ALMOST 50 people went along to Lorita’s Bakehouse last Friday evening where up and coming Bromsgrove singer songwriter Kim Mayes performed an intimate acoustic set.
Kim was accompanied by talented guitarist Ben Stancombe who has also produced her five-song self-penned EP ‘Private’.
She performed the title track Private, along with other songs, including ‘Home’ and she sang a number of covers, such as Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours and Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black and Valerie.
Kim told The Standard: “I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember but I have only been writing my own songs for the past three or four years.”
Kim has performed gigs locally, in Bromsgrove and Birmingham and, further afield, in Brighton and Wales.
She has also been featured on BBC Hereford and Worcester on BBC Introducing.
Kim added: “My life wouldn’t be the same without my music.
“This is the first time I have showcased the material I have written and it seems to have been well-received.
“I have had some great feedback from people, especially after the BBC performances.”
Kim works at Lorita’s Bakehouse and said it was a fantastic venue.
“Acoustic music is where my heart is so this was a really nice place to play.
“Next I want to build up my life experience and write some more songs.
“It is important that people are able to relate to what you are writing about.”
It was the first time Lorita’s Bakehouse had hosted an event like this.
Hammad from the venue said: “We wanted to try it out to see what the response was like.
“I think it has been a great night – the music and the food was awesome.
“We have had some really good feedback.”
He added it was something he would definitely like to develop in the future.
A selection of the songs she performed at Lorita’s Bakehouse went out Live on our Bromsgrove Standard Facebook page. Visit www.facebook.com/TheBromsgroveStandard and click ‘Videos’ to view them.