Kim Wainwright

Kim Wainwright – guitar exponent and singer-songwriter from Perth Western Australia delivers a dynamic solo acoustic live set with masterful skill, expression and conviction. He’s hard to pigeonhole and able to weave seamlessly between musical genres such as blues, folk, soul, country and pop-rock.

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A nominee in the 2017/ 18 WAM (West Australian Music) Song of the Year country category, Kim released his debut multi-genre album ‘Retrospect’ in September 2017 featuring some of Perth’s finest musicians including Roy Martinez (bass), Ric Eastman (drums) and Tom O’Halloran (keyboards).

Before recording his album Kim had spent the previous two years touring Australia performing a stripped back solo show comprising acoustic guitar and vocal, embellished with acoustic stomp box and harmonica. The sound is remarkably rich, fluid and full due to his well-honed fingerstyle technique and forty plus years of habitual guitar playing. Although currently mainly a solo performer he’s equally at home playing electric guitar with full band or fronting an acoustic duo or trio.

A lifelong musical journey which started in the 1970’s has found Kim sustaining himself professionally as a performing musician since the 1980’s and guitar teacher since the 1990’s. His career has seen him play in all types of bands and as a solo artist. Highlights include:

2018 – West Australian Song of the Year Nominee (2017/ 18 Country category) for ‘Wanted Man’.
2017 – Debut multi-genre solo album ‘Retrospect’ released.
2003 – Inclusion of guitar instrumental track ‘Shadehouse Shuffle’ on the compilation album release ‘The Six String Superhour CD’ featuring the cream of Perth’s guitarists.
2001 – Performances at ‘Blues at Bridgetown’ music festival with ‘The Bluetonics’.
1989 to 1991 – Street performing through Europe.
1986 – Guitarist on the single ‘Wouldn’t Do That To You’ by ‘The Zoo’ reaching No. 2 on the indie charts.
1985 – Guitarist with ‘The Prefects’ who had previously appeared on Australian national TV program ‘Countdown’.
1980 – Guitar lessons with legendary Californian guitarist John Heussenstamm.

Living an enviable lifestyle of travelling and playing music all around Australia and sometimes overseas has left Kim with a healthy respect for his audiences, an insatiable appetite for music and a driving ambition to continue performing and evolving as a musician for a long time to come.


(Lover) You Don’t Treat Me No Good Sonia Dada
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding
3AM Matchbox 20
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
A Horse With No Name America
Aeroplane Red Hot Chilli Peppers
After Midnight JJ Cale
Ain’t No Sunshine Bill Withers
All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix
All That She Wants Ace Of Base
Better Together Jack Johnson
Blackbird The Beatles
Blame It On The Boogie Jacksons
Born Under A Bad Sign Albert King
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Green Day
Bow River Cold Chisel
Bright Side Of The Road Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Buses And Trains Bachelor Girl
California Dreaming The Mamas & The Papas
Call Me The Breeze JJ Cale
Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby Smashmouth
Can’t Keep It In Cat Stevens
Careless Paul Kelly
Cats In The Cradle Harry Chapin
Closing Time Semisonic
Come Back Again Daddy Cool
Comes A Time Neil Young
Counting Stars OneRepublic
Crossroads Eric Clapton
Days Like This Van Morrison
Deep River Blues Doc Watson
Distant Sun Crowded House
Do It Again Steely Dan
Dont Change INXS
Don’t Think Twice Bob Dylan
Don’t You Think It’s Time Bob Evans
Down On The Corner CCR
Down Under Men At Work
Drift Away Dobie Gray
Drive By Train
Drops Of Jupiter Train
Dumb Things Paul Kelly
Dust In The Wind Kansas
Englishman In New York Sting
Fire And Rain James Taylor
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
For My Lover Tracy Chapman
For What It’s Worth Buffalo Springfield
Four Seasons In One Day Crowded House
Free Fallin’ Tom Petty
Friday I’m In Love The Cure
From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Gold John Stewart
Got My Mojo Working Muddy Waters
Green Limousine The Badloves
Harley And Rose Joe Camilleri
Heart Of Gold Neil Young
Here Comes The Sun The Beatles
Hey Hey Big Bill Broonzy
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix
Hey Soul Sister Train
Hey There Delilah Plain White T’s
High Heel Sneekers Buddy Guy
Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles
Holy Grail Hunters & Collectors
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved…) James Taylor
How To Make Gravy Paul Kelly
Howlin’ At The Moon Bondi Cigars
I Ain’t Lyin’ Charlie & The Nightcats
I Ain’t Superstitious Howlin’ Wolf
I Got A Name Jim Croce
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
I Just Want To Make Love To You Muddy Waters
I Need A Dollar Aloe Blacc
I Remember The Badloves
I Shot The Sheriff Bob Marley
I Won’t Back Down Tom Petty
I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
In The Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
It’s Only Natural Crowded House
Just The Two Of Us Bill Withers
Just What I Needed The Cars
Khe Sanh Cold Chisel
Kryptonite 3 Doors Down
Lay Down Sally Eric Clapton
Lean On Me Bill Withers
Learn To Fly Foo Fighters
Learning To Fly Tom Petty
Like A Rolling Stone Bob Dylan
Listen To The Music Doobie Brothers
Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi
London Still Bob Dylan
Lonely Boy The Black Keys
Mary Had A Little Lamb Buddy Guy
Mary Jane’s Last Dance Tom Petty
Master Blaster Stevie Wonder
Mercury Blues Alan Jackson
Money’s Too Tight Simply Red
Mr Bojangles Jerry Jeff Walker
Mr Jones Counting Crows
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
My Babe Little Walter
My Happiness Powderfinger
My Next Ex-Wife Nightcats
Mystify INXS
Nobody Knows You When… Bessie Smith
Nothin’ But A Woman Robert Cray
Nothing Ever Happens Del Amitri
Now We’re Getting Somewhere Crowded House
Old Man Neil Young
Old Town Road Lil Nas X
Open Up Your Heart G Wayne Thomas
Opportunity Pete Murray
Overkill Men At Work
Peace Train Cat Stevens
People Are Strange The Doors
Proud Mary CCR
Push Matchbox 20
Razors Edge Goanna
Red Dirt Road Kim Wainwright
Red Red Wine UB40
Riders On The Storm The Doors
Right Next Door Robert Cray
Riptide Vance Joy
Road Trippin’ RHCP
Rocket Man Elton John
Rude Magic
Run To You Bryan Adams
Satellite Of Love Lou Reed
Seven Nation Army White Stripes
Shape I’m In Joe Camilleri
Shape Of You Ed Sheeran
Sister Golden Hair America
Sister Madly Crowded House
Sitting Waiting Wishing Jack Johnson
So Into You Atlanta Rhythm Section
So Long Fisher Zed
Solid Rock
Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel
Songbird Bernard Fanning
Sounds Of Then Ganggajang
Speed Of Sound Coldplay
Stir It Up Bob Marley
Stormy Monday T-Bone Walker
Stray Cat Strut Stray Cats
Streets Of Your Town The Go-Betweens
Summer Breeze Seals and Crofts
Summer Breeze Seals and Crofts
Sweet Dreams Eurythmics
Sweet Home Alabama Lynard Skynard
Tainted Love Soft Cell
Take It Easy The Eagles
Talkin’ Bout A Revolution Tracy Chapman
Tangled Up In Blue Bob Dylan
Taylor Jack Johnson
Thank You Dido
The Boys Light Up Australian Crawl
The Gambler Kenny Rodgers
The Horses Darryl Braithwaite
The Joker Steve Miller
The Last Time The Rolling Stones
The Letter The Box Tops
The Logical Song Supertramp
The Man’s Too Strong Dire Straits
The Thrill Is Gone BB King
The Weight The Band
This Love Maroon 5
To Her Door Paul Kelly
Tryin’ To Get Away Mark Ford
Twenty-five Miles Edwin Starr
Under The Bridge RHCP
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Waiting On The World To Change John Meyer
Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn
Weather With You Crowded House
What It’s Like Everlast
When I Was A Boy Jeff Lynne
When You’re Done Leavin’ Kim Wainwright
Where Do The Children Play Cat Stevens
Wide Open Road The Triffids
Wild World Cat Stevens
Willie And The Hand Jive Johnny Otis
Windy And Warm Chet Atkins
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
Wonderwall Oasis
You Can’t Always Get What You Want The Rolling Stones
You Gotta Be Des’ree

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