Kimbilee hails from the community of Blue Mountain, situated in the central part of Manchester. Born to parents Scealon Bent and Veronica Johnson, Kim is the youngest of two siblings. Her talent was recognized from the tender age of six years old at the BlueMountain Seventh Day Baptist Church. She performed with the Redeemed Messengers youth group during her teenage years.
While attending the Bellefield High School, her talent was further recognized by teachersand student population. She performed with the school choir as their lead singer at school related events and devotions. Everyone was always delighted to hear her melodious and medium high range voice.
Kimbilee loves the Lord and is fully aware that her voice is a God given talent and is very enthusiastic in using her vocals to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in different music forms. She possesses great songwriting and arrangement skills although she doesn’t play a musical instrument.
In the year 1999 Kimbilee met Gifton Smith a Producer songwriter, musician, member of the Humming Bird singing group during a performance at a talent competion of which she was awarded first place. Gifton later introduced a member of his bacground vocalist to Kim, they started singing together as a duet called “Pinkey & Kim” “His Name Is Jesus” was recorded by Gifton Smithand Courick Clarke (Koriq).
The duet sang background vocals for various gospel artists, which includes:
- Robert & Jenieve Bailey
- George Banton
- Claude Edwards
- Marvia Providence
- Winsome Benjamin
In 2001 the first album for the duet entitled “Take Back The Love” was recorded and released by Gifton Smith.
Highlights of Performances:
- 2001-2003 JCDC Gospel Performance & Background Vocals
- 2002 – Performance & Background Vocals in Cayman Islands
- 2003 – Perfomance & Background Vocals in Bahamas
- 2004 – Performance at Fun In The Son Kingston
In 2006 a decision was made by both “Pinkey & Kim” to pursue solo careers. In 2007 the album “Kimbilee’s Expression” was recorded and Produced by Gifton Smith and Alex Martin-Blanken one of the top renowned muscician in Jamaica. The album represents a wide cross section of music forms which gives the album an international appeal. The album also featured the duet “Broken & Contrite Heart” which featured Jabez.
Kimbilee has also shared stage overseas with world renowned gospel artist Shirley Caesar. Currently Kimbilee still ministers at various events and is in the process of composing and arranging songs for her second album. All musical arrangement and instrumentation plus production is done by her husband Neville Alexander (a local renowned guitarist), Alex Marti-Blanken and Courick Clarke (Koriq) a “musical genius”.
A decision was made by her management team to change her performance name to “KimAlex” in April 2014. She aims to gain more international experience and recognition to share stagees with the likes of Mary Mary, Tamela Mann and other renowned international gospel artists.