If you are looking for fun, catchy music and good vibes, you have found the right chick. Kirbie is a quirky 21-year-old girl armed with a portastudio, and she’s not afraid to use it! For about four years now, she has been writing compelling, fun pop with a bouncy reggae influence that's unexpected, a vocal delivery that's fresh and sassy with clever lyrics, and a fun groove.
It all started in high school when her mother got her a portastudio for Christmas. She recorded some songs she had written as a younger girl and sharpened her songwriting skills. In high school she found her niche when a friend got her listening to Sublime, which was her gateway to reggae music. That is when she began writing reggae influenced pop/rock music. “I would record my songs on my little portastudio. I would write the guitar, bass, melody and lyrics, and for drums I used a beat machine.” But eventually, she wanted to have a crisper sound only a real studio could provide. That’s when she went to her local recording studio, Nightsky Studios, and recorded her latest album, “Kirbie”.
She writes contagious songs loaded with memorable hooks and lyrics that will make you laugh and nod your head--responses that are usually found amongst the growing crowds she serenades in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area.
This truly independent artist is beginning to reap what she has been sowing for the past year. Her track titled “Jr. High” will be featured in a film, Undiscovered Gyrl, which will be playing at festivals all summer before its theatrical release in Fall 2013. “I began to read the names of the actors in the film and I started squealing like a two-year-old!” Due to her airplay on The Phoenix Radio, she was nominated for two Phoenix Awards for best singer/songwriter and best original song. She was also the only female performer at the awards show. Furthermore, she will be opening for U.S. touring artist Nate Currin in DC this summer.
In addition to writing new songs, Kirbie is now putting a band together so she can make her live performances even better. “I love singing and playing acoustic, but I’m ready to spice it up with some bass and drums!” She dreams of one day having her own headlining tour, but until then, she’s gonna keep doing the best she can. “It took me a while to learn that hard work pays off, and now that I am seeing some results, there is no way I’m going to back down now!”