Joined Nov 28, 2016
Genre: Alternative, Rock n roll, Punk Rock , Acoustic, Shoe Gaze
Joined Nov 28, 2017
Chasing Ghosts is a project of passion, driven by a compulsion for storytelling and the connection with an audience that’s become a family, which has built over more than 15 years. Jimmy Kyle has been an active frontman and iconic personality in Australia's broader alternative/Punk/Hardcore scene, playing hundreds of shows in various incarnations across our dramatic continent. In 2011 it became whole when Jimmy recorded "Confession from a Phone Booth", the first Chasing Ghosts album. The album pulled personal stories into new format for Jimmy and his audience. Being a largely acoustic experience; the record enabled Jimmy to explore ideas to their deepest depths, without the constraint of genre that his scene may have expected. It worked. Over the next three years of touring the record, Chasing Ghosts performed in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, the UK and Mainland Europe. Thousands of people found something special in the songs and Chasing Ghosts became something to bond with deeply. Jimmy's passionate baritone voice and instinctive songmanship can make your hairs stand on end when first hearing a chorus that you know you will listen to for many decades to come. In 2016 Jimmy has spent the first 6 months trekking to the summit of a mountainous second album. Working closely with producer Andrew Neufeld (of the band Comeback Kid) more rock elements have been embraced, making this a grandly dynamic record. There are delicate ballads; including collaborations with old touring friends D At Sea and Millie Tizzard and there are crushing rock moments; including a guest appearance by Dream On Dreamer's Marcel Gadacz. The stakes have been raised sonically and the song quality has also been pushed further. (The as yet untitled album) is as exciting and ground breaking as it is natural. Expect a string of outstanding singles and a new live format to implement a new aggrandised Chasing Ghosts.