- Jim McGorman
– July 10, born in Philadephia, Pennsylvania.
– Graduated from
Hill East High School, Cherry
Hill, New Jersey.
1995 – Graduated
from the very
College of Music, Boston, MA.
Degree in Audio Engineering and Production.
1995 – Moved to
pursue his dream and career in music.
1995 – First major
included working with (playing keyboards and guitar ) Elektra Records
(singer-songwriter) Rebekah (note: Elektra Records is now part of the Atlantic
1997 – Aaron
- "To Make
Me Who I Am." – credited guitar.
1998 – Member of
up for the Los Angeles based pop/rock sensation The New
Radicals. The 1998
album release - "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too," included such hit
singles as "You Get What You Give" (1999) #36 U.S., #5 U.K. and also
"Someday We'll Know" (1999) #48 U.K. A tour of the United States
commenced in 1998 into 1999 with a number of key television
performances on The Tonight
Show with Jay Leno, Muchmusic
Canada and Nickelodoen's
"All That" just to name
"Transmatic" – credited strings.
2001 - Musical
Award winning singer, songerwriter and guitarist, Michelle
Branch. Jim also
played guitar and background vocals at a number of television
appearances including MTV's TRL
Jamestown Ltd. members
Jon Button (bass), Dave
Jim also performed with Michelle Branch on the hit TV Show Buffy The
Vampire Slayer (note
episode Tabula Rasa).
2002 – David
Charvet album "Leap
of Faith" - credited vocals (background).
2003 – Jessica
2" - credited bass, guitar, piano, vocals (background), and producer.
- Jim sang on the song "It's Nothing New" that was featured during the
2004 – The
"Borrowed Heaven" - credited piano, musician.
2004 – Ben
"Calico" - credited vocals, Wurlitzer.
2004 – Marc
"Carencro" - credited organ, piano, vocals (background), Fender Rhodes,
2004/2005 - Toured
for the forty year pop music veteran Cher commencing
in October, 2004 replacing Cher's fifteen year music director,
Mirkovich. Jim joined Cher on her farewell tour
and sang a
duet with her "After All" every night for nine months.
2005 - Rockstar:
INXS House Band
member (guitar, keyboards and vocals) - The Mark Burnett produced, CBS
hit summer TV series as House Band member along with Paul
(keyboards/vocals), Nate Morton
2005 - RockStar:
Night at the Mayan Theatre – Credited
guitar, keyboards and vocals.
2005 – Jim
in Sound" - credited piano, tack piano.
2005 – Emma
album "Unfabulous and More" - credited keyboards, and group member.
2005 - Shelley James self-titled album -
interview with Musicians Hotline: Jim McGorman of Rockstar
- Interview with Rock Star Go Home: Jim McGorman Takes His
Top Five CDS
Supernova House Band Member (guitar, keyboards and vocals) - The Mark
Burnett produced, CBS hit summer TV series Rockstar:
Supernova returns for
a second season. Jim as House Band member along Paul
Morton (drums), Raphael
2006 – Warren
"Reach" - credited piano, guitar (electric), Organ (Hammond), Vocals
(background), Clavinet, Wurlitzer, Tack Piano.
interview with Courier Post Online entitled Music
Man: Cherry Hill East Grad has worked with Cher and
- August - Part one feature article - Premier
Guitar Artist Profile - Jim McGorman, Backstage at Rockstar: Supernova.
- August 25th - Universal
City Walk. Concert
performances with the remaining six contesants from Rockstar: Supernova
including - Storm
and Toby Rand.
INXS (2005) contestant Mig
Ayesa. Along with
Jim members of the Rockstar: House Band including Nate
(drums) and Sasha
Krivtsov (bass) and Paul
- September - Part two feature article - Premier
Guitar Artist Profile - Jim McGorman, Backstage at Rockstar: Supernova.
2006 – Ryan
Star" - credited guitar, vocals (background).
- Berklee Today feature article Stoking
The Star-Maker Machinery In Los Angeles.
2006 - Jamestown
Is Falling Down." - credited vocals, piano, keyboards, guitars, bass,
and producer. "Well, Jamestown is my baby. I’ve been working
music my entire life, and this is my first full-length record. I wrote
– or co-wrote – all the songs, produced the record, and obviously
played guitar, keys and sang." "I am incredibly proud of the record and
how we all worked together to make it happen." 7
2006 - September
vocals and acoustic guitar with Rockstar:Supernova runner up, Dilana
Robichaux on the Ellen
2006 - September
22 - Jamestown Ltd.
Is Falling Down" cd release party at The
Angeles, CA. Evening of music and performances featuring members of
Jamestown Ltd. including Jim
keyboards and guitar) Emerson
members of the Rockstar House Band: Nate
(drums) and Sasha
- October - Part three feature article - Premier
Guitar Artist Profile - Jim McGorman, Backstage at Rockstar: Supernova
2006 - October
21st - embarked
seventeen date U.S. Tour as guitarist/background vocalist with rock
Stanley. In support
of his album release "Live to Win." The entire Rockstar House Band
joined Jim on this tour including: Nate Morton
(drums) and Sasha
Krivtsov (bass), Paul
2006 - November
Rockstar House Band member (guitar, keyboards and background vocals)
joins fellow band members Nate Morton
(drums) and Sasha
Krivtsov (bass), Paul
guitar) for two concert performances to over 5,000 people in Reykjavik,
Iceland in celebration of Magni
bash. Contesants from Rockstar: Supernova including: Josh
Rand and Dilana
2007 - In January,
working in the studio with legendary 80's rock glam metal band Poison on their June 2007
covers album Poison'd featuring producer Don Was. Jim played keyboard
Hotline feature From The Paul Stanley Tour - Living the Dream.
February 8th, Jamestown
song The World Is Falling Down
played on WXPN 88.5, a
public radio station from the University of Pennsylvania.
- Jim has just finished co-writing and co-producing a new song for Bret Michaels (from Poison) upcoming solo record.
will be part of an upcoming tv reality series that will air on VH1.
- February - Jim has joined the touring band for Avril
(as guitar player and backup vocalist).
You can view our February 7, 2007 post regarding this new opportunity
for Jim on our News
page. Jim will be
working along side fellow
musicians Rodney Howard (drums), Steve Ferlazzo (keyboards), Devin Bronson (lead guitar), and
February 15th, Jim performed his first public appearance with Avril Lavigne.
inaugural private show took place in Calgary,
for a CBC
television Avril Lavigne exclusive special which
April the same year.
- The first
European promotional tour for Avril Lavigne's The
Best Damn Thing
record took place commencing in London followed by Paris and
Cologne. Noteable appearances including a radio show at The Scala, MTV Live taping in Paris, and McFit Fight Night in Cologne,
performance on Taratata television in Paris
included Jim singing Message
In A Bottle during
shares personal experiences and advice in part one
Guitar, Apr '07: How To Get The Gig Part 1.
- In April,
the American promotional tour circuit commenced in
Avril Lavigne's new record release The Best Damn Thing.
Lavigne's CBC exclusive special aired on
following a number of noteable American network performances including Saturday
Night Live, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Teen Nick on Nickelodeon.
- Part Two
of: Premier Guitar, May '07: How To Get The Gig
- In May,
American promotion continued for Avril
Lavigne's The Best Damn Thing record release
including a new online concert series Nissan Live Sets on Y! Music, and
a very rainy
outdoor New York rooftop performance on Jimmy
Kimmel Live and The View.
the month of June the aggressive and busy promotional tour machine
carried on with even more network performances and in studio online
concert appearances including: Stripped
Raw and Real, Tonight
Show with Jay Leno, Muchmusic
Video Awards, The
Late Show with Craig Ferugson and Last Call with Carson Daly.
concert was also performed in Las
Vegas for Nina's Night Out Fundraiser. In
leg of European promotion concerts and television appearances took
- While in
Toronto, Ontario for the Muchmusic
Video Awards, a truly energetic performance of Live At The Orange Lounge was
filmed for Sympatico.ca.
special feature on Acing The BIG Audition.
Throughout the month of July, Jim spent it in Europe promoting for Avril
During this time he travelled to well over 10 countries in a month with
noteable appearances including: BBC Radio 1 Live at the Lounge (London,
UK), Viva TV in (Berlin, Germany), and Oxegen '07 (Naas, Ireland). The A
& E Special Private Sessions with Avril Lavigne also
- On August
8th Jim announced a collaboration with new
artist Kate Voegele
on the song "It's Only Life."
- In early
August, Jim performed all part of 106.1 KISS FM - KISS Party in
Grande Prairie, TX.
The Best Damn Thing promotion tour went east to Japan and
for a number of television and concert performances including: Mezamashi TV, Music Station TV, and Summer Sonic. The month concluded
performance in Los Angeles, CA for the 2007 Teen Choice Awards.
September, an Exclusive Interview with Jim McGorman for
On The Rebound.
The interview includes working with Avril Lavigne, life as a musician
and much more for fans.
performed during CTV's Canadian Idol finale with noteable
coverage during the show. Additional appearances this month
include The Late Show with David Letterman,
TRL and Fashion
wrote and produced the song Fallen for Bret
The song appeared during the final episode of VH1's television series Rock of Love. The song
also is on Bret's new
album Rock My World
June 3rd, 2008.
global travel too place during the month of October with appearances on
the Russia MTV TV Video Awards and a
concert at B1
Maximum in Moscow, Russia. Later in the month Jim
to Mexico to perform on the MTV Latin Music Awards. In
addition MTV Canada
filmed a special television show entitled Avril in
Mexico which highlighted Jim vocalizing with Avril and
dinner at the Mexico restaurant (Can I get a couple of centipedes while we
are at it?)
The MSN Control Room concert series
filmed live at the Roxy in Los Angeles including a beautiful
rendition of Sarah McLachlan's song Adia. Avril Lavigne herself
commented on Jim's performance as well "And then we
have Jim, who
is awesome at vocals and he plays rhythm guitar!"
weighs in on tech boom as it relates to the musician of today in his
feature article Premier Guitar, Nov '07 Anabolic Rock.
November commenced with travels back to Europe for the MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich,
Germany, TF1 Star Academy in Paris France
Music Awards in Monte Carlo, France. On
November 6th, Live
Nation hosted a very special online concert live from the
Go-Go Club in Los Angeles all part of the official kick off
Best Damn Tour 2008. Later in the month
during the 2007 American Music Awards, and
Dancing With The Stars.
concluded with a concert UNICEF - UNITE AGAINST AIDS
- The month
of December was filled with Jingle Jam series concerts across the
United States. One of the more memorable performances
December 2nd in Burnaby, BC during Best Buy Canada's grand opening of their
new Burnaby store. Jim performed
Avril on outdoor stage at Swangard
Stadium while it
was snowing and cold. Christmas carols were also part of
the set as fans
truly got into the holiday spirit.
January, Jim engages in an music industry panel for Fox
Business along with Doc
McGee, Brad Skistimas, and Jonathan Cohen.
- Jim was
appointed musical director for Avril
Lavigne's The Best Damn Tour.
Steve Fekete joined the touring
band as lead
guitarist in replacement of Devin Bronson who departed to
pursue his career as
member of The
Black List Club.
- The first
leg of The
Best Damn Tour kicked off on March 5th in Victoria, British
Columbia. The tour
continued for another close to forty dates throughout United States and
Canada with the last show for this first segment concluding on April
29th in Las Vegas, NV.
- Jim was
featured in the official video for Avril
entitled The Best Damn Thing.
The video has been
shown all around the world including during concert performances on the
big screen during The Best Damn Tour.
2008 - Jim
returns to Berklee
College of Music along with two fellow alumi and bandmates Steve Ferlazzo and Steve
to participate in an interactive forum for students. The
Big Break: Members of Avril Lavigne's band return to the alma mater.
- On March
31st, Jim performed on Live with Regis and Kelly. At the
end of the
performance Regin Philbin
references Jim and makes a truly fun crack at him.
- On April
6th, Jim performs in Calgary,
Alberta during The 2008 Juno Awards.
- The Best Damn Tour (Live
in Toronto) DVD
was filmed at the Air Canada Centre, in Toronto,
The DVD is scheduled for release September 9th, 2008.
- On May
12th, Jim officially announces signing
to a label with plans to release a new record by end of 2008
- After a
short break, The
Best Damn Tour continues; commencing in Glasgow, Scotland on
26th and concludes July 9th in Loeben, Austria. During this second leg,
Jim travelled to over 20 countries in a span of six weeks.
the month of June, Jim conducts a second interview with On
sharing details on the direction of his new upcoming record and touring
Lavigne on The Best Damn Tour.
- The third
leg of The
Best Damn Tour included a number of summer
performances throughout the United States, and Canadian shows visiting
Eastern Canada. This part of the tour commenced on July 22nd in St. Louis, MO and concluded on
August 13th in St.
John's, NL. Memorable moments during this part of the tour
Whibley of Sum 41 fame and husband of Avril
performing In Too Deep with Jim during a
number of Canadian
dates on the tour.
- Jim played on a number
of new records released during this year for some truly prominent up
and coming indie artists including Matt
Underground released September 23rd), Curtis
(self-titled August 19th) and Josh
She Was released September 9th).
credit on Marc
September 16th release Keep
Coming Back. Jim collaborated
and co-wrote the following tracks including Keep Coming Back,
and Why Should She Wait.
The final leg of The Best Damn Tour
concludes in Beijing,
China after dates throughout August - September in Asia.
- On October 8th, Jim performs on keys
and sings back up vocals during Marc
Broussard's performance of Keep Coming
Back on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno filmed
Los Angeles, CA.
perfomance of the
Avril Lavigne took place on October 14th for a special corporate event
The show took place at Nokia Plaza, in Los Angeles.
- The Paul
Live KISS" official
DVD was released on
October 15th. The entire Rockstar House Band joined Jim on
tour including: Nate
(drums) and Sasha
Krivtsov (bass), Paul
- Filming of the new television series MTV Star Maker
November and completed in December. Jim is featured on
keys and vocals. This Mark Burnett production is slated for airing in
- Throughout February and March of this year, Jim performs on vocals
and keys with Cher
at The Colosseum, Caeser's Palace in Las Vegas.
- In April and July, Jim performs with The
Dolls during a series of corporate
shows on keys and vocals.
- Ten episodes of P.
Diddy StarMaker airs on MTV,
October. Jim is featured as
part of the House Band during performances and various rehearsal
clinics with contestants.
- On September 23rd, Jim was
one of 27 local Philadelphia acts invited to cover classic
Springsteen songs all part of Bruce
Springsteen's Birthday Bash
his 60th birthday. Jim's version of Born In The USA was
played on WXPN
88.5 during the 11
- In late September, Jim writes and records in his studio
Phillips a singer/songwriter from
recently signed to ZW Records.
- Jim serves as Musical Director for Weezer
and performs with the band on series of
promotional appearances including Jimmy
Kimmel Live and various concert
both LA and NYC during the month of October in support of the
new CD release Raditude.
- On October, 8th, Jim performs at the LA legendary nightclub, The
Viper Room along with fellow musicians as The John Hughes
Band, covering the music featured in John Hughes
films. That same
evening Jim (aka Val Derringer)
along with The Steve's
and Golden Delicious,
debut their new
80's project The
2010 - The
Awesomeness, cover General Larry Platt's American Idol
audition song, Pants On The Ground
with 5,000 hits
first week on
2010 - The
Awesomeness release their debut CD, Inside Your
of catchy songs with a true 80's vibe.
- The Awesomeness
perform for industry representatives during an exclusive showcase at
Gibson Guitar Showroom, Beverly Hills, CA.
- February 17th, The
Awesomeness host their official CD release party at The Viper Room
debut record Inside
- On February 28th, Jim performed with Avril Lavigne during the Closing
Ceremonies at the 21st
Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- On March 3rd, Jim performed with Avril on grand piano and vocals on The Tonight Show
Leno. This marks the first live performance of Alice
from Almost Alice, the soundtrack to the Tim Burton-directed movie Alice
featured in White Irish Drinkers,
movie starring Karen Allen. The movie was
released in March and here is a clip
- At the 17th
to Erase MS Benefit Concert in Los Angeles, CA, Jim performs
Avril Lavigne along with a star-studded line-up of performers including
the legendary band Heart.
- On April 28th, Jim performs on keys with Shakira during the
track Gypsy on The
Ellen DeGeneres Show.
2010 - On
May 21st Jim performs on
at Rock in Rio Lisbon,
Portugal followed by Rock
Rio Madrid, Spain. This festival series is to be
one of the largest music events in the world. Rock in Rio
included attendance of over 80,000 the night Shakira performed.
- The highlight of Jim's stint
backup band was the performance during the FIFA World
Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert at Orlando
Stadium, Johannesburg, South
Africa on June 10. It was
the show's finale and Shakira
World Cup anthem Waka
with local band Freshlyground. Jim
shown on TV for a few seconds which is a small miracle as the
was hidden among the performers. The concert was broadcast in 92
countries and watched by over a billion people.
- Jim spent the last quarter of the year accompanying the
club and radio station gigs.
- Jim spent the entire year on the road with Avril Lavigne as her
musical director, guitarist and main backup vocal. They were promoting
Avril's fourth studio album Goodbye
Lullaby. It kicked off on Dec 31 2010 with the
the ABC Dick Clark's New
Rockin' Eve 2011 and finished on Dec 31, 2011 with the
performance for the Jiangsu
Satellite TV (JSTV)
Eve Concert. They
mini concerts and TV shows across 5 continents. Here is the full list
of events, a lot of
- The Black Star Tour
Avril Lavigne was kicked off on April 30 in Beijing, China. Jim
performed 50 concerts on 4 continents (full list here,
and videos here
Jim played guitar and sang backing vocals, but also played grand piano
on a few songs: When
You're Gone, Fix
You and Alice
- on the last one he had a solo
intro. Worth noting is the band
interlude, a medley of a few Avril songs (Unwanted, Losing Grip
and Freak Out)
as well as Jim's vocal
solo on Smile
crowd always loved.
- Although most of the year on the road with Avril, Jim managed to give
quite a few interviews: ConciergeQ
Audio; iconfetch.com; @NAMM
find them all here.
- The second leg of The Black Star tour kicked
off On Feb
4 in Tokyo. This leg had 9 concerts in Asia, the last one on Feb 18 in
Kuala Lumpur, when Jim got to sing
lead! The song was Pumped
by Foster People. In March Jim had another mini concert with
Avril - and that was for the launch of Avril's fashion label Abbey Dawn.
- Jim had a short stint as a backing
vocalist on The
Voice S02 for a few shows in April and also performed
with Poison on
the Rok Of Ages
Premiere concert in
Hollywood in June. Jim got back on The
Voice S03 for the season finale, where he played guitar
during the performance
of Avril Lavigne and
2012 -Jim formed Purple
Records, a production company
& record label (togehter
with his patners Robb Vallier,
Chris Thompson, Marc
Slutsky and Dante Mackay) and moved to a brand new studio.
produces artists and releases original content music and videos. The
first artists signed to
are American Idol alumni Mikalah, Drew
Moyer, and Ryan
himself released a few songs though
his label (Get
It Out, Unbelievable
and There's No Over You) as well as a
video for There's
No Over You which has had
almost 4 million hits
2012 - Jim
was also involved in co-writing and producing the latest record for
Laura Michelle and Dan Godlin. He has also been writing with Kate
2012 - Jim gave a couple
radio interviews as well: for Jimmy Star in
January and Helen
Leicht's show on WXPN 88.5 fm in
his business partner Robb Vallier had the tremendous opportunity to
meet and work with Richie Sambora as he visited Purple Tongue Studios
2013 - An iterview with Jim was
published in the spring
edition of Berklee
Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jim's alma mater (Feb)
First performance with Cassadee Pope, The Voice Season 3 winner. The
event was Lucian Grainge (Universal Music Group CEO) pre-Grammy
for sunfired.net (March)
Show with Jay Leno as well as the exclusive
showcase in the
Viper Room in LA. Both with Avril Lavigne (April)
Tango festival with Avril Lavigne (May)
- A couple of ACM Awards events
with Cassadee Pope in Las Vegas (April)
- In early May, Jim and
Steve Fekete embarked on a (mainly) country radio promo tour with
Cassadee Pope. By December they criss-crossed USA
and Canada and performed more than a hundred acoustic shows. From conference
plazas, through high-tea
lounges and rib
to iconic venues like Grand
Opry in Nashville and The Boston
Music. They performed in hospitals
and gorgeous venues like the Chihuly
Gargen and Glass Centre in Seattle.
- From May 31 to October 4 Jim
performed on more than 30 concerts as Cassadee
Pope was opening for Rascal Flatts/Band Perry during their "Live
& Loud" Tour.
- Jim appeared on the following
TV shows with Cassadee Pope: NBC
America's Got Talent, Tonight
with Jay Leno and The
- Jim took part in the official video
for Cassadee's first single Wasting
all This Tears on You released in July and the CMT
"Frame By Frame" 6 part documentary about Cassadee's journey
winning the Voice Season 3. It was shown during October.
- Opening for Dean Brody
during his 17 concert tour Jan/Feb in Canada (w/
- Opening for Tim
McGraw on 34
concerts from May to November (w/
- Additional 50 concerts w/
Cassadee pope (festivals, fairs, music halls, pubs and saloons...)
- Feb 7 - Appearance
on Breakfast TV, Toronto, ON with Cassadee Pope. It was
performance of Wasting All These Tears
and Wish I Could Break
19 - America Morning Show, Nashville, TN
with Cassadee Pope
- Sep/Oct - Jim
shooting a couple of
specials for Xfinity On Demand at the Willow
Grove resort in
Virginia - where he was playing
some shows with
Broussard) and co-hosting the show. Nick Lachey was the first
guest that Jim
2015 - Feb 8 - Jim
played guitar and
sang backing vocals at the Gwen Stefani first solo concert in six years
(as part of the MasterCard
Priceless Surprises) at Orpheum Theatre, LA.
- April onwards - Jim continues
performing with Cassadee
Pope as her backing
vocal; guitarist and musical director.
2015 - Jim played
the guitars on a 14 song record for a Mexican
2015 - Jim produced
5 song EP's for Michelle
Featherstone and Em Rossi
- May 15 - Jim played a one off
show with Kate Voegele in
opening for Colbie
Callait. Jim was on piano and backing vocals.
- July 06 - Jim officially
announced opening of his new studio Green Hill.
In the first few
months of operation, Jim held sessions for Cassadee
Pope (Winner of The
Voice: Republic/Nashville), Mr. Hudson
(Universal artist and
of The Cab (Republic Records) and Hollywood Records.
2015 - Nov -
on a mini acoustic tour (NYC, Columbus, Chicago, Pittsburgh...) with
his old co-writing pal, Kate
played keyboards and sang backing vocals.
2016 - Jan
28 - Jim
performed at the legendary Whisky A Go Go over the weekend with My
- Feb - Jim went on another mini
acoustic tour with Kate Voegele and Tyler Hilton this time in
California (Hermosa Beach, San Diego, San Huan Capistrano, Agoura Hills
- March 16 - Jim performed at the Lucky Strike Live, the
Hollywood’s underground entertainment hub. Jim fronted the resident
band (including Steve Ferlazzo
Fekete) and performed 4 songs. Al Berry was
there too - so we had 4/5 of The
BestDamn Band present.
2016 - April 27 - A special edition of SOUNDCHECK Live at Lucky
Strike Live in Hollywood, a homage to the late music icon Prince. Jim
was there too and sang 2 songs with the resident band.
2016 - Jan-June -
Jim collaborating and producing a full album for an all female band out of Austin,
TX called The Mrs.
2016 - May - Jim wrote a song called Hope
that Lisa Heller put a video out for. Here is the link.
2016 - Jun - Jim
recorded a video
performing live with Kate Voegele! The song was called Must Be
- Sep - A couple of concerts with
Laura Michelle, promoting her album "Novel With No End" which he
co-wrote and produced. They performed in El Rey Theatre, Los
Angeles and Norwood, NYC
2016 - Sep-Oct Jim
started a web series. It was called My Story, sponsored by Coke
(@CokeMusic #Periscope channel) and was supposed to chronicle the
journey of an artist through the recording process.The featured arist
was Remington Jones and there were a few sessions during September and
October. The webseries
Oct 7 - Jim played with Marc Broussard at Troubadour, LA.
2016 - Oct - Jim
recorded videos for a couple of songs from Marc's album S.O.S.
2: Save our Soul: Soul on a Mission.
- Nov - Played
a few shows with Kate Voegele and Tyler Hilton (Cleveland, Cincinati,
Columbus and Indianapolis). There was a little livestream on
Periscope and Jim performed a couple of songs with Kate.
2017 - Jan 05 & 06 - Jim (and Steve Fekete) performed in Gwen Stefani’s backup band during a
corporate gig in Las Vegas. The event was the Consumer Electronic Show
in Las Vegas and Gwen performed at Aria Resort and Casino’s Jewel Night
Club as part of that deal.
2017 - Jan - Jim spent a couple of
days in Shreveport, LA Echophone Recording Studios playing
keyboard for the new studio record of Kenny Wayne Shepherd,
the famous blues-rock guitarist and guitar prodigy in the the 90’s
2017 - Mar 14 - another @CokeMusic #Periscope livestream with Will Champlin and Jake Fields.
2017 - Mar 29 - Jim performed with his Best Damn Band mates
Steve Fekete and Steve Ferlazzo in the Lucky Strike Live club in
Hollywood. Jim sang 2 songs and played guitar.
2017 - early Apr -
Jim, together with his buddies Steve Fekete and Marc Slutsky accompanied Laura Michelle during a mini promo tour in North
2017 - May 15 -
Jim and Steve Fekete played another corporate show with Gwen Stefani. It was for @DEL EMC World in Last Vegas.
2017 - May 27 - Another appearance in the Lucky Strike Live club in
Hollywood.Jim on keyboard
vocal, performing "Only The Good Die Young", "Summer, Highland Falls",
"Say Goodbye to Hollywood" (Billy Joel covers) and "Raspberry Beret"
2017 - Sep/Oct - a couple of corporate gigs with Gwen Stefani
Nov - A few TV and other appearances with Gwen Stefani, promoting
her Christmas album (Today Show, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,
Ellen, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade...)
- Dec - More festive appearances and concerts with Gwen Stefani
(BBC The One Show; Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, UAE;
The Ellen Show; Apple’s Holiday Beer Bash; NBC The Gwen Stefani