first heard and understood who Aretha
Franklin was when she was sixteen. Kimberlee
was floored by the vocal power and soulfulness
of Aretha Franklin that emanated from the car
stereo and had to pull over. She had never heard
anyone sing like Aretha Franklin before.
Kimberlee realized how appropriately named she was as the
"Queen of Soul" for the first time.
From that point on, Kimberlee listened and
learned more and more about Aretha Franklin and
that kind of spirit-filled soul singing. She was drawn to it
from a very deep place within her and needed it,
had to learn to sing like that!
Years later in Kimberlee M.
Leber's music career, the
press has noted the soulful influences in Kimberlee M. Lebers
music. Her albums, "Learning How To Love", and "What Am I Gonna Do?"
were given consistent good reviews and cited Kimberlee's soulful qualities, acknowledging hints of
Aretha Franklin, in Kimberlees vocal delivery.
Read below for some excerpts from different
reviews in the press.
"Kimberlee adds a
touch of Chaka and Aretha to her
soul-driven sound." - Pasadena Weekly
Kimberlee can really sing
She has a
very soulful voice!" - ABC TV Morning News
"Kimberlee has a
smooth, powerful voice. Her distinctive vocals lend a
soulful R&B flavor." - Palo Alto Daily
Learning How To Love with a soul sister
Kimberlee has a great set of pipes on
this lady has her voice demonstrate a power that
Mariah and all the top ladies contain
top rated voice can work its way around listeners and
draw them in. The passionate texture of her powerful
pipes gives her the versatility to perform candid soulful
healing tunes to hard rocking numbers
Beaverton Valley Times
"There are very
very few female vocalists on the Internet or contemporary
hit radio that shines like Kimberlee
her training is
literally second to none
first rate...all the
an incredible performer." - MP3.com Pro
Kimberlee performs in a throaty contralto that brings
Phoebe Snow and Tina Turner to mind." -