"Bursting with energy from the get go...a refreshingly raw take on Blues & Roots...like Newton Faulkner after too much Red Bull!" Rave Magazine
"Jimmy's impressive guitar skills and growling vocal style hit you like a brick in the face - a monster hybrid of Xavier Rudd, Tow Waits and Ash Grunwald." themusic.com
Jimmy Watts is a soulful, grass roots, troubadour with a uniquely raw sound and a passion for performing live. A one of a kind gentleman of the road and a journeyman through and through; he is a truly memorable performer and one of Australia's many great independent artists.
An addict of magical music moments, Jimmy has been hunting down music fixes on stages all over the country for years. He's intense and at home on the boards; and delivers his performances with great furious energy, tremendous heart, and heaps of spontaneity.
Jimmy's self taught finger-picking style is a furious assault on the beaten and bloodied bodies of his acoustics, slides and electric guitars; and his gravely, smoke filled vocals and roaring harmonicas only add insult to their injuries.
Watts' act is as versatile as it is entertaining, frequently performing intimate yet energised solo and duo shows, pumping power trio club gigs, and spectacular seven piece band festival sets. They are often accompanied on stage by projected videos of random, wondrous and humorous clips of the bands own making.
The bands fifth release 'February's Drought' is due early 2016, and you can catch them touring nationally to promote it. Pre-orders and downloads as well as t-shirts and other merch are available here.
"Jimmy howls at the audience like a demented preacher saving a congregation" The Chronicle