Kimwei approaches the guitar much the same way as he approaches life – from a different angle. His lifestyle experiments such as only travelling by Fixed Gear bike for a year, living in a yurt, and running out of money on purpose in his self created £0 Challenge are chronicled on his blog/vlog.
2018 sees Kimwei orbiting Devon as a Digital Nomad and as Bard of Exeter, teaching on Skype, blogging and gigging. He is also running workshops as part of his Nothing’s Binary project, celebrating the full gender spectrum.
Kimwei is an inventive and expressive guitar player, composer and singer, using every available part of the guitar in compositions. In 2015 he featured in three episodes of Guitar Star series 1 (Sky Arts UK), and currently lectures on a Music BA (Hons) through Wolverhampton University/AMS Online. The role includes mentoring composition, songwriting, and percussive guitar students and teaching film music. He has also written percussive guitar materials for BTEC and songwriting materials for Foundation Degree.
As a singer-songwriter Kimwei has self-released two albums and two solo acoustic guitar CDs. The most recent, ‘Refraction & Redemption’ is haunting and delicate, with a strong core of hope, bringing light to dark themes. His work has been featured on Channel 4, BBC Spotlight Oxford, BBC Radio Devon and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s “Friday Lates”.