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I'm Kim Banffy, M.Ed (Creative Arts). I’m a singer/songwriter, a visual artist and a writer of books. I just love creating!
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My Debut Album - State of Bliss
My album features Thierry Fossemalle on bass (The Whitlams, Grace Knight), Dave Sanders on drums & percussion (Grace Knight), Paul Appelkamp (aka Lionheir) on electric guitar, and the legendary Steve Russell on keyboards. Together with my visionary, ARIA-nominated, producer/engineer Anthony Lycenko, they have wonderfully interpreted my songs. The cover features my original artwork (copies of this are available for sale).
It’s titled ‘State Of Bliss’, songs that are thoughtful, some upbeat, some playful, some on piano, most on guitar, with varying time signatures, about various aspects of life. It’s reminiscent of 60s/70s singer songwriters, but at times waxes poppy with a more modern twist.
To hear samples from the new album click here.
Purchase the CD here.
Or purchase individual songs or the whole album online (mp3) from CD Baby.
What the musicians have said about my songs:
’State Of Bliss’ has a real musical soundscape feel to it. It’s like a Joni Mitchell song. It’s a really good song”.
“Jacaranda Time’ reminds me of a Burt Bacharach song!”
“Something Has To Give’ and the way you sing it sounds like Karen Carpenter.”
“Couldn’t We’ is a wonderful musical journey”.
“True Love’ is a real feel-good song”.
“I can hear ‘Better Than That’ on Joni Mitchell’s next album.”
The quintessential Sydney love song from my debut album, 'State Of Bliss'. A catchy song that gets in your head! Great views of the sandstone buildings and terrace houses of Sydney, Australia.
"… For none of us can express the exact measure of his needs or his thoughts or his sorrows; and all human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity …"