Artist info


Pop, Rock, Roots

Sounds like

Shawn Mullins, Pete Murray, John Mayer, Ben Harper, Amos Lee

band members

Jimmy Marin - vocals, guitar Michael Long - bass Michael Pejin - guitar Adrian Hurley - drums


Amos Lee, Shawn Mullins, Ben Harper, Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Nick Drake



Harnessing a soulful voice that soothes and comforts, South Australian singer-songwriter Jimmy Marin blends captivating melodies with hypnotic rhythms and funky blues guitar to create a sound all of his own: Acoustic Soul. Diverse and universal, Marin’s sound is influenced by the Americana sound but is equally at home in an Aussie pub as it would be in a Mississippi juke joint. His lyrics are introspective and observant with a message focusing on life, love & the world in which we live. Marin’s unique sound owes as much to rhythm ‘n’ blues and funk as it does to acoustic folk musicians such as James Taylor and Nick Drake or contemporary bluesmen Keb’ Mo’ and Eric Bibb. With over 150 gigs worth of experience, including a stint fronting Adelaide rock band Liquid Phoenix, Marin – inspired by the likes of Dave Grohl, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz and Prince – has used his experience to write, record and produce his debut album all on his own, so as to perfectly capture the sounds that have been swimming in his mind for the past 5 years. Supported by his own independent record label, Top Rope Records, and his new backing band (Michael Long - bass, Michael Pejin - guitar, Adrian Hurley - drums.

‘(Something True) is a beautifully crafted body of work from start to finish’ – MusicSA

‘His acoustic soul drips with the tender passion of an artist in complete control’ – dB Magazine

'A beacon of light in the South Australian music scene' - The Adelaide Show Podcast

(Photos courtesy of Ancient Light Studio)