- This is the article for the Canadian singer, for the American goalkeeper see Kimberly Bingham.
Bran Van 3000 Concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2008
|Genres||pop, rock, third wave ska, film scores|
|Occupations||Vocalist, musician, songwriter|
|Labels||Mudgirl Music Group|
|Associated acts||Me Mom and Morgentaler, Mudgirl, Kamikaze Pilot, David Usher|
Kim Bingham is a Canadian singer-songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. She began her career as a member of the Montreal third wave ska band Me Mom and Morgentaler, and has released a number of solo albums.
Me Mom and Morgentaler
She began her career in music as a member of the Montreal, Quebec third wave ska band Me Mom and Morgentaler, formed in 1990. They became known for elaborate live performances, spectacles of vaudevillian-styled performance art.
In 1994, Bingham left Me Mom & Morgentaler and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, married then-fiancee (now ex-husband) Steven Drake of the Odds and formed the solo project Mudgirl. Musicians in the band included drummer Glenn Kruger (the Paperboys, Bloody Chicletts, Tariq), bassist/songwriter Russell Less (the ground), and guitarist Lucas Truman. As Mudgirl she recorded and released the debut five-song CD First Book in 1995 and had Canadian radio hits that year with "This Day" and "Adjusted", produced a handful of popular videos featured on MuchMusic, and performed on some Lilith Fair dates in the U.S.
However, in 1999, she dissolved Mudgirl and created The Kim Band, with a rotating collective of musicians in which Bingham herself was the sole constant. That group's debut album, Girlology, was released in 2001.
From 2001 until 2003, Bingham also worked with Canadian singer David Usher as a guitarist and backing vocalist. In 2003 and early 2004, she toured Europe and the U.S. with pop singer Nelly Furtado as a guitarist and backing vocalist in Furtado's band.
In 2006, Bingham relocated to Los Angeles and formed the all-female rock trio Kamikaze Pilot. She collaborated with Bran Van 3000's James DiSalvio in Los Angeles, appearing on the band's album Rosé (2008).
From 2005 to 2009, Bingham wrote the score for the three seasons of the SRC primetime series Les Invincibles. In 2007, Bingham was nominated for Best Original Score at Québec's Prix Gémeaux television awards and won the Prix Gémeaux with Jean-Francois Rivard (co-creator/director of Les Invincibles for Best Theme Song ("The Heroes Take").
In 2007, Bingham released the album Les Invincibles TV soundtrack (Warner Music Canada), and in 2009, she composed the music for the first two seasons of the Franco-German of production Les Invincibles (broadcast on Arte, March 2010).
In 2007, Bingham released Intermede on Musik 2 Musik in Canada. In 2008, Bingham performed a series of dates in Canada with Bran Van 3000 including the main outdoor show at the Montreal International Jazz Festival that attracted more than 140,000 spectators. That summer, she also released the single "Ticket pour l'amour".
With Me Mom and Morgentaler
- Clown Heaven and Hell (1991, EP)
- Shiva Space Machine (1993)
- We Are Revolting: Live & Obscure 1990-1994 (1994, live)
|Year||Album title||Release details|
|1995||First Book EP
by The Kim Band
(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
by Kim Bingham
by Kim Bingham
by Kim Bingham
- 2005-2009: Les Invincibles TV Show - composer
|Year||Title||Can. chart peaks||Album||Certifications|
|1995||"This Day"||—||—||—||—||First Book|
|2001||"What a Drag!"||—||—||—||—||Girlology|
|2003||"Coueur de sable"||—||—||—||—||French single||Top 40 in Quebec|
|2008||"Ticket pour l'amour"||—||—||—||—||French single|
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