Kim Bingham

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This is the article for the Canadian singer, for the American goalkeeper see Kimberly Bingham.
Kim Bingham
Kimbingham2008.jpg
Bran Van 3000 Concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2008
Background information
Origin Canada
Genres pop, rock, third wave ska, film scores
Occupations Vocalist, musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1990s–present
Labels Mudgirl Music Group
Associated acts Me Mom and Morgentaler, Mudgirl, Kamikaze Pilot, David Usher
Website KimBingham.com
Notable instruments
Guitar, vocals

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,[1] and has released a number of solo albums.

Music career[edit]

Me Mom and Morgentaler[edit]

She began her career in music as a member of the Montreal, Quebec third wave ska band Me Mom and Morgentaler,[1] formed in 1990.[2] They became known for elaborate live performances, spectacles of vaudevillian-styled performance art.[2]

Solo projects[edit]

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 2003, she released a French language single, "Coeur de sable", which was a popular Top 40 hit in Quebec.

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).

Les Invincibles[edit]

Main article: Les Invincibles

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).

Recent years[edit]

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".

Discography[edit]

With Me Mom and Morgentaler[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

List of studio and live albums by Kim Bingham
Year Album title Release details
1995 First Book EP
by Mudgirl
  • Released: 25 May 2007
  • Label: Mudgirl Music Group
  • Format: CD, digital
2001 Girlology
by The Kim Band
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Mudgirl Music Group
  • Format: CD, digital
2007 Les Invincibles
(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

by Kim Bingham
Intermede
by Kim Bingham
  • Released: August 27, 2007
  • Label: Musik 2 Musik
  • Format: CD, digital
2012 Up!
by Kim Bingham
  • Released: May 22, 2012
  • Label: Mudgirl Music Group
  • Format: CD, digital

Scores[edit]

Singles[edit]

Incomplete list of songs by Kim Bingham
Year Title Can. chart peaks Album Certifications
1995 "This Day" First Book
"Adjusted"
2001 "What a Drag!" Girlology
"Valentine’s Day"
"Girlology"
2003 "Coueur de sable" French single Top 40 in Quebec
2008 "Ticket pour l'amour" French single

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bio". KimBingham.com. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Conclusion of grandeur". Montreal Mirror, November 8, 2007.

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