Photos–Kimbra at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Sept 25 2012
– photos by Jade Dempsey
Kimbra at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, on Tuesday night. The New Zealand-based singer is touring in support of her album Vows.
She is best known for her vocals on the international Gotye hit “Someone That I Used to Know”. Her full name is Kimbra Lee Johnson,
Reviewing the show in Exclaim!, Alan Ranta wrote that the singer “has the powerful pipes of a legendary diva, up there with the finest the music industry has ever known, but she doesn’t fall prey to the calculated histrionics that make Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey hard to take seriously. From her emotive voice to her joyous presentation, it’s obvious she feels what she does, pulling from some place deep inside for her Nina Simone cover ‘Plain Gold Ring’ and single ‘Two Way Street’… “After this tour, the next time you see her will likely be in a stadium.”