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kimberly kaye

Kimberly Kaye has no idea what she's doing in this band. Everyone else plays at least two instruments or has at least two Tony Awards, and she can barely two-step. A classically trained trumpet player and jazz singer, Kaye took a mid-90s ride on the ska trend, playing stops like Vans Warped Tour with punk-ska groups like New Direxion and The Youth Ahead with a very bad blonde dye job. She graduated from the acclaimed Monmouth Country FPAC performing arts training program and Wagner College's award-winning musical theatre program, which like all formal education gave her crippling stage fright. She stumbled into a decade of arts journalism in publications like The Economist, The NY Observer, NYDN, Broadway.com, and Theatermania.com. In 2012, longtime collaborators Cerveris and Paul Sanchez (Cowboy Mouth, Minimum Rage) told her to get over herself and start sangin' again. So she did. In addition to her work with Loose Cattle, she sings backup with Cerveris and Sanchez, as well as Debbie Davis, Lynn Drury, Tiffany Jones, Edward Carter Simon, Jenna Guidry, and literally whoever else will have her. Sometimes she writes poetry and song lyrics, which one day she will force Cerveris to mootate in to full-blown songs you will hear using a persuasive combination of whining and Krav Maga.

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