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Event Archive - Jimmy Bowskill Band

Sat. May 5th 2007 - Sat. May 5th 2007 Central Bar & Grill (No Minors)
9:30pm doors at 7:00pm
Cancelled $15.00
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Central Bar & Grill,
Presented by: Atomique Productions
Jimmy was dicovered playing guitar in front of Jeff Healey's Club in Toronto at age 11 and was invited to the stage that night for the first time by Healey.

He went on to record his 1st CD shortly after strongly supported by the Toronto Blues community. His second release a year later got the nod for a Juno nomination and Jimmy is about to release his third recording produced by Peter Prilesnik.

Jimmy has had the privilege of opening and sharing the stage with such legends as Dickey Betts, ZZ Top, Jeff Healey, Garth Hudson and Deep Purple. ZZ’s Billy Gibbons took special interest and invited Jimmy to join him for lunch after catching his performance… an honour Jimmy will never forget.

So, how does he sound?

- One of the most spectacular performances (at Ukraine’s Koktebel Jazz & Blues Festival) was by the 14-year-old Canadian boy wonder Jimmy Bowskill and his band. The opening chords showed that the boy is not simply a wunderkind but an exceptionally brilliant phenomenon in the world of Blues and Rock. His incredible guitar technique and his strong free-flowing vocal skills, along with his volcanic temperament, blew the audience away. -The Koktebel Resistance, UKRAINE

- You did your country proud!!! – Rene Leblanc, Canadian Pavilion, World Exposition, JAPAN

- “Jimmy is the best natural singer I've ever heard" - Colin James

- "Jimmy Bowskill was on the right side of the stage and Healey was in the middle. It was kind of like seeing Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe getting to play on the same line at once" - The Night Scrawler, The Toronto Sun

“This boy has everything it takes. Oh Lord, no kidding, the voice he’s got and the way he plays, he’s already there. I’ve never seen a kid like this sing like this before. That’s the truth!” – Mr. Hubert Sumlin

“Jimmy and his band are a powerfully cohesive unit that would be a tough act to follow on any festival stage and one that would have them swinging from the rafters in any blues club down south” – Al Kirkaldy, The Peterborough Examiner


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Jimmy Bowskill Band

Jimmy Bowskill website: Jimmy Bowskill may still be in high school, but he has proven himself to be one of Canada’s most prominent mucisians and singers. The 17-year-old has astounded everyone from The Allman Brothers Band founder Dickey Betts to ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Canadian icons Colin James and the late Jeff ... more info