Kim Halliday

Kim’s musical experiences have been strewn across the globe over the past 30 years. Kim’s teachers include Robert Fripp, [Voted best guitarist in the world 3 years running, Guitar Player Mag] , and Nigel Gavin.

Nigel taught her the value of her compositional skills, particularly in relation to groups and helped her to build her Guitar technique skills up to a very high standard, thus she can play many and varied styles.

Kim was the principle writer for Pacific Curls Trio, for 12 years and is a Multi-instrumentalist. Kim has been involved in over 20 different groups, and 38 recorded works, she has composed for 3 documentary film tracks, and was commissioned to compose 5 pieces for Jack Grays works “Mitimiti “ involving The
Maori dance company Atamira, she also composed music for Fijian Born Darren Kamali’s Play “Mango Tree, improvising with the actors at live shows, along similar lines Kim was also involved with “Rako” The Rotuman dance company in Fiji, where she was part of the musican lineup improvising for the dancers live shows. Kim was part of the documentary series held in Vancouver Called “100 Years Café” filmed over 3 days it showcased her skills as a collaborater and composer.

Kim has toured the globe extensively performing in Major festivals around the world. In March last
year she performed solo ukulele at the Melbourne Ukulele Festival, and was part of a compostion workshop held at The Banff Centre in Alberta Canada ,where she wrote music with Juno Winner Leela Gilday.Kim then went on to be the Music Mentor for the RECLAIM project held in The Banff Centre in August of 2015 . Kim works as a mentor for NZMC part time and is a freelance musician.