Session Vocalist

Kim has been a professional session vocalist since 1990 and with numerous album BVs, hundreds of demo songs and literally thousands of jingles under her belt, she is definitely one of the busiest and more experienced session vocalists in the business. Kim has recorded in many of London’s top recording studios such as Abbey Road, Air Lyndhurst, Air Edel, Metropolis, Olympic, Townhouse, Eden Studios etc.

Some of her more high-profile jingle work includes the following:

  • Currys
  • McDonalds
  • Capital FM Radio Idents
  • Radio 2 Idents
  • Coca Cola
  • Pepsi
  • Castlemaine XXXX Beer
  • Toyota
  • Sheraton

Kim has been involved in the following filmscore sessions:

Kim has also sung on various themes and songs for TV shows such as:


Kim has worked with many of the UK’s top songwriters, producers and session contractors, such as:

  • Composer/Arranger Richard Niles (credits include: Paul McCartney, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Cher, Ray Charles, Michael McDonald, Boyzone, Mariah Carey, Ronan Keating, Lulu, Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys, Swing Out Sister, Take That, Tina Turner, Westlife, Wet Wet Wet, etc)

  • Writer/Producer Steve Mac (credits include: Mariah Carey, Westlife, Boyzone, Texas etc)

  • Session contractor Jenny O’Grady (film music credits include: Shrek, Love Actually, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ray, The Da Vinci Code, Curse of the Wear Rabbit, Moulin Rouge, Sleepy Hollow etc)

  • Session contractor Graeme Perkins (credits include: Kylie Minogue, Sting, Lauryn Hill, Robbie Williams, Westlife, Rod Stewart, Seal, Heather Small from ‘M People’ etc)

  • Writer/Producer Jem Godfrey (credits include: Atomic Kitten, Holly Valance, Ronan Keating, Lulu, Blue, Westlife, Donna Summer, Liberty X, Shayne Ward etc. Ivor Novello ward winner)

  • Writer/Producer Simon Ellis (credits include: S Club 7, Steps, Spice Girls, Randy Crawford, John Farnham etc)

  • Production company Cave Productions (credits include: Robbie Williams, Blue, Liberty X, Will Young, Estelle, Jason Donovan etc)

  • Songwriter/Producers Charlie & Pete (credits include: Simply Red, Mel C, Busted, Rooster etc)


Session with Jocelyn Brown

Kim was one of two session vocalists booked to sing with one of her long-time heroes, american soul diva Jocelyn Brown (of “Somebody Else’s Guy” fame). It was a jingle package for the BBC Radio 2’s British Forces Broadcast Service (BFBS) which goes out to all the British Forces stationed in different countries throughout the world.

Click here to listen to a sample of their work together

Jocelyn Brown
Wise Buddah

Kim has sung many of the jingle packages for one of the UK’s top radio jingle production company, Wise Buddah. Apart from her voice appearing on countless radio stations up and down the country (including national stations such as the Capital Network and Radio 2), she has also been featured on station idents for Poland (in Polish), Indonesia, Austria and Switzerland (in German), Denmark (in Danish), Holland, United Arab Emirates, Italy (in Italian), Ireland, Japan and Bulgaria.

Wise Buddah
Hobsons International

See Kim’s listing with leading UK sessions agency Hobsons International

Hobsons International

 


Vocal Process
What is a session vocalist?

Kim gave a detailed live interview to Jeremy Fisher of Vocal Process about the realities of session singing as a career. Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2 to find out more…


Session Vocalist Career Advice Pack

Kim was interviewed by Arts Pool, an organisation specialising in supplying high quality support and resources for Performing Arts teachers throughout the UK, about her work as a session vocalist for inclusion in Career Packs for secondary and tertiary students. [click here to read ]

Kim Chandler

Here’s what the industry professionals are saying about Kim’s abilities as a session vocalist:

In my 30 years professional career Kim is the best studio session vocalist I have ever worked with. Her intonation is flawless, her sense of rhythm fabulous, her taste impeccable. She is a great vocal arranger and can apply herself to literally any style …“,
RICHARD NILES (Credits: Paul McCartney, James Brown, Cher, Ray Charles, Michael McDonald, Boyzone, Mariah Carey, Ronan Keating, Lulu, Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys, Swing Out Sister, Take That, Tears For Fears, Tina Turner, Westlife, Wet Wet Wet, Kim Wilde, Anita Baker, Joe Cocker, Randy Crawford, Gloria Gaynor, Incognito, Dusty Springfield, Lisa Stansfield, the Yellowjackets etc.)

Richard Niles

Kim’s been my revelation of the year. Her amazing musicality and enthusiasm has ensured that even the toughest of sessions has flown by with great results and left the clients buzzing with praise. Equally as important is that she’s as much of a laugh to be around as she is a consummate professional. I’ve never worked with anybody better.“,
JEM GODFREY (Songwriter: Atomic Kitten, Holly Valance, Ronan Keating, Lulu, Blue, Westlife, Donna Summer, Liberty X, Shayne Ward etc.)

Jem Godfrey

Kim Chandler, great singer, good fun, always on time, loads of soul and I never ever need to use auto tune on her, which believe me is saying something these days!“,
SIMON ELLIS (Songwriter: S Club 7, Steps, Spice Girls, Randy Crawford, John Farnham etc)

Simon Ellis

Kim is simply the best session vocalist I have ever worked with and I’ve worked with the best in the world … enough said.“,
ROB CASS (Writer/Producer, Cave Productions, Credits: Robbie Williams, Blue, Liberty X, Will Young, Jason Donovan etc)

When Wise Buddah were looking for a new vocal team for its jingle and station imaging business we did some surfing around on the net and found Kim! Within 24 hours we had met, exchanged showreels and have been working together ever since. Kim is tireless, utterly pro, fun and VERY fast! When you need to complete 8 versions of a six cut jingle package which has to be on air yesterday Kim does the biz every time. Oh, and she’s got a great voice!“,
PAUL PLANT (General Manager, Wise Buddah , Credits: Capital FM and Network, Radio 1, Radio 2, BBC Wales, BBC 6 Music, Radio Aire, Radio Zet (Poland), Play Radio (Milan), Dubai 92 etc.)

We’ve produced sung idents for over 60 UK radio stations, and it’s been fantastic having Kim on the team. She’s incredibly quick, bursting with ideas, and above all, brings a track to life.“,
TIM JAMES (The Bespoke Music Co, Credits: BBC Creative, Smooth FM, Real Radio etc)


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