Best known as the main mind behind "NYC's Bloodiest Band", Psycho Charger, Jimmy Psycho has had a life-long obsession with horror and music. His youth was spent on a steady diet of horror films, comic books, and old rock n roll while growing up in rural south western Ohio. He received his first guitar when he was eleven years old, discovered Elvis, KISS, and then punk rock. He started his first band when he was 12 years old, and has been on the road playing the "Devil's Music" ever since... That road ultimately led him as the founder of the "Horror Rawkillbilly" band Psycho Charger. Managing all creative and business aspects of the band, Jimmy has lead the band from it's humble beginnings as a one-man project to being a staple in the American horror rock music scene. He has overseen the band through three full-length CDs, appearances on movie soundtracks and television commercials, as well as a regular string of successful shows across the U.S. and abroad. The band garnered rave reviews and a cult-like following due to their unique sound and outrageous live shows.
In August of 2011, Jimmy moved from his long-time adopted home of NYC to Los Angeles to pursue further ventures into making music for film and special projects, and thus, THE JIMMY PSYCHO EXPERIMENT was born.
Upon arrival to Los Angeles, Jimmy was quickly brought on to the creative team for the Devil’s Playground Burlesque production company for development of their monthly Burlesque/Jello Wrestling shows in Hollywood. Not only a member of the creative team, Jimmy has a recurring onstage role as “Mr. Psycho”, the referee/co-host. The shows have been at capacity crowds since the first performance in January 2012, and is scheduled to appear in San Diego and San Francisco at the XO Ball in September.
Not only an musician/actor, Jimmy is also a fire performer, having performed at shows both nationally and internationally.
Through the success of Psycho Charger, Jimmy has found himself doing something he has always dreamed of: writing music for films. Jimmy has had the opportunity to write two songs exclusively for director Tim Sullivan: "The South Will Rise" for 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams and the title song "Chillerama" for the cult film of the same name.
Currently, Jimmy is working on music for the films “Schism” and “The Devil’s Dance” as well as other films and special projects. He has just released The Jimmy Psycho Experiment debut “Mad Monster Cocktail Party”, which will consist of thirteen tracks of “horror lounge” music: Horror movie theme songs played with EZ Listening/Tiki/Lounge vibe, something much more light-hearted than the sound of Psycho Charger.
As always, Jimmy is working on the new Psycho Charger releases as well...look for a 7” single release of the songs “I Kissed the Joker” b/w “Death Star Baby”...two songs recorded for the Devil’s Playground, followed by a new Psycho Charger full-length CD sometime in 2013...stay tuned!!!