Singer / Songwriter
Despite having a full time career in health, MaMaKim has been playing guitar and writing songs since the age of 12. Now, with children grown, and time on her hands she is back as a live performer and recording artist.
MaMaKim is based in Bali, where she has spent most of her adult life, however she regularly visits her hometown in South Australia.
While her Island life has been idyllic, there have been trying times. Her colourful life more than qualifies her to write with a soulful pen, pouring emotion, happy and not so happy, into her music. MaMaKim has the ability to bring you to tears, and then have you belly laughing within minutes.
Many will identify with MaMa Kims songs, especially those that have children, and have ridden the emotional waves of family life.
MaMaKims songs also bring current issues to the table, such as the prejudices that can still run deep in society, the destruction of the environment and the creatures that it effects.
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” Robert Fripp
It's difficult to classify MaMaKims music as a single genre, as her songs traverse soulful blues, to country and folk.
MaMaKim currently performs regularly in cafes, restaurants and art spaces on the Island, as well as the occasional festival. She generously donates her time and talent to help raise funds for those less fortunate on the Island.
While she has a folio of her own songs, MaMaKim also performs a selection of cover songs that she has arranged to suite her own funky, folky, blues style
"Listen...someone is singing the blues. A chain of life's events are being woven together, spun loosely and then held tight. Close your eyes, you can hear the emotion that strings the pearls together. A quilt is being patched, laughter in the stitching, tears the fabric of the song. Listen...someone is singing the blues. It could make you smile, it could make you cry, but it will make you FEEL, it WILL make you feel.... something. Listen....someone is singing the blues" MaMa Kim Patra May 2018
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Bali Spirit Festival
Hattens Wines "An Afternoon on the Green" 2017
Guitars in Bars (South Australia) 2017
Hattens Wines "An Afternoon on the Green" 2018
Yoga Shala Opening event April 2018
Guitars in Bars (South Australia) 2018
Guitars in Bars (South Australia) 2019
"When This is Over" Single release Mini-Tour, Bali 2022
Catalyst Foundation - Women +45 event, Kadina S.A., Nov 23
Port Noarlunga Blues Fest - Winner ofAlan Gilber Memorial Challenge, Nov 23, S.A.
Rock for Lombok (Earthquake relief) Oct 2018
Sulawesi Earthquake Relief Concert Oct 2018
Mount Agung Volcano Relief Concert July 2018
Bali International Womans Annual Bazaar Dec 2018 / 2019
Australian Bushfire Relief concert - Sanur, Bali Jan 2020
Lighthouse Womans Chapter fundraiser - Sanur Bali Feb 2020
Single - "Fly Away". 2018
Single - "TIGER TIGER" 2020
Single - "When This is Over" 2022