Blue Martini Piano Bar welcomes Jimi Jamison in concert
St. Kitts – February 4, 2010 – The Blue Martini Piano Bar, Century 21 Island Realty, and the Marriott Resort welcomes Jimi Jamison, lead vocalist of the 80’s super-group Survivor, for a one night only concert at the Blue Martini inside the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, continuing the Blue Martini 2010 concert series.
Mr. Jamison’s most notable top 40 hits with Survivor include the #1 “Eye of the Tiger” (from the film Rocky II), “American Heartbeat”, “I Can’t Hold Back”, “The Search is Over”, and “High on You”. “Burning Heart”, the theme for the next Rocky sequel (Rocky III) also hit the top spot on the world music charts, like its movie theme predecessor, “Eye of the Tiger”. Further Top Ten hits followed with “Is This Love”, and “The Moment of Truth” (from the Karate Kid motion picture). Jamison went out on his own in 1987 after the breakup of Survivor.
Fans of the television program Baywatch will recognize Jimi Jamison’s voice from a song he penned for the show’s theme, “I’m Always Here”, which has been played millions of times the world over, every time the show airs.
Nigel Rawlins of The Blue Martini said, “We are really excited to have Jimi Jamison on the island and to be able to have a world renowned artist for this special concert. Jimi’s voice is amazing and instantly recognizable, and he has such an incredible range, quite frankly few other lead singers can compare. We’ve all been listening to his music since the early 80’s, and the songs just keep getting better with age. This is going to be a truly great show and not one to be missed!” Rawlins continued.
Jamison, a Mississippi native, started out during the ’70s with Target (members of the band still occasionally reunite for concerts). Jamison and the group put out a pair of albums for A&M Records and opened for Black Sabbath, Boston, and Kiss. He followed up with a stint in Cobra early the following the decade, putting together one recording for Epic Records. He then joined Survivor as lead vocalist and over the next several years, the band chalked up a dozen Top 40 hits around the world.
Jimi’s track record includes appearances on a number of television programs and many music videos. In addition to his solo recordings and his work with the bands above, he also contributed backup vocals to such artists as the Jeff Healy Band, Krokus, and ZZ Top. He continues to tour around the world playing all of the Survivor hits fans remember as well as songs from his solo career.