Welcome to my new website!
It’s been a while I know and I wasn’t expecting in 2021 to be releasing a new bunch of songs and welcoming visitors to a new website…..I’ll attempt to explain!
My last album Dead Man’s Shoes came out in 2010, the one before that Rocking Horse to Mars came out in 2002 so it appears that every 8-10 years I feel the need to share my personal thoughts with the world. Truth is, these things seem to be completely out of my hands. A year ago I had no intention of extending my public profile, I figured I’d had more than my fifteen minutes and now it was someone else’s turn. I was thoroughly ensconced in my beautiful rural homestead in the Northern Rivers of NSW, spending my time tending our extensive gardens and our loveable livestock, communing with nature and reflecting on the fortunate and somewhat privileged creative life that I seem to have been blessed with.
When boarding the last flight out of England in March 2020, returning home after a visit to England to attend my mother’s funeral, I was trying to get my head around the idea of two weeks of quarantine (which was thankfully with my wife at my sister in law’s place in Sydney) and what I might do with my time in isolation. A friend kindly dropped off a guitar for me and sure enough with no outdoor work, no animals to tend to, no fences to fix, I was right back into doing that other thing I love so much; playing, singing and writing songs.
I really haven’t been writing much over the last ten years but after a lifetime making music, I always have a few unfinished songs rattling around in my head (some from years back, just percolating there) and I like to think the best ideas are the ones that eventually demand my attention. A song I’d started a few years ago with Kevin Bennett had recently resurfaced in my brain and not being at home with my computer I didn’t really have access to our lyrics, so I remembered what I could of the original and then wrote from there and finished it.
Now the reason I told you that story is because I actually think that this was probably the catalyst that set in motion what has become my new album, Looks Like Heaven. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.
I always listen to Good Morning Country and woke up one morning as Walshy was presenting Album of the Week and this most beautiful voice was floating across the airways. By then I was wide awake and I said to myself “I am going to win that album, I’m in love with it already” and I am so grateful I was the winner.
Thank you Kim for sharing your album with me. After a sad and challenging year your album brings me comfort and happiness.
Thank you 😊 thank you Kim. Sandy🌻
Hi Sandy, Apologies for the delayed response to your message, there seems to have been a glitch in the system!
Thankyou for your lovely comments, it’s always as very special treat to receive such genuine heartfelt comments like yours, as a matter of fact it’s one of the most gratifying things about doing what I do as a singer and songwriter! I’ve done this since I was 12 yrs old and I am still sincerely moved by responses like yours! Thankyou so much! Kind regards Kim
Hey Kim! Sounding great. Are you the same Kim Cheshire that sang with Nimbus in the 70s?
Hi Ruth, Apologies for such a delayed response to your comment, it’s was due to some sort of glitch in the system.
Yes I am The same Kim Cheshire that was the for English band Nimbus waaaaay back in the 70’s in England. I’ve actually been living in Australia since 1979 and after initially being involved in a variety other entertainment type activities, music for movies, theatre production, music publishing, music management etc I have since had a 36 yr career in Australian Country music. Starting in 1986 with Sydney band The Danglin’ Bros, from 1996 with award winning band The Wheel, we made two albums “The Wheel” 1996, “Good Noise” 1998, followed by Kim Cheshire solo albums “Rocking Horse to Mars” 2002, “Dead Man’s Shoes” 2010, and my current album “Looks Like hHeaven” 2021.
Thanks for your comment and interest, I hope that clarify things for you.the above albums are all available through either through my website or all of the usual online outlets, Apple Music, Spotify etc. Kind regards Kim