My name is Kim Joyce. Actually, my name is Kimberly Joyce Wilburn. I am a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. If you were to ask me what style of music I do, I would say I do “music”. I mean, you can say that I have a soulful voice, but I do not consider myself neo-soul. I like to play with music of all styles. I like to play with jazz, 90s hip-hop, classical, a little folk and alternative. Throw a little sex music in there as well, (LOL) and fuse it all together and that’s me baby! Kim Joyce. With me, you get a little bit of familiarity, but you still appreciate the uniqueness, the connection we experience through my music, and my originality. I truly believe there is something unique and special in all of us, and that the Most High meets you 50% by giving you a gift or a talent, and that if you meet the other 50% through hard work, sacrifice, and focus, mixed with positivity, sincerity, love, and passion you can be and achieve anything you desire. Most importantly, you can have it all without sacrificing who you are and what you stand for.
I grew up singing in my father’s church in Detroit, Michigan. However, I didn’t focus on singing right away. I spent my childhood and teenage years playing basketball. Watching Hoop Dreams a thousand times definitely paid off, because I received a full scholarship to The Ohio State University. Go Bucks! (had to throw that in there). I left The Ohio State University as the Career Steals Leader, with a couple Big Ten Titles, a Defensive Player of the Year Award, and a degree in Economics.
In 2004, while still attending and playing for Ohio State, I joined an alternative hip-hop band called La Quest. We played together until early 2006. At that time I decided to pursue a solo career in music. My brother-in-law had some recording equipment: a motif ES6, an Akai MPC 2000, and Pro Tools. Over the years, I taught myself how to produce and record. So, when I decided to pursue a solo career, I decided to write and produce my entire first album. It was called Kimberly Joyce. Clever, huh :).
After Kimberly Joyce, I released a mixtape in 2009 called Different Sides of Sexy, put together by DJ Dommy Styles, and hosted by DJ Holiday. In 2010, I released my first full album, Eleven. Later that year, I released another mixtape called Tomboy Swag put together by Hitmenn DJ, Da Hitman. Today, my latest work is “Unstoppable” the EP. It has a few familiar songs on it that have had some great success, such as: “Aw Shit”, “Timeless Moments”, and “Unstoppable”. Along with those songs, I have 5 others, a few in which I produced, ranging from songs with a hip-hop 90s ‘good vibez’ type of feel, to motivational and dancing songs.
Currently, I am an independent artist, enjoying the journey. On this journey I am making my own rules, being as free as can be, and connecting with people on intimate levels.
Welcome to the Kim Joyce experience.
Hope you enjoy.