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3. KIM MANNING: Los Angeles, CA HIPPIE-POP FUNKATEER “I have about 500 styles,” laughs Kim Manning. While her sound is actually a heady combination of jazz, funk, rock and reggae she once called “junk-jog”—or as one friend deemed it, hippiepop —Manning’s talents are also multifaceted. Starting with violin at age six, Manning soon began honing her 4.5-octave vocal range which she’s now paired with her skills on Rhodes and guitar. Though she got a degree in musical theater and is a strong enough actress to land parts on television shows like N.Y.P.D. Blue and Boston Public, Manning’s big break came when George Clinton tapped her as a featured singer for Parliament-Funkadelic. It was on tour that she began recording her debut, The Love & Light Activation, which has appearances by Clinton, The Duo and features Eric McFadden, Wally Ingram and Norwood Fischer. “You get in where you fit in,” she says of her six-year tenure with P-Funk. Whether it’s that, her collaborations with Particle, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey or Snoop Dog, Manning’s foot seems to always be the one that fits the glass slipper. . Josh Baron

Details Magazine-

BECAUSE HE STILL KNOWS WHAT TIME IT IS. Flavor Flav is five foot eight. He is 47 years old. His bling weighs more than he does. Half the time we don’t know what the hell he’s saying. Yet like the harem that competes for his affection on VH1’s The Flavor of Love, we remain smitten. Apparently we’re not alone: His season finale drew the most viewers in VH1’s history. Clockwise from top: Flavor Flav (suit, shirt, tie, and shoes by Stacy Adams, sunglasses by Chanel, clock by Movado). Peaches (dress by Costume National). Goldie (dress by Oscar de la Renta). Red Oyster (dress by BCBG Max Azria, shoes by Christian Louboutin). Pumkin (dress by Roberto Cavali, shoes by Gucci). Hottie (dress by BCBG Max Azria, shoes by Jimmy Choo). Georgia (dress by Michael Kors).

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Kim Manning’s near five-octave voice range, passionate lyrics, and accompany instrument skills have won over audiences all over the world and put Kim Manning’s name on the lips of many new fans. Her new CD, Beginning, marks the beginning of a brilliant solo career. Kim’s music career began at age six with the violin. From there she went to professional theatre and opera, bluegrass festivals, Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, and a BA in music theater. Manning’s career took a obvious shift in direction when she took the job as a featured singer for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.” She toured the world fronting “P-Funk” at such festivals as Fuji Rock and The Taste in Chicago for an audience of over a half million. And recently Kim appeared on the TV show Boston Public and in a NIKE commercial with Snoop Dog and the P-Funk family. Kim’s offers up a solid performance on Beginning. Sounding a little like Pat Benatar, the funky rock guitar licks and power singing on such songs as “Caught,” “Embrace,” and “Flutter,” offers the listener a, 70ish, musical psychedelic journey.


She’s a classically trained musician and singer blessed with an explosive voice that spans a nearly five-octave range. Naturally, that makes Kim Manning a perfect fit for the P-Funk Allstars, with whom she’s been touring since 2000. “I had just graduated from the University of Tulsa”, Kim says, “ and was working for an opera company that summer. I met a girl who knew George Clinton, and she invited me a to a P-Funk Show in San Francisco. I was blown away!” A few weeks later, still enthralled, she joined their tour for a few days. Word got out that the Girl could sing. Following an audition for the P-Funk legend himself, George Clinton, during which she played a CD of her senior-year recital, Kim was promptly added to the P-Funk family. When not touring, Kim has established herself as a solid actress with credits on The Bernie Mac Show, Boston Public, and NYPD Blue. This year she is releasing her first solo, The Love and Light Activation, but P-Funk is her foundation.

Door County Advocate

“Kim Manning Jam Factory with Little Marsh Overflow, Los Angeles/ Madison — also onstage, Lumberjack Cash, Jared Johnson, Early Thomas, Lantz Lazwell and possible more. The energy was intoxicating, and the jamming was really unbelievable — so many musicians at one time, performing an incredible song. Manning wanted more company Friday, inviting "any other musicians in the house to join us."

Urb Magazine

Kim Manning :: Somewhere in a Tupperware Unsigned Reviewed by Aylin Zafar 5 stars Having spent the last few years touring the world as a featured vocalist for George Clinton and P-Funk, Kim Manning has been hard at work in the Northern California scene where she runs an open improv jam called Jam Factory and has been working her solo game. You might recognize her as Peaches from VH1's "Flavor of Love," but don’t let that stop you from taking the girl seriously. Her folksy, bluesy style is fun, catchy, and (of course) quirky— hear for yourself on "Somewhere in a Tupperware."

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- Another pleasant discovery was back-up singer Kim Manning. Wow. I don't what I was more impressed by: her voice, her appearance, or the fact that she rolled across the wire-covered stage on roller skates and never once tripped.

Cincy Grooves Magazine

Interview with Kim Manning from Parliament Funkadelic Sept 1, 2009 Interview by Scott Preston kim manning, p funkBorn in the buckle of the bible belt, Ponca City, Oklahoma, Kim studied classical music from the young age of six and was “turned out” when she was hand selected by George Clinton to join his P-Funk All-stars. Here she began the stretch from holistic vegan yoga teacher to Funkadelic Rock star to VH1 Celebreality Star. Since then Kim Manning has performed around the world and on TV shows as David Letterman and the Grammy Awards and with artist as Snoop Dogg, Red Hot Chili Peppers (charting on Billboard in 2009), and the String Cheese Incident. She’s been profiled in such Magazines as “Singer”, “Relix”, “Details”, “Hightimes” and recently chosen as URB’s Next 1000. With a strong belief that “everybody’s got a little dark, especially those with lot’s of light”, Kim began to hone in her message of tolerance and acceptance while simultaneously merging her diverse musical background into a collage of Rock, Funk, and Hip-Hop. Kim wails with 4 ½ octaves of powerhouse vocals, free styled raps, keyboard and guitar skills, and no holds bar- anything can happen performance. Kim is the product of spirit, talent, and beauty, and anyone who sees her is left inspired by the Love and Light that pours from a beautiful soul. Cincy Groove: I see that you have worked with Freekbass in the past, how did you end up meeting? Kim Manning: I know Freekbass though George Clinton. George's old tour manager is Freekbass' tour manager's brother as well. We also performed at a festival together in Kansas called Dogstock and most recently at Nelsons Ledges in Ohio at the Mothership Landing Festival, where my band played, then Freekbass, then George & P Funk. Cincy Groove: How did you end up performing with George Clinton & P-Funk? Kim Manning: I earned a degree in Theater and was working for an opera company. The money I saved up from that I went with my best friend and we got in my Volkswagen bus and were street performers through Canada. Through all of that we ended up meeting a girl who knew George. A little later on that girl invited me to a P-Funk show in SF, where I got to hang out and meet people in the band. I remember when George came out on stage and was blown away how he was conducting the band. I was so completely into what was happening with the energy and flow of the show I literally ended up passing out. kim manning, p funk A week later I found out that they were performing in L.A. and I also had an audition in L.A. for a musical theater company. I also ended up meeting Shock G from Digital Underground who was also doing some shows with them. After the show he was hosting these jam sessions back at the hotel and everyone was there playing. I was just there singing away, not realizing what I was getting myself into (laughing). I ended up giving someone my mother's phone number because I didn't at the time have a home phone number. A few days later my mom calls me and says "This guy George Clinton keeps calling, he sounds serious, he wants you to go into the studio". He was staying at the Hotel California, so I went there to meet him. I had a copy of my senior recital piece from college , it happened to be an opera piece. George listened to it and said "Can you still sing like this?". I went into the studio that night and the next day met Bootsy, Buckethead. It all happened very quickly. Cincy Groove: I take it that was your introduction into the "rock" music business? Kim Manning: Yeah it really was. I did first start studying rock music one summer while I was in school. I went to Paul McCartney's performing arts school in Liverpool, England. Then the next year I started studying jazz composition and started to play the piano at that time as well. At the end of my last year in school I did a performance with a band, which was the first time I did something like that. But before I met George I had never been in a professional recording studio and kim manning, p funkP-Funk is the first band I was ever in. My background in music was vastly different than everyone elses in the band. I was highly trained, but it was mostly in classical and opera music. The rest of the band started singing in choir in church & singing Gospel music. Before P-Funk I had never sang a note that wasn't written down on sheet music paper. It took me a while to feel comfortable when someone would say, "Just sing something". Cincy Groove: What did your parents and opera colleagues think when you started singing with P-Funk? It is quite different than what you had done up to that point. Kim Manning: It's interesting because one half who you tell that to will know who P-Funk is right away and are really jealous that you get to do something like that. Then you have the other half who say "P Funk who?". I think by and large most people are proud of me. Cincy Groove: What projects are you working on right now? Kim Manning: George just put out the record Gangsters of Love which I'm on and I'm on Let the Good Times Roll by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I also have one of my own albums out, The Love and Light Activation, which I put out a few years ago. This year I released an EP/DVD and it's called Baked Goods. It has 7 songs on the cd and the dvd is a compilation of live footage from about 4-5 different shows with a few music videos at the end. Now I'm working on a project with Lantz Lazwell, and we plan to put an album out by the end of the year, although we haven't decided what to call it yet. Cincy Groove: I see that about a year ago you had an interesting experience with Grace Jones? Kim Manning: Now, almost on the first day of every P Funk tour someone starts talking about that, that's a good story. I think I gained about 500 cool points that day. I think I went from , "Kim the weird chick" to "Kim, she's pretty ok" . We were backstage at a festival in Ireland, and the backstage was absolutely huge, so big that they set up the next band behind a curtain while the current one is playing. P Funk was on stage and I was getting so into the music I just started doing this balletic dance to Maggot Brain. Apparently Grace Jones was there watching me and all of a sudden ran up to me and we started this 5 minute duo dance number. It was great, she was spinning me, dipping me, it was so intense. Out of the corner of my eye I would see George with his mouth wide open and his eyes are huge because he couldn't believe what he was seeing. kim manning, p funk Cincy Groove: Tell me about the improv jam you run at the Jam Factory in SF. Kim Manning: That's been going on for a while, I started it at a club here in L.A., I decided I would be the singer and musicians can come and sign up to play. Each song was a different band and the audience would come up with a title and concept for the song. One of the more recent times I did the jam the audience told me we had 18 people on stage. I kind of try to think like George, because when George directs the P Funk shows, he takes all the talent and see's what people have to offer and knows what time to bring them in. I try to do the same thing with the Jam Factory shows. Cincy Groove: Do you have any interested outside of music? Kim Manning: I recently just became a Kundalini yoga teacher. It's actually one of the oldest form of yoga. I started practicing it at a Rainbow Gathering about 6 years ago. It's funny now I'm kind of a teacher to the rock stars because I'm usually on the road and around musicians most of the time. I taught a class when we were at Nelsons Ledges in Ohio and I also teach George on a regular basis. Now everyday at 4pm, myself, Kendra Foster, George's grand-daughter and Mary, one of the new girls from P Funk. I just remembered when I was on Jam Cruise I also taught Bela Fleck, Matt from Everyone Orchestra,

LA Weekly

CuriousJosh brings you scenes from the L.A. underground. This week, Wahnderlust portrays a dark abstract side of dinner theater with Cirque de Rawk, featuring Super Tall Paul, members of Lucent Dossier and Kinetic Theory, and an Cirque Berzerk's Kevin Bourque as MC. All photos by Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss.

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Search Home About Contact INTERVIEWS Interview: Kim Manning By admin ⋅ March 14, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment Filed Under Funkadelic, Garry Shider, George Clinton, Kim Manning, P-Funk, Parliament, Sly Stone digg Kim Manning is an electrifying, red-hot performer who has been singing vocals with George Clinton and Parliament / Funkadelic / The P-Funk All Stars for ten years. She has also worked with artists including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg, and Sly Stone, and was “Peaches” on the first season of the reality TV show Flavor of Love. Manning just released a new album called Good People. She answered the following questions by email, with answers received on 3/12/12. Jeff Moehlis: What can we look forward to at the upcoming George Clinton / Parliament / Funkadelic concert in Ventura? Kim Manning: If you’ve never seen George then you should come, period. He’s a legend, you can only get this funk from one place and it’s here. It’s almost church; you’ll change when the groove hits you. Now, if you are already a funkateer you will be delighted in all the old Funkadelic material G has put into the set recently. JM: I understand that you will also be the opening act for the show. What can we look forward to for that? KM: Yep, it’s gonna be a Funky good time. I’ll be doing it as my CD Release party for my new album Good People. I’m going to have my boys Groovesession back me up and the dance troupe Diatomaceous Love will be dancing and doing aerial. It’ll be a mini rock opera, an excerpt from the full musical that I wrote called “The Recycled” that same cast will be performing in the summer. JM: How did you get the gig touring with George Clinton? KM: Nearly a decade ago, I met a girl who knew him, I went to the show in San Francisco at the Warfield and then down to LA for the House of Blues. George brought me on stage to dance and “baptized” me in a grand bow center stage. Later that day, Shock G, from the Digital Underground, had this jam session, I was to naïve to be intimidated so I just went and sang my ill heart out. My mom called a few days later and said “Kim, some guy named George Clinton called, I don’t know, but he seems really serious, he wants you to go to the studio”, and the rest is history. JM: Could you describe the George Clinton that you know? KM: G, as we call him, is amazing. I’ve never seen him mad, he’s always good with his word, in 10 years I have never had a single problem with him. He is good people! I feel like as long as you are always acting in the higher self then everything is gravy with him. Being in a 36 person band is weird but I always knew G had my back and wanted me there – so there I have stayed. JM: What is your favorite Funkadelic / Parliament album? KM: My favorite P-Funk album is Standing on the Verge of Getting It On. My Favorite P-Funk song is “Clones of Dr. Funkenstein”. JM: I saw you perform with George Clinton in 2008, and things seemed a bit chaotic onstage, but somehow it all worked. What is it like performing with such a big band? KM: George loves Chaos, he says that when things are moving smoothly he will do something to purposely mess it up, keep it interesting. It keeps you in the flow, you can’t go into cruise control, you never really know what song he’s doing next, he might start a new song on top of another song, you better hope its one of the 300+ songs of his that you know and better be ready to find the harmonies in whatever key he’s singing it in, then you got to look around and see what other singers are on stage and make sure that you cover all the parts for those that are missing. It’s a vibe, a groove; it’s real music, real time! JM: At the show that I saw, Garry Shider was still alive. What did he bring to the band, and how has it been adjusting to his absence? KM: Wow, Uncle Garry, we miss him so much. Garry was the vocal director, George’s best friend; he was like the heart of the band. He’s a father to me, he and G fathered in the funk for me. How do you replace that, you can’t. We all sing his parts, but you can’t replace him, ever. It helps to have Garrett, his son, out playing with us. It’s funny because ever since Garry passed I hear him in my head, saying his famous “Garry’isms”, still bossing me around, so in spirit he lives on through us – the next generation of funk. Did you know that aboriginal nation in Australia sent a letter for Garry’s funeral; they said the world had lost a bright star! JM: One might imagine that the tour bus is pretty wild and crazy. Any good stories that you’re willing to share from your time in the band? KM: Boy oh Boy, I’m thinking about writing a book of my life and times in P-Funk, but seriously, it’s very arduous, most people don’t realize the party is on the stage, the rest of the time we are traveling and surviving. We are a family, a family that plays music and survives on the mothership. JM: I read that you recently sang with Sly Stone. How did that come about, and what was that experience like? KM: Well, Sly had started coming out on tour with us a couple years back. I’ll never forget the first time he started to sing “if you want me to stay” I remember he sounded exactly like the record – blew me away, I was standing there living in this famous record, singing along even – cause it was my job even – crazy. During that time I had just finished recording “I am Good People” which has a very Sly feel and George was listening to it and Sly was in the room, I was sweating bullets, what was he going to think, and then he started singing along, made up his own riff to it, whew – approval! JM: Could you reflect on your experience on the TV show Flavor of Love? KM: I loved being on reality TV, I went in and was just myself, it might not have been the best move for ratings, but people all over the world saw me do Kundalini Yoga, eat vegetarian, and being nice to everyone, so I feel I did my job. I made great friends in that cast too. JM: What are your plans, musical or otherwise, for the near future? KM: Well, I just raised $5000 with Kickstarter to release my album, Good People. Ventura will be my CD Release. It’s Funk, Soul and Rock and Roll and features tons of members of P-Funk, and I had my hero, Victor de Lorenzo of the Violent Femmes help with the production. When I’m not on tour with P-Funk, I will be on the Kim Manning & Groovesession tour supporting Good People while at the same time prepping the Dinner theater Rock Opera show via Skype in LA, and preparing to release my third album, called “Space Queen”, it’s a Pop-funk record. Whew, and my dad thinks I’m lazy. JM: What advice would you give to an aspiring musician? KM: Okay, if you really feel the calling, and you have a gift, then you don’t really have a choice do you, you have to share your gift. If it’s your destiny, you will be miserable doing anything else so surrender to it and practice, a lot, now, before you’re on tour 350 days a year. But you really have to assess if it’s your ego that wants it, like could you be poor and happy and working for 10 years away from your loved ones, playing bar after coffee shop to 50 people at a time, if so then it’s for you. Otherwise, if you want to be a musician, and you don’t pass those tests, you better have lots and lots of money to make yourself a star like Taylor Swift or Paris Hilton did. “Paris is a Porn Star” is one of my songs from “Space Queen”! She understands the power of doing what it takes to be a star, and she’s hot!

KindaMuzik Zoek home albumrecensies liverecensies interviews achtergronden DE 7EVEN video's agenda ernaast DOSSIER 2012 Nog niet klaar met 2012? Check dan onze terugblik op het jaar, met de beste albums, playlists, interviews en foto's. VET LEUK! JA HOOR! 1000+ vrienden. WE LIKE! twitter TWITTER BLOG Stream de nieuwe plaat van Tomahawk bij @. 11 uur geleden De line-up voor Primavera in Barcelona is rond. Headliners: Phoenix, Blur, Nick Cave,My Bloody Valentine. 12 uur geleden MEEST POPULAIR 1. Eurosonic stijger 2. Bettie Serveert stijger 3. traumahelikopter nieuw 4. I Am Kloot stijger 5. Yo La Tengo stijger 6. Villagers stijger 7. De Eenentwintig stijger 8. Christopher Owens nieuw 9. Will and the People nieuw 10. Nils Frahm stijger (meer info) Kim Manning | Good People Funk op rolletjes. CD, Love & Light/Eigen beheer Tekst: Frank Veldkamp Publicatiedatum: 23 mei 2012 Niet heel veel mensen hebben 'rollerskater' als functie op hun cv staan, maar wie deze rol vervult in George Clintons Parliament Funkadelic mag er trots melding van maken. Kim Manning is echter niet alleen behendig op schoenen met wieltjes, ze heeft ook een stembereik van vierenhalve octaaf en ze verzorgde achtergrondvocalen voor Snoop Dogg en Red Hot Chili Peppers. Met Good People levert ze zes jaar na debuutalbum The Love and Light Activation een verfrissend nieuwe plaat af. Good People is gerealiseerd dankzij crowdfunding en tot de hoesfoto aan toe heeft Manning slim gebruik gemaakt van sociale media om haar volgers bij de totstandkoming te betrekken. Tijdens haar vele rondjes om de wereld met George Clinton heeft ze een behoorlijk netwerk van muzikale vrienden en fans opgebouwd dat graag bereid bleek een steentje bij te dragen. De lijst met muzikanten is dan ook aanzienlijk, maar het resultaat is er naar. De plaat opent retefunky met 'I Am Good People' (met Tracey Lewis-Clinton op gitaar), om vervolgens met het poppy 'Water Below' in de stijl van Wendy & Lisa door te pakken. 'Red Hot Momma' is rollende funk volgens beproefd recept, terwijl 'Basketball' met herkenbare achtergrondkoortjes en aanstekelijke blazers lekker nonchalant aandoet. Tegen het einde gluurt in a-capellavorm Kims religieuze achtergrond even om de hoek ('Path to My Soul'), waarna ze met 'Mamma's Haunted House' een theatrale laatste acte opvoert. Single 'Morning Star' wijkt wat af van de rest en lijkt vooral bedoeld als instapsong. Het nummer is voorzien van een catchy video die deels is geschoten in de Playboy Mansion. De geldschieters mogen spreken van een geslaagde investering.