Jimmie J and The Hard Drive Band

Jimmie J and The Hard Drive Band

 Naperville, Illinois, USA

Known as one of the tightest unified blues bands in the region, this premier group from NW Indiana boasts a history of headlining at the Majestic Star Casino's Lake Shore Lounge, various festivals and venues in Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Their specialty being Blues, R&B, Funk, Motown, and Soul.


Jimmie J, known as the "King of Blues" around Indiana, has been practicing his craft since he was very young. His resume includes several years with Biscuit Miller and The Mix, concurrently forming his own group called Just Us. He ardently becomes one with his guitar as he urges soulful tunes from the strings. His velvet voice puts the final touch on his own exclusive style.
Lou Terry, bass and vocals, was born in Chicago and has been playing bass guitar since he was seven years old. His impressive career had him performing with the Chi-Lites, Morris Day and the Time, and Dr. Fink from Prince & the Revolution. His flair for music is palpable. As he performs it is obvious almost immediately that the stage is his private dominion.
Andrew Ezell, keyboardist and vocals artist, has been playing since he was 17. He began with the upright bass in high school, shifting instruments when his Mother bought him his first keyboard. During his musical career he has played in various bands, evolving over the years to a group that opened for Toni Terry, as well as the S.O.S. Band at the Black Expo. He has traveled with the Chi-Lites, and had the honor of opening for James Brown. He is a gifted, diverse vocalist and keyboardist, using this crowd-pleasing talent to multi-task enduringly during his performances.
James Hatchet is the most recent member of the group, performing on vocals and drums. HIs innate, natural talent has allowed him to comfortably adapt to the vigorous style of this band, easily mastering the synergy that is strongly projected by this group with each performance.

Set List

I'll Play the Blues for You
Thrill is Gone
Everyday I Have the Blues
Smoke Stack Lightening
Cross Cut Saw
If the Music Makes You Feel Like Dancing
Old Love
Let's Straighten it Out
Mustang Sally
More Bounce to the Ounce
Airplane Man
Last Two Dollars
No Diggity
Why I Sing the blues
The Sky is Crying
Sweet Little Angel
Sweet Home Chicago
One+One+One is Three
Ladies Night
Pop Life
You Can Do It
Close the Door
You'll Never Find
My Girl
Just My Imagination
Dock of the Bay
Pretty Women
Early in the Morning
Love and Happiness
Honey What's Wrong with You?
Pride and Joy
My Prerogative
Joy and Pain
I'll Be Around
Motown Medley
Our full set list consists of 100 plus songs.