Andy Kim Rocks Canada Day in the Beach

Andy Kim

Story by Natasha Slinko
Photo Credits by Natasha Slinko

Once again Andy Kim graced the stage at Woodbine Park in the Beach for the Red, White & Vinyl Festival, sponsored by Vinyl 95.3 and Kim absolutely wowed the crowds as he rocked the house for the Canada Day Celebration on July 1st. Everybody came out, over 200,000 strong, with umbrellas, chairs, coolers, sunscreen and kids in tow, to come and listen to their rock idols with a line-up of Dan Hill, Alannah Myles, Brass Transit, LightHouse and of course, the amazing Andy Kim.

I was able to catch Andy Kim's segment and what a show he put on. A true entertainer of the finest calibre, Kim knows how to connect with his audience on every level. At one point he invited anyone who could climb the barricade fencing to come and dance on stage - and they climbed over to the utter dismay of the security guards. Wee girls waving Canadian flags in honour of our special day, big burly men dancing to the beat, and women just dancing up a storm to "Sugar, Sugar." To the delight of his fans, Kim named his dancers His "Archies." Everyone was absolutely thrilled and beaming as they had their moment with Kim.

Andy Kim and his brilliant music and lyrical skills defy age - his music is ageless and timeless, singing his hits such as "Rock Me Gently" to "How'd We Ever Get This Way" and "Be My Baby". Kim also performed songs from his recent album "I Forgot To Mention" and once again wowed the crowd with "Happen Again", " Love Has Never Been My Friend" and "Judy Garland" just to mention a few, and the beautiful "Love Is".

Andy has been awarded the JUNO not once but twice for outstanding achievements in the record business and the "Indie Award" for Favorite Solo Artists in 2005. Andy is currently nominated for induction into the "2008 Hit Parade Hall of Fame" and the "Songwriters Hall of Fame." He lives in Los Angeles, California and maintains a home in his native country Canada, in the Toronto, Ontario area. Andy Kim writes and produces under his own label, !ceworks, with distribution by E1 Entertainment with plans to tour across Canada, the U.S. and Europe in 2011.

Andy Kim thank you for an incredible Canada Day celebration for rockin` The Beach once more and we look forward to your return in July.

If you weren't able to be at Woodbine Park on Canada Day, don't despair, Andy Kim has been invited to perform once again at the Beaches Jazz Festival which will be held from July 15 - 24. Kim will be performing at Woodbine Park on Sunday July 17 2011 at 5:00 along with an incredible line-up of performers. For more info

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