He's an Adult Contemporary/R&B/Pop singing entertainer with not only class but style as well. He knows just how to make you feel the emotions that he is feeling when he delivers a song. He is also known for his ability to take a cover song and turn it into"his" own. He is...Jimmy ROLAND!
Born in the small town of Taylor, Texas and on the fourteenth day of September, this Virgo showed signs of being musically inclined from a very early age. He comes from a family that is filled with talent that includes cousin Kelly Price, and nephew, ABC EyeWitness News Reporter, Leo Stallworth. Three of his sisters (including the mother of Leo Stallworth) were also high school classmates and sang with former Motown recording artist, Brenda Holloway.
Around age four, Jimmy would pretend that tabletops were pianos and pot lids, tambourines. Jimmy's influences range from Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder to Lionel Richie. By age sixteen, Jimmy was forming and playing keyboards for various singing groups in the Los Angeles area. During college (where he majored in music, Jimmy would spend his evenings in the clubs perfecting his craft. His dynamic performances caught the attention of many songwriters and producers. It wasn't long before offers to record demos began to pour in. During these days, Jimmy accepted opportunities to work with former members of of Three Dog Night, Tony Orlando and Tom Jones' tour bands. He later went on to accomplish something that had caught his eye from an early age. Jimmy created, hosted and produced his own cable television talk/variety show "Givin' It All To You!" which was syndicated.
Since then, Jimmy has gone on to accomplish greater things in his career. He recently performed at a two-day event in Los Angeles with an audience of over 100,000 in attendance. At this event, he shared the stage/billing with famous names such as The Village People, Joan Jett and The Black Hearts and Lisa Lisa (formerly of Cult Jam). Another recent engagement for Jimmy was in Las Vegas, Nevada where he shared the stage/billing with Charo, Susan Anton and Clint Holmes.
Jimmy has received generous radio airplay throught Canada. He is also heard on stations in the United Kingdon and Australia.
Jimmy was recently offered and accepted a songwriter's publishing contract with one of the world's largest publishing companys and a division of Warner/Chappel Music in New York. There is a possibility that he may be signing another publishing contract with a well known company in Los Angeles in the very near future.
If you want to hear some good singing, see and participate in a great live concert, make sure that you step inside the world of Jimmy ROLAND "Live"... the next chance you get. His concerts include songs from various eras (including Disco for all you Disco fans).
Following in the footsteps of many great entertainers, it looks as though Jimmy ROLAND is trackin' some of his own!