About Kim

Kim’s Bio

Kim’s Bio
In the late 90's, Kim Humphreys surrendered a highly lucrative career in the field of animation to devote his time fully to music. Already a semi pro guitarist of many years standing, he was part of several successful pop recording groups, a member of biker boogie band (which he juggled with a tuxedo wearing corporate...

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1965/6: Rick & the Bad Boys

1965/6: Rick & the Bad Boys
I successfully auditioned for a group known as Peter & The Wolves in April 1965, joining forces with bass player Peter Snerling, drummer Barry 'Butch' McClause, rhythm guitarist Bob Gunn and vocalist Rick Suey. My own musical experience at that point was limited to trawling through the pages of  Nick Manaloff's  Spanish Guitar Method book...

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1968: Paper Grape

1968: Paper Grape
Post Rick and the Bad Boys I had a short stint during '67, with Sydney blues band  THE SECT, as rhythm guitarist. This experience showed  me to what it took to be in a real band. Of equal importance, it exposed  me to a  style of music I had never considered would, to this day,...

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1969-1972: Hot Cottage

1969-1972: Hot Cottage
With the exit of vocalist Gerry Anderson, Paper Grape evolved into Hot Cottage, a  pop orientated outfit featuring multi layered harmonies, favouring  the music of Neil Young and Buffalo Springfield mixed with the Brit styling's of the Hollies and Beatles. Rick from my first band  Rick and The Bad Boys was recruited as co vocalist,...

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1973-74: Stumble

1973-74: Stumble
In early '73 I joined forces with drummer Gordon Heazlewood and bass player Vic Pisani,  both from CHASER,  recently suffering the loss of their very formidable lead guitarist Richard McKewan to PIRANA. (Australia's version of Santana) With the addition of vocalist Jim Willebrandt previously with THE DAISY ROOTS,CLAPHAM JUNCTION and STAFFORD BRIDGE, the STUMBLE line...

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1979: FLY BY NIGHT STUDIO – XTO? RECORDS

1979: FLY BY NIGHT STUDIO – XTO? RECORDS
The Teac 4 track recorder we used with Stumble became the centrepiece of a small recording studio in the Film Graphics Animation building in Chandos St, Leonards, the heartland of Sydney's advertising agency belt and the six hour lunch. FLY BY NIGHT was a partnership between myself, the very brilliant former Stumble sound tech Rod...

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1980: Brave New Wave

1980: Brave New Wave
In both my animation and sound recording roles, I had been working on commercials for both K - TEL and Telmak budget album releases al. I approached the Telmak boss about my idea of recording an LP of Australian Surf instrumentals for their label. I was given the green light and the sessions for Brave...

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1981- 1983: Great Dane

1981- 1983: Great Dane
In 1980 The Brave New Wave band was hired to become Jeff St John's backing group and was imaginatively relabelled the Kim Humphreys Band, Blindly following the blueprint of all things late 70's rock, my trusty '68 Les Paul was at this juncture accompanied by the obligatory Marshall stack and the Stratocaster I had used...

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