Fantastic hard rock artist with that touch of country/blues and we mean fantastic, hitting all the right notes riffs and more theirs no stopping this very talented star. Vocally fantastic, Lyrically superb and the music is just pure rock kick ass.
Jimmy is a unique artist with over 20 years in the music industry. He has worked with such artists as Zebra, the Good Rats, Steve Morse, Robin Trower, Blackfoot, Wendy O. Williams, Loudness, Queensryche and producers Nile Rogers and Tom Werman.
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.”
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, composition and band classes at Pacific Conservatory in Southern California. Packes co-owns and is head engineer/producer at Holy Grail Studios at Nyack, NY.
“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.”