Jimi Cullen is a musician from Wexford, Ireland. He is a songwriter, singer, storyteller and much more, a blender of Folk, Pop, Rock and Country, a poet of a thousand words and a performer of pure energy. An uplifting experience.
Allow Jimi to take you on a journey from protest songs through love songs to those that squeeze every drop of emotion out of you. You’ll laugh and cry as he sings about everything from hangovers to homelessness, always with a catchy hook and a positive message.
He does not preach from a high horse, instead he shows us, sometimes not too gently, what is really going on and then leaves it up to us.
It all began in 2004, armed with just his guitar and his songs Jimi set out in the world on his musical journey. Since then he has covered the length and breadth of Ireland many times over clocking up an amazing 1500+ gigs. He has also toured all over Europe. He has released two albums and two e.p's, selling over 5000 copies combined and has shared the stage with some of Irelands best known musicians such as Damien Dempsey, Declan O Rourke, Paddy Casey, Aslan, John Spillane, David Kitt, Sharon Shannon, Eleanor Mc Evoy and countless others.
Needless to say such hard work has resulted in an increasing number of fans who are moved by his music and a reputation as one of the hardest working musicians in Ireland. He has featured in many well-known publications like Hotpress magazine and The Evening Herald. His music has also been released on countless compilation albums both in Ireland and abroad and he was named Music Review Unsigned artist of the month in March 09. More recently he was nominated for Best Male, Best Acoustic/alt and Best Unsigned artist in the Music Review Unsigned awards 2012.
In 2013 Jimi had his first chart success when his cover of The Cranberries song Zombie reached No.2 in the Irish itunes charts. The song was released as a charity single in aid of Amnesty International.
Jimi released his third album 'Life' on the 4th April 2014. It has been extremely well recieved both at home and abroad and has garnered many favourble reviews. 'Life' was named Album of the week by Roddie Cleere's Irish Music Show on KCLRfm while its first single Brand New Day proved a radio favourite earning Jimi plenty of air play across Ireland and England.
Never one to rest on his laurels for too long Jimi's fourth album 'Revolution', a collection of political and social songs will be released in Autumn 2015.