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
Jimi has five original music CDs: New Jersey Pops, Tropical
Salvage, This Trip, Hello, Mr. Sunshine, and celebrating his
new release - I like to Dream. His song Watermelons,
and album Hello, Mr. Sunshine were voted #1 in the top of
the troprock listener polls at
beachfront radio.com. Jimi has also been nominated
numerous times for various troprock music awards.
Jimi has performed live worldwide spanning all 50
states, Canada, Japan, Australia, Brazil and more, which
included 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 Reefers, 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 Buffett’s Margaritaville Café at Universal Studios
Orlando, and at music festivals and Parrothead events