Wednesday 24 April 2024, 7:30pm - 11pm
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Jim Bob is one oil painting exhibition short of being Britain’s greatest living renaissance man. You might know him best as the singer with Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine. He had fourteen top 40 singles and four top ten albums (including a number one) with them. Carter toured the world and headlined Glastonbury before breaking up in 1997. (Ten years later they were back together for a series of huge, sold out shows until they called it a day again in 2014).
Away from Carter Jim Bob has released twelve solo albums, written songs for Ian Dury and for a Barbican production of Mark Ravenhill’s ’Dick Whittington & His Cat’. In August 2010 he made his Edinburgh Fringe debut in the musical ‘Gutted, A Revenger’s Musical’, playing a washed-up wedding singer and the ghost of Helen George from Call the Midwife’s fictional dad.
Jim is an author too. He’s had six novels published – ‘Storage Stories’, ‘Driving Jarvis Ham’, ‘The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81’, ‘Frank Derrick's Holiday of a Lifetime’, ‘A Godawful Small Affair’ and ‘Harvey King Unboxes His Family’. His two memoirs – ‘Goodnight Jim Bob – On The Road With Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine’ and the sequel ‘Jim Bob from Carter’ we’re both critical and commercial successes.
Right now Jim is focusing on music. His last two albums, ‘Pop Up Jim Bob’ and ‘Who Do We Hate Today’ were both top forty smashes (26 and 34). His Beach Ready EP got to number 1 in the physical singles charts earlier this year. When his manager Marc heard his latest album ‘Thanks For Reaching Out’ he sent Jim this message ‘I bet this is how Tony Defries felt when Bowie sent him Ziggy Stardust’. Jim Bob has called the album the third in a trilogy. That seems to suggest something new will follow it. So if you see him coming out of an art supplies shop carrying an easel and a large canvas, you know where he’s going.
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