The Jimmyriggers

The Jimmyriggers

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
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Hailed as Canada's truest contribution to the alt-country genre, the Jimmyriggers deliver a potent mix of sounds that appeals to roots and rock fans alike.

Biography

The Jimmyriggers are built around the songwriting talents of bass player David Pearce and guitarist Andre Kirchhoff, anchored by the solid back-beat of drummer Lewis Handford, and the colour of maverick guitar slinger Kevin Moquin. The Montreal-based alt-country band counterpoint their full electric sound and powerful rhythms with strong melodic song structures. It is their trademark harmonies, however, that truly lend the band its unique sound, with Pearce’s clenched fist-in-velvet glove vulnerability dovetailing with Kirchhoff’s more honey-dipped tones, and recently augmented with the addition of backing vocalist Laurel Jackson who adds a sultry saunter to the band’s aural landscape.

Veterans of Montreal’s roots-rock scene, the Jimmyriggers have appeared at numerous local events including the Fringe Festival, the Folk Festival on the Canal, and Bobfest, a 70th birthday tribute to Bob Dylan. The band won the CHOM 97.7 Rock N Bull Rodeo Video contest, earning the opportunity to open for legendary American rock band CCR at Stade Uniprix in June 2011. In August that same year they appeared at the Fête de St-Lambert opening for renowned Quebecois artist Michel Pagliaro. Not to be confined to Quebec alone, the Jimmyriggers have also taken their music on the road, with successful tours of Ontario and the Maritimes, and appearances at Canadian Music Week.

Discography

"I Stand in the Weeds" - 2011
"Traveling Salesman, Killer on the Run..." - 2007

Set List

Setlists comprise almost entirely original material from our previous releases as well as recently composed songs.

Artists we cover include:
The Blue Shadows
The Dave Clark Five
Neil Young
The Flying Burrito Brothers
The Rolling Stones
The Jayhawks
Bob Dylan
Blue Rodeo