UK Open Mic

Jimmy Groover

Meet Italy-born UK Open Mic performer Jimmy Groover:

Jimmy Groover

Hi Jimmy Groover, thanks for joining us! Let’s get into it:

Do you play solo only, or also in a group?


How old are you?


Where were you born?


Where did you grow up?


How did that place influence your music? (if at all!)

Before I moved out of my country, I never thought I was going to fully immerse myself into trying to be a singer, although I’ve been always passionate about it and music in general.

Where are you based now, and why?

I’m living my life in London, the decision to move abroad at the age of 19 was simply based on the fact that I felt the need to discover new ways of being in contact with the rest of the world, considering that i was born in a small and remote countryside village.
Besides that, another pro of living in a metropolis would be that it makes you grow up rapidly and tough in every sense.

What got you into making music in the first place?

Well, like already specified, I’ve been almost obsessed with music and listening to it since I was approximately 5, and I was in love with cassettes which were very popular in that era

What instrument/s do you play?


Who would be in your top 10 musical influences, and why?

I must say that I enjoy all genres

Do you write your own songs?


How many years have you been writing songs for?


What process, or processes, do you often find yourself using when you write songs?


Why did you get into playing them in the first place?

To put in place what I’ve been practicing and perfectionating during my lessons at first, and second of course to experience the feeling of letting it all out live in front a public.

What advice would you give new performers who are just starting out playing their first open mics?

Focus only and exclusively on yourself and what you know best, in the very end it is an open-mic, and if a small note is badly sung nobody will put you in jail…
Forget about people being judgemental.

What’s the hardest thing, for you, about playing open mics?

There are times where the quality of the equipment you get provided with is not really the top and you might hear the sound of your own voice different and unpleasant, not to mention when people at the place are drunk and shouting over your singing, or distracted by watching football.

What’s the most bizarre, or fun, open mic, or gig, you’ve ever played, and why?

I’ve never particularly had any bizarre open-mic, yet!

If it’s not already, are you hoping to make music your full-time career?


What do you currently find the hardest and biggest obstacles to moving your music career forward?

I guess the hardest part for most of the artists would probably be to find someone who sees that something inside you and bring it out to the world.
Of course, another obstacle is surely not having enough time to dedicate to it.

What’s the one truth about you that people often find surprising?

A few times i’ve encountered people at my performances that have found surprising the fact that i’ve been doing singing lessons for 1 year or so only, which i find quite encouraging.

What’s the most exciting project you’re working on at the moment?

At this very moment, I’m busy with multiple things in life, but there’s always a nice smell of new projects in the horizon.

Do you have your own music video, channel, or playlist you’d like to share?

Do you have music on streaming? What’s you main streaming channel to send people to?

Where is the main place should people go to find out more about you?

What other sites/profiles should people go to to find out more about you?


We’re done! Anything else you want to share before we go?

No thanks! 🙂

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