Jimmy ROLAND

Jimmy ROLAND

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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Powerhouse male baritone-tenor songwriter/vocalist of old school R&B/Pop, standards and his original compositions. A class act reminiscent of Vandross, Richie, and Barry White, to name a few. View 'live' video at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X80Wzy9IeJA&feature=player_embedded

Biography

Jimmy Roland was born in Taylor, Texas on September 14th. Growing up, he was around music constantly and decided early that music was to be his chosen path.

During his college years in Los Angeles (where he is currently based), he began his professional singing career as a demo session vocalist for various music production companies, producers and songwriters. This led to his first label signing in 1990, with an independent record label in Hollywood, Ca. Another signing followed five years later with a label in Toronto, ON-Canada. Roland was recording R&B/Pop tunes. In 2006, Roland began meeting Dance music producers from around the world who convinced Jimmy to record some Dance/Club tunes. These efforts were not in vain as Jimmy Roland, has had a few popular Dance tracks that received heavy rotation in dance clubs around the globe. Along with this came a new audience and fans from around the globe. The music video of his 2008 Edinet Records release 'Got To Be Real' (with a producer from Italy), also received heavy rotation, making its television debut on an MTV music channel in 2009. The song made it to the #1 spot on several internet Dance radio stations as well. Since the year 2000, many of Jimmy Roland’s performances have been on major festival main stages across America, where he has performed his popular Dance music. He has either headlined or shared main-stage billing with some of his personal favorites (i.e. Sheena Easton, KC & The Sunshine Band, Patti LaBelle) and many others. Roland's voice has also be heard on radio station IDs and jingles internationally.

Jimmy Roland's onstage persona/act has been referred to as classy and his music, inspiring. His has his own style and sound but many fans and peers compare him to his influences (i.e. Barry White, Luther Vandross, Lionel Richie, Peabo Bryson and even Dionne Warwick (his idol). In his current live shows, you will hear Jimmy Roland performing very familiar tunes of R&B/Pop by the artists mentioned; as well as a few of his originals.

What sets Jimmy Roland apart from a lot of other acts is the fact that he enjoys reaching out to everyone, giving you his all. His 6 feet - four inch frame along with his three octave baritone tenor vocal range can switch from a tear-jerking R&B ballad to a country, Nat King Cole standard, to a foot-stompin' Rock-a-billy tune in an instant. With nearly three decades of performing and recording experience, this comes as no surprise. Make plans now to see…’An Evening To Remember with Jimmy Roland’ (coming Fall ’12).

Lyrics

What You Won't Do For Love

Written By: Bobby Caldwell & Alfons Kettner

I guess you wonder where I've been
I've searched to find a love within
And I came back to let you know
Got a thing for you and I can't let go

My friends wonder what is wrong with me
Well I'm in a daze from your love you see
And I came back to let you know
Got a thing for you and I can't let it go

Some people go around the world for love
But they may never find what bthey dream of

Chorus:
What you won't do - do for love
You've tried everything but you won't try love
In my world, only you -
Make me do for love what I would not do

Change (Urban Jazz VOCAL)

Written By: Jimmy Roland

Change

We sometimes wonder why
Good times just pass us by
Leaving us lost and so confused
Here's my advice to you
Change can only do you good
Envision the good times ahead (all 'ya gotta do is...)

Chorus:
Change - (your way, your thinkin')
Your way of thinking today
Change - (your way, your thinkin')
Your way of thinking today

(Tag)
Some things are best put aside
Like your way of thinkin'
Leave it alone and let it die
Your way of thinkin' today -

Throw it away (throw it away)
That old way of thinkin'
Thow it away!

Lyrics and all vocals: Jimmy Roland
Music & production: Hakuei Kameda
(c)2010 BounDee Music (JASRAC / Jackie's Music (BMI)
All rights reserved

Superstar

Written By: Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell

Superstar

Chorus:
Don't you remember you told me you loved me Baby
Said you'd be coming back this way again Baby
Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, oh Baby
I love you I really do

Verse:
Long ago
And oh so far away
I fell in love with you
Before the second show

Your guitar
And you sound so sweet and clear
But you're not really here
It's just the radio

Chorus:
Don't you remember you told me you loved me Baby
Said you'd be coming back this way again Baby
Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, oh Baby
I love you I really do

(Looking for me)
I heard
(Looking for me, looking for me)
I heard you were looking
(Looking for me, looking for me)
You were looking for me...etc

Come Fly With Me

Written By: Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen

Come Fly With Me

Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away
If you can use some exotic booze
There's a bar in far Bombay
Come on and fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away

Come fly with me, let's float down to Peru
In llama land there's a one-man band
And he'll toot his flute for you
Come on fly with me, let's take off in the blue

Once I get you up there where the air is rarified
We'll just glide, starry-eyed
Once I get you up there I'll be holding you so near
You mmight even hear a band of angels cheer 'cause we're together

Weather-wise it's such a - it's a lovely day
You just say the words and we'll beat the birds
Down to Ac apulco Bay
It's perfect for a flying honeymoon, they say
Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away

You're My Everyday Holiday

Written By: H. Diamond (ASCAP) & Jimmy Roland (BMI)

You're My Everyday Holiday

You're my Merry Christmas
And you're my Happy New Year
And you're my gift of love
You're my everyday holiday
So sweet to me in every way
Your lifestyle fits me like a glove

You're my Merry Christmas
And you're my Happy New Year
And you're my bag of toys
You're my everyday holiday
So sweet to me in every way
You're so good to good lil' girls and boys

You're my winter and spring
Summer and fall vacation
The touch of your lips on mine each day
Exceeds my wildest expectations, oh...

You're my Merry Christmas
And you're my Happy New Year
And you're my guiding light
You're my everyday holiday
So sweet to me in every way
And thanks, for loving me tonight

You're my Merry Christmas
You're my Happy New Year
You're my everyday holiday
You're my Merry Christmas
You're my Happy New Year
You're my everyday holiday

(spoken)
Merry Christmas darlin'
Happy New Year baby
I love you, I love you...I love you!

Discography

2012: Change- Radio Edit (DJ Hakuei ft. Jimmy Roland) (H2 Prd.)
2012: Change - Urban Dance (DJ Hakuei ft. Jimmy Roland) (H2 Prd)
2012: Change - Shihut Organ (DJ Hakuei ft. Jimmy Roland) (H2 Prods.)
2011: Just Like That - (Dr. Kmer & Jimmy Roland) (JyRo Ent.)
2010: It's Christmastime - (Dr. Kmer & Jimmy Roland) (JyRo Ent.)
2010: Dance - (Dr. Kmer & Jimmy Roland) (JyRo Ent.)
2010: My House - (DJ Hakuei ft. Jimmy Roland (Maxi-Single) (H2 Productions)
2010: It's All About Us - (Dr. Kmer & Jimmy Roland (EP) (JyRo Ent.)
2009: Got To Be Real - (Dr. Kmer & Jimmy Roland) (Edinet Records)
2007: My Jamaica (Club Remix) - (Jimmy Roland) (JyRo Ent.)
2007: Guaranteed - (Jimmy Roland) (JyRo Ent.)
2006: I Want To Be Loved By You - (Jimmy Roland) (JyRo)
2000: Under The Moonlight (Ep) - Jimmy Roland (John Lennon Records)
1991: Just For A While (Sgl.) Jimmy Roland (SGP Records)

* All of the above titles now streaming online (i.e. iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby & Rhapsody etc.)


Set List

Sample Set #1:

1) Change (Urban Jazz-VOCAL)
2) What You Won't Do For Love (Bobby Caldwell)
3) Superstar (Luther Vandross' R&B version)
4) Easy (The Commodores)
5) The Way You Do The Things You Do (Temptations)
6) I've Got So Much To Give (Barry White)
7) Don't Ask My Neighbors (Jazzy)
8) I'll Never Love This Way Again (Dionne. Warwick)
9) You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Lou Rawls)
10) The Curtain Falls (Bobby Darin)

Other songs include:

That's The Way Of the World (Earth, Wind & Fire)
The 1st, The Last, My Everything (Barry White)
A House Is Not A Home (Luther Vandross)
Come Fly With Me
Route 66
Smile (Nat King Cole)
Orange Colored Sky
Straighten Up and Fly Right
The First, The Last, My Everything
That's The Way (I Like It) - k.c & The Sunshine Band
Three Times A Lady (Commorores)
Still (Commorores)
Fly Me To The Moon (Sinatra)
My House (Jimmy Roland)
You're My Everyday Holiday (Jimmy Roland - Christmas)
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