If you have yet to encounter the Brooklyn-based band, The Pimps of Joytime, prepare to take a funky ride! The PJT’s live eventsand recordings have captivated fans all across the country, as they have begun writing their own success story, show by show,and track by track.
Bandleader Brian J is a charismaticand soulful visionary, whose well-crafted songs invite the listener to enter a world of infectious dance groovesand indelible melodies. Spending formative years in New York City, New Orleansand Los Angeles, Mista J honed his craft, becoming an accomplished live performer, multi-instrumentalistand producer.
In 2005, Brian began to assemble a group of righteously soulful vocalistsand musicians to assist in bringing to life the musical concept that would become The Pimps of Joytime. The band’s diverse soundand spirited attitude is strongly influenced by the Brooklyn DJ cultureand live music scene from which they emerge. Recent collaborations with legendary artists Cyriland Art Neville of the Neville Brothersand Roy Ayers have helped vitalize the band’s connection to its roots.
Over the course of the past four years, The Pimps have evolved into a road testedand audience approved groove machine. They have excited crowds at over 100 club datesand festivals in 2009 alone,and are on target to exceed that volume in 2010. The exponential growth of the band’s fan base can be partially attributed to an artful blend of musical styles, including elements of afrobeat, salsa, rock & rolland electronica. Brian J’s classic songwritingand the band’s undeniable swagger on stage consistently energizes dance parties wherever they appear.
The Pimps now has a significant following in other key markets such as, LA, DC, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Portlandand New Orleans. The wall of their Facebook page is constantly receiving enthusiastic posts from fans across the USA as word of mouth further carries news of this fresh new arrival.