Jimmy Free's Friends
A solid four piece band playing mostly reggae; recognizable songs sprinkled with some original songs.
We bring to the stage years of varied experience to play our unique American reggae
Jimmy Free - Guitar & Vocals
In addition to composing, and producing music for film and internet use, Jimmy has been a sideman for many outstanding Seattle bands including: Mark Whitman Band, African All-Stars, Andy O Band, Hugh’s Blues, Jumbalassy, Ray Bonneville Band, African Roots, Alex Duncan Band, Shakata, The Trouble Boys, Guarneri Underground....
Jimmy Free's Friends
- Well Alright, Yeggy. I had a ball at our gig at Jake 's Ales last weekend. The groves were good and the jams got where I want to go. I love to play rhythm guitar behind the right guitarist. Motown and I have been playing for 14 years together in one band or another. I can repeat a pattern get the grove, he melodies then if I put just a bit of variation, say add a 6 or change voicing of 7 th chord. I push him somewhere else, he reacts to it. I end up playing harmonies with him. His solo becomes our solo. Then Hollywood gets into it on bass, Kevin knocks up the rhythm a notch and the four of us push it around, milk it for all it's worth… Then we calm down together, I step up to the mike, and it's back to the R and B that everyone recognizes. I love to sing the songs, gives me a chill….but it's just total magic when 4 guys who have the craft down create something new, never heard before, emotional as hell, musix….
Mikel Rollins - Bass & Vocals
- Keeping solid bass lines a part of the Seattle scene, his bass credits include: Isaac Scott Band, Michael Powers Band, Sundance Rhythm Band, Jim Basnight Band, Steve Bailey and the Blue Flames, the Plano Brothers, Guarneri Underground…
Pat Hewitt - Guitar & Vocals
- Pat has studied and played pro gigs since grade school. He decided to study Cajun guitar and landed a gig backing up the great fiddler, Doug Kershaw in New Orleans and all over the world. Later he produced many Seattle music recording acts. Pat has played with: The Pins, The Rangehoods, Paula Maya Band, Alex Duncan Band, Vududes...
Dave Delzotto – Drums and Band Foundation
- Playing professionally since high school, then studying drums in college, Dave hit the road as a drummer. It’s in his blood and you can hear his drums bleeding in all the guitar mics. Currently active in the Seattle music scene, his credits include: Diane Schur Band, Mark Whitman Band, Danny Ward Band, Bill Ramsey Band, Denny Gore Band, Jay Mabin Band...