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Jimmy Packes

Dana Point, CA [Alt. Rock, Hard Rock, Blues]

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Jimmy in the studio
  1. Bad Attitude (Hell Yeah)
  2. Get It Right
  3. Love's A Bitch
  4. The Devil's A Friend Of Mine
Jimmy Packes

Don't bother looking for a pigeonhole into which Jimmy Packes will fit. He just lives to rock and he rocks out how he wants. Which means he gets heavy with hard rock and metal, lays out the soulful blues grooves and just keeps it real with honest, straight up rock-and-roll energy. Packes packs a sound that sucker punches you in the gut and leaves you bleeding and begging for more.

Power and Beauty

Why is music such a universally popular force? Packes has an answer for you. “Music is the power and the beauty of life.” Period. It's the epitome of mankind's expression, the manifestation of sapient emotion, the reflection of the human condition, as well as the human spirit. “It encompasses all that was, is and will be,” declares Packes. As such, it deserves to be performed by the gifted, those born to manipulate music. Such a one is Packes, who understands the full spectrum of music's emotional capabilities. “It is love and hate, peace and rage, all wrapped up in one place.”

The Hook

All hail the mighty groove. While Packes puts plenty of punch into the smarts of music, he never loses his focus on the hook. It doesn't matter how thoughtful an artist is, if he or she doesn't master the groove, what's going to keep the audience addicted? It's what lies at the heart of music, and if the hook is there, the song is good and ready to go. “Anything that grooves is good,” declares Packes. And he would know. His music is good. And it grooves. Boy, does it.

The Artist at Work

Packes has been courted to play guitar for Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses, Never the Bride, Faith No More, David Lee Roth, 21 Guns and others. Touring has carried him across the country and around the world. Packes is also the co-owner of Azimuth Jag Records (New York and London). The UK press declared him one of the leading instrumental guitarists on the globe following the release of his “Axxe to Grind” release and he was also invited to the Montreaux Jazz Festival. He has announced the forthcoming release of new music and is spending time teaching guitar, bass and production at Rockland Music Center in Nanuet, NY. Packes co-owns and is head engineer/producer at Holy Grail Studios at Nyack, NY. He is currently working with A&R Select, the hottest indie A&R firm in Hollywood, CA.

“Guitarists at the pinnacle of their craft are few and far between. Let's just say it's been a long time since someone like Packes has come along and there aren't too many like him.” - A&R Select
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Not For Nothing
{ 09-01-2007 04:39 }
Shit For Brains
{ 08-02-2007 12:07 }
ROCK the Hell on Brother Simon Centaur / Damien Starr If you come to Jax. give us a shout.
smicki says:
{ 07-27-2007 17:17 }
i like this vocals are resemblant of danzig in some small measure good work
"The Bluesdog"
{ 07-23-2007 20:56 }
I have added 3 songs from my 3rd Cd I Feel Your Love. Black Cat Bone-Down in Houston-Down on Bending knees. Blues Rock 5 4U. Check the new songs in my Showcase Rate & comment.
Dutch Chester
{ 07-23-2007 09:54 }
This is great! Do you do all the instruments and vocals? It sounds good. I gave it a 5. Come check out my page.
T4M says:
{ 07-13-2007 02:56 }
I like the way you shred man, I more into the power vocals, but never the less. i gave you a fuckin 5 for rockin more than ive heard on her. Rock down my friend, RETURN THE VOTE. peeace
STEVEN J (ChicaGo)
{ 07-12-2007 12:35 }
love's a bitch is tight man, u got some shit to say, say it, hands down one of the best guitarists on this site, 5, hit back
The HookUp
{ 07-07-2007 21:25 }
Sounds good keep it up.
Justus Prevails
{ 07-06-2007 22:06 }
Two very different songs.... both oozing with talent. Fantastic!