Little Kim has often been compared to Pokey Lafarge, with her own stylish mix of (Western) Swing, Manouche, Americana, and Country Blues. Jan De Smet, Guido Belcanto and Ray Benson of the American Western Swing band “Asleep at the Wheel”, are just one of the few great artists who are extremely enthusiastic about the band and their latest album “The Longest Mile”.
Little Kim & the alley apple 3 mix old and new … vintage music, updated to modern standards, that takes you back to the atmosphere of the forties and fifties. Moreover, they use a bunch of old instruments of the same era: national resonators from the thirties, gibson archtop guitars from the forties, a double bass from 1800 … music that fits a club stage, as well as a festival perfectly.
After more than 200 shows in Belgium, The Netherlands, France and Germany … and a tour with the famous Belgian artist Guido Belcanto, Little Kim released her third full album: The Longest Mile.
The Longest Mile: Album of the week on national Radio 2 (week of 9 May 2016) & the singles Pea Picker Blues and the Kings of Goblin Market were added to the roots category of national Radio 1
She’ll keep the Devil Dancing on your Heart: the singles “Slappin’ Slim” and “I wish I could shimmy” were in rotation on national Radio 1.
Riding the Rails: the single “Ballad of the Old Oak Tree” was in rotation on national Radio 1
Throughout the years, the band and its individual members met up and worked together with some mighty fine national and international artists. Kimberly had the honor of performing with Guido Belcanto on several occasions. She even accompanied him on his cd release party at the biggest concert venue of Belgium: Ancienne Belgique! She also had the honor of performing with Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel in Bowie Texas, during his American tour.
Tom AMong others had the honor of touring with the lovely wendy colona and bruno deneckere through texas and louisiana and accompanies international artists on a regular basis on their european tours.
Over 200 concerts in Germany, Holland, France and Belgium … 2 x Breda Jazz Festival (Breda/ NL) ♫ Bethune Retro (Bethune/ FR) ♫ 2 x Music Club N9 (Eeklo/ BE) ♫ De Vooruit (Gent/ BE) ♫ 2 x Banana Peel Blues Club (Ruiselede/ BE) ♫ Jazzfestival Delft (Delft/ NL) ♫ Sonsbeek Theater Avenue (Arnhem/ NL) ♫ Straatfeesten Kalmthout (Kalmthout/ BE) ♫ 5 x Gentse Feesten (Gent/ BE) ♫ Hawaiian Luau (Lille/ FR) ♫ 2 x CC Cité Culture (Brussel/ BE) ♫ Rockabillyday (Ertvelde/ BE) ♫ Rockin’ Around Turnhout (Turnhout/ BE) ♫ CC De Breughel (Bree/ BE) ♫ Honky Tonk Jazz Club (Dendermonde/ BE) ♫ Gideon Music Festival (Groningen/ NL) ♫ Arscene (Hansbeke/ BE) ♫ Madness Festival (Ameland/ NL) ♫ CC De Zeyp (Brussel/ BE) ♫ Hearts & Soul (Enschede/ NL) ♫ Begijnhoffeesten (Gent/ BE) ♫ Straattheaterfestival (Lauwe/ BE) ♫ SJU Jazzclub (Utrecht/ NL) ♫ CC De Mastbloem (Kruishoutem/ BE) ♫ 3 x Jazzenede (Assenede/ NL) ♫ K4 Kulturzentrum (Nürnberg/ DE) ♫ De Centrale (Gent/ BE) ♫ Centre Culturel de Saint George (Saint George/ BE)