Original songs with a refreshingly original sound, new 3 piece band Jimmy Bazil Project is committed to bringing their unique musical genre to Australia’s live music scene. Their new distinctive sound will satisfy people with eclectic musical tastes. If live original music is your thing Jimmy Bazil Project is definitely worth a look.
Fronted by, singer songwriter guitarist, Joram Nathan. Jimmy Bazil Project was first conceptualised in 2007 as a place for Joram to birth songs unsuitable for his main project, Sire Mana.
Born in Newcastle, Australia, Joram grew up listening to his father play; this introduced him to artists like Sting, U2, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Crowded House, The Beatles and Prince. Initially picking up a bass guitar at age 11, Joram grew dissatisfied with it and gave it away. At 15 Joram’s parents bought him his first Fender Stratocaster and he has been addicted ever since.
In 2008 Sire Mana disbanded and Joram made the “Jimmy Bazil Project” his priority, writing songs and advancing in his craft.
In 2009 Joram moved to Port Douglas, Far North Queensland where he honed his stage performance and met Ken Shoring, who was to become the Project’s drummer.
Ken has a background in hardcore bands and toured in “A Stab in the Dark” and “Never Alone” but has taken up the challenge of playing progressive and more technical music. In keeping with his background he still lets loose with some heavy double kick and fast rolls.
In addition to this, long time friend and guitarist Dominic Coulton has taken on Bass duties completing the line up. Dom has a guitar and vocalist background playing in Nu Metal bands “Geisha” and “Calm”. Dom brings with him an ability to create great guitar lines, whether they are for bass or guitar and some great backup vocals.
Both Ken and Dom bring their own eccentricity to Joram's song writing, expanding the sound in to new and different realms.
In Early 2010 Joram released an Acoustic EP which has caught the attention of the Newcastle scene and with the emergence of the full band has launched to an amazing response.
The “Jimmy Bazil Project” delivers two things:
Acoustic, soulful song writing, reminiscent of John Mayer, Tracy Chapman and Sting
Sophisticated, edging on aggressive electric guitar riffery, backed by a powerful driving rhythm section and topped with heartfelt emotive vocals
...not unlike old trio's Cream and the Police.
The diversity in this band makes their music difficult to define or align with any one genre. They are definitely one band that you’ll need to check out for yourself but one thing is for sure, there is plenty of originality to sink your teeth into.