I like stories. Songs that tell stories. I sing songs that tell stories. I write songs that tell stories.
I have 3 hours of bar music, 2 hours of bistro, and an hour of cafe originals.
If "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" is a great lyric, it's likely because people relate to it. Kim Gates does.
A singer and songwriter for many years, Kim kept his songs and singing mostly to himself. When the economy changed in 2014, this oilfield technologist and trainer soon found himself with a new job title (Home Dad), and a need to get out of the house once a week. Playing open stages led to jobs hosting open stages, and later the steady music work he's so thankful for. He is influenced by the writing of Earle, and Joel, and the music of Blue Rodeo and The Tragically Hip. A soulful storyteller, with a slight activist bent, Kim is happiest singing songs about the stories that change our lives.
Art type: Live Music
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Home base: Edmonton
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