He does not preach from a high horse, instead he shows us, sometimes
not too gently, of what is really going on and then leaves it up to us.
Jimi is a solo musician from Gorey, South East Ireland. He has been
writing and performing for about five years and has built a good
reputation as one of the hardest working musicians in Ireland with over
500 gigs to his credit. Needless to say such hard work is resulting in
an increasing number of fans who are moved by his music. When he sings you can almost touch the
emotion he arouses in his listeners.
It all began with Jimi hitchhiking around Ireland to his first gigs
until he could afford a car at which time he started playing wherever
he could and has since played some of Irelands finest stages with some
of Irelands top acts like John Spillane, Paddy Casey, Declan O Rourke,
The Revs, Aslan, David Kitt, Jinx Lennon, Mary Coughlan, Eleanor Mc
Evoy, Roesy and the list goes on. His Debut
album "When the last leaf falls" was released in 2007 and to date has
sold over 1,000 copies receiving good reviews in Hotpress and many other publications. The follow up to that album was "The Junkyard poet" released in 2008 which has also gone on to sell over 1,000 copies with the single "Realistic love song" gaining quiet a bit of radio play.
Jimi's music can best be described as a mix between Folk, Grunge,
Blues and Rock mixed with a healthy dose of originality. His music even
touches on rap and spoken word. His lyrics are often quite politically
and socially aware with songs about War, Poverty, Injustice and the
Homeless, but often humorous too with songs like "Hangover Blues" and
"Talking Religion Blues" and of course some songs are simply of love's
won and love's lost. Jimi has coined the phrase topical folk which he
believes is a fair representation of what he does. These days Jimi
spends most of his time on the road travelling from town to town
spreading the good word, playing wherever there's an audience.
Jimi is truly one of the last unsung Troubadours.
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