What some may call "luck," others call DESTINY.? Since birth, Kim Tibbs has been honing her craft...Crediting her late father, Pastor Robert L. Tibbs for her musical ability, Kim has over thirty years of musical experience as an accomplished Arranger, B-3 Organist, Keyboardist, Lyricist, Pianist, Producer, and Songwriter. Kimberly is currently an Endorsed Hammond Artist with Hammond Organ Company USA, a Roland Artist with Roland Corporation US, a Peavey Artist with Peavey Amplifiers USA, as well as a Staff Writer for the Songs of Love Foundation; Kimberly is also a Council Member of the Board of Advisors in the College of Arts located at J.C. Calhoun Community College. Kimberly holds Double Masters Degrees in Organizational Leadership and Public Administration as well as a Bachelors of Arts and Science in Business Administration. Kim is also a Fashion Designer and owner of Cream. Her fashion line specializes in one of a kind bold, eclectic, and unique hand-crafted pieces ranging from womens fashions to household goods.
She has worked with the Grammy Award Winning, Legendary Blind Boys of Alabama; Legendary Organist Charles Hodges of the Hi Rhythm Section of Memphis, known for their hits with Al Green, Syl Johnson, Ann Peebles, and more; Legendary Blues Soul Singer Bobby Rush (I Aint Studdin You, Chicken Heads, etc.); Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge ("When A Man Loves A Woman"); Composer/Producer Scott Tibbs (Bette Midler, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, Madonna, Wayne Newton, Chrisette Michelle, Chaka Khan, Lady GaGa, and many more etc.); Legendary Producer Jimmy Johnson (The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Linda Randstant, Wilson Pickett, Muscle Shoals Sound, etc.); The Legendary "Swampers" of Muscle Shoals, Alabama: Clayton Ivey-Keys, Milton Sledge-Drums, Will McFarlane-Lead Guitar, and David Hood-Bass ( Aretha Franklin, The Black Keys, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, The Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Duane Allman, Boz Scaggs, Elkie Brooks, Paul Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Cocker, Glenn Frey, Jim Capaldi, Julian Lennon, Delbert McClinton, J.J. Cale, John Pine, Alice in Chains, Joe Tex, Bobby Blue Bland, Eddie Floyd, Clarence Carter, Little Milton, Sawyer Brown, Tony Joe White, The Oak Ridge Boys, Eddy Mitchell, and many more); Legendary Guitarist Travis Wammack and the Snakeman Band (Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard, Mac Davis, Clarence Carter, the Osmond Brothers, Bobbie Gentry, Candi Staton, Delbert McClinton, Liza Minnelli, Narvel Felts, etc.); Legendary Country Singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys ( Thank God For Kids, Ozark Mountain Jubilee, and the crowd favorite Elvira.); The Love King, Raheem DeVaughn, #1 Billboards Album holder of Love, Sex, Passion, as well as 3-Time Grammy Nominated; Legendary Producer David Johnson (Percy Sledge, Lynard Skynard, The Supremes, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, and more); The Groove Regulator, Percussionist James JD Blair (Wynonna Judd, Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, Big and Rich, Shania Twain, and more); Country Music Hall of Fame Drummer, Mark Herndon from Country Group, Alabama. Country Artist Leah Seawright (Charlie Daniel, Brad Paisley, Billy Currington, and more); Guitarist Tony Pasko (Parliament Funk, Prince, Duck Dynasty Producer, and more); Guitarist Al Brown, (WMOX Radios Als Every Day Show, Tony Pasko, and more); Pianist Bryant Pugh (Richard Smallwood, Yolanda Adams, Patti LaBelle, The OJays, Orlando Draper, Keith Pringle, etc.) Producer Jimmy Nutt of The Nutthouse (Jimmy Buffett, Percy Sledge, Alabama Shakes, and more); Legendary Guitarist the late, Chalmers Spanky Alford (The Roots, Raphael Saadiq, Kirk Franklin, Angie Stone, DAngelo, Al Green, Canton Spirituals, Joss Stone, and more.); Songwriter/Guitarist Eric "Red Mouth" Gebhardt ; Kelvin Wooten (Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Mary J. Blige, The Isley Brothers, Macy Gray, Chrisette Michelle, Kelis, Raphael Saadiq, and more); Songwriter/Producer Philip White, 2004 CMA Song of the Year Recipient for Rascal Flatts Im Moving On (Reba McIntire, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Luke Bryant, Brad Paisley, and more); Legendary Guitarist Blue Miller (India Arie, Isaac Hayes, Pink Floyd, and more); Bassist Rita Tucker (The Legendary Blues Singer Johnny Taylor); Guitarist/Vocalist Norris Jones (Aaliyah, Boney James, Kirk Franklin, Van Hunt, and more); Bassist Barney Johnston; Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist Mike Cole; and a host of local musicians, churches, businesses, and artists. As an Organist backing artists at places such as the historic Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, on a Hammond Organ U.S.A. SK2, Kimberly has also shared the stage with gospel greats such as Gospel/Jazz Saxophonist Phil French, Darrel Petties & Strength in Praise, Rev. Norman Hutchins, Pastor Armondo Adams and Redemption of Columbus, MS, The Kaiser Singers of Jackson, Mississippi, Lisa Knowles and the Anointed Brown Singers of Memphis, TN, and John Smiley and the Voices of Nashville, TN. Kimberly has also shared the stage with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Organist Felix Cavaliere, Hawk Wolinski, and Grammy Award Winning Producer Paul Brown; Grammy Award winning Blind Boys of Alabama; Hip-Hop Queen, Mary J. Blige; American Idol Winner and Grammy Award Winning R&B Great, Ruben Studdard; Jazz Saxophonist Mike Phillips, Jazz Violinist Ken Ford, Legendary Hi-Rhythm Section of Memphis including Rev. Charles Hodges, Archie Turner, and Leroy Hodges; Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge, Legendary Guitarist Travis Wammack, Legendary Country Singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys, the band "Lakeside" known for hits "All the Way Live, Fantastic Voyage, etc.,"), Blues Sensation "Sir Charles Jones," The Queen of Blues, "Denise LaSalle," R&B Singer "Christopher Williams," HBO Def Jam Poet Black Ice, Chicago's Obisoulstar, as well as Grammy Award Nominated R&B Singer, KeKe Wyatt, most noted for hits, "My First Love, You and I, Nothing In This World, and You;" all collaborations with R&B Singer, Avant.
This up and coming talent has worked on projects including: Raheem DeVaughn, Tyler Perry Productions, Filmmaker Christopher Nolen II, Nferno Productions, BET, Centric, TvOne, NBC Universal, Composer/Producer Scott Tibbs, Producer Lawrence Boo Memphis of Royal Studios, Memphis; R&B Soul Artist Noel Gourdin, Artist/Songwriter Michael Curtis, Buddah Khan, King Khan and the Shrines, Songwriter Deborah Allen, Film Producer/Writer Kimberly Scott, Calhoun Community College, Nutthouse Productions, Full Sail University, Charles Brandon & Gold Street Music, Reginald Myrick & Infinity Music Group, Songs of Love Foundation of New York, Legendary Soul Singer, Percy Sledge, Legendary Producer David Johnson, Film Producer Jurian Isabelle, (Bobby Pin Diaries), The Late Great Guitarist Chalmers "Spanky" Alford, Producer Nathan Harris (Thunder Movie Soundtrack), Country Star Amber Leigh, Blues Singer/Guitarist Eric Red Mouth Gebhardt, Madelyn Berrys, "A Voice to Inspire," The Kirby Family, The Tibbs Family, and Songwriter and Texabama Productions, Amber Leigh White Music, and Producer Philip White.
I have been performing, writing, and being an artist under my name, "Kim Tibbs," for the last 17 years. Under this name, I have become professionally endorsed, published, and recognized as an artist, band, musician, songwriter, and person.
I am a professionally endorsed musician with Hammond Organ USA, Roland US, and Peavey Electronics US...I play allover the world and anywhere I can. Anytime that I can play is a special moment for me...
I am a fan of Prince, Billy Joel, Sade, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Najee, Louis Armstrong, Robert Glaspers, Norah Jones, John Fogerty, Credence Clearwater, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Isley Brothers, Victor Wooten, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Little Dragon, Maroon 5, Lauren Hill, Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Supremes, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, John Lennon, Glenn Frey, The Allman Brothers, Bobby Womack, Johnny Taylor, Percy Sledge, Rascal Flatts, The Roots, Van Hunt, Joe Sample, Chick Corea, Hezekiah Walker, Willie Banks and The Messengers, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Take 6, The Bond Brothers: Andrew Bear Bond and Chris Bond, Bon Jovi, The Staples Singers, Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, America, The Mamas and The Poppas, Heatwave, Klymaxx, The Temptations, The Who, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Mahalia Jackson, The Hi-Rhythm Section of Memphis, The Muscle Shoals Horns Section, The Swampers of Muscle Shoals, Lynard Skynard, Lionel Richie, The Commodores, The Clark Sisters, The Caravans, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Ben Howard, Patrice Rushen, Queen, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Roberta Flack, Donnie Hathaway, Steely Dan, Bruce Springsteen, Scott Tibbs, Art of Noise, Toto, The Dramatics, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Patti Labelle, B.B. King, The Bee Gees, Chicago, Kiah Victoria, Rance Allen, Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans, BeBe Winans, Divinity Divi-Rocks, Dr. Reginald Jackson, Sting, The Police, Freddie Joachim, Lianne La Havas, and so many more.
Hammond Organs and various products by Hammond Organ; Roland RD-800 Keyboard; Peavey Amplifiers of assortments;
I just love music and being involved musically in everything that I can be involved in!