How it began…..
At the age of 4, Kimmee received her first drum set on Christmas morning from her father Vinnie. It was then that Kimmee that Kimmee found her passion for music…and later found another passion, baking, by folllowing in her father’s footsteps.
Vinnie opened a bakery, Vincent’s Cookie Cupboard in Freehold NJ, when Kimmee was only 9 years old. That is where she spent her summers and snow days. Asking Kimmee how she felt about that, “I didn’t mind at all… I was an extremely chubby kid and loved sweets! Not much has changed!”
Kimmee learned baking and pastry from her father who taught the art to Middlesex County culinary students before he opened his own bakery… Masi says, “He was amazing and brilliant at his craft. I remember how proud I was to go with him on deliveries and see the clients’ reactions to what he created. My father was a rockstar with an amazing personality!”
Kimmee spent many hours learning the craft by working in local bakeries, while at the same time playing in many different local original rock bands in NY and NJ. Then in 1994, she had a serious car accident, breaking her neck in two places with multiple other injuries. She was out of work for nearly two years and unable to play drums much longer than that… She kept close to the music scene and spent time composing more than 30 original songs, lyrics and music. “It was another chance at life… I better make this count,” says Kimmee.