Kim Donette Band
Blues Love and Trouble
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Howling out of Longview, Texas ; the Kim Donnette Band ain’t your run-of-the-mill blues group. With influences including Koko Taylor, Etta James, and Beth Hart, combined with a collective imagination that transcends their individual musical prowess, the Kim Donnette Band dishes up some Blues that you can listen to for five minutes or five hours and still want more. While Kim’s voice is center stage, she is surrounded by immensely talented and dedicated musicians. Keith Haley provides imaginative and electric licks on lead guitar, Ron Havelaar brings the groove on bass and Skip Vribes keeps it all on time with the beat on drums. Whether brassy and sassy or sultry and smooth, these cats deliver with a vengeance.
With a voice referred to as a "wonderful, marvelous instrument", stage presence described as "something you have to experience", and songwriting skills that are "top notch and refreshingly original", Robin Willis is one of the fastest up-and-coming singer-songwriters in Dallas, TX. Robin's vocal and songwriting approach, best exhibited in the Dallas-based Blues-rock band Blues, Love & Trouble, isn't limited to one particular style, but rather, draws on many influences that can't be pegged as one genre, per se. Sometimes mellow and smooth, sometimes gritty and powerful, undertones of blues, rock, and even a little Texas country color Robin's distinct voice. Combined with songs that speak for themselves, each melody unfolds layer after layer of sultry, multi-faceted goodness.
Robin's extensive performance experience & varied song styles have blessed her with the opportunity to collaborate with a wide array of groups and venues, including the Keene Camarata Orchestra, The Cu-Vee Band, The Aria Chamber Chorus, The Dallas Opera Chorus, Union Performance, Septien Entertainment Group, The Oaks School of Ballet, The Artisan Center Theater, Salero, The Fender Benders, The Brave Combo Band, and a host of others!
Robin is part of the Dallas-based band Blues, Love & Trouble. Primarily a Blues-Rock band, interspersed with some jazz, folk, and Texas country influences, they perform with anywhere from 2-6 people, in both acoustic and electric settings and stages. Combining a unique and varied instrumentation, spellbinding harmonies, & great songs that speak for themselves, Blues, Love & Trouble is a force to be reckoned with.
With hundreds of past performances under their belt, they have each performed at a host of venues, events, & festivals including House of Blues Dallas, Hard Rock Cafe Dallas, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, The Cottage Lounge, Nate's Seafood, 2Kats, The Goat Neighborhood Blues Bar, Farina's Winery, The Oak Cliff Centennial Festival, Alton Management Annual Corporate Gatherings, Parkland Hospital/March of Dimes Fundraisers, Scottish Rite Hospital Fundraiser, CPLC Annual Bishop's Pro-Life Benefit Dinner, Cowboy Philly's , Vetoni's on Main, The Winedale Tavern, Muddy Waters, Greenville Avenue Bar & Grill, Longshots, The Prairie House, Reno's The Bishop Arts Festival, Jingle Bells on Bishop Festival, The Nativity in Arlington, The Abordaze Festival
The Plano Balloon Festival, The Dallas Arts Festival, Unity Explosion Conference, Denison Suzy Q's, Splitsville Arlington, The Crescent Hotel, The Hilton Anatole Hotel, The Golf Club of Dallas, Southwestern Adventist University, The Lakewood Country Club, Its a Grind Coffee, Cafe Brazil, Potbelly's, Shuck N' Jive, Stroker's, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Blessed Sacrament, Cathedral Dallas, The Landmark Ballroom, St. Rita's Christ the King, Trinity Christian Church, Holy Spirit Church, Holy Cross Church, St. Patrick's Church The 8.0 Bar, Cats Top Cats, The Mucky Duck, The Leave Me Alone Bar, The Pound, Poor David's Pub
The New Amsterdam Coffee House, White Rock Coffee, Sol Irandis, Dick's Last Resort, The Iron Cactus, The Gallery, Judge Beans, The Step-up Lounge The Artisan Center Theater, Southern Nights, The Nodding Dog, The African American Museum Dallas, Lonestar Sports Bar, Lonestar Cafe, O'Reilly's, The British Rose, The Eagles' Nest, Blue Canyon, Pacific Rim, Fat Ted's, Uptown Bar & Grill, and Club Dada for the I Showcase Music Exhibition in Oct. 2011.
Robin's past projects include a collection of Pro-Life music, in collaboration with the Dallas Guadelupe Catholic Radio Station in 2009, followed by a successful performance of the title song "Precious Babe" at the largest Dallas Catholic Pro-Life Committee event, The Bishops' Annual Pro-Life Dinner.
Robin was a featured soloist for The Keene Camarata Orchestra throughout their 2009 and 2010 seasons. Her performances of "Voi Che Sapete" and "Ombra Mai Fu" were met with immense praise! Robin's voice was described by one as being "wonderful, eloquent, and inspiring with a full range of sound."
2009 also found Robin performing as a guest artist for a host of others including the Austin-based salsa band Salero, The Fender Benders, and a Benefit Recital Concert at the Golf Club of Dallas.
Robin also landed a supporting role in the full-length independent film
"El Libro Negro." Robin's performance won rave reviews and in 2010, she was featured in a 2nd Dos Compadres Productions film, "El Triunfo de Chencho."
In 2010, Robin traveled to New York for her debut performance
outside of Texas, alongside the distinguished Azeneth Gonzalez of Monterrey, Mexico. That same year, Robin performed as a guest artist for the Fort Worth-based rock band The Fender Benders and Top-40/R & B group The Cu-Vee Band.
In 2011, Robin finished her first role with The Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, TX in their production of HELLO, DOLLY! as a Nun and a member of the Singing Ensemble.
Robin was featured in Internet Celebrity Entertainment Review Magazine & Radio Show in 2011, with Washington D.C. Talk Show Host Steven R. Hill .
Robin is currently working on two full-length albums: one with Blues, Love & Trouble and a solo Christian Album.
Robin continues perform throughout the DFW area. Be sure to check out the 'Show' Tab to catch one of her upcoming shows!
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081