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X-RAY IMIJ (Jimi Hendrix Tribute) / Bio

Welcome...we are X-RAY IMIJ...(Ray Gervato on Guitar & Vocals, Jeff Summerton on Bass, and Mitch Phillippe on Drums) A South Jersey trio dedicated to recapturing both the studio and live sound of the ledgendary Jimi Hendrix Experience!!! Sure, we don't LOOK like the Experience...or DRESS like them, or USE exclusively their specific gear ...but we do make a true effort to SOUND like them. Our passion and respect for their music has led us to an honest claim at the attempted replication of much of the music that they wrote, played, and covered. Yes, we DO play some...of Jimi's "Band Of Gypsy's" trio as well, but MOSTLY we focus on delivering the JHE songs for now.

...Along with always, a bit of our own interpretation mixed in... quite naturally...

To those doubters who would denounce Jimi Hendrix's true importance and contribution to the full scope of today's music, (as a pioneer of his era- to the present) ...or, who say he was overrated, ARE simply ignorant of THE musical truth. His playing and creativity (*not to mention his recording techniques), WERE ahead of MOST others of this era and OPENED up new musical possibilities through his vast influence ON MANY a guitarist in the decades since his sudden death in late 1970. Thus, from 1967-1970 going forward, Jimi Hendrix stood the entire world of electric guitar playing on it's head...with his bold creativity, playing, performances, and sheer stage prowess. Bold as Love ...indeed. And with the tandem of Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell playing behind him, the Jimi Hendrix "Experience" still today, is one of the most powerful and innovative rock trio's ever. The JHE evolved into The "Band Of Gypsy's" for a short time in late '69-early '70 with Billy Cox on bass replacing Noel Redding for good, and with Buddy Miles on drums. But alas, Mitch Mitchell returned to complete the 3rd and final trio "lineup" in mid 1970, along with Jimi and Billy. (We will be adding some of this *third JH trio's studio recordings in due time, to our future setlists).

*There are more VIDEO clips on here, than there are audio tracks -because OUR current studio recordings have been further delayed a bit until later this Summer. *But FINALLY, something new has been uploaded!!! ..."HEY JOE" (featuring the first *audio track on here of drummer Mitch Phillippe... AND the *soaring harmony vox of Megan Knight) is as of yet unmastered, but up now just shy of the final mix. Stay tuned...for more trax will be uploaded as our latest Jimi cover mixes progress...

Thank you for visiting our reverbnation page... and stay tuned for our new 10 song Jimi Hendrix cover album coming later in 2014...

*And please feel free to visit our Jimi content on the X-RAY IMIJ / Facebook page. Thanx again!

General Info

Band Members
Ray Gervato - Guitar/Vocals, ~ Jeff Summerton - Bass, ~ Mitch Phillippe - Drums (on all videos) & John Young - drums/percussion *only on the 2 audio traX.
Artist Name
X-RAY IMIJ (Jimi Hendrix Tribute)
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/xrayimij
Active Since
05/12
Genres
Rock / Blues/Tribute/ GOT (LIVE) HENDRIX?

Contact Info

Location
Mullica Hill, NJ
Manager
Holding out for the right one...

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