A YOUNG Rugby singer who is part of the world’s first street dancing pop band is heading for stardom.
Kimmy Campbell is a member of up and coming streetdance crew Six D, who are quickly building a big name for themselves having already toured with JLS and the Saturdays earlier this year.
Alongside Kimmy, Six D features 15-year-old world champion street dancer Levon de Silva, lead singer Chantelle Bernard, Kieran Edmonds, Cassie MacMillan and Pierre Angus. Their promoters describe them as the most thrilling thing to happen in the UK pop world in a long time.
Kimmy, 21, grew up in Rugby and went to primary school in Clifton. She attended the Christine Anderson Theatre School in Hillmorton from 16 months old until her teenage years. She went on to college in Coventry and later attended a theatre school in Blackpool where she began auditions for Six D in 2009, beating off competition from more than 2,500 hopefuls to land a place in the band.
The talented group have been working with big industry names, including Lady Gaga’s choreographer. Last year they jetted between London and America working on their debut album. They were at signed last year by Jive Records, whose artists include Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Usher and Outkast. Their first single by Six D - Best Damn Night - will be released on July 24, to be followed later in the summer by Six D’S debut album.
A spokesman for Six D said: “Joining movies like Streetdance 3D and Step Up, and the triumph of acts such as Diversity on Britain’s Got Talent, Six D are the latest addition to the global vogue for street dance. “ They are a natural thrilling progression of the worldwide underground explosion in street culture, from the phenomenon of freerunning to the explosion of street dance.”