Bio

After spending many years living in the red sands of outback South Australia Jimmybay decided to put music to his long told campfire stories and bush poetry. He left South Australia and travelled to the tropical north, taking only his suitcase kick-drum filled with his possessions and carrying his guitar. He Slept in the long grass on the outskirts of Darwin and walked into town each day to busk on the streets.
This was the beginning of what would evolve into Jimmybay performing in Festivals across Australia, including: Illawarra Folk Festival, Deep South Blues and Roots and the National Folk Festival

Blues-folk-alt country vagabond Jimmybay has been travelling from town to town in his beat up kombi van for the past five years. In that time this multi-instrumentalist has captured audiences with his honest storytelling style and mesmerising live performances. Drawing inspiration from his own experiences and stories told by other travellers.

Utilising guitar, harmonica and his suitcase kick-drum Jimmybay’s music is sincere and raw. Influenced by artists such as Paddy McHugh, Paul Kelly, Shakey Graves, Colter Wall and William Crighton.

His offbeat character and intuitive songwriting have combined to create a unique live show of genuine storytelling, emotive lyrics and a quirky charismatic stage presence.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

26 Oct 2018

Triple J
35

I like how down to earth this track is from the intro to the full band kicking in.

I like how down to earth this track is from the intro to the full band kicking in.

Review

Review by Matt Alderman Matt Alderman

11 Dec 2018

Super Reviewer
40

I feel like I'm in the pub listening to the song live. This recording is untouched and filled with unrelenting drive that is bursting at the seams.. until the chorus hits. Also.. hard to get harmonica right, but it is in this song!

I feel like I'm in the pub listening to the song live. This recording is untouched and filled with unrelenting drive that is bursting at the seams.. until the chorus hits. Also.. hard to get harmonica right, but it is in this song!