Kes was born in South Africa during Apartheid and then her parents decided to flee the country and raise the family in rural England, having experienced many life-threatening situations.
Subsequently, after the London bombings in 2005, Kes moved to Norwich and played the local scene in her family band Fuzzballs, solo gigs as Kes C, in cover bands and as a wedding singer. Kes C now lives in Shropshire.
Growing up surrounded by a musical family, Kes listened to blues and soul and wrote her first song on guitar aged 12. She sung in school choirs and landed lead parts in musicals, then moved to London aged 18 to pursue her musical career.
To develop her diversity and interpretation of songs, Kes experimented with musical styles such as soul, funk, heavy rock, dance and trip hop.
Singing first in a rock and 90s college band called Genius in her early 20s and went on to tour with Misnomer, a trip-hop band with some radio success, who headlined Astoria and other London venues.
As a keen live performer, Kes currently features in Hookstick, an original electrofunk band based on the Welsh border in Shropshire, whose music can be found on digital music site Noochoon.com
Kes C’s solo EP Love is Blind was written by Jan Mosiewicz, recorded at the Beehouse recording Studio and mastered at Abbey Road Studios. Love is Blind was produced by Philip Lane, a former owner of Horizon Studios in Coventry the home of Two Tone.
Lane has worked with artists including Neville Staples, Linval Golding of The Specials and Fun Boy Three and various members of Selector, forming his reputation as a producer in diverse musical genres.
Kes is signed to Molan Publishing Ltd.
The EP, Love is Blind will be released on 28 September 2015 with distribution from Universal Music Operations and comes with a bonus club remix from Mikey Gallagher.
Here is her interview on the Discover New Music radio show:
Love is Blind will be available for purchase on digital record retail from 28 September 2015.Tags: Abbey Road, Beehouse, club remix, dance, electro funk, EP, funk, heavy rock, Hookstick, Jan Mosiewicz, Kes C, Love Is Blind, Mikey Gallagher, Molan Publishing, songwriter, soul, trip hop