Dance Hall Pimps

Dance Hall Pimps

 Los Angeles, California, USA

Add banjo to the moody organ and poetic vocals of the Doors, shake in the rock beats and riffs of the early Kinks and Rolling Stones, stir in the playful darkness of The Cramps, add a dash of the Preservation Hall horn section and indulge yourself in the swampy rockin' good time spirit of the Dance Hall Pimps.


Created in February 2009 by blues singer/songwriter RJ See and guitarist Jeff Jourard (formerly of The Motels), the Dance Hall Pimps is an eclectic electric show band playing original music that ranges from blistering blues to rockabilly, from groovy sinister rock to New Orleans-style stomps and a genre we like to call Gothspel.

Our inspirations include The Kinks, The Cramps, Electric Flag, and the unseen dark side of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The killer horn section of “Brother” Bruce Mann and Steve Carr is inspired by the screaming sax in X-Ray Spex and the jumpin’ horns of the Louis Jordan Orchestra. Mann also plays organ, drawing inspiration from Alan Price and Baby Face Willette, but delivering a distinct Bruce Mann style that is both melodic and percussive.


Lakeshore Records (Lakeshore Entertainment) signed the Dance Hall Pimps in 2010. Lakeshore anticipates a March 2012 release of the Dance Hall Pimps debut LP. The record is being produced by Grammy Winner Matt Hyde (Porno for Pyros, Cypress Hill) and Rob Hill (Korn, Soul Assassins, Xzibit, Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, Queen, Jackson Browne: Rob on Wikipedia).