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Kim Royce Johnson first started performing publicly some 20 years ago and has been gigging as a guitarist and singer-songwriter since then.

Kim can play solo or with guest musicians brought in from time to time.

He is forging a new direction into original inspired acoustic blues and 70’s classic rock covers with a laid back style infused with covers from the likes of JJ Cale, The Doors, and  Dire Straits.


With a solid background of blues, expect uptempo songs with a beat as well as ambient moody songs for listening. The ebb and flow of Kims music is like sitting out the back, lapping up the sunshine waiting for a wave, and then launching into the next wave in the set, for a heart pounding ride into the tube.

This is sure to please a crowded bar of any age with uptempo swinging tunes to mellow moody ballads with insightful lyrics and sensitive guitar playing with lots of interesting dynamics.


With vocal styling influenced by Lou Reed and Tex Perkins, Kim delivers heartfelt expressions in his vocalising, blending easily with finger picking, blues influenced lead playing, and steady rhythms to provide a bed of soulful grooves. 


Guest artist collaborations have been with well known south coast players such as Dave Rastrick, Jay Cook, Jo Sharp, Terry MacKintosh, Bevynn Wilkerson, Bruce Anthony, Jim Doyle, Doug Goodwin and Mick O'Doherty.


A reliable performer on the south coast music scene, at venues such as The Stirling Club, Wilsons Brewery, The Earl of Spencer Tavern, Six Degrees, Hybla Tavern, Due South, Boston Brewery, Vancouver Arts Centre, Denmark Artshouse, Three Anchors Restaurant, Boatshed Markets, The Hilton  Garden Inn, The Albany Blues Club, and various public festivals and events are where Kim has played over the years.


Kim is available as solo, duo, playing electric and acoustic guitar and vocals.  A full PA for moderate sized venues is supplied as required. 

Kims Covers

(to listen to originals go to the recordings page).


Light My Fire/The Doors

I’ll Make Love Any Old Time/JJ Cale

Boots Are Made For Walking/Nancy Sinatra

Hey Hey My My/Neil Young

Old Man/Neil Young

Needle and the Damage Done/Neil Young

Under the Milky Way/The Church

Dont Panic/Coldplay

Six Blade Knife/Mark Knopfler

Money Talks/JJ Cale

Wide Open Road/The Triffids

Temptation/ Tom Waits

Magnolia/JJ Cale

Holding Back the Years/Simply Red

Soul Kitchen/The Doors

Spoonful/Muddy Waters

Crazy Mama/JJ Cale

The Watchtower/Bob Dylan

Green River/CCR

Roadhouse Blues/The Doors

Let the Goodtimes Roll/BB King

The Thrill is Gone/BB King

Lets Work Together/Canned Heat

Going Up the Country/Canned Heat

Still Haven’t Found What Im Looking For/U2

People Get Ready

On the Road Again

Boom Boom Boom Boom

Capricorn Dancer

Sharp Dressed Man


Way Out West

Its Because I Love You


Everybody’s Talking

I’m Easy

Change the World

and more added monthly........


Kim Johnson musician
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