JIMMYBAY (QLD)

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 traveled to the tropical North, taking only his suitcase kick-drum filled with his possessions ans 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 ans Roots and the National Folk Festival.

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

Using 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.

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