Jimm McIver /  Seattle Singer/Songwriter/Rocker
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Jimm McIver

Singer/Songwriter/Rocker
Seattle

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Smart Pop for People with Beautiful Minds

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"Jimm McIver has "Sunlight Reaches" made ​​an excellent CD, filled with delicious catchy pop songs, which I enjoyed to the fullest and I this drive can also recommend, to anyone who loves the better pop." Carry Munter — 11/02/2015

4 stars! Jimm McIver (vocals and lead guitar) is a singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington, USA. His first solo album (CD), "Polaroid Angel" appeared in 2002 and was followed in 2005 by the album "Sweet Petunia Modern & The Holograms ". Sunlight Reaches" and then Jim is assisted by Vincent Gates - lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, Livestock Sonnets - lead guitar and vocals, Walter SingleMan - bass guitar, Andrea Witt Gens - keyboards, there is finally a successor appeared After 10 years, entitled " and vocals and Mark Guenther -. drums and percussion Vee Sonnets and Vincent Gates are also the producers of the album, which was recorded in the Common Tone Studio in Seattle in 2014. the CD, which contains released by the Green Monkey Records 12 numbers, the first of which, "I Wonder If She Knows," has just written after the death of his mother. it Jimm put me a catchy sounding pop song for, which is played at an average rate and a catchy rhythm , and "Welcome Home" follows and in it I hear a great danceable pop song that contains some subtle tempo changes. Then I hear the theme song "Sunlight Reaches", a magnificent quiet song, which is followed by "the Real me" which Jimm continue making great pop songs and me a nice song cross, which is played at an average rate and a swinging rhythm contains. in "Suzanne Taliban," he let me enjoy a wonderful danceable pop song that a society critical text has and "Hannah" I hear him again play a nice quiet song. Then he dishes out to me "a Fun one" and I get back to hear a catchy pop song, followed by "Witchcraft," which Jimm me surprised to be performing a swinging disco song. (listen to this song from the youtube link below the review) Then I hear "Up And Coming Killer", a swinging pop song that contains a humorous social criticism text and is followed by "Temptation", which present a great mix of pop and hear soulful war, and "Peanut Butter Is a Gateway Drug" follows and in it he shows me a nice creamy peanut butter song that has a humorous text. The last track is called "Ocean to Twelve Notes" and Jimm it plays a tasty in the audience sounding pop song that contains several tempo changes and a high sing-along content. Jimm McIver has "Sunlight Reaches" made ​​an excellent CD, filled with delicious catchy pop songs, which I enjoyed to the fullest and I this drive can also recommend, to anyone who loves the better pop.

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Jimm McIver - "Welcome Home" - LIVE - The Spud Goodman Show 7-23-15...

Jimm McIver - "Welcome Home" - LIVE - The Spud Goodman Show 7-23-15

Jimm McIver- Reverbnation - https://www.reverbnation.com/jimmmciver Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jimm-McIvers-Music-Page/239479139439146 Faceboo...

Witchcraft - Jimm McIver (Official Music Video)...

Witchcraft - Jimm McIver (Official Music Video)

Buy the song: https://greenmonkeyrecords.bandcamp.com/track/witchcraft or buy the album: http://www.greenmonkeyrecords.com/wordpress/catalog_McIver_Sun.php W...

Jimm McIver - Interview...

Jimm McIver - Interview

Jimm McIver - Interview for Sunlight Reaches album

The Life - Freedom Is... (Official Music Video)...

The Life - Freedom Is... (Official Music Video)

From The Life - "Alone" deluxe edition on Green Monkey Records. http://www.greenmonkeyrecords.com/catalog_the_life.php Special thanks to: Darrell Fowler for ...

Picture Day - Wild Aim...

Picture Day - Wild Aim

The song and imagery seek to explore the difficult process of facing our own mortality and coping with the loss of those we love - perhaps with our courage, ...

Picture Day - God Replace [Live]...

Picture Day - God Replace [Live]

http://www.greenmonkeyrecords.com/ The Green Pajamas give Eric Lichter & Jimm McIver [Picture Day] a slot at their in-store at Silver Platters in Seattle WA ...

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Jimm McIver /  Seattle Singer/Songwriter/Rocker

Jimm McIver is an independent pop-song-magi with deep Seattle roots. He writes intelligent, beautiful and sometimes ridiculous songs. He sings them with the voice of a dark angel, a wilted rose petal, a lion roaring.
Sunlight Reaches is his 3rd solo album, his 7th overall and most importantly his most mature, fully-realized work. This album began life at the Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay, WI with the poignant opener, “I Wonder If She Knows” – written following the death of his mother. Backed by a crack band, Sunlight Reaches is fully loaded – Motown groovin’ with “Witchcraft”, the funky Stax-styled “Temptation”, the witty, Hitchcockian “Suzanne Taliban”, the truly insincere “Up and Coming Killer” and the simple longing of “Hannah.” Mysteriously, these songs gel into a cohesive, satisfying whole.

So, from whence does Jimm come? Why two “m”s?

Jimm started his musical life while in Seattle’s Nathan Hale high school in a semi-theatrical band, the MPs, with John "Mort" Mortensen, later of the Monomen. They went away as HS bands do. Next up for Jimm was The Life. Following their 1987 debut on Green Monkey Records, Alone, they were named New Northwest band of the Year. They went into the studio to record their second album Witness The Will and died the death – after finishing, they broke up before it could be released. A single “Do It Again/A Broken Man” was released in white vinyl, the rest of the album would have to wait until it was released in 2011 as Alone Deluxe Edition, followed by a triumphant one-time reunion show. The story of that release can be read on the Green Monkey website.

Following the demise of The Life, Jimm and two members soldiered on as James & The Giant Peach, recording an album which saw a limited cassette-only release and which may yet see the light of day at Green Monkey.

After The Peach, Jimm decided it was time for a new direction which would result in 2002’s excellent Polaroid Angel. It all started with a two week session in July of '95, recording 12 songs at Egg Studios with Conrad Uno at the helm. He spent the next six months shopping these tunes around and eventually was signed by V2 Music to release a full length CD. The winds shifted and it never came out. Jimm decided to finally self-release Polaroid Angel in 2002 which is essentially a 'best of' collection of material recorded from 1995 – 1999 (and available through the GMR website).
“It’s a fine showcase of McIver’s songwriting ability along with his talent of bringing energy and mood to vocalizations. If you like a variety of strong melodic pop that grows better over time, you can’t go wrong with this debut collection.” Gary Glauber, Pop Matters

2004 was marked by the casual but enjoyable release of Sugartown and Jimm McIver Thursday Night at St. Clouds, in which we are introduced to two of his co-conspirators for later releases, Vincent Gates and Andrea Wittgens.

2006 brought Sweet Petunia Modern and The Holograms of Düm, featuring the basic core band still found on his latest release. Petunia is a classic power-pop fairy tale about a little girl Petunia Modern who is pitted against arch nemesis Peter Pudding in the tiny town of Whippoorwillville, where Petunia is the only singer in a land without music. With his warm, insistent vocals and original lyrics, Jimm turned Petunia's tale of musical woe into an intricate, irresistible yarn filled with small lyrical surprises. Even better, it features the delightful whimsy of “The Sandwich Song”! Quoth one reviewer "creative and wildly enjoyable . . . like a weekend drive through green hills, a cool breeze in your face and sun shining down."

In 2007, a baseball lover and long-time Mariners fan, Jimm was able to contribute three songs to the Seattle - A Baseball Town compilation which also featured Chris Ballew, the lead singer and songwriter for the Seattle-based band The Presidents of the United States of America.

2011 was marked by Picture Day – Wild Aim, a vocal collaboration with old friend Eric Lichter.

However, after two life-changing events - the birth of his two sons and the loss of his mother – Jimm became curiously blocked as a songwriter and musician. This lasted for nearly five frustrating years until 2011, when he was invited to an annual songwriting festival in Sturgeon Bay, WI, dedicated to the celebration of original music and collaborative writing called The Steel Bridge Songfest. This was a powerful new path for Jimm, leading to new collaborations that grace Sunlight Reaches. Now the time was right, Jimm put together a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a new record and brought the finished album back home to Green Monkey Records.

It has been 9 years since Jimm’s last solo album. The wait has been worth it.

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Nov 02, 2015

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"Jimm McIver has "Sunlight Reaches" made ​​an excellent CD, filled with delicious catchy pop songs, which I enjoyed to the fullest and I this drive can also recommend, to anyone who loves the better pop." Carry Munter

4 stars! Jimm McIver (vocals and lead guitar) is a singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington, USA. His first solo album (CD), "Polaroid Angel" appeared in 2002 and was followed in 2005 by the album "Sweet Petunia Modern & The Holograms ". Sunlight Reaches" and then Jim is assisted by Vincent Gates - lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, Livestock Sonnets - lead guitar and vocals, Walter SingleMan - bass guitar, Andrea Witt Gens - keyboards, there is finally a successor appeared After 10 years, entitled " and vocals and Mark Guenther -. drums and percussion Vee Sonnets and Vincent Gates are also the producers of the album, which was recorded in the Common Tone Studio in Seattle in 2014. the CD, which contains released by the Green Monkey Records 12 numbers, the first of which, "I Wonder If She Knows," has just written after the death of his mother. it Jimm put me a catchy sounding pop song for, which is played at an average rate and a catchy rhythm , and "Welcome Home" follows and in it I hear a great danceable pop song that contains some subtle tempo changes. Then I hear the theme song "Sunlight Reaches", a magnificent quiet song, which is followed by "the Real me" which Jimm continue making great pop songs and me a nice song cross, which is played at an average rate and a swinging rhythm contains. in "Suzanne Taliban," he let me enjoy a wonderful danceable pop song that a society critical text has and "Hannah" I hear him again play a nice quiet song. Then he dishes out to me "a Fun one" and I get back to hear a catchy pop song, followed by "Witchcraft," which Jimm me surprised to be performing a swinging disco song. (listen to this song from the youtube link below the review) Then I hear "Up And Coming Killer", a swinging pop song that contains a humorous social criticism text and is followed by "Temptation", which present a great mix of pop and hear soulful war, and "Peanut Butter Is a Gateway Drug" follows and in it he shows me a nice creamy peanut butter song that has a humorous text. The last track is called "Ocean to Twelve Notes" and Jimm it plays a tasty in the audience sounding pop song that contains several tempo changes and a high sing-along content. Jimm McIver has "Sunlight Reaches" made ​​an excellent CD, filled with delicious catchy pop songs, which I enjoyed to the fullest and I this drive can also recommend, to anyone who loves the better pop.

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Aug 01, 2015

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"Whatever sunlight McIver hopes to reach, the walk towards feeling the warmth is what makes this work very well." John Book

Jimm McIvey has finally released his new album called Sunlight Reaches (Green Monkey) and while I was given a few hints for what he was coming up with, this one is a bit eased up than I expected, but that’s a good thing. It has been a decade since McIvey released his last album but Sunlight Reaches merely sounds like the kind of music that had been there waiting to be brewed and surfaced, and it’s here. It’s the kind of well written songs with a nice rock and pop blend that comes from someone who truly has a love for the music and the craft in putting it together. It doesn’t have an eclectic side that Todd Rundgren is known for but they both share some of the clever characteristics that you can also hear in music by Marshall Crenshaw and Let’s Active. The songs tell everything about love found, love seeking, life stretching and life living, you could easily imagine someone like Paul McCartney wanting to come over to his house and say “I really enjoy what you’re doing, mate.” Whatever sunlight McIver hopes to reach, the walk towards feeling the warmth is what makes this work very well.

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Jul 18, 2015

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Jimm McIver – can turn a bad day into a good day!

“Jimm McIver sings passionately about the unpredictability of human nature. This album can turn a bad day into a good day.” Leslie Snyder, Jersey Beat

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Jun 22, 2015

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International Press!

Three online translations mashed together: “A great album has marked this musician from Seattle. Pop-rock lifetime that I would say the myth, with a dash mod.northern-soul and with a glossy production.” sr. humo – Alta Tension

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May 01, 2015

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"Jimm is a pop encyclopedia with smarts and a killer voice." -Walter Salas-Humara (The Silos)

"Jimm is a pop encyclopedia with smarts and a killer voice."
-Walter Salas-Humara (The Silos)

Apr 30, 2015

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"Jimm has earned both 'm's in his name -- his songs elicit 'mm...' and 'hmm...' reactions every time he plays." -pat mAcdonald (Timbuk3, Purgatory Hill)

"Jimm has earned both 'm's in his name -- his songs elicit 'mm...' and 'hmm...' reactions every time he plays." -pat mAcdonald (Timbuk3, Purgatory Hill)

Jimm McIver

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Date Title Location Type Info
Jun 11, 2015 Steel Bridge Songfest Sturgeon Bay, WI Performance  
Jun 12, 2015 Steel Bridge Songfest Sturgeon Bay, WI Performance  
Jun 13, 2015 Steel Bridge Songfest Sturgeon Bay, WI Performance  
Jun 14, 2015 Steel Bridge Songfest Sturgeon Bay, WI Performance  
Jul 17, 2015 Record Release Party , Performance  
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