Jaimz Vokins

Mon
23
Oct

JAIMZ VOKINS - Time Machine (Showcase)

 

Steevi Jaimz, singer, songwriter. Probably best known for fronting the 1980’s big selling, over the top, Glam Metal band Tigertailz. With whom he wrote and recorded their first Shoot To Kill EP and the debut album Young & Crazy. After his spell in Tigertailz, he signed to Carlin Music Publishing and released his first solo EP Kick That Habit-Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, with which he worked on with legendary Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham as producer. Two solo albums have followed that. Damned if I Do… Damned If I Don’t. And more recently, 2008’s My Private Hell. Recorded in Sweden with respected songwriter/Producers Chris Laney  (Zan Clan, Shotgun, Pretty Maids)  and Anders Ringman. Steevi says “My Privatee Hell was the record I’d always dreamed of making. Chris and Anders are incredible writers, musicians and Producers, and it was a pleasure to make from start to finish. I’m also very proud to call them great friends too”. In 2015 Steevi was personally invited by Cherie Currie (The Runaways) to join her onstage in London. Which led to the collaboration on the forthcoming Time Machine record.

Phil Vokins is an English guitarist, songwriter and arranger best known for his work with Persian Risk, Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Tyrant, Strangeways and Wrathchild. Phil is mainly known for his on-stage, charismatic antics. But as a studio artist, Phil’s experience sets him apart as a more unique, and ready to listen to the ideas from those around him. As Phil quotes ” I just love to play, that’s really what it’s about for me, I never wanted to be a Rock Star ” I can’t even stand the term.

Their latest work together has brought them results with “Time Machine” via AOR Blvd. Records.

Jaimz’ tendancy to start bar fights in the bars of London in the hey-day was as likely as someone might spill a beer. But that was 30 years ago. Rumor has it, the chap has been a bit more controlled for a number of years now and the fist fights are well behind him.

One track sure to grab some attention as opposed to a bar brawl, is the remake of Cher’s 1971 hit “Gypsies Tramps & Thieves.”

The classic cover also features The Runaways vocalist Cherie Currie as a guest singer.

 

 
 
Mon
21
Aug

JAIMZ VOKINS Project 'Time Machine' Due From AOR Blvd

 
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Living Without You. Original Tigertailz vocalist Steevi Jaimz has teamed up with friend and fellow Crash KO band mate Phil Vokins. Formerly of (ex Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward's Max Havoc, Persian Risk, UK AOR'sters Strangeways and Tyrant).
 
And together have recorded a special, one-off 30th Anniversary version of his classic Tigertailz song Living Without You.
This version of the song, featuring Steevi, Phil, Chris Laney, Anders Ringman and Dave Draper. Was originally recorded at Platform Studios, Sweden. At the recording of Steevi's My Private Hell album sessions in 2007. And was recently finished with producer Dave Draper at Tower Studios UK.
"It's been re-recorded and re-released many times. But this is the first time I have done it since writing it. And it has never sounded anything like this. We've stripped the song back to basics and turned it around. And what we have, is the song at it's melodic best. How it would have sounded without screaming guitars. And how I imagined it to sound when I originally wrote it. And because of who I wrote it about, it's very sentimental and personal to me. Basically, it's been given the grown up 2016 treatment". It will be made available to download on the usual sites. Spotify, itunes etc... The pair will also record an album as a special project through AOR Blvd records next year.
 

 
 
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