JWhale & JimmyG are a self-produced hip-hop duo based in the midlands.While both members produce and write their material together, JWhale takes more of a frontman role as a lyricist.
It’s easy to see why JWhale & JimmyG are a fan favourite at any live event. Fans can expect a blend of comical lyrics, live instrumentation and judicious production all coming together for a captivating performance. Their mix of charisma, audience interaction and improvisation means no two shows are ever the same. Those who haven’t yet seem the duo live never quite expect to see what comes next. From Peshwari Naans to Relations, these two can write about anything and everything.
Jimmy G began playing piano at a young age and would later progress to make short tracks on Garage Band. After meeting JWhale in a Maths class and swapping mp3s, they began to make demo tracks together and develop their sound.
JWhale’s love for music on the other hand began at a young age, listening to pirated CDs in his Dad’s SAAB. At the age of 14 he began to produce beats on the family laptop, later uploading them to Soundcloud. It was only after hearing albums from British emcees that he went on to write and record his own brand of unapologetically British rap.
Primarily UK Hip-Hop focussed combined with Garage and Dance influences, the creative duo take proven sounds and elements from times gone by and flip them, repurposing the sounds in a unique way for the modern day. Borrowing elements from 90s culture with a strong focus on musicality and performance, the pair find it easy to engage with their target audience. With this wide diversity of techniques comes and even wider diversity of styles, from humorous to energetic to reflective.
One thing is for sure, every track from JWhale & JimmyG will set a vivid scene and have you thinking, laughing and dancing as they tie their influences together in one cohesive sound, showing their personality and versatility through every bar.
Influences for this duo include the likes of The Streets, Calvin Harris, A Tribe Called Quest, Flying Lotus, Bicep and Dizee Rascal. The assortment of different influences from varying genres, in and amongst their personas is a clear indication as to why their music really has got something for everyone.
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