Kim Koren Kim began performing at the tender age of four, sitting on her father's knee and singing while he played the banjo. All through elementary school, she sang in the choir and appeared in musicals such as Annie and The Wizard of Oz. In high school, Kim tried her hand at singing in rock bands, everything from Kiss and Aerosmith, to Journey, mostly performing festivals and coffee houses. Her career as a songwriter didn't begin until 1990, when her father bought her a new Yamaha acoustic guitar for Christmas, and she taught herself to play. The songs were simple, melodic, and very catchy. Kim started to venture out to the open mic nights in the Hamilton area, and found audiences to be very receptive. From there, she made an appearance on the Mother's Day Telethon, and in a Molson Export commercial. After about a year of playing the Hamilton area, Kim decided it was time to start a family. The time off provided her with insight and inspiration to beging writing again. In 2001, she got back to work, this time with a band, and Punchbuggy Yellow was born. After two years of playing cover songs, audiences were asking if they could buy a CD of original material. Flattered and excited, Kim pulled out some old originals, and some new ones written on her many road trips, and headed into the studio in the summer of 2003. Within eight weeks, 'Simple' was released. Kim wanted her fans in Southampton to have something to listen to through the winter until she returned next summer, so on the drive up, she hand packaged 30 copies of Simple for her most devoted fans. She also sent out a single, 'Divided' to radio stations across southern Ontario, and it still gets airplay on the northern stations. Kim was invited to perform live on 820 CHAM as a guest of Randall Prescott and Tracey Brown (Family Brown Country). In October 2003, Kim played her first Hamilton Music Scene festival, and has every year since, having Divided added to the HMS compilation CD. Since the release of Simple, the name Punchbuggy Yellow continues to spread, and CD sales continue to climb. Radioplay includes 820 CHAM, CFMU, Country 93.5, satellite radio in Calgary and Toronto, and recently, a live performance on Y101 in Ottawa with country recording artist Colin Amey. In the fall of 2005, Kim began recording her second CD. With the help of seasoned writers and producers, she has found a new maturity in her songs that has opened many doors for her. Although Kim loves working in the studio, and having a hand in producing, her passion is still on the stage. Every year her fanbase gets larger, and the demand for another album with it. She is very excited about the new CD and all the fabulous musicians that will be on it. In addition to writing and singing, Kim is a very enthusiastic actress. She has starred as the Narrator in Theatre Ancaster's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Doo Wop Shop, and most recently in Guys and Dolls. Kim has also performed with The Aldershot Players, and Dundas Litlle Theatre. She has also been breaking into the independant film scene. Stay tuned to find out where you can find Kim Koren next! Contact info: email firstname.lastname@example.org phone # 905-627-2621 Kimkoren.com.