Hock­ing to per­form in Ararat

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Our Wimmera -

Tal­ented multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist and singer Jimi Hock­ing will per­form at Ararat Ho­tel tonight as part of Ararat Live.

Hock­ing, also known as Jimi the Hu­man, has been in­volved in the Aus­tralian mu­sic scene since the 1980s.

He is pri­mar­ily known as a mem­ber of hard rock band The Scream­ing Jets, but has plied his tal­ents as a singer, gui­tarist, man­dolin and key­board player in sev­eral bands in­clud­ing The An­gels, The Astro Boys, The Aströs, The House­warm­ers, Jimi the Hu­man and Spec­tre 7, Jimi Hock­ing Band, Jimi and The Hu­man Con­di­tion, and Jimi Hock­ing’s Blues Ma­chine.

With roots in Mel­bourne and tour­ing ex­pe­ri­ence across Aus­tralia, the United States, In­dia and Nepal, Hock­ing has per­formed at many Aus­tralian fes­ti­vals and gigs across Mel­bourne.

He is still tour­ing as a mem­ber of The Scream­ing Jets.

Hock­ing has also earned sev­eral ac­co­lades from the blues mu­sic in­dus­try, writ­ten mu­sic for film and tele­vi­sion, and recorded and played for many other artists in a ca­reer span­ning more than 25 years.

Ararat Live’s Rob Shea said Hock­ing is known for a com­bi­na­tion of high-speed pick­ing, wail­ing gui­tar and man­dolin, and su­perb song writ­ing and sto­ry­telling, mak­ing him a ‘must-see’ act.

Hock­ing pre­vi­ously played an Ararat Live show in 2015, and Shea said the group was ex­cited to have him back.

Ararat Live is a not-for-profit col­lec­tive that sup­ports orig­i­nal live mu­sic in Ararat.

An en­try fee of $20 goes to the per­form­ers and to sup­port fu­ture events.

Peo­ple can find out more by call­ing David Nichol­son on 0409 848 960 or email­ing ararat [email protected]­me­dia.com.

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