Katie Kim (Irish musician)

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Katie Kim
Kim in Waterford, Ireland in 2008
Background information
Birth nameKatie Sullivan
Born (1983-03-16) 16 March 1983 (age 38)
London, England
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Indie folk, lo-fi, ambient, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, composer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass piano, keyboards
Years active2008–present
LabelsFlaming June

Katie Sullivan (born 16 March 1983), also known as Katie Kim, is an Irish musician, singer-songwriter and composer.


Personal life

Born in London to Irish parents, Katie Kim was brought to Waterford [1] in Ireland as a child. In her late teens she moved to Dublin to attend university where she continues to reside.


Katie Kim performs atmospheric alternative folk rock music as a solo project, using a loop station and both classical and electric guitar. She also performs with as part of an ensemble, playing guitar, bass, keyboards and singing.

Music career

Katie Kim has released four studio albums, Twelve (2008) Vaults (2010) Cover & Flood (2012) and Salt (2016). She most recently released a live album with Crash Ensemble where the collective reworked the songs of her previous album, Salt. They performed this in its entirety to sold-out audiences around Ireland between 2016 and 2018.

She has also composed a film score, an original soundtrack for The Seashell and the Clergyman . Commissioned by the Cork French Film Festival, Kim performed the score at the Pavilion, Cork in front of a live audience, where renowned director Agnès Varda attended.

On 15 August 2016 she released the track "Foreign Fleas" through her Bandcamp site. [2]

She has worked with various musicians and bands, including Halves, Mike Scott and The Waterboys, David Kitt, Ed Harcourt and Radie Peat, a folk singer with the band Lankum.




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