An Evening with Kimberly Nichole, The Rock Ballerina
Come join Kimberly Nichole, the "Rock Ballerina," for an intimate acoustic performance and talkback moderated by Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music's very own Matthew Morrison.
Born and bred in Seattle, Washington, Kimberly launched her career in New York City sharing the stage with legendary artists including Slash (Guns N Roses), Living Colour, Alice Smith, Janelle Monáe, Nona Hendryx (Labelle), Aloe Blacc, Bilal, Joe Walsh (The Eagles), and Jon Bon Jovi. Prior to her London move, Kimberly was known as the Mistress of Madness, having hosted New York’s famous private nightclub The Box, performing in front of A-listers including Beyoncé, Jay Z, Steven Tyler, Leonardo Dicaprio, Adrian Grenier, and many more.
After exploding on the national scene on The Voice, Kimberly Nichole garnered national support and praise from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, Lionel Richie, Mark Ronson, and Reba McEntire. Kimberly’s show-stopping performance and powerful voice led her to the iTunes’ Top 20 three weeks in a row and landed on the Billboard 100 charts. Rolling Stone deemed Kimberly “...a superhero hybrid of Aretha Franklin’s vocals with Bono’s stage presence.”
Currently Kimberly is living in London, still performing throughout the United States with her band, while MCing the Box London show and also touring with the nationally acclaimed ROCKtopia show, a revolutionary performance series celebrating a fusion of classical music, classic rock and opera.
Kimberly was recently featured in the new NETFLIX Ezra Koeing (Vampire Weekend) created anime series Neo Yokio (starring Jaden Smith, Jude Law, Susan Sarandon and more). Her new single "Veruca Salt" is available for download and on all streaming platforms. Her sophomore album, expected for a 2018 release, is an honest and raw tell-all declaration, a nod and celebration of rock and roll.