Many people play an instrument…Some are good; Others are great…Few people, however, have honed their craft and become accomplished at seeing their passion and gift come alive. From an early age, it was clear that Kimberly has a great gift. When she began picking out songs on the piano at two years and playing for her father’s church choir at six; it was evident that her steps were ordered. While having strong roots in the Deep South and the church, she credits her late father, Pastor Robert L. Tibbs with all her musical abilities.
Kimberly has broadened her horizons to embrace many different genres of music, ranging from Adult Contemporary, Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and many more. With over thirty years of musical experience, Kimberly has become an accomplished Arranger, B-3 Organist, Keyboardist, Lyricist, Pianist, Producer, and Songwriter.
To her credit, Kimberly has professional training in digital recording and has been keyboardist and background vocalist for “P.M.S. “ (P.retty M.usical S.istaz), country star, “Amber Leigh,” and Organist/Vocalist for J.L. Johnson and the Soul Seekers of Florence, Alabama, and rising country artist Leah Seawright. Kimberly is currently an Artist with Hammond Organ Company USA, B-3 Organist/Keyboardist for Legendary Blues Artist, “Bobby Rush,” as well as a Staff Writer for the Songs of Love Foundation.
Kimberly also tours under her own name, “Kim Tibbs,” and impressively has a 10 piece powerhouse band. While not touring or on the road, Kimberly is also a Council Member of the Board of Advisors in the College of Arts (Music Department), in the Music Industry Communications Program, located at J.C. Calhoun Community College as well as a featured artist for Full Sail University, Orlando, Florida.
She constantly gives back experience, industry advice, and knowledge to the students; and has been doing so since 2008. Kimberly has successfully formed K.T. Sound and Productions, Notebook Productions, as well Pokatonka Publishing Company; all affiliated with BMI Music and has progressed as a successful Business Owner.
She has worked with Legendary Blues and Soul Singer Bobby Rush (“I Ain’t Studdin You,” “Chicken Heads,” along with over 259 successful albums recorded to date); She has worked with Legendary Soul Singer, Percy Sledge (“When A Man Loves A Woman”); 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 (With over thirty million records sold, The Oaks have had more than a dozen Number One singles and over thirty Top Ten hits. Their numerous Gold and Platinum recordings include “Thank God For Kids,” “Ozark Mountain Jubilee,” and the crowd favorite “Elvira.”); Legendary Producer David Johnson (Percy Sledge, Lynard Skynard, The Supremes, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, and many more); “The Groove Regulator, Percussionist James “JD “ Blair (Wynonna Judd, Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, Big and Rich, and one of the most renowned names in music history, Shania Twain, and many more); Country Music Hall of Fame Drummer, Mark Herndon from Country Group, “Alabama,” with 53 Number One hits to date (Leah Seawright and many more); Country Artist Leah Seawright (Charlie Daniel, Brad Paisley, Billy Currington, and many more); Guitarist Tony Pasko (Parliament Funk, Prince, Duck Dynasty Producer, and many more); Guitarist Al Brown, (WMOX Radio’s Al’s Every Day Show, Tony Pasko, and many more);Producer Jimmy Nutt of The Nutthouse (Jimmy Buffett, Percy Sledge, and many more); Legendary Guitarist the late, Chalmers “Spanky” Alford (The Roots, Raphael Saadiq, Kirk Franklin, Angie Stone, D’Angelo, Al Green, Canton Spirituals, Joss Stone, and many more.); Songwriter/Guitarist Eric “Red Mouth” Gebhardt ; The Morris Mills Experience (LaFace Records R&B Artist John B., Sam Saulter, P-Funk George Clinton, etc.); ZZAJE Band of Chicago: David Felton, Dylan McGee Jones, Marshall Knight, Anthony Capers, Marcel Jean, etc. (Dwele, Selena Johnson, Jill Scott, Kindred the Family Soul, and Many More); Cedric B. Brown (Lisa Knowles, etc.); Kelvin Wooten (Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Mary J. Blige, The Isley Brothers, Macy Gray, Chrisette Michelle, Kelis, Raphael Saadiq, and many more); New Gospel sensation, Sean Simmonds (Dave Hollister); Songwriter/Producer Philip White, 2004 CMA Song of the Year Recipient for Rascal Flatts “I’m Moving On” (Reba McIntire, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, and many more); Legendary Guitarist Blue Miller (India Arie, Isaac Hayes, Pink Floyd, and many more); Film Producer Jurian Isabelle (Bobby Pin Diaries, and many more); Producer Nathan Harris (Thunder Soundtrack, and many more); Spoken Word Poet Kimeko Farrar; Marc Lacy & Friends; B-3 Organist Rodney Allen, Organist/Saxophonist Dr. Reginald Jackson; Producer/Keyboardist Canita Rogers (Bonecrusher, Sean Simmonds, etc.); Drummer/Singer Aretta Hill (Eric Benet, Glen Lewis, etc.); Singer Gloria Betts-Caldwell (Canita Rogers, Marc Lacy, etc.); Guitarist Billie Panda; Bassist Kevin Grant; Bassist Rita Tucker (The Legendary Blues Singer Johnny Taylor); Guitarist/Vocalist Norris Jones (Aaliyah, Boney James, Kirk Franklin, Van Hunt, and many more); Organist/Keyboardist Joseph Stallworth; Drummer Mark Beckett; Drummer/Percussionist Brandon Pair; Bassist James L. Durva; Rock Guitarist Chris Simmons and “Royal Blue” (Leon Russell, etc.); Guitarist Chopper Wilson (Heartland, Leah Seawright, etc.); Bassist Truman Virden (Leah Seawright, etc.); Guitarist Mike Estes (Leah Seawright, etc.); Legendary Vocalists Gail West and Angie Primm; Bassist Barney Johnston; Praise and Worship Leader of Orlando’s New Destiny Church, Madelyn Berry; Drummer/Percussionist Tony Bush; Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist Mike Cole; Gospel Artist Tiffany Green, Drummer/Percussionist Larue Larry of Abstract Band, Bassist Freddie Jones, and a host of local musicians, churches, businesses, and artists.
Kimberly has also performed at venues locally including: Huntsville’s own Decadence, Homeport International Grill, Humphrey’s, Improv Entertainment and Restaurant, KaffeeKlatsch, and The Red Caboose; while also taking her act on the road at Tunica, Mississippi’s Fitzgerald Casino; and then coming back around to sit in at Atlanta’s very own Apache’ Café; stopping thru to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Jackson, Mississippi, or coming back around to Brickhouse in Meridian, Mississippi, Home of the Great Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers. As an Organist backing artists at places such as the historic Hard Rock Cafe Chicago , on Hammond Organ Co’s SK2, Kimberly has also shared the stage with gospel greats such as 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 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 The Morris Mills Experience, Chicago’s ZZAJE Band, 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 Certified Platinum Winning R&B Sensational Singer, Avant.
This up and coming talent has worked on projects with artists, businesses, producers, and songwriters: Full Sail University, Songs of Love Foundation 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 Berry’s, “A Voice to Inspire,” The Kirby Family, The Tibbs Family, Courtney Moore and Remnant of Praise, and Songwriter and Producer Philip White. Releasing her first album, self-entitled, “Kim Tibbs,” Kimberly has released the energy of her passion for songwriting, writing real music, and expressing herself thru song. Already in the workings, her second album, a personal collection of songs entitled, “…Like You,” is a legendary sound in the making! Realizing a long time dream, Kimberly has devoted herself to her musical career where she will have the freedom and time to continue to create beautiful, comfort music for the world to enjoy!