JIMI PAPPAS

FOUR TIME TRMA (TROPROCK MUSIC ASSOC.) AWARD WINNER! SINGER/SONGWRITER/GUITARIST/DRUMMER

Jimi performs as a solo artist, and with many full band shows, He provides a wonderful musical experience, with state of the art equipment and top notch musicianship. With a live set mix of Classic Acoustic cover tunes, including James Taylor, Tom Petty, Marley, Buffet, The Beatles, Zac Brown, Dylan, Rock, Folk and many more. He connects with the audience! 

As a singer/songwriter his original tunes are a blend of Americana meets Folk/Rock and brings out his love of tropical places. His covers and originals are influenced by the early 70’s singer/songwriter movement. Jimi also picks classic rock gems and gives them his acoustic treatment.

Jimi has six original music CDs: New Jersey Pops, Tropical Salvage, This Trip, Hello, Mr. Sunshine, I Like to Dream and celebrating his newest release - Acoustic Waves. His song Watermelons, and album Hello, Mr. Sunshine were voted #1 in the troprock listener polls at Beachfront radio.com. His four TRMA Music Awards include -Horizon Award 2012,- Song of the Year in " Parrotheads Together We Fly" in 2014 and also Musician of the Year awards 2013 and 2014.

Jimi has performed live worldwide, spanning all 50 states, Canada, Japan, Australia, Brazil and more. They included solo shows and world tours as drummer for Chubby Checker, portraying John Lennon and Ringo in Beatlemania, and an over 10 year run at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT. He has worked and shared the stage with Coral Reefers, Doyle Grisham, The Lovin Spoonful, Little Richard, Dick Clark, Steppenwolf, Meatloaf, Peter Noone, Jerry Jeff Walker, John Frinzi, and John Patti, to name just a few.

Jimi leads his Beatles Tribute Show BeatleBeat, working in studio sessions and live with many acts! He currently enjoys performing over 200 dates a year, including solo acoustic shows throughout Florida, at venues like Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Café at Universal Studios Orlando, and at music festivals and Parrothead events nationwide.

He also performs as a duo "The JPs" with Steel pan artist John Patti, touring as lead guitarist in Tom Becker's John Denver Tribute and his latest Dueling Pianos Extravagaza show.

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