Create an Experience on Stage

Live Performance Coach, Diane Kimbrough, helps artists in every genre transform their stage show from a concert to an experience. Pop, Country, Rock, Alternative. Singers, vocal groups, bands. Diane takes them from singing a song to delivering their most riveting performance. “Create an experience and you’ve created a fan.” Diane Kimbrough and Marlee Scott

With Live Performance Coaching you learn to:

  • Focus every visual element toward supporting your brand/image
  • Make the visual impact match the musical statement
  • Create memorable moments
  • Enhance your creativity and cultivate spontaneity
  • Structure a powerful set list
  • Rehearse well and effectively without creating a manufactured look
  • Direct the energy on stage
  • Gain confidence and become more comfortable on stage

and most important…Engage the audience

A recent survey showed the single most important aspect of a live performance is eye contact and the artists ability to engage their audience.

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Live Performance Coaching Success Stories

The Opportunity: Marlee Scott, recording artist Marlee Scott arrived in Nashville from Alberta, CanadaMarlee Scott in 2007, already a talented singer/songwriter. Marlee has always been comfortable on stage, but her manager Gerry Leiske/Big Ride Entertainment (Emerson Drive) sought more direction for her show. Marlee’s vocals were stunning and the desire was for her show to reflect the quality of her music.

“I was looking for a professional performance coach to help bring the most excitement out of my artist on stage. I felt Diane instilled confidence in Marlee allowing her to exhibit her true feelings. The resulting new show brought “A life,” that communicated Marlee’s message. I believe Diane’s energy transmits through the artist in an ongoing nature.”

Gerry Leiske Big Ride Entertainment

The Results: Marlee has always had boundless energy, but it takes focus to make that work for an artist. With live performance coaching, she has learned to channel that into a captivating performance that can knock down the imaginary wall between the stage and the audience. Marlee’s outstanding ability to deliver a song was confirmed with her nomination for Rising Star at the 2010 Canadian Country Music Awards.

The Opportunity: 6CHIX.  Rob Asselstine, President of RGA Productions was looking for someone to work with 6CHIX as they prepared for an extended run as the headliners at the billion-dollar Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls.

“I had the distinct pleasure of working with Diane Kimbrough for my 2010 production of 6CHIX, a unique collective of talented young female Country-Rock performers, each with their own individual style, look and sound. Diane successfully brought forward each of these six personalities and brought forward the style and look for the single entity of 6CHIX. I enjoyed every moment working with her and highly recommend her work.”

Rob Asselstine, President/Owner RGA Productions

The Results: Maintaining an artist’s authenticity and individuality is key to success, even in a group. The girls each brought their unique sound to the production so from there, it was about further defining them by their movement, use of the stage space and interaction with the audience. The PR for 6CHIX was supported by very strong visual branding, so moments were created throughout the show that reflected the image. The show was a smashing success and has already been booked for the fall of 2011.

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More Kudos for Diane Kimbrough

“This is all killer stuff! Everything makes so much sense. Tyler HiltonThanks for the reassurances and the criticism. I’ve been getting a lot of surprising feed back from fans the last couple shows already. Glad people are feeling a difference and liking it. See u next time I’m in town.”

Tyler Hilton, recording artist, Emblem Music

“Diane Kimbrough is absolutely vital in helping people find a natural comfort level. She is a total professional who is able to create a comfortable and nurturing environment. Diane is also effective in helping folks develop skills to relate to an audience, both verbally and visually.”

Allen Butler, former President, Sony Music Group

Diane Kimbrough and Rosehill“Thanks for everything Diane! Talked with Blake this morning and Rosehill is over the moon with you!”

Mike Kraski, President, Tenacity Management

“Just wanted to send a quick note of thanks for helping bringing 6CHIX to the next level – your presence and input were REALLY appreciated. Your participation in this years’ production was great. I find it easy to hand over creative input to someone I trust and I know our stage manager Gail, the ladies and the entire company would agree with my sentiment that you won our trust immediately. Let’s continue to find reasons to stay connected and work together in the future.
 All the best – here’s to the next time!”

Rob Asselstine, President, RGA Media

“You have a great passion for what you do and the people you work for.I really feel like I grew during the radio tour because you gave us the tools we needed for working a small room. There is a total difference in walking out, unsure, and then knowing you have the skills. It’s great to be able to feel so much more comfortable about performing. You rock Diane!”

Will Snyder, CMT’s Can You Duet, Season One Winner

“You are a constant light at the end of my tunnel. Thank you so much. I love that every day is different on stage. It makes it that much more fun. I will always call you when I need a boost.

Caitlin Lynn, CMT’s Can You Duet, Season One Winner

“Diane has an incredible knack for seeing the big picture. She’d be a real asset to any artist looking to improve their show.”

Joe Diffie, recording artist, Rounder Records

“Diane introduces you to your potential without limitations. She is inspirational, talented, fun to work with and instead of molding you into someone else, she helps you find YOU!”

Lynn Bryant, singer, actress

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Client List

  • Danielle Bradbery, NBC’s The Voice
  • Anne Buckle
  • Gloriana
  • The Cains Trio
  • Dakota Bradley
  • Toby Keith
  • David Kroll
  • Shania Twain
  • Lexi Larsen
  • Tyler Hilton
  • Little Big Town
  • The Dixie Chicks
  • Pam Tillis
  • Austin Webb
  • Eden’s Edge
  • JoDee Messina
  • The Wilkinsons
  • Shantell Ogden
  • Caitlin & Will
  • 2Steel Girls, NBC’s The Voice
  • Winfield’s Locket
  • Joe Diffie
  • Rachel Bradshaw
  • Rainey Qualley
  • Kelsie May
  • Michelle Willis
  • Marlee Scott
  • April Renzella
  • 6Chix
  • TaylorX
  • Summer Collins, ABC’s Rising Star