Kim Bullard

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Kim Bullard
Bullard at NAMM Show, 2014
Bullard at NAMM Show, 2014
Background information
Birth nameJeffrey Kim Bullard
Born (1955-05-06) May 6, 1955 (age 68)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • film composer
  • record producer
Years active1972–present
Member ofElton John Band
Formerly of

Kim Bullard is an American keyboardist, songwriter, record producer, and film composer. He has been making music since the 1970s and has performed extensively as a keyboard player with musical acts such as Elton John[1] and Crosby, Stills, & Nash.

As a recording studio session player he has played piano, keyboards, and synthesizer with recording artists Yes, Santana, Kenny Loggins, Heart, Belinda Carlisle, The Doobie Brothers, Tori Amos,[2] Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood among numerous others.

Bullard was a longstanding band member of the band Poco, and is currently a member of the Elton John Band.

Early life[edit]

Bullard was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where he began playing piano at five years old. He attributes much of his success as a pianist to his mother's support, and his desire to learn playing piano.

Music career[edit]

Crosby, Stills, & Nash (1977-1979)[edit]

Bullard moved to Los Angeles, California in 1973 and began performing with various musicians which led to being hired by French recording artist, Veronique Sanson as her keyboard player and music director. Bullard had formed a band in Los Angeles which he brought with him to France to perform and record with Veronique Sanson. He lived in France from 1975 to 1976 during which time he met Veronique's husband, Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills, & Nash who would later offer Kim a touring position with Crosby, Stills, & Nash in 1977 as a keyboard player, which he accepted. Kim toured with CSN from 1977 to 1979.[3]

Poco (1978–1983)[edit]

Bullard joined Poco in December 1978 just as Legend was being released, performing keyboards and backing vocals with the group.

During the first half of the 1980s, the group released five more albums which Bullard played keyboards and sang on, these albums were, Under the Gun (1980), Blue And Gray (1981), Cowboys & Englishmen (1982), Ghost Town (1982) and Inamorata (1984). Bullard toured extensively with the band from 1978 to 1983. Poco's album, Cowboys & Englishmen was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1983.[4]

Bullard left Poco to rejoin Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1983.[5][6][7]

Katy Rose (2004)[edit]

Bullard began working with his daughter, Katy Rose on vocals and songwriting in the studio was she was just twelve years old. By the time Rose was sixteen years old, he produced her album, Because I Can for V2 Records, which was released on January 27, 2004, along with "Overdrive", her first single from the album. "Overdrive" also appears on the Mean Girls soundtrack. "Lemon" is featured on the Thirteen soundtrack. Both songs are featured on Because I Can.[8][9]

Elton John (2009–present)[edit]

Through Bullard's session work in Los Angeles, he recorded and toured with people within the Elton John music community. When keyboard player, Guy Babylon died, Bullard was asked to become the keyboardist for the Elton John Band. Kim's first performance as a member of the Elton John Band took place on October 7, 2009, in Moscow.[10][11][12]


Year Album Artist Credit
2017 Squeeze Box: Complete Works of Weird Al Yankovic Weird Al Yankovic Keyboards, Synthesizer
2016 The Complete Hits and More! Eddie Money Keyboard Arrangements, Keyboards, Synthesizer Arrangements
Wonderful Crazy Night Elton John Keyboards
2013 Milking the Stars: A Re-Imagining of Last Patrol Monster Magnet Organ
2012 Christmas in the Sand Colbie Caillat Keyboards, Programming
Never Look Back Electric Touch Keyboards, Programming
2011 All of You Colbie Caillat Sequencing
Alpocalypse Weird Al Yankovic Keyboards
Cycles/Brotherhood The Doobie Brothers Keyboards
Ghost on the Canvas Glen Campbell Keyboards
Stronger Kelly Clarkson Keyboards, Programming
The Best of Franke & the Knockouts: Sweetheart Franke & The Knockouts Featured Artist
Time of My Life 3 Doors Down Keyboards, Programming
Under the Gun/Blue Gray Poco Keyboards, Vocals
2010 11:59 Ryan Star Keyboards, Programming
Believe (ll) Orianthi Keyboards
Feeding the Wolves 10 Years Keyboards
Found All The Parts/Busted Cheap Trick Keyboards
Grace and Gratitude Renewed Olivia Newton-John Composer
Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time Santana Keyboards, Programming
Jason Castro Jason Castro Keyboards, Programming
Joy Fefe Dobson Keyboards, Programming
Maya M.I.A Programming
Suddenly Yours Allstar Weekend Keyboards, Synthesizer
The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic: Limited Edition 3.0 Weird Al Yankovic Keyboards, Programming
Who I Am Jason Castro Keyboards
2009 A Very Special Christmas 7 Keyboards
All I Ever Wanted Kelly Clarkson Keyboards, Programming
Dangerous Liaisons Sylvia Brooks Producer, engineer
Just Like You Allison Iraheta Keyboards
The Boy Who Never Landon Pigg Keyboards, Programming
The Essential Weird Al Yankovic Weird Al Yankovic Keyboards, Synthesizer
2008 Meet Glen Campbell Glen Campbell Keyboards
Renai Kodoku Bito Yuko Ishikawa Synthesizer
The Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 5 Keyboards
2007 Blades of Glory (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Keyboards
Grace and Gratitude Olivia Newton-John Composer
2006 Collections Amanda Marshall Composer
Eclectic Cafe: The Complete Coffee House Collection Producer, composer
Greatest Hits The Rembrandts Guest Artist, Clarinet
Greatest Hits Enuff Z'nuff Guest Artist, Piano, Keyboards
I Will Tracy Lyons Organ
Life Lessons: The Best of Amy Sky Amy Sky Producer, engineer, arranger, Mixing, Keyboards, composer
Love, Death, & Customer Service Lauren Wood Engineer, Audio Engineer, Mixing, Main Personnel, Bass Instrument, Programming, Drum Programming, Sampling, Synthesizer Programming
Reach Survivor Keyboards, Programming, Bass
Rockford Cheap Trick Keyboards
Straight Outta Lynwood Weird Al Yankovic Keyboards
Stronger Than Before Olivia Newton-John Mixing
The Best of Candlebox Candlebox Piano, Organ, Additional Music
2005 American Idol Season 4: The Showstoppers Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Programming, String Arrangements
Chronicles Cher Keyboards
Do You Miss Me Robin Beck Composer, lyricist
Inside Your Heaven Carrie Underwood Organ
Inside Your Heaven Bo Bice Organ
Just Yesterday Al Stewart Keyboards
Self Help Serenade Marjorie Fair Keyboards, Organ
2004 ? Enuff Z'Nuff Keyboards
Because I Can Katy Rose Producer, engineer, arranger, Mixing, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, String Arrangements, composer
Con la Sondon Metropolitan Orchestra, Vol. 2 Ricardo Montaner Synthesizer
Favorites Enuff Z'Nuff Piano, Keyboards
Going the Distance Producer, composer
Intermission Amanda Marshall Composer
Mean Girls Composer
Planet Pop, Vol. 6 Producer, composer
Team America: World Police Engineer
Tripped into Divine Dexter Freebish Piano
2003 Agent Cody Banks Producer, composer
Circle Suzy K. Producer, Mixing, composer
Circle (Vellem Bonus Disc) Suzy K.
Fitmix: Walking Composer
Introducing...Al Stewart Al Stewart Keyboards, Violin
Peter Reckell Peter Reckell Mixing
Poodle Hat Weird Al Yankovic Keyboards
The Essential Eddie Money Eddie Money Keyboards, Synthesizer
The Essential Shawn Mullins Shawn Mullins Organ, Mellotron, Keyboards, Programming, Loops
Then and Now Eddie Money Producer
Thirteen Composer
Through the Basement Wals Kelly Moneymaker Piano, Organ
Untold Pete Francis Organ
2002 125 Songs For Kids Keyboards
A Place to Land Dakota Moon Organ
Gutterflower Goo Goo Dolls Programming
Revolucion de Amor Mana Keyboards
Santo Pecado Ricardo Arjona Organ
The Country Bears Synthesizer
2001 Down for the Get Down Youngstown Keyboards, Programming
Greatest Hits The Doobie Brothers Keyboards
How Was Tomorrow? The Cash Brothers Keyboards
Makin' the Point Franke & the Knockouts Producer
Positively Somewhere Jennifer Paige Producer, Keyboards, Programming
Roots Music: An American Journey Keyboards
Sugar Youngstown Keyboards, Programming
The Wedding Planner Producer
2000 As I Am Suzy K Producer, engineer, arranger, Keyboards, Programming, String Arrangements, composer
Beneath The Velvet Sun Shawn Mullins Clavinet, Organ, Chamberlin, Mellotron, Programming, Loops
Bueninvento Julieta Venegas Organ
Back For Me Penny Framstad Organ
Disney's Greatest Hits Disney Programming
Fortress Sister Hazel Strings, Mellotron, Loops
Key of a Minor Jessica Riddle Producer, Keyboards, composer
Music by W.G. Snuffy Walden W.G. Snuffy Walden Organ, Keyboards, Drum Programming, Synthesizer, Programming
Original Gold Belinda Carlisle Keyboards
Something to Say Richie Kotzen Organ
The Harsh Light of Day Fastball Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Loops
The Love Songs Album No. 2 Composer
True North Fisher Producer, Keyboards
Whatever It Takes Original Soundtrack Composer
1999 10 Things I Hate About You Original Soundtrack Producer, composer
Buckcherry Buckcherry Keyboards
Chaque Feu... Roch Voisine Programming, Clavier
Live: Now & Then Marc Jordan Composer
Running With Scissors Weird Al Yankovic Keyboards
Shake, Rattle & Roll Original TV Soundtrack Piano
Sweetheart Collection Franke & The Knockouts Keyboards
Takoma Eclectic Sampler, Vol. 2 Synthesizer
Tarzan Phil Collins Mark Mancina Programming, Track Programmer
The Color Within Me Janice Robinson Organ, Programming, String Arrangements
The First Ten Years Shawn Mullins Keyboards, Programming
The Other Sister Programming
1998 All the Pain Money Can Buy Fastball Organ, Keyboards, Programming
Bathhouse Betty Bette Midler Arranger, Piano, Keyboards
Capricorn Mike Tramp Organ, Mellotron
Happy Pills Candlebox Piano, Organ
Road Cases Foghat Organ
1997 Couleurs de l'Amour Native Engineer
Diez Anos de Rock en Tu Idioma Producer
Greatest Hits The Party Producer
Lauren Wood 1997 Lauren Wood Composer
Legend's Diner Rick Monroe Keyboards
Lounge-A-Palooza Mellotron
North Hollywood Slush Keyboards
Shakin' with the Money Man Eddie Money Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Programming
Takoma Eclectic Sampler Vocals, Keyboards
1996 All The Best Tiffany Producer, composer
Amanda Marshall Amanda Marshall Composer
Disney's Music From The Park Disney Horn Arrangements
In Harmony With the Homeless Organ, Keyboards
Kissing Rain Roch Voisine Keyboards, Programming, Pre-Production
Nydia Rojas Nydia Rojas Producing, Mixing
Paris in April April March Engineer
Shelter Me Richard Page Engineer
1995 Am I still in Your Heart Chuck Negron Programming, Drum Programming
Chick Habit April March Engineer
Further Down the Spiral Nine Inch Nails Guest Artist, Beats
Ghost Town/Inamorata Poco Vocals, Keyboards
Grandes Exitos Miguel Mateos Producer
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Original Soundtrack Keyboards
Time Was Curtis Stigers Producer, Keyboards, Programming
1994 Arrive All Over You Danielle Brisebois Keyboards
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Weird Al Yankovic Keyboards
The Downward Spiral Nine Inch Nails Beats
1993 Animals with Human Intelligence Enuff Z'Nuff Keyboards, Keyboard Arrangements
Coctel Miguel Mateos Producer, arranger, Organ
Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs Diana Ross Composer
Let's Get Started Louie Louie Horn, Keyboards, Drums, Steel Drums
Open Skyz Open Skyz Strings, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion, Keyboard Programming
Postcards from the Artic Springhouse Keyboards
Robin Zander Robin Zander Keyboards, Synthesizer
Soul on Board Curt Smith Keyboards
Tempted Mitsou Producer
Za-Za Bulletboys Keyboards, Piano
1992 A Different Man Peter Kingsbery Engineer
Salute 21 Guns Piano
Snake Bite Love Zachary Richard Organ Keyboards
The Hunter Jennifer Warnes Keyboards
The Rembrandts The Rembrandts Clavinet
1991 Dazzling Display Steve Wyn Keyboards
Live Your Life Be Free Belinda Carlisle Keyboards
Mane Attraction White Lion Keyboards, Synthesizer, Organd
Right Here Eddie Money Engineer, Keyboards
Rush Street Richard Marx Keyboards
The Legend of Prince Valliant Original TV Soundtrack Mixing
1990 Brigade Heart Keyboards
Busted Cheap Trick Keyboards
C.O.W. (Conserve Our World) Marc Jordan Piano, Keyboards, Bass, composer
Leader of the Banned Sam Kinison Keyboards, Vocals (Background)
Money Talks Money Talks (soundtrack) Producer, composer, arranger, Keyboards
The Best of Bill Medley Bill Medley Producer, Keyboards
1989 Crazy Loving: The Best of Poco 1975–1982 Poco Keyboards
Cycles The Doobie Brothers Keyboards
Heart Like a Gun Fiona Keyboards
Kings of Sleep Stuart Hamm Composer
Steve Lukather Keboards
Oh Yes I Can David Crosby Synthesizer
Rockland Kim Mitchell Keyboards
The Karate Kid, Pt. 3 Producer
True Cool David Hallyday Keyboards, composer
UHF Weird Al Yankovic Synthesizer
1988 Back to Avalon Kenny Loggins Keyboards, Programming
Even Worse Weird Al Yankovic Synthesizer
Nothing to Lose Eddie Money Arranger, Keyboards, Synthesizer
Y Kant Tori Read Y Kant Tori Read Producer, Piano, Keyboards, Programming, composer
1987 Big Generator Yes Keyboard Programming
Desperately Seeking Susan & Making Mr. Right:Original Soundtracks of Susan Seidelman: Thomas Newman Electronics
Talking Though Pictures Marc Jordan Producer, Keyboards, Bass
1986 No Easy Way Out Robert Tepper Keyboards
Solos en América Miguel Mateos/ZAS Producer
1985 My Obsession Meri D. Marshall Keyboards, Synthesizer
1984 Inamorta Poco Vocals, Keyboards
Right by You Stephen Stills Keyboards
1983 Uncle Wonderful Janice Ian Keyboards, composer
1982 Cowboys & Englishmen Poco Vocals, Keyboards
Ghost Town Poco Vocals, Keyboards
1981 Blue and Gray Poco Vocals, Keyboards
1980 La Toya Jackson La Toya Jackson Synthesizer
No Nukes Vocals, Keyboards-
Under the Gun Poco Vocals, Keyboards
1978 Hollywood Veronique Sanson Vocals
Mannequin Marc Jordan Remastering, Re-issue
Drew's Famous Instrumental Pop Collection, Vol. 84 Composer, lyricist
He's My Girl Producer, performer, Primary Artist
Life in the Slaw Lane Kip Addotta Producer, composer
Party Tyme Karaoke Pop Female Hits Composer
The Undivided Blush Programming


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