10th, 2017 - jimmcgorman.com
| We could
direct you to Jim's website, but you are already here, so... might as
well. Some exciting news:
Jim is has joined along with artists like CeeLo Green, Melissa
Etheridge, Fantasia, Cypress Hill, Eric Benét, Brandy, Yanni, Def
Leppard, etc. and is now represented by Primary Wave Entertainment.
Check out the site,
He will be joining Gwen Stefani in promoting her
new Christmas album out this fall - with TV appearances on Jimmy
Fallon, Ellen and the famed Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting
Ceremony. We're very excited about all this!
Lastly, Jim is currently working with Warner Bros. and Capitol Records
as Musical Director for new artists Mikey Mike and Jada Grace. Check
them out if you're so inclined.
If you don't believe us - it's all here! Quite a few things
that Jim has been involved in.
16th, 2017 - The
creature lives!!! Update from Jim!
| We got a couple of updates from Jim this month. Not to us
unfortunately, but on the social meadia. No matter, we are glad
that he is still kicking:
Hello everyone! Greetings from Seoul, South Korea! Been here
a few days playing with Gwen Stefani - which has been great (and a
story for another time). But today is a special day for another reason.
I am very excited to announce the release of Marc Broussard's new
album Easy To Love! I produced and co-wrote many of the songs on this
album and I am extremely proud of it. We touched on a lot of styles and
vibes, but essentially, this is a true Marc album. For those of you familiar with Marc's music and his voice, you
know that he is one of the most soulful singers around. I have known
him ever since the great producer Marshall Altman asked
me to play keys on Carencro (Marc's first major label release in 2004).
Since then, Marc and I have collaborated many times over the years, but
I can say without a doubt, that this is his best work in years. There
are many wonderful tracks on this album, but Memory of You and Don't Be
Afraid To Call Me are stand outs for me. Don't miss Steve Fekete's
incredible guitar solo on Don't Be Afraid to Call Me. It was great
working with my man GT (Greg Troyer on bass)
who is layin it DOWN!, And as always, the incomparable drumming of Chad Gilmore (who is
also a co-writer on many of these songs). Killer mixes by Chris Thompson! Kudos
to Justin Tocket for
producing the hell out of this as well.
Another thing I love
about this record, is the true collaboration of all of the people
mentioned above. We made this record all over the country. We wrote and
recorded in Los Angeles, and Monterey, CA - and in New Orleans and
Houma, LA. With so many records being made by one or two people with a
laptop and a limited amount of live playing, I am especially proud of
the ACTUAL real musicians, live playing and true collaboration that
went into the making of this album. So, Please Please Please (that's
one of the songs on the album) check this album out. It's on all of the
digital platforms - and you can purchase physical copies (for people
like me who still do that) from his website. Since I produced half of
this album, I would love it if you could listen to the tracks and let
me know which ones you think I wrote/produced. I've never done anything
like that, and I would genuinely love to hear your reactions (and it
might be kind of fun). Thanks in advance and please know that I (and
everyone who helped make this album) truly appreciates your support.
22nd, 2017 - Jim
started the year on a high note!
| Most of
last year Jim spent buried in his studio working with various people,
so we hardly saw any of him except an odd fuzzy Instagram photo
here and there.
But this year started with a bang as far as public exposure goes.
Jim and Steve Fekete performed in Gwen Stefani’s backup band during a
corporate gig in Las Vegas - Jan 05 or Jan 06 or maybe even 07 –
depends which corner of the world you live in. 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.
Jim and Steve were obviously stoked about it – here are a couple of
selfies from the airport and the flight - I II.
That’s how we learned about the gig
and the rest is Google. BTW, Jim has a lot better phone
camera, no offence Steve!
It seems that it was a very cool
show. Alas, Gwen is a diva and doesn’t share the limelight with her
band - all grey shadows in the dark background - so no decent
photos or movies.
However, owing by the numerous grainy brag posts on Twitter and
Instagram, we were able to surmise that Steve was on solo guitar and
Jimmy was on keys, playing and shouting “Hollaback
Girl” from the top of their lungs.
But it appears that it wasn’t a one off deal!
Rumor has it that Gwen and her band have been
rehearsing in Burbank, CA for the past few days. It all
points to an upcoming (albeit not announced yet) performance. Steve is
Jim posted a cryptic
clip on Instagram as well. Another rumour points to a Vegas show
again. We asked Jim to confirm but he is with Gwen freaking Stefani (no
less!) now, so
not holding our breath. We will know soon enough! Again, thank you
Google and our prodigious searching skills.
Speaking of which, we were able to unearth that Jimmy 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. Jim
seemed very excited about it, cuz he replied
to our tweet and said, "Such a great time working on this album
Here are some
photos and a
little movie we put together from the Facebook
Livestream that Kenny posted the other day.
So all in all, a promising start of 2017 for every Jim fan. Keep your
eyes peeled for more!
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