SEEKING

Trombone, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar.

ABOUT

International blues recording artist. Played over 2,000 shows, toured six countries, 4 CD's out:

ANGEL CHILD - 1997,
SOMEWHERE SOMEHOW - 1999,
SHUT UP AND PLAY - 2003,
LIVE ALIVE - 2006.

The release of "VIBE" and "MONKEY JUNK" will be contingent on the formation new Groove Syndicate. VIBE is slated for release early '08.

We are an original act performing 95% original material. Our motto is; "Where blues is Swingin', Rockin', Jazzy, and always original!" The key to our success is our diversity in the blues. You never know what's next.

KP of Rock N Read Magazine (Nashville, TN) writes, " They are not your typical blues band . . . like, where you see three or four tunes and you've seen their entire show. With these cats at every turn there is a different theme or style, or a different featured player, that keeps the audience wanting more. They are one of the most engaging, entertaining blues acts on the planet!"

Our second project features Reese Wynans (former SRV keyboard player), on piano and organ, we are also an award winning act that has played most major blues fests in Midwest, including; The Chicago Blues Fest in 2003.

Looking to form the next great incarnation of Jim Diamond & The Groove Syndicate. Holding auditions for: bright, funny, considerate, coachable, well rounded, bag free musicians, with 'big eyes' and 'big ears' that are interested in a great time and outstanding career!

All must be unselfish, and big team players willing to work hard together. All will be featured! Don't be afraid to be GREAT!

Screen name:
jimdiamond
Member since:
Aug 28 2007
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Freddie King, Albert King, B.B. King, Ronnie Earl, Johnny Winter, SRV, Albert Collins, Snooks Eaglin, Duke Robilard, Luther Allison... And my good friends, Wendell Holmes (The Holmes Brothers - Alligator Records), and Stacy Mitchhart.... who continue to inspire me even if from afar!! Thanks fellas!

EQUIPMENT

Using vintage Fender and Gibson guitars, and Fender and Traynor vintage amplifiers.

All amplifiers loaded with the world's greatest speakers - EMINENCE (Eminence, KY). With whom Jim Diamond prouldly endorces.

Other endorcements: Dean Markley Strings, Groove Tubes, Samson Technologies, and EMG pickups.

Thanks to all for their continued support.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Auditioning for the next great " GROOVE SYNDICATE!"