JIMMY MARTIN

Country Luxembourg

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Music makes the world go round  was the sole thought of Jimmy Martin, when he moved from Luxembourg to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to become a professional musician. Just having arrived there, he quickly became a part of the local music scene and started playing in several bands. This was the beginning of Jimmys career, which has hugely developed not only as an artist, but also as a well known and respected composer and producer.

After Jimmys arrival in the states, well known music lawyer Michael Shapiro soon discovered Jimmys talent and took him under his wing, introducing Jimmy to various respected songwriters and producers such as Grammy Award winner Clif Magness (Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion). During this period of time, Jimmy signed a publishing deal with EMI music. His debut album “The Rhythm Of Life” including the hit single “I Can’t Fight Love” hit the Canadian charts.

His second album followed swiftly: “Kids Of The Rockin Nation” featuring big names such as John Edwards (Status Quo), Jeff Rich (Status Quo), Laurie Wisefield (Tina Turner) and Don Snow (Simply Red). The single “Drivin’ Through The Pouring Rain” was written by Desmond Child, famous for his work with Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin and Cher. Now a well established figure.. on the music scene in Europe, Jimmy stormed the charts with his hit single “Angels” in 2002. “Angels” became the title song for the program “Die besten Hits mit Gefühl” which was broadcasted for over three months on the European major TV and radio stations RTL, RTL II, Super RTL and VOX. For his success at achieving No. 1 in their charts, Jimmy was presented with a golden award from RTL in July 2003.

Jimmys songwriting and producing skills have been much publicised and talked about over the last year, as he has produced, together with Clif Magness, Tommy Remm and Valicon, the English “Popstars – The Rivals” winner Jamie Shaw, whose album “Different”, containing the homonymous hit single “Different”, was released earlier this year. But one can’t keep a dedicated musician.. like Jimmy Martin behind a recording desk in a studio for long. And therefore the hard working cosmopolitan is back on stage and behind the microphone with his brand new single “Love Somebody” (feat. Rick Springfield) that proves once again that he’s a convincing artist, in the studio as well as playing live. Because music makes the world go round – and Jimmy Martin makes the music.

In 2009 Jimmy recorded and released his first song in German language. The single “Für Dich” was produced and recorded by Tommy Remm and Frank Kretschmer in Berlin. This production team is responsible for many hit records in Germany and for the success of many artists and bands such as Jeannette, Silbermond, Marc Terenzi.  “Für Dich”is a powerful rock/pop tune with an interesting new american country “flavour”.The video was once again produced by Ken Fitzke ,who was also responsible for the tremendous success of Jimmys last video that featured american superstar Rick Springfield and stayed for over 24 weeks on Hit 24 in Germany.

Jimmy Martin - Wild At Heart front

– The Rhythm of Life [1989]
– Kids of the Rockin’ Nation [1995]
– Wild at Heart [2013]

 

 

 

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