion as well as 3-Time Grammy Nominated; Legendary Producer David Johnson (Percy Sledge, Lynard Skynard, The Supremes, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, and more); “The Groove Regulator, Percussionist James “JD“ Blair (Wynonna Judd, Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, Big and Rich, Shania Twain, and more); Country Music Hall of Fame Drummer, Mark Herndon from Country Group, “Alabama.”
Country Artist Leah Seawright (Charlie Daniel, Brad Paisley, Billy Currington, and more); Guitarist Tony Pasko (Parliament Funk, Prince, Duck Dynasty Producer, and more); Guitarist Al Brown, (WMOX Radio’s Al’s Every Day Show, Tony Pasko, and more); Pianist Bryant Pugh (Richard Smallwood, Yolanda Adams, Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays, Orlando Draper, Keith Pringle, etc.) Producer Jimmy Nutt of The Nutthouse (Jimmy Buffett, Percy Sledge, Alabama Shakes, and more); Legendary Guitarist the late, Chalmers “Spanky” Alford (The Roots, Raphael Saadiq, Kirk Franklin, Angie Stone, D’Angelo, Al Green, Canton Spirituals, Joss Stone, and more.); Songwriter/Guitarist Eric “Red Mouth” Gebhardt; Kelvin Wooten (Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Mary J. Blige, The Isley Brothers, Macy Gray, Chrisette Michelle, Kelis, Raphael Saadiq, and more); Songwriter/Producer Philip White, 2004 CMA Song of the Year Recipient for Rascal Flatts “I’m Moving On” (Reba McIntire, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Luke Bryant, Brad Paisley, and more); Legendary Guitarist Blue Miller (India Arie, Isaac Hayes, Pink Floyd, and more); Bassist Rita Tucker (The Legendary Blues Singer Johnny Taylor); Guitarist/Vocalist Norris Jones (Aaliyah, Boney James, Kirk Franklin, Van Hunt, and more); Bassist Barney Johnston; Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist Mike Cole; and a host of local musicians, churches, businesses, and artists.
As an Organist backing artists at places such as the historic Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, on a Hammond Organ U.S.A. SK2, Kimberly has also shared the stage with gospel greats such as Gospel/Jazz Saxophonist Phil French, Darrel Petties & Strength in Praise, Rev. Norman Hutchins, Pastor Armondo Adams and Redemption of Columbus, MS, The Kaiser Singers of Jackson, Mississippi, Lisa Knowles and the Anointed Brown Singers of Memphis, TN, and John Smiley and the Voices of Nashville, TN. Kimberly has also shared the stage with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Organist Felix Cavaliere, Hawk Wolinski, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Rev. Jimmy Smith, Jayden Arnold II, Brian Charette, Jim Alfredson, Marine Lacoste, Peter Gallinari, Red Young, Christian Cullen, Chuggy Carter, Jim Hammond, Grammy Award Winning Producer Paul Brown; Grammy Award winning Blind Boys of Alabama; Hip-Hop Queen, Mary J. Blige; American Idol Winner and Grammy Award Winning R&B Great, Ruben Studdard; Jazz Saxophonist Mike Phillips, Jazz Violinist Ken Ford, Legendary Hi-Rhythm Section of Memphis including Rev. Charles Hodges, Archie Turner, and Leroy Hodges; Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge, Legendary Guitarist Travis Wammack, Legendary Country Singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys, the band “Lakeside” known for hits “All the Way Live, Fantastic Voyage, etc.,”), Blues Sensation “Sir Charles Jones,” The Queen of Blues, “Denise LaSalle,” R&B Singer “Christopher Williams,” HBO Def Jam Poet Black Ice, Chicago’s Obisoulstar, as well as Grammy Award Nominated R&B Singer, KeKe Wyatt, most noted for hits, “My First Love, You and I, Nothing In This World, and You;” all collaborations with R&B Singer, Avant.
This up and coming talent has worked on projects including: Billy Ray Cyrus, Songwriter Don Von Tress, Darryl Worley, Mallory Lennon, Videographer Samuel Sanchez Jr., Raheem DeVaughn, Tyler Perry Productions, Songwriter Noah Shell, Filmmaker Christopher Nolen II, Nferno Productions, Fame Publishing, Actor Cedric Pendleton, Alecia Elliot, BET, Centric, TvOne, NBC Universal, Composer/Producer Scott Tibbs, Producer Lawrence “Boo” Memphis of Royal Studios, Memphis; R&B Soul Artist Noel Gourdin, Artist/Songwriter Michael Curtis, Buddah Khan, King Khan and the Shrines, British Producer Andrew “Bear” Bond, Songwriter Deborah Allen, Film Producer/Writer Kimberly Scott, Calhoun Community College, The Nutt-house Studios & Productions, Full Sail University, Producer Chris Duncanson, Songwriter Shaturia Lightbourne, Charles Brandon & Gold Street Music, Reginald Myrick & Infinity Music Group, Songs of Love Foundation of New York, The Late Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge, Producer David Johnson, Film Producer Jurian Isabelle, (Bobby Pin Diaries), The Late Great Guitarist Chalmers “Spanky” Alford, Producer Nathan Harris (Thunder Movie Soundtrack), Country Star Amber Leigh, Blues Singer/Guitarist Eric “Red Mouth” Gebhardt, Madelyn Berry’s, “A Voice to Inspire,” The Kirby Family, The Tibbs Family, Texabama Productions, Songwriter Amber Leigh White and Producer Philip White.