She’s beautiful and blessed with an amazing voice. She started singing when she was only 12 years old. At the age of 19, she went to the conservatory in Enschede. Now, 6 years later, she travels around the world, doing fulltime what she loves: sing! Meet the amazing and super talented, Kimberly Maasdamme!
How did you jump-start your music career? Did you always want to be a singer?
I actually wanted to be a princess, or the yellow power ranger haha! But I did always like to sing. I wasn’t really aware of the fact that I could sing. Nobody thought that I could sing. My teacher in pre-school always told me that I had a good voice but I was too young to really care I guess. When I went to High School, someone heard me singing in the toilets and she literally dragged me through the school and forced me to sing for everyone. That’s how I started to sing.
You sing in the band ‘The Young Beethoven’ in the Netherlands and in Germany, with ‘New City Beats’. At this moment you are in Curaçao to perform with Juni Juliet. How does it feel to perform in Curaçao compared to the Netherlands and Germany?
It’s completely different! The people are different. The Netherlands and Germany are more
well-rounded when it comes to music. They really like everything. But like every place I visit, I have my favorite spots where I want to sing. And there are so many music lovers in Curaҫao, they really appreciate music. I really love Curaҫao in December. You get to meet so many people from around the world.
How do you prepare for a show? Do you have any routine before you hit the stage?
I like to take my time before a show. I take at least 2 hours to get ready. To get dressed and to fix my hair and make up with some music in the background. It’s not that I need all that time, but it’s just relaxing and a ‘Zen’ moment! After that, I start doing vocal warm ups with ‘’lax vox’’ (singing through a big straw, in a bottle of water) so, kind of boring!
What is your most memorable performance up until now?
This year I did a really big show in De RAI in Amsterdam for almost 10.000 people. I ran around like crazy because I had a couple of quick changes. There was a whole team that helped me change, fixing my hair and make-up sometimes in less than 5 minutes. I felt like a superstar haha! And last October I had a really big show in Dubai. They set-up the party in the middle of a desert! That show was really special too!
What can we expect in 2017 from Kimberly Maasdamme and what would be your ultimate goal as an artist?
My own music!! It’s time for some changes! I’m going to stop doing some things I’ve been doing for a long time already, so I can do new things and put more time in songwriting and recording. My ultimate goal would be, to sing my own songs in as much places as possible! And touring around the world, like I am already doing. I love new and exciting things. I love adventures and for me there is no bigger adventure than to show the world who I really am by singing my own songs.
Nicknames: depends who! My Family calls me Kim or Kimmie. My crazy friends call me Kimba or Kimbo sometimes. LOL
On Repeat? ‘Sweet Talker’ by Jessie J
Best advice: cliché but just do what makes you happy. Be you. Love. Treat people the way you want to be treated.
Hidden talents? Folding clothes
MCM: Ian Somerhalder
I can’t live without: my family
Fav. Destination: till now Curaꞔao
Fav. Artist: Whitney Houston, Tasha Cobbs and Jessie J
Guilty pleasure: I like ugly stuff! Haha! Sometimes something is so ugly that I want it! For example a very ugly Christmas sweater or ugly flip flops with fur!
2017: I’m going to follow my dreams. I’m letting go of the things I’m used to. I’m going to jump into something new and ‘’scary’’ because if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.