| Most of
last year Jim spent buried in his studio working with various people,
so we hardly saw any of him except an odd fuzzy Instagram photo
here and there.
But this year started with a bang as far as public exposure goes.
Jim and Steve Fekete performed in Gwen Stefani’s backup band during a
corporate gig in Las Vegas - Jan 05 or Jan 06 or maybe even 07 –
depends which corner of the world you live in. The event was the Consumer Electronic Show
in Las Vegas and Gwen performed at Aria Resort and Casino’s Jewel Night
Club as part of that deal.
Jim and Steve were obviously stoked about it – here are a couple of
selfies from the airport and the flight - I II.
That’s how we learned about the gig
and the rest is Google. BTW, Jim has a lot better phone
camera, no offence Steve!
It seems that it was a very cool
show. Alas, Gwen is a diva and doesn’t share the limelight with her
band - all grey shadows in the dark background - so no decent
photos or movies.
However, owing by the numerous grainy brag posts on Twitter and
Instagram, we were able to surmise that Steve was on solo guitar and
Jimmy was on keys, playing and shouting “Hollaback
Girl” from the top of their lungs.
But it appears that it wasn’t a one off deal!
Rumor has it that Gwen and her band
rehearsing in Burbank, CA for the past few days. It all
points to an upcoming (albeit not announced yet) performance. Steve is
Jim posted a cryptic
clip on Instagram as well. Another rumour points to a Vegas show
again. We asked Jim to confirm but he is with Gwen freaking Stefani (no
less!) now, so
not holding our breath. We will know soon enough! Again, thank you
Google and our prodigious searching skills.
Speaking of which, we were able to unearth that Jimmy spent a couple of
days in Shreveport, LA Echophone Recording Studios playing
keyboard for the new studio record of Kenny Wayne Shepherd,
the famous blues-rock guitarist and guitar prodigy in the the 90’s. Jim
seemed very excited about it, cuz he replied
to our tweet and said, "Such a great time working on this album
Here are some
photos and a
little movie we put together from the Facebook
Livestream that Kenny posted the other day.
So all in all, a promising start of 2017 for every Jim fan. Keep your
eyes peeled for more!