“Over the TOP!!” “WOW!!!” “Better than anything we expected!!” “BEST bagpiper we've ever heard!!” That's what Detroit Michigan and Ohio brides and other clients are saying about Kim! She has the exceptional talent and incredible sounding bagpipes people are looking for, with the years of experience each event deserves. Every bride, every party, every client receives the professional sound AND the stunning glorious presence of a fully outfitted piper- Kim is the ONLY piper available with the beautiful Full Highland Regalia! She was recently honored by being the one and only bagpiper invited to audition for the 2015-2016 “America's Got Talent” show!
Kim provides Scottish and Irish bagpipe music and entertainment for any event; weddings, funerals, memorials, military services, parties, cultural diversity programs, corporate events, senior center events, library and school programs.
Proudly offering the most unique tune list available; including traditional Scottish and Irish tunes, hymns, movie themes and popular songs. Kim not only plays all the tunes that everyone knows and loves, but she also provides unusual and popular tunes which no other piper offers; “Braveheart” Love Theme, STARZ “Outlander” Theme song, “Here Comes the Bride”, and the U of M fight song- “Hail to the Victors”. Even the "Star Wars Theme”, and “Do You Think I'm Sexy” by Rod Stewart!
WEDDINGS - Whether you're looking for one tune, or a day filled with "Scottish or Irish flavor"; Kim plays a superb sounding selection of Scottish and Irish tunes. Tunes such as; "Murdo's Wedding", "Scotland the Brave", or the very sweet Irish song- "When Irish Eyes are Smiling". Looking for something more traditional? Kim also plays "Here comes the Bride". The theme from the movie Braveheart; "For the Love of a Princess", is unique, very romantic and extremely popular with brides. The STARZ hit series “Outlander” theme song is quickly becoming another favorite! One of her most requested tunes is the U of M fight song- perfect for a groom's entrance!
For the biggest WOW! save the piper as a surprise for the recessional.
FUNERALS AND MEMORIALS – Kim is the preferred bagpiper at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. There is nothing that touches the heart more- than to see a bagpiper in FULL Highland Regalia, and to hear an exceptionally talented piper playing "Amazing Grace", "Going Home", "Danny Boy" or "When Irish Eyes are smiling". A piper is appropriate for any size funeral, memorial or military service- at the church, funeral home, cemetery, hall or home. For Military events; Taps, Army song and the Marine Corp. Hymn are available. The U of M fight song is her most requested song!
SCOTTISH PARTIES, CELTIC OR IRISH THEMED EVENTS – Kim's unique piping show and performance is very entertaining- always a hit! Perfect for parties, schools, libraries, senior centers and assisted living facilities. This 20-60 minute (content and time can be adjusted to meet your needs) interactive program includes; a nice selection of tunes piped on a variety of bagpipes, interesting fun facts and folklore about bagpipes and her incredible piping attire, and a wee bit of Scottish history. Appropriate for any size group, and all ages. Very popular at schools and libraries! Kim can also include teaching a couple simple highland dance steps, with audience participation.
In 1996, Kim began her professional solo piping career. She's since piped for 1000's of weddings, funerals, parties and ethnic events in the Metro Detroit and Ohio area. Some of her favorite piping events include; opening for Rod Stewart concerts, opening for the premier of the movie "Our Vietnam Generation" at the Fox, The Moving Wall visiting Hamburg MI, Relay for Life, MGM Grand Hotel and Detroit Yacht Club weddings, Dewar's Highland Honey Whiskey premier event, and an HBO reality series in W. Bloomfield. Kim has also piped at public libraries and senior citizen centers including Clawson, White Lake, Clarkston, Farmington, Ferndale and Royal. You'll hear her in the Detroit Metro area every St Patty's Day, piping for Hubert distributors and Guinness!
Kim offers a choice of bagpipes and volumes:
~The traditional Great Highland Bagpipes are perfect for any indoor or outside event. These are the loud pipes everyone is familiar with and loves; great for churches and other large indoor and outside venues. Nothing says “WOW” like these pipes!
~Gibson Small Pipes are perfect for small, indoor, more intimate settings where a softer bagpipe volume would be more appropriate. A special selection of Irish and Scottish tunes are available- a nice touch of Scottish/Irish "flavor" without the overwhelming volume.
Piping is more than just a hobby and job she loves; it's an opportunity for Kim to help you create the perfect atmosphere and memories for your event. It doesn't just happen- it takes years of experience and a special sensitivity and attention to detail to get it right.
Katie Johnson (Tenor Drum),
Phillip Ritthaler (Snare Drum),
Ray Gutt (Snare Drum),
Derek Marshell (Snare Drum),
David Jones (Piper),
Bill O'Donnell (Piper)