Born in Montreal, rock indie pop singer/songwriter Andy Kim was inspired by the Beatles, Hank Williams, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Buddy Holly, and Bob Dylan. He found fame in New York City at just 16 years old when he wrote How’d We Ever Get This Way?, the first of nine Billboard Top 40 hits, including #1 songs Rock Me Gently and Sugar, Sugar, one of Billboard’s “Greatest Songs of All Time.” A true Canadian son, Andy has been awarded the country’s top industry honor twice, the JUNO Award for outstanding achievements in the record industry, as well as the “Indie Award” for Favorite Solo Artists in 2005. Over his epic career, Andy has sold over 30 million records, with songs covered by music history’s greats, including Wilson Pickett, Tom Jones, Ike & Tina Turner, and Bob Marley and has even been said to influence 80s metal band Def Leppard. He has recently performed and co-wrote songs with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies and Ron Sexsmith.
In early 2010 and at the supportive urging of friends and fans including American rock and pop legends and today’s hottest indie artists, Andy will release ‘HAPPEN AGAIN’, an album of 10 brand new songs, each true to his passionate belief that “those who chase their dreams succeed only through sheer determination and a steadfast belief in the power of the individual to influence a multitude by speaking from the heart.” Throughout his career, Andy has always maintained an unwavering and unconditional love for his music, believing that “art is more important than the artist.” His new music possesses the timeless, transcendent and transforming qualities of his songs before, while giving us a very personal look into the artist’s take on love and change. Songs such as “3 Days in Heaven,” “Someday”, “Without You,” and “Happen Again” express the faith in love, life and the importance of personal strength to enduring change.
In 2010 Andy was inducted into the “Hit Parade Hall of Fame” and is already in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame.” He lives in Los Angeles and produces under his own label, !ceworks, with plans to tour across Canada.