If Van Morrison and Paul Buchanan had a love child, it would be Jimmy’s Cousin. Irish born, schooled in New York, detouring into multiple careers across Europe, Jimmy’s Cousin is an overnight success that’s 30 years in the making.
His first demo was recorded in 1991, his first album, Waxwings, sees the light of day in the next couple of months and he has just announced his Irish tour taking place in March 2019.
Jimmy’s Cousin writes an ambitious, melodic, close to the bone and a very personal, blend of Vocal Jazz. His debut album is produced By Dave Keary whose guitar playing and musical direction with such acts as Van Morrison, Gregory Porter, Taj Mahal, Roger Daltrey and Bobby Womack, means that he brings a deep vein of musical pedigree to the arrangement and realisation of the songs of Jimmy’s’ Cousin.
"It's a venue to die for. Wood panelled walls, plush banquette seating and a pristine sound system render the rest of Dublin's night-life cruddy in comparison."The Irish Times
After opening in 1963 The Irish Film Theatre closed its doors in 1985. It would be another 14 years before the space would be used again and so it was in August 1999 that The Sugar Club was born.