BIO

Jimmy Binks - Yuuki Shiroma – bassJimmy Binks - Julian Peters – vocals/guitarJimmy Binks - Sam Berry – vocals/guitarJimmy Binks - Jonny Barefoot – mandolin / harmonica

Jimmy Binks and The Shakehorns is an Alternative-Country band in Tokyo!

Jimmy Binks and the Shakehorns is a mixed-nationality acoustic rock band based in Tokyo. Their style has been variously described as alternative-country, Americana, folk, roots, bluegrass and acoustic rock.

In 2013, they released their first E.P. “Not Too Late”. Several tracks from the EP have been featured in the UK on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Sheffield. The track “Sandcastles and Snowmen” was broadcast on Tom Robinsonʼs BBC 6Music Introducing Mixtape show. The track “Mamaʼs Got Cookies” was selected as BBC Sheffieldʼs top 30 tracks of 2013. The tracks “Such a Smile” and “Junjo” were used as background music for the trailer of indie movie “Let Go”, starring Kevin Hart and Gillian Jacobs. “Such a Smile” also featured in “The New Normal”, a prime time NBC sitcom in 2013. “Junjo” also featured in the TV movie “Banner 4th of July” on the Hallmark cable channel.

They regularly play in Tokyo and their shows are friendly, energetic and inclusive affairs. A recent show was reviewed by and featured in LAʼs “Music Connection Magazine”. At the end of 2013, the band were included in the magazineʼs Top 100 live unsigned acts. In October, 2013, the band played on both days at the Asagiri Jam festival.

Upcoming plans include promoting the new E.P., writing tracks for a new E.P. slated for mid-2014, and enjoying being one of the few British/Japanese bands around playing their own brand of country music!

Jimmy Binks and the Shakehornsはイギリス人、日本人、カナダ人からなる6人編成のアコースティックロックバンド。オルタナティブカントリー、アメリカーナ、フォーク、ルーツ、ブルーグラスを経由したバンドサウンドに四声のハーモニーを特徴とし現在は東京を拠点に活動している。

2011年

米国にて公開されたケビン・ハート/ジリアン・ジェイコブス出演の映画「Let Go」で“ Such a Smile ”と “ Junjo ” が劇中にて使用される。

2013年

海外ドラマ「glee/グリー」のスタッフが手掛けたアメリカNBCのコメディドラマ「The New Normal」へ楽曲提供。米ケーブル・テレビ局 Hallmark Channel制作のTV映画「Banner 4th of July」 にて“Junjo” が使用される。

同年2月1日に1st e.p「Not Too Late」を発売。iTunes や Amazon MP3 にて現在も配信中。同日行われたリリースパーティーについて米国音楽誌 「Music Connection Magazine」に掲載され、Top 100 live unsigned actsに選ばれる。収録曲 “ Half the Time ” はイギリス BBC ラジオにてオンエア。 “Mama’s Got Cookies” はBBC Sheffield’s top 30 tracks of 2013に選ばれる。

同年10月 「朝霧JAM – It’s a beautiful day -」に出演。

2014年 中旬に2nd e.p.をリリースを予定。