JIM GORDON BAND
Jim was guitarist with Irish rock band Trade in the late 60s, moved to England in 1971, where he was half of the folk/rock duo Blue Epitaph, producing Ode by Blue Epitaph on Holyground Records, Britains first independent Record label. (Now a highly valued collectors item and re- released twice in CD format, most recently 2003)
In 1978 Magus was formed with Peter Howells. This resulted in one album, Breezing Again.
Magus toured extensively in Great Britain, appeared on BBC radio and television, Covent Garden and was in concert with Ian Gillan from Deep Purple and Julie Felix.
Jim was a founder member of Household Names, described by Time Out in London as a blend of rock,folk,reggae and dance.
Doug Morter (Magna Carta, The Albion Band, Maddie Prior Band and The Backroom Boys) produced Jims first Solo CD Dreaming Again in 2000. The cd has led to guest appearances on BBC Radio Ulster in Belfast and other live work in Ireland. Local radio stations in Ireland play the cd regularly.
There has also been airplay on NRK P1, NRK local radios, BBC Radio 2, and Radio Scotland.
Jim has toured with Doug Morter as a duo and appeared with The Backroom Boys (Dougs band with Jerry Donahue, the legendary American guitarist from Fairport Convention and The Hellecasters) as well as Dougs new band Then Came The Wheel, which features players from John Martyn, Jethro Tull, Rick Wakeman, Alison Moyet, Van Morrison, and 10CC.
The new CD entitled Scenic Tours In The Darkness which features the members of The Jim Gordon Band was released on Acoustic Records in June 2004. (ACR 9823)
Jerry Donahue, who is currently working with The Yardbirds, contributed two solos to the album as special guest.
Arild Seim (guitar/vocals)
Arild has worked with Hungry John and the Blue Shadows, Son Mu, Claudio Roditi, Paquita DeRivera, Neil Sedaka, Mike Gallagher, Savoy Stompers. He works with Rikskonserten as well as being a highly regarded studio musician in Norway. One of the best all round guitar professionals in Norway, his playing is world class.
Helge Nyheim (drums/vocals)
Helge has worked with Animal Farm(Vocals), Mads Eriksen, Steve Morgen, Kim Fairchild, Tor Endresen, Jens Falck, Trine Rein, Kenneth Sivertsen, Egil Eldøen, The Backroom Boys with Jerry Donahue and Doug Morter as well as many other high quality musicians. He has also performed on many record productions and is considered to be one of the finest drummers in Norway. Helge is a powerhouse on the kit and is a real energy source for the band. Bearing in mind that Helge was the vocal sound on the hits of Animal Farm his vocal contributions to the band sound are worth noting.
Geir Rognø (Bass)
Geir has been in the band since summer 2005 and has previously worked with Jan Eggum, Ole Paus, Jan Teigen , The National Theatre, Rikskonsert, Dagfinn Iverson and many other fine Norwegian artists. He has also been used as bassist with The Backroom Boys on their last four tours of Norway.
Repertoire for THE JIM GORDON BAND includes original music from the cds Dreaming Again and Scenic Tours In The Darkness http://home.c2i.net/acousticrecords/
For booking contact
Jim Gordon Tlf: Mob: +47 41265540; +47 55946653
If you click on this link you may sample some of the tracks
Links for further information
www.broadjam.com International/inspirational/folk categories
www.northernlightmusic.com Artist roster (also Jerry Donahue)