Jimmy Bombay J
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, DJ, Electronic Music, Harp.

ABOUT

>>> CAREER HIGHLIGHTS <<<
Multi-Instrument Session Musician for EMI (UK) working at Abbey Road, Olympic Studios & other Int'l studios; Toured with The Foundations ("Build Me Up Buttercup" & "Baby, Now That I Found You"); Studied TABLA with Alla Rakha (Ravi Shankar's TABLA player), and with Alla's son, Zakir :: I'm on both sides of the music industry.. as a multi-instrumentalist musician, and, as a manage: I Managed Irene Cara ("Fame" & "Flashdance"); I also broker Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Artist Catalogues: I sold Jimi Hendrix's Catalogue of 86 songs to SONY, I also sold Jimi's Classic 'Band of Gypsys' Master ~ of course as a player & fan of Jimi, I'm fortunate & thrilled! I've also sold many other Hall of Fame Artists Catalogues.

>>>THEN & NOW>>>
I began on kit drums playing in bands to American Rock English Pop & Motown..now I play TABLA to those styles + ROCK POP ACOUSTIC FUNK R&B METAL HIP HOP BLUES & EDM.

>>> MY DISTINCTION <<<
I compliment your artistry, creativity and your musical performance by blending TABLA's unique tones & pitches with a Melodic approach to Rhythm ~ TABLA is the only percussion instrument in the World with NO conflicting overtones; also, TABLA is tuned to the Key of the Song.

>>> TABLA ~ UNIQUE PERCUSSION <<<
TABLA's approach to rhythm is way different than how congas, bongos or timbales rhythms are applied..Not only in its sound but how TABLA rhythms are played. Basically, TABLA follows the Vocal & Melody lines, highlighting & complimenting the Melody line using open, closed, sustaining tones & pitches within "melodic" rhythm patterns..it's Melodic Rhythmic Poetry!!

=} I'm EverReady for Gigs Touring Recording & Jamming

With TABLA and all music ~ it's all about sound and how it complements your sound! Let me take your sound where you've never been before.

Screen name:
Jimmy Bombay J
Member since:
Mar 07 2007
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Motown sound to Pet Sounds...Temptations, Diana Ross/Supremes, Jackson 5, Hendrix, Chicago, James Brown, Santana, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Zombies, Luther, Marvin, Aretha, Dave Clark 5, EW&F, Everly Brothers, Ravi Shankar, ZZ Top, and many more.... + All gifted musical Creators throughout history providing Entertainment ~ as that's what it's all about: "ENTERTAINMENT".

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Other:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

TABLA has a beautiful sweet tone ~ the instrument is capable of producing a variety of distinct, tonal and percussive sounds covering the gamut from low growling inflections to staccato torrential flurries to bell-like tones, to a metal sound harder than Rock! Fyi, TABLA is tuned to the Key of the song and I have TABLA's in all keys.

My goal is to inspire your playing, to enhance your creativity, and basically compliment your sound. Please, only serious inquires, although I will consider any interesting creative musical situation. The genres noted above are preferred, ..don't get me wrong, I Love Indian Classical Music, but I play RAWK!!...& Pop Funk Blues R&B:-)

Connect with me at: PolySutra@hotmail.com

MUSIC