Kimwei

Another whole world of sound

November 05, 2018

Nothing’s Binary Crowdfund COMPLETED!

One thousand pounds you say?! Plus £4 extra for sweets? My word! Thanks so much to my 53 backers for making this happen and to everyone who came forward during the campaign to contribute to the album itself.
 
I’m proud to announce that the launch will be on Dec 1st at Gallery 36 in Exeter. If you would like a launch to happen nearer you, then message me and invite me to you area for a living room gig!
 
Andy Howell – Photography and image
Liz Gill – Graphic Design
Martin Griffith – Drums
Billie Bottle – Keyboard and vocals
Fiona Benson – Poem
Greta Stoddart – Poem

If you missed the campaign the album can still be pre-ordered here: PRE-ORDER Nothing’s Binary

September 26, 2018

Nothing’s Binary Kickstarter Campaign Launched!

Click HERE to go straight to my Kickstarter Page and Pledge!

After 4 year’s work, Nothing’s Binary (The Album) is almost ready! It’s got all your favourite songs on it, including the viral title track (with Billie Bottle), I Won’t Be Your Heroine, Superheroes, Spell Out Your Name, Truthseeker, Ordinary Miracles and more! It’s the first album I’ve made as a Digital Nomad and van dweller and the sound is very spontaneous and intimate as a result. I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as I loved making it.

There’s a bit more to do on the album, but mainly what I’d like from this Kickstarter, is to be able to get the Vansion I live in ready for winter. It would mean the world to me if the people who love my music would contribute to how I live as a musician and help keep me warm this winter.

The main cost is a diesel heater at £740, but if the target is exceeded or a cheaper heating solution is found, then I could also get all manner of bountiful things such as:

-insulation
-tongue n’ groove wood cladding for the interior walls
-insulated window panels
-thick curtains
-better bedding
-an additional cupboard (to help make room for the heater)

If you have something to contribute besides money, please get in touch, whether you have materials going spare, or can help to build, or to install the heater. If you have any of the following to give/lend, please let me know:

-A winter duvet
-Use of a sewing machine/workshop where I can make and install better curtains.
-A studio in London where I could record a drummer.

Love and light

Kimwei

August 28, 2018

£0 Challenge Video Series

In summer 2014 I took my own, self-designed £0 Challenge, to run out of money on purpose and then build back up from zero without begging borrowing or stealing. Here’s my video series about the experience, which I’m now making 4 years later. A new instalment is uploaded each Tuesday, so subscribe to avoid missing any.

The section of my weblog that chronicles this in text starts here: £0 Challenge

August 28, 2018

Summerhouse Weekend

Kimwei takes his “Nothing’s Binary” workshop to the legendary Summerhouse Weekend at the end of August, as well as performing songs exploring gender and consciousness. This event is sold out, but watch this space and nothingsbinary.com for more gender-spectrum celebrations from Kimwei!

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June 15, 2018

“Do You See Me?”: Kimwei’s Workshop at London Togetherness Festival

London folk, don’t miss The Togetherness Festival on June 17th, where Kimwei will be running her latest workshop, entitled “Do You See Me?”

We all have the desire to be fully accepted, yet being truly understood is rare. Why is this? When have we been asked to decide between inclusion and self-realization? When has it seemed necessary to go against our true nature in order to be loved?

Ticket link here

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March 23, 2018

Pause For Thought – Van Life Series

Thrilled to be back on BBC Radio Devon with Laura James. After so many have showed an interested in my Van Vlogs I decided to do a van and digital nomad series this time. Enjoy 🙂

October 25, 2017

Nothing’s Binary Gets Its Own Website

photo by aubreysimpson.co.uk

photo by aubreysimpson.co.uk

Since May, the Nothing’s Binary project has grown to the point that it needs its own dedicated home in cyberspace. Find it at nothingsbinary.com

I’m thrilled that what started off as me writing one song about being non-binary and recording it with Billie Bottle, has expanded to this point now. It’s included performances, hosting events and running workshops, by myself or with Billie too. I’ve also spoken on BBC Radio Devon, and Beyond The Binary magazine. I’m grateful for the opportunities to contribute to the breaking down of gender stereotyping and celebrating all genders. Long may it continue.

 

August 29, 2017

Kimwei & Billie play “Nothing’s Binary” and new track “Spell Out Your Name” at Exeter Street Arts Festival

Billie and I had such a great time playing at Exeter Street Arts Festival at the weekend. Thanks to all those who came, and who stayed on to chat with us too. We’re cooking up more so stay tuned if you’re up for a Nothing’s Binary gathering in the near future.

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August 25, 2017

Kimwei & Billie at Exeter Street Arts Festival

Screen Shot 2017-08-25 at 19.17.38Billie and I reveal new tracks from the “Nothing’s Binary” series at The Exeter Phoenix, 3.30pm as part of the Street Arts Festival.

August 09, 2017

Nothing’s Binary Series of Pause For Thought’s on BBC Radio Devon

This week I’m talking about gender, being non-binary and gender stereotyping in a series of Pause For Thoughts for Laura James’ Early Show on BBC Radio Devon. There are 7 in total, so stay tuned.