Before becoming the songwriter that we know in France, Jim Yamouridis was the frontman of The Stream, a band he formed in Australia in 1994. Releasing two albums produced by fellow songwriter Conway Savage, of The Bad Seeds, the band became popular in the Melbourne music scene. P.J. Harvey with John Parish notably covered one of Jim’s songs, “The Rider”.
In the early 2000′s Yamouridis moved to France where he recorded his first solo album The Name of This Place and began touring. He met guitarist and producer Seb Martel, which led to the production of his following albums: Travelling Blind, and Into the Day, the latter featuring Warren Ellis as guest musician. Yamouridis also worked on diverse collaborative projects, highlighted by a Rembetiko project with Nicolas Syros, and tours in Ireland with Conway Savage.
In France, he worked with a variety of musicians giving form to a band of regulars: Sarah Murcia (double bass), Fabrice Barré (bass clarinet), Seb Martel (guitar), Nicholas Thomas (vibraphone, percussion), Laure Brisa (harp), and Christophe Lavergne (drums). They play on his fourth album The True Blue Skies, released in 2014.
The True Blue Skies is available now HERE.
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