Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Young Girl/I Will
Kim Denise Hart was born in Auckland on 9th May 1960. She was the lead vocalist in the Penrose High School Band, Chalkdust, and with that band, entered the 1976 Battle Of The Bands competition, where they became finalists. Kim appeared in the television musical 'Sing', which lead to numerous appearances on local TV shows.
Signed to EMI for all her releases, Kim was looked after by Mike Harvey, who also wrote all of her New Zealand recordings. Kim's first single in 1977 was "You Don't Need Me"/"Born To Wander". This was followed in 1978 with "You're A Changed Man"/"You Light Up My Light" and "On My Toes Again"/"How Deep Is Your Love". Kim came second in the New Zealand finals of The South Pacific Song Contest with "On My Toes Again" and Mike took her to Tokyo to represent New Zealand at the Yamaha Song Festival in Japan. In 1978 Kim was special guest singer on John Rowles' New Zealand Tour. This was the same year that she released her only album, called "Kim Hart".
Kim had one final release in Australia in 1984 when "Heartbeat"/"Don't Give Up" was released on RCA.