Saturday, November 25, 2006

Jimi Lundy - love ballads a speciality

If you haven't heard of singer-songwriter Jimi Lundy, check him out immediately. This talented musician was born in Battambang, Cambodia and now resides in Melbourne, Australia, and released his first album, Steal My Heart, a couple of years ago. You can hear samples from the album here. It contains ten original songs, penned by Jimi and friends, and is an excellent collection of sentimental love ballads, heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodies. One of the tracks, Cambodia, will feature in the soon to be released film by director Tim Pek called Red Sense.
I caught up with Jimi in Melbourne and he tells me, "my second ep is very close to completion, it will feature six brand new songs...the direction of the ep will be closer to the real me as it will feature more ballads and soft rock with a blend of string quartets and piano. I perform very often in Melbourne and other states and have returned to Cambodia twice now, and performed with some of the biggest names in Cambodia, however I choose to base my career here in Melbourne..." Jimi and his family arrived in Australia in 1983 and with a lot of hard work behind him, he's at a point now where the quality of his voice and his songwriting talent certainly deserve a wider audience. You can find out more about Jimi Lundy at his website and on MySpace.

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