Jimmy Bombay J


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


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.

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'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:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


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:

Other Percussion:


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