Best known as the main mind behind the highly successful bands PSYCHO CHARGER and THE JIMMY PSYCHO EXPERIMENT, Jimmy spent his youth on a steady diet of horror films, comic books, and old rock n roll while growing up in rural south western Ohio. He received his first guitar when he was eleven years old, discovered Elvis, KISS, and then punk rock. He started his first band when he was 12 years old, and has been on the road playing the "Devil's Music" ever since...
That road ultimately led him as the founder of the "Horror Rawkillbilly" band PSYCHO CHARGER. Managing all creative and business aspects of the band, Jimmy lead the band from it's humble beginnings as a one-man project to being a staple in the American horror rock music scene. He has overseen the band through four full-length CDs, appearances on several movie soundtracks and television commercials, as well as a regular string of successful shows across the U.S. and abroad. The band garnered rave reviews and a cult-like following due to their unique sound and outrageous live shows.
In August of 2011, Jimmy moved from his long-time adopted home of NYC to Los Angeles to pursue further ventures into making music for film and special projects. Upon arrival to Los Angeles, Jimmy was quickly brought on to the creative team for the Devil’s Playground Burlesque production company for development of their monthly Burlesque and all-female wrestling shows in Hollywood. Not only a member of the creative team, Jimmy has a recurring onstage role as “Mr. Psycho”, the referee/co-host. The shows have been at capacity crowds since the first performances and have appeared up and down the west coast.
Feeling inspired to try out new musical ideas in Los Angeles, THE JIMMY PSYCHO EXPERIMENT was born. THE JIMMY PSYCHO EXPERIMENT has been described as "the world's only spooky sci-fi punk rock lounge band". The unique sound and showmanship has proven to be wildly successful in a wide variety of settings and has made "The JPX" one of the busiest lounge/tiki bands in Southern California. In addition to the monthly standing gig with the notorious cult Devil's Playground burlesque shows, recent shows include a repeat performance at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo (alongside Elvira, "Mistress of the Dark" and "Weird Al" Yankovic), the Ink N Iron Festival, Tiki Caliente, Tiki Oasis, and the Food Network's "Art of the Cocktail" Party in NYC. Originally playing lounge version of horror movie themes, the song list now includes lounge versions of sci-fi, spy, classic rock, and punk rock songs. Not just about the music, the live shows themselves now include (when circumstances dictate) costume changes, audio-visual elements, and appearances from the ladies of the Devil's Playground Burlesque. THE JIMMY PSYCHO EXPERIMENT have just released their second full-length release "Intergalactic Playboy", which consists of 15 swanky sci-fi tv/movie themes, standards, and lounge interpretations of classic rock songs.
Recently, Jimmy has found himself doing something he has always dreamed of: writing music for films. Jimmy has had the opportunity to write songs exclusively for "2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams", "Chillerama" , "Fractured" and most recently, the highly-anticipated movie "Tales of Halloween".
In early 2016, Jimmy has recently teamed up with The Sithfits clothing company to form the band THE SITHFITS, which recently debuted their "Star Wars-meets-Weird Al-meets-Punk Rock" cosplay cover band in Hollywood! As history repeats itself, it has become an incredibly popular act at cosplay events.
The second project of 2016 further showcases his incredible musical diversity: THE ABOMINABLE DR. PSYCHO, shows Jimmy performing the best "dark compositions" of classical music on a pipe organ. This idea came about after a viewing of "The Abominable Dr. Phibes", one of his favorite horror films of all time.
Currently, Jimmy is currently working on his first-ever "Americana" solo release which exposes his long-time love of the country/bluegrass, blues, and traditional American music while remaining firmly planted in his punk rock roots. Not only playing guitar on a majority of the songs, Jimmy will be showcasing his banjo-playing skills as well.
As always, Jimmy up to something whacky and is overseeing the various releases associated with his musical endeavors as well as other special projects. There's also a new slate of release scheduled for 2017...stay tuned!!!
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Not only an musician/actor, Jimmy is also a fire performer, having performed at shows both nationally and internationally.
For acting, Jimmy is represented by the Stevens Talent Group.