News 2011

October 16th, 2011  - Jim and his bandmates mentioned in Avril concert review from Regina Leader-Post Newspaper

In a review about Avril's concert in Regina on Thursday, October 13th, a nice band mention:

Lavigne made good use of her five-member band - Al Berry (Bass), guitar, Rodney Howard (drums), Steve Ferlazzo (keyboard), Jim McGorman (guitar) and Steve Fekete (guitar) - with the highlight coming during the intro of Alice.  The combination of piano, organ, drums and guitar was almost orchestral. It was a big sound that led perfectly into the song.

October 15th, 2011  - UStream Live performance with Jimmy McGorman, Steve Fekete, Al Berry, Steve Ferlazzo, Rodney Howard today! 

Tune into UStream today at 1:30 PM PST/4:30 PM EST today for live performance with Jim and Avril Lavigne's Band!  Be sure to stay tuned to Jim's official twitter for the direct link!  

Jimmy McGorman

For the ustream on Sat. - we are going to get some instruments and play some songs. Should be a classic.......

August 29th, 2011 - Video Teaser for "Girls" by Jim McGorman!

As tweeted by Jim on Twitter, have a sneak peek at the "Girls" video! Share the you tube link with your family and friends!

Jimmy McGorman

July 23th, 2011 - Special announcement from DA MAN!
Jim just tweeted some exciting news:

I will B releasing a new single on iTunes Friday July 29 called Girls! Hope U can check it out!

If you don't believe us, here you go! WE are very excited

May 8th, 2011 - Jim features an acoustic riff from a song he wrote with Michelle Branch in new "Lick Of The Day"

For IPAD and IPHONE users, Guitar World has added another "Lick of The Day" by Jim! Download the app at Lick Of The Day App.

April 25th, 2011  Jim and Avril demonstrate "Lick Of The Day" to  "Get Your Groove On"
Another new "Lick of The Day," this time all to The Awesomeness "Get Your Groove On"

Download the app at Lick Of The Day App

Check it out!

April 18th, 2011 - Jim featured in Guitar World's "Lick Of The Day!"

For IPAD and IPHONE users, Jim teaches a moveable double-stop rock riff to The Awesomeness song "Never Get This Chance"

Download the app at Lick Of The Day App

Jim's tweet about it from his Twitter page:

I did a Lick Of The Day for Guitar World which is up now. If you have an iPad or iPhone, it's a super cool app for guitarists!

April 11th, 2011 - Jim's interview with
Check out the phone interview - it's awesome. Jim talks about everything and anything, he is very informative and funny. Or as the write up says:

Jim McGorman is currently on tour as Avril Lavigne's guitarist in support of her latest record, Goodbye Lullaby. The multi-instrumentalist was also a part of the house band for both season's of the CBS show "Rockstar" (INXS & Supernova).  He's toured with a variety of people, including Cher, Shakira, and Paul Stanley of Kiss.  In addition, he also makes music of his own.  Icon Fetch talks with the Philadelphia native about his multi-faceted career - how he got hooked up with Lavigne, helped put together a made for TV band, and manged to continue to be a much-sought after instrumentalist.  He also shares some great stories of being on the road.

No wonder he is our favourite musician!

Jan 28th, 2011 -  Promo with Avril Lavigne
Jim is currently in Japan with Avril Lavgine working  (and hopefully enjoying himself!) as her Musical Director and band member, promoting Avril's upcoming record Goodbye Lullaby (released throughout the world in early March).

Avril and the band will be performing on a few TV shows (we just posted the Music Station  performance). After that they are headed to Europe and after that Hong Kong and back to Japan - for more promo.

So far only appearances on the Taratata TV show in France and the famous San Remo Festival in Italy have been announced, but we are sure that there will be a lot more.

Of course, sunfired will be following all that and posting all the Jim-worthy stuff there will be to post.

On another note: aren't we, the Jim fans, lucky?

Unlike some solo artists out there, Avril gives a very prominent role to her backup band. They are front stage, right there with Avril whenever she performs; as you can see on all our photos and videos. She really seems to be enjoying working with them. She even tweeted about their arrival in Tokyo the other day!

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