2013 has been a vintage year for Jimi. He's currently adding the finishing touches to
a sixth studio album to be released early next year. Jimi described this new project as his most ambitious and innovative to date.
"I'd been composing new material for some time" said Jimi. "However, everything really began taking off
in January 2013. I'd recorded some early demos and invited a drummer pal of mine into the
studio to put down some grooves.
"This went really well and we decided to take things further by bringing in an electric guitar. This was done
by another very good friend and from there everything just snowballed."
The album will comprise of nine tracks, which mix original and traditional influences. Jimi shares writing credits with his friends on a couple.
"It's been fun and very enjoyable"he added. "The best recording experience for me, by far".
So what's the new album called? "Cannae say right now cos the title's a secret" smiled Jimi. "You'll find out
on release day". Jimi hoped that would be late November/early December. However, constraints on
available studio time and art work preparations have put this back to early 2014. Watch this space!!
Frankie Millar and the Quireboys
Jimi is also piping on a new album of Frankie Millar songs recorded with some famous names in the
music business. On vocals is Spike, lead singer with UK rock band 'The Quireboys'.
"Spike's a great rock n roll singer and a really good lad who grew up in Newcastle and Northumbria just across the border" said Jimi. "He has strong family links with Scotland and loves the pipes".
Spike, Jimi and the rest of the Quireboys teamed up at the launch of a charity single featuring the Scottish
Rugby team last week..
Here's a video link to live performance of 'A Bottle of Whisky' featuring Jimi and Scots music swengali Donald Macleod at the Quireboys Glasgow gig that night, 11/10/13 . The second vid features a nice shot of Frankie at the end.. Song available to download and also as a cd single.