The Jim Morey Band is a 4-10 piece, low down and dirty band of Gypsy vagabonds, huffin' an a puffin' original New Orleans flavored Jazz and beyond. Formed from the Jazz and Bohemian scene in Tampa Bay in 2006, it’s infectiously danceable grooves are known to range from swirling swings to down trodden durges, maddening polkas to gypsy jukes, haunting ballads to silly circus songs.
The Debut CD “NUTHIN BUT LOVE” was released with a carnival styled party on 11/6/08 and has been selling copies at shows, and across the globe online.
When you listen closely, you will hear drums, trumpets, trombones, saxophones, pianjo (electric midi banjo), regular ol’ banjo, ukulele, mandolin, keyboard, upright bass, washboard, slide whistle, Theremin, penny whistle, kazoo, mouth harp, tambourine, afro picks, bike horn and more.
The title track “Nuthin But Love” was selected for the nationally broadcasted Addictive Fishing show which aired 10/07 – present on Fox Sports network.
In addition to plush local gigs, The Jim Morey Band has been steadily building it’s email/myspace/twitter fan base in the Tampa Bay area by performing at local festivals, high profile art and fashion events including the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Summer Jazz Series and ARTPooL’s funky art parties. Every show is dynamic and organic.
In April 09 Creative Loafing Tampa filmed the performance of Gypsy Wind and recorded an interview for the CL Sessions Podcast. Leilani Polk, writer for Creative Loafing Tampa crafted a stunning print feature for us in the 4/15/09 edition. Both can be found on
The Jim Morey Band is seeking placement for festivals, world tours, presidential entertainment, films, commercials, radio play, weddings, divorce celebrations, etc…