Jimmy Watts

Jimmy Watts

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Jimmy Watts is a one man band playing acoustic guitars, slide, harmonica, kick drum, high hats and singing. His music is a highly original and unique blend of folk, roots and blues and his live shows are chock full of energy, leaving audiences either screaming for more, or exhausted from dancing.

Biography

Jimmy Watts has been playing guitar for around 10years, and has been writing songs for most of that time as well. He gigged solidly around Toowoomba, his home town for several years before offering his musical talents to Melbourne, then later Sydney, Adelaide, far north Queensland, and he now resides in Brisbane.

Over his professional career Jimmy Watts has collaborated with fiddle players, conga players, singer/songwriters and a wide variety of other musicians. He has also lended his hand as lead guitarist and lead harmonica player in numerous original and cover projects, he even played dununba's for a traditional West African drumming group.

Jimmy's sound differs vastly from track to track, with some songs approached in a style similar to Bob Dylan, others utilising frantic hillbilly blues style finger picking, or slapping the guitar like a bass. His live shows have evolved over the years, and are now almost a one band affair, with Jimmy playing the guitar, harmonica, singing, and also stomping away on a kick drum and high hats.

Discography

Jimmy Watts has over one and a half hours of upbeat original material, and fills out longer gigs with tasteful covers from a diverse range of artists such as Jamie T, Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, Tori Amos, White Buffallo and Bob Dylan.

Set List

For short sets, eg 2 X 45mins slots, Jimmy plays all orignal material