from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Drums details
Contact DetailsLinda Kidder
Remember the Ed Sullivan Show and the guy running around keeping all the plates spinning on the tall sticks? Well, that’ll give you an idea of Linda Kidder’s many career projects! As songwriter, engineer, producer, on her own material, Linda has recently released the 1st of many Home Recordings, with For My Darling Betty, Volume 1, now available.
Linda’s many character voices can be heard in live theatre productions of Max and Ruby, Toopy and Binoo and Busy Town. A singing Grandma, a beautician from the Bronx, a piggy, a 9 year old swimming, an English Professor and a singing fish are a few of Linda’s many voices. Linda’s singing voice can be heard on jingles ranging from Barbie to Safeway and on albums ranging from Bon Jovi, to Rita MacNeil.
Please go to http://lindakidder.com/lkbio.html for a complete discography.
Currently, Linda is gearing up for the Theatre Production of Cruisin’ with the Boomers, where she’ll be acting, singing, playing the bass, the drums and tap dancing! The fabulous Granville Island Review Theatre is the venue for this wonderful show coming this July.
Linda writes and records personalized songs, for any kind of event, or celebration, including birthdays, memorials, for people and pets!!
And if that weren’t enough, consider her life as a side musician too, singing at fabulous annual events like Motown Meltdown and Starry Night, as vocalist and bass player to many of her favorite artists including Norman Foote and Jane Mortifee.
Last but not least, Linda is part of the wonderful original music trio, AUGUST.
Linda has garnered three International gold and platinum records for her work with kd lang in addition to the eight wins for the CMA and BCCMA country duo of the year, with Gary Fjellgaard, a BCCMA nomination for vocalist and bass player of the year and a Juno nomination for country duo of the year. Her voice can be heard on studio and live recordings from kd lang, Bon Jovi to Barbie. She has toured extensively throughout the Canada, US and Europe with kd lang’s Ingenue Tour, Gary Fjellgaard, opened for George Jones performed at Margaret Atwood’s reading of Year of the Flood and shared stages with Bob Hope, Ian Tyson and Michelle Wright.
Linda has 3 solo CD’s, Mom and Me, Close to Bliss and For My Darling Betty, written and performed the music for Coming Unbuttoned, featuring the works of poet James Broughton.
Musical theatre productions include Baby Boomer Blues, Sweet and Hot, Old, New, Borrowed and Blue, Cruising with the Boomers and her own one woman show, Mr. Moon.
Linda performs wherever there are music lovers, in festivals, concerts, casinos, churches, benefits, house concerts and is coach to many young performers. In May 2012, Linda won the Suggested Artist Placement Award for her song, My Halo from the Song of the Year Contest.
One of Vancouver's favorites, Linda Kidder is a charismatic performer with the voice of an angel....
Proud member VMA Local 145 and UBCP
Check out her videos on youtube
Available for lessons