Jim Stapley Music
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Jim Stapley Private Listening Room show at Rootstock
Originally heralding from Manchester, UK, by age 17 Jim Stapley was already pursuing the rock and roll dream, skipping school to catch the train to London where he rehearsed daily with musicians a decade older than he was. The work paid off, leading to shows in iconic venues all over London as well as a residency at The Borderline, an 18+ club for which Jim, the lead singer, had to be smuggled in. After a good run with a few different bands, Jim’s career took a decidedly solo turn. That’s when it all really cracked open. Jim began playing gigs in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Norway, Italy, Germany, and other amazing locales before eventually returning home to the legendary Dean Street Studios where he cut this first album, one that really has been a Long Time Coming
Jim Stapley has the kind of voice that comes along once in a generation; a powerful brew of blues and soul, laced with sublime falsetto. Described as “gritty, pretty, and profound” by Classic Rock Magazine, his songs of love, hope, and political disenfranchisement are stories for the everyman.
Having worked with music industry legends including Kenney Jones (Faces/Small Faces/The Who), Ronnie Wood (Faces/Rolling Stones), Danny O’Donoghue (The Script), Tony Visconti (producer: David Bowie, T.Rex, Morrissey) and Eddie Kramer (producer: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones), Jim Stapley is a lauded performer who delivers equal parts raw energy and mature vulnerability.
Jim cuts through the noise, leaving his listeners feeling empowered, restored, and ready for the tribulations of another day