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WHO IS COCO KIMMIE?

KIMMIE MONCRIEFFE (AKA COCO KIMMIE) IS AN AMERICAN SINGER & SONGWRITER WHO BRINGS A FRESH NEW SULTRY NEO-SOUL VOICE THAT IS LIKE NO ONE YOU HAVE HEARD BEFORE!

 

COCO KIMMIE was born and raised in New Jersey and started singing as a young child in the church. She learned to play the piano by ear and was trained to play classical music as an adolescent. She was exposed to several genres of music as her mom loved Gospel music & James Brown and her dad loved Blues & Country music. COCO KIMMIE was also heavily influenced by R&B and Hip Hop and grew up listening to the sounds of Whitney Houston, New Edition, Al B. Sure, De La Soul, Biggie, Tupac, Salt N Pepa, Zhane, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott & Erykah Badu. When she attended college at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she sang in the USAFA Cadet Gospel choir and recorded her first CD.

 

COCO KIMMIE had many interests growing up from singing, flying airplanes, astronomy to cosmetology & chose to pursue a career in Space Operations where she launched rockets and satellites into space. Throughout her 21+ years in the military, she was requested to sing in military ceremonies around the world. And, she continued her singing career by performing at military promotions & retirements and change of command ceremonies for dignitaries & commanders at the highest levels. 

 

In 2015, COCO KIMMIE retired from the Air Force and was inspired to sing again in 2019 by her daughter who asked why she didn't become a professional singer. When she told her daughter she didn't think she was good enough, she was shocked by her own words because it went against everything she was teaching her children. Deep down she wasn’t sure she had what it took to sing professionally and sell records but always believed you can do anything you put your mind to. Throughout her military career, she held onto the mantra that "Success is when opportunity meets preparation." So, she set her sights on a creative journey in the music industry. 

 

She began singing with the Chocolate Factory Band in April 2019 and performed at The Sunset Room National Harbor in Maryland and private parties throughout DC, MD, and VA. That same year, she began to fine-tune her multi-octave vocal range by training with internationally renowned vocalist & violinist, Tona Brown of Aida Studios. In Feb 2020, COCO KIMMIE began singing with the R&B band N2N and performed at Maryland Live Casino & Hotel and was featured on “Fridays at the Fountain Live” at the National Landing (Pentagon City/Crystal City) & Maryland's Summertime Virtual Concert Series. Once the Covid global pandemic hit the US & performance venues shut down, COCO KIMMIE joined MUNIVERSITY Studies and studied songwriting, freedom songs, sound healing, DAW operations & artist development with Grammy-nominated artist, Mumufresh, and gained notoriety from her special feature in the 1st ever MUNIVERSITY US Songwriter’s showcase.

 

Indie Singer-Songwriter COCO KIMMIE made her tender debut to the world in February 2021! 

Produced by DreZimmer of TaurusBeats, COCO KIMMIE emerges with sweet vocals from the heart that are rooted in R&B, Gospel & Hip Hop. As the world faces a global pandemic that has fundamentally changed our way of life, COCO KIMMIE delivers a message of hope at a time when it is needed most. Her first single, KEEP YA HEAD UP, is both encouraging, uplifting & will leave you wanting more!
 

“STARTED LAUNCHING ROCKETS NOW I’M LAUNCHING HITS,

 TO INFINITY & BEYOND ON THE THRONE I SIT, 

BUZZ LIGHT YEAR SEXINESS & WIT, 

ROCKED SPACE NOW IT’S TIME TO GET EARTH LIT!!!!!”

 

~COCO KIMMIE


 

Interviews

BRAD COONEY PODCAST

iHEART RADIO

15 JULY 2021

STAR MUSIC RADIO

T-HUNY

19 MAY 2021

Latest News

Indie Singer-Songwriter COCO KIMMIE releases her 4th single, COME OVER. AVAILABLE ON ALL PLATFORMS DECEMBER 3rd, 2021!!!

 

Indie Singer-Songwriter COCO KIMMIE made her tender debut in February 2021!

Fueled by the isolation & impact of a global pandemic, COCO KIMMIE "put herself on" through University Studies and emerged like a phoenix reborn from the ashes. Turning the sounds of her soul into beautiful verses one lyric at a time and recording from her home with GarageBand & a YETI microphone, COCO KIMMIE set out on creative journey like no other, turned her anxiety into creativity and blossomed into an amazing songwriter and solo artist!

Produced by DreZimmer of TaurusBeats, COCO KIMMIE swoons her listeners with sweet vocals from the heart that are rooted in R&B, Gospel & Hip Hop. As the world continues to face a global pandemic that has fundamentally changed our way of life, Kimmie delivers a message of hope at a time when it is needed most. Her first two singles, KEEP YA HEAD UP & SHINE, are both encouraging, uplifting & will leave you wanting more.

During the pandemic, one of the things that helped free her mind from everything going on in the world was the HBO series, Insecure, by the multitalented writer, actor, producer Issa Rae. It was so impactful that it inspired COCO KIMMIE to create her 3rd single, TRIGGERED, released in August 2021. It's a catchy upbeat R&B track with a taste of Samba that highlights what happens when triggered by a significant emotional event & keeps the listeners dancing through the storm! 

As we all begin around the world to emerge from isolation & separation from family & friends COCO KIMMIE delivers a beautifully inviting track entitled, COME OVER. reminiscent of 90s hip hop with a modern twist!  Be sure to check it out !!!!

*COME OVER AVAILABLE ON ALL PLATFORMS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD!!!

 

 

 

Latest Track

Triggered

COCO KIMMIE

Inspired by the HBO series, Insecure, this upbeat R&B track with a taste of Samba highlights what happens when triggered by a significant emotional event in a relationship. Coco Kimmie's brilliant storytelling highlights the fact that relationships can be very challenging and when two people love each other they can find themselves in situations that are just too much too handle...       

Keep Ya Head Up

COCO KIMMIE

Keep Ya Head Up is a contemporary R&B track created to deliver a message of hope at a time when the world needs it most. As we face a global pandemic that has fundamentally changed our way of life, Coco Kimmie encourages and uplifts your spirit with her fresh new sultry vocals from the heart with an uptempo beat that will make you want to get up & dance. The intention of the music is to channel our anxiety into something productive and inspirational & to spread love and positivity to people around the world!

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SHINE

COCO KIMMIE

"Shine" is an exploration of joy as it weaves wonderful ways of caring for each other by embracing natural gifts, talents and abilities and using those things to make the world a better place. With a vibe indicate of greats like Beyonce and Lauryn Hill, Coco Kimmie's style showcases a mastery of R&B, Hip Hop and Gospel--and this single is yet another shining example. No matter what challenges we face, Coco Kimmie encourages us to keep shining and sharing our gifts with the world and being a beacon of light in a time when we need to have hope and give others hope. We're going to have trials in life--that's part of the experience and the journey. But don't give up. Keep trying. We all have an internal strength that we can draw upon to continue to move forward in life and encourage one another.

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