"My mission is powerful yet simple; to uplift, inspire and remind humankind that we indeed have a purpose in this life and in the next. Ultimately, I want them to know the truth; our Creator loves us. He has shown us that we mean EVERYTHING to Him." - Kym Franklin
Kym elegantly demonstrates that powerful vocals needn’t be solely loud. Her vocal power resonates in the nuances of her emotional delivery as well as her extensive vocal range. She brings considerable experience as a powerful and versatile vocalist. Her versatility spans various genres from classical to gospel and everything in between! Kym's passion, talent and spirit will make your event unforgettable!
Gospel Choir Available
Kym was great! She started our Annual Conference with a lot of energy.
Response from Kym Franklin:
I can't thank you enough for such a wonderful opportunity! Your event was top notch and everyone (especially you) was extremely kind and hospitable. Thanks again!
Kym is a wonderful singer with a great personality. .
Response from Kym Franklin:
Thank you so much for the 5 star review! It was an honor to meet you and perform at such a beautiful event!
We can't say enough about Kym. She is simply wonderful. What a voice. Just as or more importantly, Kym is a warm and generous person -- so easy to work with. And she's a professional, so she also knows how to take care of business, has a network of musicians in her hip pocket so she can pull together what's needed. She heard our need and vision and hit it out of the park for us.
Response from Kym Franklin:
To Pastor Bruce and the All Saints Family,
Thank you so much for the beautiful review! Pastor Bruce, I am blessed to have shared Ressurection Sunday with you and your loving congregation! Speaking of the "Real Deal, "the sentiment is mutual! I look forward to working with you again in the near future!
Kym can through for my family in a big way. She was able to secure a band with background vocal, complete a new rendition, and have rehearsals for the permance scheduled 5 days away. Amazing
Response from Kym Franklin:
Thank you so much for the beautifully detailed, five star review. You and your family were truly a pleasure to work with from the onset. I am well aware that you could have called on anyone else's services so DaShawn.....thank you for trusting and allowing me...us...this very special opportunity to be of service.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 150 minutes
What to Expect
This is a quote from a Swiss newspaper (translated from German)
An emotional evening, a concert filled with infectious melodies, testimonials of faith and outstanding solo. Kym Franklin got thunderous applause and standing ovations. Again the great Gospel singer Kym Franklin from Chicago/USA would be engaged as Special Guest. The first half of the concert was characterized by the european style. In the second half Kym Franklin gave an outstanding performance of real american gospel – with the 45-headed masschoir she completely gripped the audience. Kym Franklin, the black lady with incredible strong voice not only impressed by her engagement and power – her performance on stage and her powerful songs were testimonials of faith from deep within. Drops of sweat and tears of emotions rolled over her cheeks. On the song Amen and Oh happy day she invited the audience to sing with her and got endless applause and standing ovations. ”
“Firework of Emotions” is an article from the Thunner Tagblatt
City of Thun, Switzerland Daily Newspaper
Kym Franklin is a vibrant and gifted vocal artist, vocal pedagogue, choral conductor and composer. She is uniquely equipped to effectively perform diverse musical genres, from classical to gospel, while carefully maintaining their stylistic integrity, interpretation and technique. Kym is equally experienced in training students of varied and extreme cultures, backgrounds, vocal categories, ranges, skill levels and genres.
She is a mezzo-soprano whose passion for the human spirit, extensive knowledge of the human voice and understanding of the synergistic relationship between the two has set her apart as a professional vocalist and instructor.
Kym was awarded her M. M. in Vocal Performance/Vocal Pedagogy (with emphasis in Choral Conducting) from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, in January 2000. She graduated from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois, in 1996 with a B.A. in Music.
In November of 2000, Kym was blessed with the opportunity to tour Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark with the late, gospel great Jesse Dixon and the Chicago Gospel Singers. During this tour a representative of VME Musik (Germany) took notice of Kym’s singing style. As a result, she was asked to be the featured artist for VME’s European Gospel News tours 2001-2003 as well as Art and Act’s European Gospel Tours 2004-2008. During the summer of 2004, Kym performed as the understudy for Ms. Avery Somers (Nell) in the musical Ain’t Misbehavin at the Lincolnshire Marriott Theatre, in Lincolnshire, IL.
Kym has shared the stage with such noted artists as the Plain White T’s, Company of Thieves, Jesse Dixon, Chuck Berry, Ko Ko Taylor, Max Weinberg, Elsa Harris, Ethel Holloway, Al Green, MC Hammer, Taylor Dane, Bill Cosby, Sister Sledge, R Kelly and the O’ Jays. Kym’s client list includes professional singers such as Genevieve, former front woman for Company of Thieves (Wind Up Records) and Sarah Simmons of The Voice (Season 4). Kym stays busy teaching and performing on stage, in the studio and on regular international tours. She is pursuing opportunities that will allow her to live her simple but powerful mission through music; to uplift, inspire and remind us of our purpose while reassuring us that we are loved.
Additional Booking Notes
Technical info depends on the number of pieces you request for accompaniment. You have the option of having me sing solo with accompaniment tracks (where available) to a full band or orchestra! It's up to you.
Past Booked Events
|December 31, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding- Chicago, IL - Private|
|December 25, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Christmas Concert, Winnetka, IL - Private|
|December 16, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Musical Guest- Praise Fest Chicago, IL - Public|
|December 07, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Performance, Chicago, IL - Private|
|December 03, 2017–December 06, 2017 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Concert, Charlotte, NC - Public|
|November 29, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Rapture Singer Rehearsal|
|November 04, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Memorial Service - Private|
|October 07, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 16, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Joy Shinoiki Concert -Backing Vocals|
|August 16, 2017 • 9:30am - 9:45am||Convention/Trade Show|
|July 22, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Vela Wedding/Mexico|
|July 20, 2017–July 24, 2017 • 12:00am - 11:55pm||UNAVAILABLE|
|June 25, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:30am||AS Church|
|June 18, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:30am||AS Church|
|June 17, 2017 • 12:00am - 11:55pm||UNAVAILABLE|
|June 16, 2017 • 12:00am - 11:55pm||UNAVAILABLE|
|June 11, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Gospel Therapy Performance|
|June 11, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:30am||AS Church Service/Crystal Lake|
|June 04, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:30am||All Saints Church Service|
|May 28, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:30am||All Saints Church Service/Crystal Lake|
|May 21, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:30am||All Saints Church Service/Crystal Lake|
|May 13, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Fundraiser|
|April 22, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||JUST 30th Anniversary|
|April 16, 2017 • 9:30am - 11:30am||Religious Celebration|
|March 03, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 19, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||MLK Event (Private)|
|January 17, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||MLK Event (Private)|
|December 15, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Christmas Concert (Private)|
|November 10, 2016 • 9:30am - 10:30am||Veterans Day Program|
|November 08, 2016 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Veterans Day Program (Private)|
Set lists available upon request. Will perform most genres.
Influences & Inspiration
Nina Simone, Barbara Streisand, Anita O'Day, Joni Mitchell, Phyllis Hyman, Whitney Houston, Chaka Kahn, Sara Vaughn, Aretha Franklin, Oleta Adams, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Babbie Mason, Sandi Patti, Patti Austin, Larnelle Harris, Dianne Reeves, Nanette Frank, Elsa Harris and Jesse Dixon
It all depends on number of pieces
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