Kim was born in Melbourne Australia. In her late teens she travelled to the USA to further her quest for music. Under the management of Stevie Wonder’s attorney she signed a record deal and publishing deal with Berry Gordy and she had a single reach the top 40 Billboard charts. Since then Kim has travelled throughout the USA, Europe and Australia performing as an independent artist. She has had four successful independent releases with “Kim O’Leary and The Freezone”, “Kalizzmo”, “Dreaming Up” and “Coming Home”. All of these releases have received high rotation national airplay on community and college radio.
Kim’s new album “Coming Home”, released Dec 2018, has also been extremely well received by Community Radio around Australia. Kim has had other artists record her songs, including placement in movies, TV and ad campaigns in Australia, the USA and UK.
She has also completed studies in sound production, life coaching and creative development which were strong factors in her gaining a QLD Government Grant to develop and produce upcoming Queensland artists in 2018.
With a musical style ranging between folk, jazz, pop and roots Kim has a large international following.