Jimmy Roland

Jimmy Roland

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Very well and professionally produced Electronic/House-Dance music that has topped the Dance Charts for the past five years. Jimmy Roland's lead vocals have been heard in clubs and radio internationally. He stands on his own with style and class but his music has been compared to David Guetta's. A

Biography

‘Change’ is his latest music recording title. The recording is scheduled for release on February 23, 2012. With lyrics penned by the artist and all vocal performances by him as well, this House/Urban Jazz flavored track is one that you’ll definitely want to add to your music collection. Collaborator and music-businessman (from Japan), Hakuei Kameda, provides the music and production. Born in the small town of Taylor, Texas, on September 14th; now residing in Los Angeles, Ca, ladies and gentlemen meet…Jimmy Roland!

As the forth child emerging from a family of nine, Jimmy Roland has always been fascinated by the sounds of music. His mother was a pianist and singer and his three older sisters (one of whom is the mother of nephew, ABC Eyewitness News reporter, Leo Stallworth), gained popularity as a Gospel singing group.

Although much of Jimmy’s musical experience came from his older siblings and church musicians as a child, it was the Motown sounds that really caught Jimmy’s attention. During college, Roland would spend his evenings in clubs that offered open mic nights. This is where he would really learn his craft and also caught the attention of many songwriters and producers. He became a constantly working demo-singer in the Los Angeles area.

The demo singing led to his first professional recording contract with SGP records in Hollywood. A few years later, he signed with a label in Toronto, Ontario – Canada. His first attempt as a professional songwriter came while his first CD, Under The Moonlight’ with the Canadian label, was being produced. The song ‘My Jamaica‘, landed a spot on that CD. A few years later, a producer in France heard the track and asked permission to remix it. Permission was granted and the song reached #22 on a few US Dance charts. It was also taken along with Jimmy to a division of Warner Chappell, where Jimmy was offered a five-year publishing deal.

October ‘08 brought Jimmy Roland and Italian producer Dr. Kmer (aka Paolo Stocchero) together. This time, the genre of music being produced would be Electronic/Dance. In January ’09, the duo released their first collaboration entitled ‘Got To Be Real’. The charts of a popular online Dance radio station showed that the song had reached #1. A few months later, the video to this song premiered on MTV-LOGO’s ‘NewNowNext PopLab Series’ and continued to receive heavy rotation. A year earlier, Roland had jumped to #1 on a Sirius Satellite Radio Stations Top20 charts with his song ‘Guaranteed’.

Jimmy Roland has shared main-stage billing with acts such as The Village People, Patti LaBelle, KC and The Sunshine Band and many more. When he delivers a song, you can feel his heart and every emotion that he is feeling. The songs that he’s written can really be felt, as, he’s lived it. When asked, Jimmy will not hesitate in letting you know that Dionne Warwick and Barry White were the star artists that influenced his vocal sound/style. Roland was finally lucky enough to meet his First Lady, Dionne Warwick on Friday, January 13, 2012. Thirteen days into the New Year and it’s looking good. His new CD ‘Change’ is forthcoming and Jimmy says that he is really looking forward to promoting it. He says the DJ Hakuei out did himself on this one with the production. The two first got recognition in late 2010 with their release of "My House'.

His most recent performance was in Tucson, Az at Kino Memorial Stadium (home of the Arizona Padres) where the audience and crew was wonderful. If you’ve not had the opportunity to see this R&B/House artist perform live, make plans to see him the next chance you get.

Lyrics

Just Like That

Written By: J. Roland

"Just Like That (Keep It Movin')"

(Shake that body, move that body)
Just Like that
(‘We can have a party, keep it naughty)
Just like that
(Shake that body, move that body)
Just like that
(‘We can have a party, keep it naughty)
Just like that

Verse:
I can’t seem to get you
Out of my head
Ever since you touched me gently
In my bed
All I do
Think of you
Every mornin’ and afternoon
The sun goes down
My fire heats up
This feeling is déjà vu

Chorus:
Just like that (Keep it movin’, movin’)
Just like that (Keep it movin’, movin’)
Just like that (Keep it movin’, movin’)
Just like that (Keep it movin’- movin, Keep it movin- movin, Keep it movin- movin, movin’)

Bridge:
All I seem to do
Think of you
Every mornin’ and afternoon
The sun goes down
And my temperature rises
The feeling is déjà vu
(Repeat)

2nd Chorus:
Let the music
Make your booty
Get to movin’
Mr. DJ,
Thanks for playin’
Something groovin’

My House

Written By: J. Roland

"My House"

Here’s a little story about this song
You see, it's not just a jam or groove
THIS…is House
And once it hits you…

You will realize that House music…represents freedom
Freedom to be – who and what – you want to be
No matter who you are
It doesn't matter where you come from
’Cause in MY HOUSE

Chorus:
(House, house, house, MY HOUSE)
(House, house, house, MY HOUSE)

You can be free - one nation - God's Children
Joining forces in the spirit of House
Do you feel it? – House music.
Making you do things that take you higher – lifting your spirit
Once it hits you, you will realize
It's alright to feel it children

Feel it on up- throw your hands up in the air
Free your mind
Listen to the music and do House
Once you feel it, you WILL understand it
House

Chorus:
(House, house, house, MY HOUSE)
(House, house, house, MY HOUSE)

Now, you have the story about this song
It's more than a jam or a groove
THIS…is House (My House)
And once it hits you…
You WILL realize that House music…is FREEDOM
Freedom to be - who and what you want to be
No matter who you are
It don’t matter where you come from
”Cause in My House
You WILL understand…House!

Change

Written By: Jimmy Roland

Change:

Ooh...yes...
You've gotta change
Change
You've gotta change
Change

You can rise above the flood
Live your dreams, be worthy of
Change (Change)
You can rise above the flood
Live your dreams, be someone
Change (Change)

Chorus:
You've got to Change (your way)
Change - your thinkin'
You've got to Change (your way)
Of thinkin' today
You've got to Change (your way)

Lyrics & vocals: Jimmy Roland (BMI)
Music & Production: Hakuei Kameda (JASRAC)
(c)(p)2011 BounDee Music (JASRAC) & Jackie's Music (BMI)
All rights reserved.

Discography

1) "Change" - Single (February 23, 2012) Dj Hakuei ft. Jimmy ROLAND
2) "Greatest Dance Songs" (2011-2/disc Cd) - Jimmy ROLAND
3) "My House" (MultiMix House Single 11/10) - Jimmy ROLAND w/ DJ Hakuei
4) Just Like That - Sgl. '11 (Dr. Kmer & Jimmy ROLAND)
5) "It's All About Us" - Cd (2010) Dr. Kmer & Jimmy ROLAND
6) "It's Christmastime" - Single (11/10) Dr. Kmer & Jimmy ROLAND
7) "Got To Be Real" - Mega Single 2009 - Dr. Kmer ft. Jimmy ROLAND (w/ heavy MTV-LOGO rotation and a #1 on Charts)
8) "Guaranteed" - Sgl. '07 - DJ Felly ft. Jimmy ROLAND (#1 on Sirius Satellite Radio)
9) "My Jamaica" - Sgl. 2007 - Jimmy Roland (#22 US Charts)
10) Under The Moonlight - Ep / 2000 (John Lennon Records)

Set List

My set list varies according to my mood at the time of performance. A typical 30 - 45 minute set may be:

I'll Never Love This Way Again Dionne Warwick
Crazy - Grarls Barkley
1. Suspicious Mind (Dr. Kmer & Jimmy Roland) -Dance
2. Just Like That (Dr. Kmer & Jimmy Roland) -Dance
3. The First, The Last, My Everything (Barry White)
4. A House Is Not A Home - (cover-Ballad)
5. Whip Appeal (cover-Babyface) -Midtempo
6. Guaranteed
6. My House (Dj Hakuei ft. Jimmy ROLAND) - Dance
7. Change (DJ Hakuei ft Jimmy ROLAND) -
8. Gettin' So Crazy (Jimmy Roland) - Mid-tempo
9. Don't Leave Me This Way (cover- Thelma Houston) -Disco