The Pimps of Joytime
A band whose name carries a certain “je ne sais quois,” the Pimps of Joytime were born out of frontman Brian J’s desire to layer his broad range of musical influences — soul, funk, afrobeat, Latin, reggae and rock — within the freedom of an unapologetic dance groove. Since their inception, this Brooklyn based wildly infectious group has grown from playing basement parties down the street to headlining more than 100 shows each year, with stops along the festival circuit at Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Outside Lands, All Good, the VooDoo Experience and more. The Pimps’ debut record High Steppin’ dropped in 2008 on Wonderwheel Recordings to critical acclaim from the likes of NPR and BBC, followed by their sophomore release Janxta Funk! in 2011. Currently writing and recording tracks for their third album (anticipated for 2014), the forthcoming release will be their most inspired and distinct studio effort to date. Both in studio and on the road, the Pimps of Joytime are not to be missed. When they come to town, make sure to bring your favorite dancing shoes and a dry towel to wipe your brow, because they know how to make you shake it and sweat all over.