Skip to main content

Album Reviews

Music > Album Review

The Jimmy Watts Band
- January’s Pages

January’s Pages is a brilliant showcase of the individuality of The Jimmy Watts Band, and proves they are an intrinsic component of Queensland’s blues ’n’ roots scene.

Jan 30th 2013 | Label: Independent
Four years after the release of the band's debut album, 2008's Dig, Dig...Dig, The Jimmy Watts Band finally unleash their second full-length album, January's Pages. The once one-man-band from Toowoomba – who could be aptly described as a monster hybrid of Xavier Rudd, Tom Waits and Ash Grunwald – has enlisted the help of Paul Young on drums, Mike Leo on bass and Melissa Hender on percussion for his latest recorded work.

Jimmy's impressive guitar skills and growling vocal style hit you like a brick in the face in opening track, Try, which acts as a brilliant introduction to what The Jimmy Watts Band is all about for those who may be listening for the first time. Peeling past his commanding vocal and guitar layers, Jimmy's compelling songwriting style becomes evident. He has the ability – the way only a man of the blues does – of telling absorbing stories with his songs without sounding cliché; an art which seems to be lost in this day and age. Possibly the most attractive feature of his songwriting is the darkness that lingers throughout the album, demonstrated particularly well in Bossman and Freddy One Eye, both of which involve killing somebody. While it is definitely the 'Jimmy Watts Show', he certainly couldn't have done it on his own, as Melissa Hender's percussion adds a valuable dynamic throughout the album (particularly in Bossman) and the keys from guest musician Silas Palmer really add the funk in Hipness.

January's Pages is a brilliant showcase of the individuality of The Jimmy Watts Band, and proves they are an intrinsic component of Queensland's blues 'n' roots scene.



Friday 19th September

The Jimmy Watts Band

Habitat Restaurant & Bar, South Brisbane

Poster IT

Connect with The Music

Subscribe to Daily Newsletter


<span>Repressed Records Birthday Show</span><br />Newtown Social Club

Repressed Records Birthday Show
Newtown Social Club

<span>The Dandy Warhols</span><br />The Tivoli

The Dandy Warhols
The Tivoli

<span>Kingswood</span><br />Howler


<span>Megan Washington</span><br />Oxford Art Factory

Megan Washington
Oxford Art Factory

<span>Velociraptor</span><br />The Brightside

The Brightside

<span>Wil Wagner</span><br />Newtown Social Club

Wil Wagner
Newtown Social Club

<span>Queen & Adam Lambert</span><br />Rod Laver Arena

Queen & Adam Lambert
Rod Laver Arena

<span>Client Liaison</span><br />170 Russell

Client Liaison
170 Russell

<span>The Amity Affliction</span><br />Thebarton Theatre

The Amity Affliction
Thebarton Theatre

this week's magazine

Digital Version

The Music Store

Australasian Music Industry Directory
The ultimate print sourcebook for all the contacts…
Jun 18th 2014
Arts Advertising Packages
The Music Arts Packages provide promotion in The Music…
Jun 18th 2014
Indie Band Advertising Packages
The Music Indie Band Packages provide promotion in…
Jun 18th 2014
Galleon Krueger for Sale
Galleon Krueger Bass Amplifier. 1001RB As new, current…
Jul 12th 2014
Jazz guitarists wanted for weekend jams.
We are a bass and drums unit rehearsing in St Peters…
Jul 12th 2014
Premier Sydney Punk/Rock Band seeks Drummer
One of Sydneys Premier Punk Rock Bands seeks energetic…
Jun 18th 2014