Kimberley MacGregor is a powerful performer and roots musician who writes music for humans. She unapologetically exposes universal emotions that people tend to conceal.
“I especially want young women to hear my music—and be filled with strength and dignity—instead of the messages that are all too prevalent in the media,” says Kimberley.
“...her songs tend to slowly sizzle their way into your soul.”
“Gutsy yet vulnerable, raw yet authentic, powerful yet pure, and riveting yet real. Kimberley MacGregor is unforgettable.”
— Rhea March, CKUA, CJSR
- Winner: Female Artist of the Year - Edmonton Music Awards 2016
- Winner: Female Artist of the Year - Edmonton Music Awards 2015
- Winner: Best R&B/Soul Recording - Edmonton Music Awards 2015
- Showcases at Folk Alliance 2016
- 2 full length albums, True (2014) and I Am My Own (2015)
- 2016 Western Canadian Tour, including 20 shows in 18 cities in 18 days
- 5 Week Musicians Residence at Banff Centre, Late Fall 2016
- Participant in Songwriters Association of Canada Songwriting Camp, OCL Studios 2016
- Multiple Top 10 National Folk/Roots/Blues Earshot Charts for I Am My Own. Radio play on CKUA, CBC and college stations across Canada
- Multiple Festival Bookings including Wild Mountain Music Fest, North Country Fair and Wide Cut Weekend
- Performed at Mayors Celebration of the Arts, Edmonton 2016
- Performed at Winspear Centre, 2016 Edmonton Music Awards
"Before I knew her name, I called Kimberley MacGregor Etta James when she used to come to my open stage, cuz she did a bitchin' version of "At Last". That was years ago. Since then I've watched her ascension in the local Edmonton scene. Now she has a powerful album that proves she has the chops. It's great to see stuff like that happen"
-Mike McDonald (Jr. Gone Wild, A Bunch of Mary's)
"MacGregor demonstrates a strong stage presence with heartfelt original material, her delivery is exceptional.
This artist's talent deserves to be recognized."
"Gutsy yet vulnerable, raw yet authentic, powerful yet pure, and riveting yet real. Kimberley MacGregor is unforgettable."
(Talent Presenter at the Canmore & Edmonton Folk Music Festivals; Artist Development Specialist - MMi & The School of Song)
"The real trick for an artist is to be honest in what they create and have it translate to the audience so they feel it too. Kimberley MacGregor is so very good at this. She's an amazing singer and writer to boot."
"Kimberley MacGregor's success may be attributed to her ability to reach into the depths of being and pull out the gems that shine our own existence back to us. She's fascinating to watch on stage, as her presence is almost a foil to her songs. One moment she's plunging headlong into a gritty guitar progression, smokey voice sharing aching and struggle, and then the song finishes and she pops back into herself, her signature giggle betraying the sweetness that lives in the dark."
-Leslie Lindballe, Programming Chair - Bailey Theatre
Penguin Eggs – Album Review 01/04/2016 | Penguin Eggs - Barry Hammond
"Kimberly (sic) MacGregor is an Edmonton singer/songwriter/guitarist with one of those big, slightly bluesy, pop/rock voices a little reminiscent of Grace Slick or someone of that calibre. She can play a pretty mean guitar, write a decent song, and sing with more than enough presence to fill a hall."
Album Review: I Am My Own 19/12/2015 | !earshot - Eileen Mendez
From hearty tracks like “Go”, that are heavy on gritty riffs and dramatic crescendos, to solemn declarations like “it’s time to love the skin that I’m in” in “Be There”, she tells us how she really feels with a no-holds-barred soulful style.
Edmonton Music Awards honour best and brightest in local scene 05/06/2015 | Edmonton Journal - Sandra Sperounes
Singer-songwriters Braden Gates and Kimberley MacGregor were the other double winners at Sunday’s Edmonton Music Awards. ...MacGregor won Female Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for Hope Displaced, a soulful, rootsy, horn-filled number featuring rapper Tzadeka. The song is featured on MacGregor’s debut album, True.
Full house for Silkstones and Kimberley MacGregor a pleasant surprise 30/09/2015 | L.A. Beat - Richard Amery
I was blown away by Edmonton blues musician Kimberly MacGregor’s massive, dusky voice.
Exclaim: Kimberley MacGregor – “Trouble” 12/08/2015 | Exclaim.ca - Sarah Murphy
["Trouble" is] a weighty blues-rock number, replete with crunchy guitars, sturdy percussion, and MacGregor's gritty, soulful wails. The singer's bio states that the she "precariously crafts and passionately performs songs that will move your heart, change your mind and stomp your feet" — and none of that has been lost with the arrival of "Trouble."
Review – Kimberley MacGregor 19/10/2015 | Canadian Beats - Amanda Hather
I had not previously listened to anything by Kimberley MacGregor but after listening to this album ['I Am My Own'] I’m going to have to change that. Be sure to check this album out for yourself and you won’t want the twelve songs to end either.
Kimberley MacGregor’s album delivers powerful message 15/10/2015 | Edmonton Sun - Kevin Maimann
Complete with horns and organs, True won MacGregor two Edmonton Music Awards and set her on a new path. Now she is focusing on herself, and her own work, with new-found confidence.