Kim Lukas

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Kim Lukas
Birth name Kim Joanne Woodcock Lukas
Born 1977
Surrey, England
Genres Italo dance
Occupations Singer
Years active 1999 – present

Kim Joanne Woodcock Lukas (born 1977)[1] is an English-Italian pop singer, dancer, and theatrical actor, known for the song "All I Really Want" charting in several European countries.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Lukas spent her 13 years with her family in Surrey, England, where she subsequently moved to Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire.[1] She has an interest in reading books, especially biographies, and attend concerts, festivals and various kinds of musical performances to buy a lot of music.[1] She has an older brother who currently lives in Malaga, Spain.[3]

Theatre[edit]

Kim had an early interest in art, and was involved in Drama Clubs for two years at the Morris Dancer.[1] She studied for 2 years at a performing arts college, where she earned a BTEC Extended Diploma.[1][3] She went onto study a further 3 years at Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London.[1] After some initial theatrical experience, she would interpret Puck in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream by the English Shakespeare Company.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Lukas's father was very passionate about music and that would inspire her to listen to musical bands like The Beatles and artists such as Bob Dylan. She also loves pop music, and her favourite groups and artists were Duran Duran, Madonna and Five Star.[3] The time she was 12 years old would be her first time performing in a television broadcast of the show Blue Peter, where she sang Hark the Herald Angels Sing.[1]

Lukas met Dbone music through her producer, Roberto Turatti, in which her first single, All I Really Want, would be sent to the company. Kim Lukas states on the lyrics of the song, "Most of my lyrics are based on general situations that people experience but also some of my own personal experiences."[3] The song was a commercial success, reaching the top 10 in Austria, Canada, Denmark, and Italy, and Kim considered the success of the song to be "a dream at the time".[3]

Lukas has also wrote lyrics for numerous dance acts including Sagei Rei, and Hard in Tango.[3]

In 2002, Lukas presented on Gay TV's European Top 20.[3]

In 1999, Lukas met with singer Nathalie, who would together often meet up at radio festivals for work. They were also with Neja as part of the project Girls Party.[4] Producer Massimo Perini suggested a duet for the two as they both wanted to work together.[3] The song was titled Change The World and it was released by Ritmica Records in 2007.[5] Another collaboration with the two was titled Breathe Again and released by Inner Records on 12 July 2011.[6]

Lukas continued to perform her shows in Italy and often in Spain, too.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUT
[7]
BEL
(Vl)

[7]
CAN
[8]
DEN
[9]
FRA
[7]
ITA
[10][11]
NED
[7]
NOR
[7]
SUI
[7]
SWE
[7]
1999 "All I Really Want" 9 26 4 3 34 8 21 16 50 17 With a K
2000 "Let It Be the Night" 28 18 99 54
"To Be You"
2001 "Cloud 9"
2003 "Fiesta Fever" (Bonus Track)
2007 "Change The World"
2011 "Breathe Again"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As featured artist[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Bio (in German). WebDjs: The Eurodance Collector. Accessed from 5 March 2013.
  2. ^ "All I Really Want", swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Interview with Kim Lukas. WebDjs. September 2007. Accessed from 5 March 2013.
  4. ^ Kim Lukas Bio. http://www.eurokdj.com. Accessed from 7 March 2013.
  5. ^ Nathalie* & Kim Lukas – Change The World. Discogs.com. Accessed from 7 March 2013.
  6. ^ Nathalie Aarts & Kim Lukas – Breathe Again. Discogs.com. Accessed from 8 March 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g KIM LUKAS – ALL I REALLY WANT (CHANSON) International peaks. Lescharts.com.
  8. ^ Canada peak. RPM. 6 March 2000.
  9. ^ Canada's peak for All I Really Want. Billboard. February 2000.
  10. ^ Italian peak for "Let It Be the Night". Billboard. 28 March 2000.
  11. ^ Italian peak for "Let It Be the Night". Billboard. 28 July 1999.
  12. ^ Barefoot Boys – Need No Man. Discogs.com. Accessed from 24 April 2013.

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