JIMMY JAMES - Live! "HEARING IS BELIEVING" Tour 2016
The ONE & MANY VOICES of JIMMY JAMES - Live!
Singer-Songwriter, Recording & Tribute Artist
WINNER: 2X of The M.A.C. Award - NYC
(Manhattan Assoc. of Cabaret Performers)
WINNER: BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE AWARD - NYC
WINNER: GLAMMY AWARD - NYC
WINNER: JIM BAILEY MEMORIAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
WINNER: PROVINCETOWN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
ENDORSEMENT from Rich Little:
Jimmy is absolutely amazing. I know what it takes to perfect an impression, and his are excellent. He has definitely done his homework. His Bette Davis blew me away. I was very happy to give him my own standing ovation.
---- Rich Little
FOR THE 1ST TIME EVER:
JIMMY JAMES brings his Award-Winning talent to The National Monument; The Historic STONEWALL INN, New York City.
A former resident of NYC, it has been 8 years since James has been to the Big Apple after moving to Los Angeles in early 2009.
His new show "HEARING IS BELIEVING" features his uncanny vocal prowess for Live singing impressions including: Cher, Elvis, Barbra Streisand, Adele, Stevie Nicks, Amy Winehouse, Shirley Bassey, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Macy Gray, Lana Del Ray, Bette Davis, Eartha Kitt, Patsy Cline and more...
OVER 20 MILLION VIEWS on YouTube!
In addition to his popular impressions, James will feature a couple of his own original songs, including his global hit "FASHIONISTA" which rose to the top 20 of the BILLBOARD Dance charts. The single is from the original dance pop album "JAMESTOWN" (iTunes / Amazon). His song has over 20 MILLION VIEWS collectively by fan-made videos on YouTube.
The HISTORY OF JIMMY JAMES -- Formerly MARILYN MONROE:
In the early 80's to mid '90s Jimmy James became a darling of the talk show circuit making numerous national television appearances on DONAHUE, GERALDO, SALLY, JOAN RIVERS, CNN, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, E!, RuPAUL's VH1 and others...
He garnered international attention as the world's best Marilyn Monroe impersonator. To this day, no one (male or female) has rivaled his beautiful, well-studied, natural-like and haunting recreation of the iconic star.
James considers himself an actor, singer, impressionist & performance artist. His tribute to Marilyn Monroe (starting in 1981) was LIVE! Audiences were shocked that he could actually sing, talk, walk & look like Marilyn Monroe! The transformation was artful & stunning. Back then his shows consisted of ACT 1: "Marilyn Monroe" then quick-changing to androgyny for ACT 2:"Voices." Though Marilyn was shocking, uncanny and stunning...BUT it was the Voices that got audiences riled up usually ending with standing ovations.
In 1996 Jimmy James was asked to appear on a giant Billboard in the center of Times Square as Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland & Bette Davis along with Supermodel Linda Evangelista for the K E N A R clothing line.
By 1997 he retired the 'Marilyn' part of his show to evolve as an artist and broaden his horizons into songwriting, recording and further developing his repertoire of Voices.
By 1998 he released his 1st dance club hit "Who Wants To Be Your Lover" produced by the Berman Bros. with remixes by Chris Cox and Barry Harris of Thunderpuss 2000. The music video is on YouTube.
James has become a diverse artist in his own right and has performed for celebrities such as: Whoopi Goldberg, Elton John, Demi Moore, Patti LaBelle, Jane Seymour, Rich Little, Joan Collins, Barbara Eden, Cyndi Lauper, Boy George, Debbie Harry, George Burns, Eartha Kitt, Norman Mailer, John Waters, Norman Mailer and many more...
The Talented Mr. Jimmy James - Catch him if you can!
Jimmy James is on iTunes and at:
Facebook: "JIMMY JAMES NEWS"
R E V I E W S
"Cabaret has an important place for performers such as Jimmy James...uncanny!"
----- Don Heckman, LA TIMES
"I'm hoarse from screaming bravo!"
---- Michael Musto, THE VILLAGE VOICE
"Jimmy's impressions are dead on"
---- Michael Shulman, SHULMAN SAYS - Las Vegas
BILLBOARD Magazine Review of "FASHIONISTA":
"'Fashionista' by veteran New York performance artist Jimmy James, is so damn clever, it is hard not to offer a howling squeal of approval before clicking replay -- again and
International Edinburgh Fringe Fest
August 2006 4 Stars out of 5!
"Prodigious talent. Vocally, James is incrediblehis impressions are spookily accuratedelightfully funny and has a down-to-earth rapport with his audience."
---- Kate Copstick, THE SCOTSMAN NEWSPAPER - Scotland
"Wowing audiences with his uncanny vocal impersonations of legends ranging from Billie Holiday to Madonna."
---- Adam Feldman, TIME OUT NY
"With snippets of video clips enhancing the fun, this is one entertainment package worthy of a Las Vegas stage."
---- David Finkle, BACKSTAGE -New York
"This show has been a sell-out its easy to see why."
---- Jonathan Warman, HX Magazine - New York
The Stonewall Inn (Upstairs) (View)
53 Christopher St.
New York, NY 10014
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|