Jimmi Accardi is a singer, songwriter, musician, and performer. As a teenager, he played backup guitar for such hit-makers as The Classics ("Till Then"), The Moonglows ("Sincerely"), The Belmonts ("Where or When"), and The Regents ("Barbara Ann"). Later he toured as the guitarist for Chubby Checker.
Jimmi worked as a session guitarist for Rupert Holmes ("Escape" -the Pina Colada song) on the album entitled Rupert Holmes. He also recorded with Harry Nilsson.
Jimmi's own group, The Laughing Dogs, enjoyed two critically acclaimed albums on Columbia Records (The Laughing Dogs and The Laughing Dogs Meet Their Makers) with original songs in the Billboard picks.
Jimmi toured as lead guitarist for Mickey Dolenz and Davey Jones of The Monkees. He also was lead guitarist for the Eddy Dixon Band, and played with Evan Lurie (The Lounge Lizards).
Jimmi's experience making records included working with producers Bruce Botnik and Eddie Kramer. Jimmi himself produced and engineered records for hit rap artists Scott LaRock and Boogie Down Productions, Ultra Magnetic, and KRS 1.
He has CDs released under the name James Leonard Accardi, and his playing is on CDs by groups such as Mud In Your Eye, The Useless Eaters USA, The Hula Chickens, and many more.
Jimmi's latest band is Jimmi Accardi and The Action Zone, with original rock and pop music.