acoustic music singer/songwriter duo
a gentle blend of instruments and vocal harmony
Sadly Jimmy passed away on 03 November 2015 following diagnosis in April of inoperable pancreatic cancer. He was strong to the end and our positive attitude and love for each other enabled us to enjoy the short time we had left.
Also, during that year he still managed, as he always had, to help others. This involved, amongst many other things, two new website builds and the finishing of a big DVD project!
In his memory, and that of jiva, this website will continue.
An act maturing with every show, and now displaying that precious ability to write songs that capture an audience's heart. Anthony John Clarke
jiva’s songs are eminently companionable creations, replete with pleasing choruses and writing that espouses both wistful reminiscence and sensible, positive life-philosophy. Dave Kidman
Based in the north east of England, jiva would regularly travel further afield to play at folk clubs, concert venues, festivals, corporate and social functions, fundraisers, coffee mornings, care homes, etc (with their state of the art Bose L1 Model 2 sound system - or AER acoustic amp setup for small intimate venues).
jiva provided tonight’s support (for Jez Lowe) with 6 songs, 4 of which were self written, all excellently delivered on beautiful Taylor 6 and 12-string guitars, with brilliant harmonies in which you could hear a pin drop. ‘Two Old Friends’ especially was magnificent – lots of lovely descending bass lines and some wizzo dextrous displays from Jimmy in ‘When’. They made such an impression in their 30-minute slot - inciting some chorus singing on their own lovely songs, ‘Best Friends’, ‘Different Dreams’, and 'One More Song'. The question in many locals’ voices at half time was another ‘When?’ – when can they have them back? Rothbury Roots