About Jimi

25 May 2009 (7)

Born In Rigside, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Jimis first Rock band was in 1978, singing mainly Rush & Deep Purple songs & so his passion for 'Classic Rock' had begun.


The next few years brought many hours of practise & to Paul Rogers, David Coverdale & Ronnie James Dio for Inspiration.


He began writing songs and formed the Rock band 'Sahara' whilst spending any spare time attending a gazzillion gigs at the Legendary 'Glasgow Apollo' till it closed in 1985.


Various incarnations of the band ensued including a name change to "The Hardline" until they were picked up by 'Wet Wet Wet's manager Elliott Davis and offered a management contract on the strength of a Demo Tape.


Showcasing his phenomenal voice, 5 years of recording demo's, touring, notable sell out gigs at Glasgow's King Tut's, London's 'Borderline Club' and a support to 'The Wets in front of 30,000 people at Glasgow Green.


Unfortunately line-up changes of the band, mainly guitar players proved their undoing.


Jimi continued writing, performing and recording, appearing on Michael Barrymore's shows ' My Kind of People' & 'Barrymore' in 1997/98 and went on to sing at concerts & festivals in Romania, Turkey and Holland


Living now in York, Jimi has continued writing and has had a spell singing with a local covers band " Invitro".  


Jimi moved on to spend two years as Lead vocalist with Tribute Band  'A Foreigners Journey ' he toured extensively in the UK and Rhodes. Meeting new friends along the way, and his voice just got better and better so a decision was made to leave "A Foreigners Journey" and  the next adventure started.


His latest project is a tribute to great American Melodic Rock with some great musicians and friends "Legends of AOR" debut gig was in Spain in front of a crowd of Rhodes Rockers, safe to say it was so emotional that tears were shead.


After recently recording a second EP of original songs at FML studios in Scotland with Sandy Jones and Greame Duffin he is looking now for a new Challenge and take his own music out to people....watch this space!!!!

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