Jimi Pappas –Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Drummer.
As a solo acoustic performer, Jimi provides a wonderful
musical experience, with state of the art equipment and top
notch musicianship. As a singer/songwriter his original
tunes are a blend of Americana meets pop and brings out his
love of tropical places. His covers and originals are
influenced by the early 70’s singer/songwriter movement. Jimi’s live sets bring you from the Beatles to Buffett.
Known for his soulful renditions of James Taylor songs, Jimi
also picks classic rock gems and gives them his acoustic
treatment. Jimi has 4 original CD’s—New Jersey Pops,
Tropical Salvage, This Trip, and is celebrating his latest
release, "Hello Mr. Sunshine," which was voted #1 CD of the year,
and includes #1 song of the year for "Watermelons," on
Jimi has also been nominated numerous
times for various TropRock music awards.
Jimi has performed live all over the world spanning all 50
states, Canada, Japan, Australia, Brazil and more. This has
included his solo shows and world tours as drummer for
Chubby Checker, portraying John Lennon and Ringo in
Beatlemania, and a 10 year run at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT.
He has worked and shared the stage with Coral Reffers, Doyle
Grisham, The Lovin Spoonful, Little Richard, Dick
Clark,Steppenwolf, Meatloaf, Peter Noone, Jerry Jeff Walker,
John Frinzi, John Patti - to name just a few.
Jimi is still active as a drummer, touring with Jim Morris
and The Big Bamboo Band, working in studio sessions and with
his Beatle tribute band “BeatleBeat”. He currently enjoys
playing solo acoustic shows throughout Florida, including
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Café at Universal Studios
Orlando, and at music festivals and Parrothead events