I was lucky enough to catch Kimbra at last year’s Laneway Festival. Her performance was all sorts of madness. Her dramatic flair, unique singing style and colorful outfits made her one of the most unforgettable performers in the festival. I was also lucky enough that Gotye was headlining that event and surprised everybody with a performance of their duet “Somebody that I used to know”
This year, JACK TV’s MAD Fest brings her to Manila in a festival with several local acts that’s gonna fill your music quota for the year!
Kimbra’s voice invites anyone who hears her with the strength of her hooks and her melodies which come to you with the most unpredictable forms of versatility: from jazz-inspired tunes to catchy electropop quirks. With a presence like hers, Kimbra’s songs beg to be listened to without even trying.
Across the world, Kimbra is well-known for her songs “Settle Down”, “Two Way Street”, ”Cameo Lover”, “90’s Music”, and “Miracle”
With a wide range of influences from Prince to soul songstress Minnie Riperton, to such icons as Björk and Jeff Buckley, her style comes across as something uniquely her own. Kimbra’s affinity with music began with early performances in public at 10 years old, singing at the Waikato Times Gold Cup race back in 2000.
Inevitably, Kimbra scored a record contract from an Australian record label and from there, she’s gone everywhere, awarded with accolades such as Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (Grammy 2013) for her feature on Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”. To top that off, Kimbra is the only New Zealand-born singer to ever win a Grammy in history.
Kimbra headlines JACK TV’s MADFest 2014 with DJ Ace Ramos and MC Pao, Katsy Lee, Deuce Manila, Motherbass, Toni B.; top bands Sandwich, Urbandub, Kjwan, Autotelic, B.P Valenzuela, Chocolate Grass, Sinyma, Flying Ipis, Cheats, and Imago. With Art Installations by Leeroy New, ImagineNationStudio, Secret Studio and Jagnus Design Studio. Dance Performances by Team Vibe.
Catch the madness at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Block 12 on December 5, 2014, from 4PM to 4AM.
For ticket inquiries, please call SM Tickets at 470-2222 or call Ticketnet Online at 911-5555.
I’m also giving away a pair of tickets that will end tomorrow! Follow my instagram for details!