KIMBALL HOOKER

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KIMBALL HOOKER  grew up in the San Jose/Bay Area. His first passions were dancing and playing the drums and his inspirations came from watching musicians at church. He loved the snap of the snare drum and soon he was emulating the sounds on his mothers pots and pans! He would sit and practice for hours out on the back porch of his parents house.

At 17 he moved to Minneapolis, MN with some high school friends to persue his music dreams. He played the local scene there for two years. Then he moved back to California where he gained notoriety as a songwriter, engineer and music producer. He also played drums for well known entertainers as wel as some local bands.He received many endorsements from drum companies such as Kickport International, Stage Works Gear, VALOR Drumsticks, KAT Alternate Mode and Tune-Bot after attending the NAMM convention in Aniheim,CA. He played drums for CINDY HERRON, multi-Platinum group "EN VOGUE" and the Jazz Legend EDDIE GALE.

December 17, 2014 KIMBALL HOOKER was the MD / drummer for world renown sax musician, ERIC DARIUS. The band members consist of some of the best musicians from the Bay Area: WILTON RABB on Guitar, KIRK CRUMPLER on Bass, DAVIS COUNCIL and JIMMY MCKINNEY on Keyboards.

He opened for world renown jazz GREAT MARION MEADOWS in April 2015 at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, CA.The event was promoted by SMA Entertainment.

In 2014 KIMBALL's music passion turned to singing, songwriting and producing original music for other artists such as Gloria Scott.

KINBALL HOOKER wrote his first DANCE SINGLE in 2014 entitled  "LIGHT EM UP" which was played on the European radio market. He then followed up with a second Dance Track "SEXY SENORITA".

He is a 2015 BMA Award winner and also a NCEMA award winner acknowledging his original music contributions.

March 205 KIMBALL HOOKER was personally asked by LUENELL CAMPBELL to sing at her star studded Birthday Bash held at Club OHMin, LA. The line up included TROOP, KELLIE PRICE, YO-YO, 2ND II NONE, LADY OF RAGE, B. SLADE, JAGUAR WRIGHT and the MARY JANE GIRLS. Guests included Elise Neal, Paula Jai Parker, Jackie ( from Basketball Wives of LA),Tiffany Pollard AKA New York and Darius McCary.

November 14, 2015 KIMBALL opened for R&B legend HOWARD HEWLETT from the platinum selling group SHALAMAR at the Bal Theater in Sam Leandro, CA. June 4, 2017 he opend for TONY EXUM, JR, RAY RARRION, HOWARD JOHNSON, PARIS ESCOVEDO and, the Bay Areas own latin legend, PETE ESCOVEDO.

After iconic legend PRINCE passed away, KIMBALL also sand DIAMONDS AND PEARLS with Sangin Sara at a benefit for Bay Area legend ROSIE GAINES. After being seen at this event, KIMBALL was approached to be  featured artist and TV Host at SHERRY GORDON PRESENTS in Las Vegas in MARCH. He returned to host for the month of August and September in 2015 for a special performance at their 2nd anniversary.

In april of 2017 KIMBALL released his first 10 song CD"BREATHING UNDERWATER". icontaining two title releases "PUT IT ON YA" and "CAN'T SLEEP WITHOUT YOU" both songs hitting the airways on both indie and major radio stations across the country and overseas.

October 2018 KIMBALL released his first freestyle song "CROSSROADS " on the vinyl freestyle VOL.1 compilation album by producer Tanassi Koulidis, released on the ROMEO ENTERTAINMENT Label. He also opend for the "TEQUILLA FESTIVAL' outdoor concert in Stockton, CA, sponsored by SMA ENTERTAINMENT and LB PRODUCTIONS. Artists included SUGA T, CISCO KID, TIERRA and MALO, attended by over 5000 people.

November of 2018 he opened for multi-platinum R&B SOUL groups SWITCH, SURFACE and GAP REVIEW at the California Education Performing Arts Centerin Ontario, CA.

All music from KIMBALL HOOKER can be found on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and on most any online music outlet. His social media if found on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT    KIMBALL HOOKER    CONTACT US AT   EliteRadio21.4@gmail.com  OR CALL OR TEXT  801.660.5253

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