Promotion is delighted to announce that Jimmy
Edgar will be returning to Ireland to play for one
night only in Spy on South William Street, Dublin 2. Tickets are
on sale now price 14 Euro including booking fee from City Discs,
Spin Dizzy, Big Brother, Road Records, WAV 1890 200 078 and online
HERE to buy tickets securely online
Edgar - Fashion photographer, artist and musician ...
Detroit based Jimmy Edgar
has been making music since he was 10 years old, when he started
producing sounds electronically and fashioned his first analogue
pieces. Influenced mainly by Jazz, Funk, Street Beat and R&B
in these early years, he began his musical pursuits by playing the
drums in bands and by producing music using tape recorders. Jimmy's
intense love for music propelled him to learn many instruments,
including guitar, bass, saxophone, percussion instruments and drums.
In 1998, at the age of 15, he started performing at Detroit raves
with Techno pioneers such as Juan
Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick
May. Not long after making his debut on the Detroit
scene, Edgar signed his first record deal with New York based Isophlux
Records. His early releases were critically acclaimed and he attracted
a lot of attention within the music industry. Jimmy was quickly
courted by a number of other record labels including Merck Records,
who released his debut album "My
Mines I" in February of 2002. As his reputation
as one of the leading innovators and producers of electronic music
continued to grow, Warp Records made a successful bid to sign Jimmy
Edgar in 2003.
Growing up in Detroit, the birth place of Techno music, Jimmy has
a strong affinity for the musical genre. However, it is not easy
to pigeon-hole or label Jimmy Edgar's music to one particular style.
Although, he is noted for his development of a music style called
'glitch and error' (a unique deconstructive style of electronic
music based on Techno and Funk) his music is well received across
the music spectrum from indie-kids to techno-heads. He sits comfortably
on the Warp Records' roster along side label mates such as Battles,
Plaid and Clark.
His most recent releases are quite funky and Detroit sounding. They
display a unique ‘rhythmical fashion' - while managing to
remain fresh and eclectic yet retaining the minimal aesthetics of
breaking the rhythm and melody down to its prime components, Jimmy
has created a tight sound with an ultra-modern R&B glazed feel.
Combining a variety of genres such as Funk, R&B, Soul, Hip-hop
and classical music, Jimmy Edgar's current productions have depth,
texture and a whole lot of attitude.
Jimmy does not limit his artistic expression to music alone. The
visuals he creates to go along with his music are equally important
to him. His musical influences are surrounded by avant-garde art
movements such as minimalist concepts and strict colour schemes.
He is also recognised for his visual art installations and artwork
- both digital and handmade.
Jimmy Edgar is also an award winning fashion photographer whose
work can be seen in such publications as H Magazine, Spot Magazine,
Urb Magazine, Blink Magazine and more. When not producing and composing
music, he divides his time as a fashion photographer between Los
Angeles and New York City. Jimmy shoots in a varying of different
styles from new digital HDR technology, to medium format film inspired
by early Prada, Fendi and Calvin Klein ads.
Jimmy Edgar is a remarkably accomplished artist and only in his
25th year this young man has a stellar career ahead.
Come down and check Jimmy Edgar
out in the plush surroundings of Spy
on South William Street.
This is going to be a great night of music from a truly remarkable
and outstanding artist. A night that should not be missed!
on sale now price 14 Euro including booking fee from City
Discs, Spin Dizzy, Big Brother, Road Records, WAV 1890 200 078
and online at www.tickets.ie.