December 13, 2012 : 8th Annual Christmas Show
December 14, 2011 : 7th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Show
The 7th Annual Andy Christmas Show is Wednesday December 14th at The Pheonix Concert Theatre.
Alex Lifeson, Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning from Broken Social Scene, members of Finger Eleven and Ron Sexsmith!
November 19, 2011 : "IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING"
"IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING"
An evening of comedy, music & dance
Saturday November 19th THE SONY CENTRE Toronto
Along with Russell Peters, Eugene Levy, Martin Short, Paul Schaffer, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard, Measha Brueggergosman & more
November 8, 2011 : Christmas Show 2011
May 18, 2011 : 2011 Shows
Please visit The Calendar Page for a 2011 shows update...
April 2, 2011 : Andy is Sirius ...
February 13, 2011 : Interviews
My interview with BBC's Justin Dealey is now up on their site. I'm about 39 minutes in. http://dld.bz/MNWn Thank you for listening!
BBC iPlayer - School's Out with Justin Dealey: 13/02/2011
The forgotten tracks from the 60s and 70s and your requests.
Here's one more UK interview! Good to be talking and looking forward to sharing the good news VERY soon! The Roger Day interview aired live Tuesday but can be heard at...
February 12, 2011 : I'M ON TWITTER
I'm now on Twitter - come by, say hi and follow me! @AndyKimMusic - http://www.twitter.com/AndyKimMusic
February 11, 2011 : NEWS UPDATE
ANDY KIM SIGNS UK DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH ANGEL AIR RECORDS
Toronto, ON February 11, 2011 – Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Kim announced today an exclusive UK distribution deal through Angel Air Records.
Established in February 1997, Angel Air is one of the leading independent labels specialising in rock and pop music from the 60s to the 21st century on CD and DVD, focusing on reissues of historic classic albums and issues of previously unreleased albums. The first release as part of this deal is Andy’s “Happen Again” album, released on March 7th, 2011.
Peter Purnell, Managing Director for Angel Air says, “I am honoured to be working with Andy Kim on the release of his stunning “Happen Again.”
The first single, “I Forgot To Mention,” co-written with Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson and recently a Top 40 hit in Canada, will be released February 14th, 2011 as a digital single sold exclusively through iTunes UK.
Andy’s UK release of “Happen Again” comes fresh off the heels of his concert appearances as a special guest to Broken Social Scene on selected dates in Canada. Globally, Andy has sold more than 33 million albums and singles, and has either written or co-written some of the best-loved songs of the 21st Century including “Sugar Sugar,” “Rock Me Gently” and “Baby, I Love You.”
Utilizing crack musicians from the Los Angeles area — including bassist Hal Cragin (Iggy Pop) and guitarist Gannin Arnold (Taylor Hawkins, Chris Chaney), Bob Medici (Lou Reed), and producers Jim Goodwin and Chris Fuhrman — Andy cut the basic tracks and most of the vocals for “Happen Again” in 5 days, working 10 to 14 hours a day. “I knew what I wanted, but I didn’t say what I wanted,” says Andy of when he first met the players. “I didn’t want to get in my own way. I wanted to walk in and play songs on keyboard or guitar and then have their feelings and thoughts, then once they voted they did that song.
“I wanted to be the 16-year-old kid again in the Brill Building working with Jeff Barry and having the song be the thing and having people interpret what they think you’d like to hear,” Andy explains, referring to the famous NYC environment until the early 70s, where songwriters from Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Leiber & Stoller, and the teenage Andy Kim from Montreal, would team up. With Barry, he wrote “Sugar Sugar,” which became a No. 1 hit for The Archies and was later covered by some major artists like Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett and Bob Marley.
Of course, with so many hits under his belt, and songs that continue to get covered decade after decade (most recently, the massively-viral 2007 Jeep commercial and Dreamworks animation Bee Movie), Andy Kim certainly doesn’t need to keep making music. So why does he?
“I think songwriters don’t have a choice,” Andy says. “Gotta do it. Nobody retires from songwriting. They can retire from live performance, but not from songwriting. What thrills me is I love people and I’m curious about people and I’m always wondering why they do what they do, so it’s a way of me finding out, then releasing that discovery.”
Andy will be embarking on his first UK tour in 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.andykimmusic.com
QUOTES ABOUT ANDY KIM
“The longer you listen, the more you become enticed.” Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter
“For my whole life, I thought ‘Sugar, Sugar’ came with the Book of Life. Meeting Andy Kim was a highlight of my life. Andy is an unbelievable talent that is still writing some of the greatest songs by anyone - anywhere.” - James Black, Finger Eleven
“Andy Kim is an inspiration, a real artist and someone I've been able to look up to." - Nathan Ferraro, The Midway State
“Andy Kim is ‘The Single Merchant.’” - Kim Clarke-Champniss, Executive Producer, E! Entertainment Television
"It was such a pleasure to write and produce a song with Andy. He believes in the power of music, he loves songs, and he is SO rock and Roll. Beyond the massive hits, and the multi-decade career, there is a wonderful man who I'm proud to call my friend.” – Ed Robertson, Barenaked Ladies
December 15, 2010 : ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS SHOW
Guest include Alex Lifeson, Ron Sexsmith, Platinum Blonde, The Regent Park School of Music Choir & more...
Mod Club 722 College Street West
October 22, 2010 : Brush For Hope...
It's such an honor to be part of Brush For Life...
This is my first time with a paint brush in my hands...
These links will tell you all about this caring project...
April 27, 2010 : Secret rock god Andy Kim stays humble at home - Yahoo! Canada News
April 16, 2010 : DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE
April 16, 2010 : Andy Kim on Juno Awards Song Nominees
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Andy Kim, the singer-songwriter famous for hits Rock Me Gently and, with the Archies, Sugar, Sugar, in 1970 won the Gold Leaf Award – the Juno precursor – as the country’s top male vocalist. We had Kim, whose new album Happen Again, is out this month, listen to and appraise this year’s nominees in the songwriter of the year category.
Songwriter Andy Kim.
Emily Haines and James Shaw, from the sleek Toronto rockers Metric
“They're just an awesome band. What makes their songs and their albums totally cool for me thinking about Emily Haines is power. She steals the lyric and weaves her magic. Her songwriting is filled with her defined personality. Her co-writer understands that and helps deliver. I feel her phrasing is part of the writing. Ever wonder what those songs would sound like without her? Not as great, that's for sure.
Michael Bublé, Burnaby-born crooner
“Cast aside the multiplatinum selling artist and you will hear a songwriter in the tradition of the Brill Building songwriters.”
Joel Plaskett, Halifax singer-songwriter
“Listening to Joel I could almost hear his melodic and lyrical process. His songwriting is a throwback to the days of Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. I especially like his three-word repeat songs and lyrics like ‘You be April Stevens, I'll be April Wine.’ I wonder if he'll use Nino Tempo in a song? Very skillful and one of the best Canada has to offer.
K'naan, Somali-Canadian rapper
“What I'm hearing is an artist and songwriter that embraces the cool aspect of R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and the social commentary of the early Greenwich Village poets. Wavin’ Flag is a song for the ages.”
Carly Rae Jepsen, former Canadian Idol contestant, from British Columbia
“Her voice is so appropriate to her songwriting. Definitely reminds me of (and has shades of) Melanie (Brand New Key).”
April 16, 2010 : For added info please visit the AK Facebook Page
April 16, 2010 : WITULANT.COM
Andy Kim’s name isn’t always immediately recognizable, but his music is. Songs like “Sugar, Sugar”, “Rock Me Gently” and “Baby, I Love You” should hit familiar chords (pun sort of intended) with all of us. Think of Kim like a Bill Withers or Townes Van Zandt, a singer/songwriter whose music, unfortunately, towered over his public persona. Between the death of his father and choosing to shy away from the limelight, Kim was scarcely seen over the last few years, and hadn’t made an album in over thirty. That streak ended in March, when he released Happen Again, and the world got to meet him all over again. The record is spotted with everything from airy pop to adult alternative and a common, uniting thread of quality craftsmanship in every song.
The Song of the Day is from that album, called “I Forgot To Mention”, and was co-written by and features Ed Robertson on background vocals.
April 9, 2010 : Andy Kim back with new album
February 6, 2010 : Andy Kim in The Toronto Star
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Andy Kim in The Toronto Star
Toronto Star today - "Love Is" Despite the ostensible incongruity, it's pretty easy to see why the Canadian pop icon behind "Sugar Sugar," "Rock Me Gently," "Shoot `Em Up, Baby" and the glorious "How'd We Ever Get This Way" would appeal to generations of cool indie kids, from Barenaked Ladies to Broken Social Scene: There doesn't appear to be an insincere bone in Kim's body. Nor an unmelodic one.
By John Sakamoto Staff Reporter
February 2, 2010 :
ANDY KIM INDUCTED INTO HIT PARADE HALL OF FAME
February 2, 2010 - Toronto, ON E1 Music Canada is proud to announce ANDY KIM has been inducted into The Hit Parade Hall Of Fame.
It was the vote of fans and the decision of the Nominating Committee that ANDY KIM, including Louis Armstrong, Sam Cooke, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Buddy Holly & the Crickets, Sammy Davis, Jr., Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson & the Jackson Five, Carole King, Little Richard, and The Rolling Stones.
ANDY is thrilled with the results - “It puts me back in the time when I was listening to the radio as a kid, and still today. I love all these artists, and I look at the names, and I hear their songs. I am forever grateful to be in their company.”
John Rook, Creator of the Hit Parade Hall Of Fame says, “Andy Kim’s induction into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame is the result of his contributions to popular music. His creations of “Sugar, Sugar,” “Baby I Love You, “Be My Baby,” “Rock Me Gently” and others continue to be heard on radio today years after they first topped the Hit Parade. Today Andy Kim continues his legacy as a great songwriter and artist with his HAPPEN AGAIN CD. Hits galore in this effort beginning with the title song “Happen Again” and more chart toppers “3 Days In Heaven,” “Love Has Never Been My Friend” and “The Oh, Oh Song.”
January 25, 2010 : Andy's World has expanded
December 3, 2009 : Hello from the world of Andy Kim
I'm pleased to announced that Andy has begun working with E1 Music Canada for the release and support of his new album, HAPPEN AGAIN due out March 30th 2010 through your favorite physical and online retailer.
By now, you might have heard a few tidbits about the album - it features the smash hit I Forgot To Mention and 9 new songs, including the first single Happen Again.
Watch this page for some exciting news, including Andy's first-ever cross-Canada tour!
Talk to you soon!
Oh By The Way...
Look for a brand new, updated MySpace, Facebook and Twitter page (that is, if I can tear Andy away from the studio!)
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