Jimy Bleu as Jimi Hendrix
CONTACT

ABOUT

"KISS THE SKY"

*****See The PHOTOS Section For Site Link & Performance Links*****

The Longest-running & ONLY Authentic Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show Artist since 1968.

The show features New York City's own Jimy Bleu, who is carrying on, by direct personal lineage, a concept Hendrix called "Electric Ladyland".

"Kiss The Sky" consists of Bleu fronting various stages of Hendrix's career in an exciting stage show (pre-fame 1966-67, Monterey Pop, Fillmore 1968, Woodstock, 'Band Of Gypsys', The Cry Of Love Tour). The revue performs with vintage equipment, light show, era video segments & costume changes.

Performing world-wide, Bleu has opened for and toured with the likes of Aerosmith, Slade, Graham Central Station, The J. Geils Band and Foghat, as well as appearing in major venues such as the Woodstock 25th anniversary, the Atlantic Pop Festival and Reggae Sunsplash to name a few. They have also appeared on German TV, London's BBC TV and MTV.

This isn't simply a tribute act.....this is a serious re-creation which started when Bleu was a member of the official Jimi Hendrix fan club at Warner/Reprise records from 1968-1971.

Bleu, himself a former Columbia/Def Jam recording artist having had relative success in the '90's with music mogul Russell Simmons as his personal manager, performs the music of Hendrix in the studio on all instruments and vocals.

Besides giving lecture/demonstrations about Hendrix on TV & college campuses across the USA, an unauthorized feature film based on Jimi Hendrix produced by Bleu is currently in post-production as well as an off-Broadway play of the film currently being revised.

Bleu also periodically tours with Hendrix bassist Bill Cox's "Band Of Gypsys Experience".

Screen name:
Bleu
Member since:
May 05 2005
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years together:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Age:
63 years

Influences

The Most Comprehensive Presentation EVER Of The Music & The Mysticism Of The Man With The Guitar:

* Only 1 Man Can Showcase The Hard Explosive Rock Which Hendrix Best Exemplified With "The Experience"

* Only 1 Man Can Showcase The Afro Funk Which Hendrix Delivered With The "Band Of Gypsys"

* Only 1 Man Can EXCEEDINGLY Re-produce Hendrix's Studio Sound Playing All The Instruments & Vocals Himself

Members Of Band

Jimy Bleu - Guitar/Ld. Vcl

AJ Hagar - Bass/Bkgd Vcl ("Experience")
Ted Edwards - Drums ("Experience")

James Jackson - Drums ("Band Of Gypsys")
Dave Avalon - Bass/Bkgd Vcl ("Band Of Gypsys")

SHOW REVIEWS

“The Experience & The Band Of Gypsies done extremely well…I felt as though I was watching a play about Hendrix” - legendary DJ Frankie Crocker 1979

“Go and become experienced…..it’s an evening well spent” - Al Stweeje, Good Times Newspaper Concert Review 1985

“Definitely lives up to the hype” - Rolling Stone Magazine Concert Review 1992

“It wouldn’t have been ‘Woodstock’ without THIS Hendrix” - Woodstock 25th Anniversary Concert Promoter 1994

“A dead-on recreation of the man with the guitar” - Soundbeat E-zine Tribute Band Review 2006

“It's like seeing Hendrix, Marley & Prince at once.....nice!!" - TM Stevens (bassist for Sly Stone, Miles Davis, James Brown & many others) 2008

“Jimy Bleu…..the rocker….the guitar player extraordinaire!!” - Corky Laing (drummer from ‘Mountain‘) 2010

“I wouldn‘t call this a tribute….you guys got it down!!” - R&B icon Jimmy Castor 2011

“Wow…..to me you’re it……..keep doin’ it!!!” - Jabo Starks (drummer from James Brown‘s band) 2012

"You definitely got it down more than anyone I've come across" - guitar virtuoso Pat Travers 2015

"I should have interviewed YOU for my bookazine" - Emily Gatlin (author of "The Unknown Hendrix") 2015

"Jimi Hendrix aficionado Jimy Bleu.....the real deal.....rock & roll seasoned with blues & soul & MOST IMPORTANT the musically orchestrated direction in which Jimi Hendrix was headed" - Hendrix bassist Billy Cox 2015

"The world knows Jimi Hendrix was in a league of his own and there is no better band that captures the essential Hendrix legacy or a more exact tribute to Jimi than Kiss the Sky! This is my only endorsement of any tribute band and believe me I only give it because I can picture my friend Jimi himself smiling down with approval." - Hendrix percussionist Geraldo Valez 2016

"Kiss The Sky is spectacular! So often with tribute bands people say close your eyes, they sound just like them, but with Kiss The Sky you MUST keep your eyes open because the guitar playing, vintage gear, costumes and stage presence of the band is so very precise and out of this world your jaw will drop!" - Katie Daryl Host and Executive Producer 'The World's Greatest Tribute Bands' on AXS-TV 2016

"When it comes to performing Jimi's music, I don't impress easily and there is no question that KTS is the most detailed and historically accurate Jimi tribute show I've seen. Jimy Bleu truly brings the Hendrix spirit to the stage. And that is no small task. They have my full endorsement." - Juma Sultan, Percussionist with Jimi Hendrix Woodstock band 'the Gypsy Sun and Rainbows' 2017

EQUIPMENT

Marshall, SVT Amps, Custom Ludwig rig, prof'l P.A. equipment

CALENDAR

Past Events

Celebration of 50th anniversary of "Are You Experienced" & Axis: Bold As Love albums as well as the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival

Celebration of 50th anniversary of "Are You Experienced" & Axis: Bold As Love albums as well as the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival

Celebration of 50th anniversary of "Are You Experienced" & Axis: Bold As Love albums as well as the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival

Celebration of 50th anniversary of "Are You Experienced" & Axis: Bold As Love albums as well as the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival

Featuring the blues of Jimi Hendrix set as well as a 'best of' hits set.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

Featuring tribute bands from various USA cities. For KTS this is a 'Woodstock' themed event.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience & The Band Of Gypsys re-creations

FORUM POSTS