Harnessing a soulful voice that soothes and comforts, South Australian singer-songwriter Jimmy Marin blends captivating melodies with hypnotic rhythms and funky blues guitar to create a sound all of his own: Acoustic Soul.
Diverse and universal, Marin’s sound is influenced by the Americana sound but is equally at home in an Aussie pub as it would be in a Mississippi juke joint. His lyrics are introspective and observant with a message focusing on life, love & the world in which we live. Marin’s unique sound owes as much to rhythm ‘n’ blues and funk as it does to acoustic folk musicians such as James Taylor and Nick Drake or contemporary bluesmen Keb’ Mo’ and Eric Bibb.
With over 150 gigs worth of experience, including a stint fronting Adelaide rock band Liquid Phoenix, Marin – inspired by the likes of Dave Grohl, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz and Prince – has used his experience to write, record and produce his debut album all on his own, so as to perfectly capture the sounds that have been swimming in his mind for the past 5 years.
Living in Bordertown where he works as a Junior Primary Music and Drama teacher, Marin is now preparing for a short-scale tour of south-east Australia later this year. Supported by his own independent record label, Top Rope Records, and his new backing band featuring Michael Pejin (guitar), Michael Long (bass) and John Antrobus (drums), the future looks busy for Jimmy Marin.