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The Story of Jim

Singer/Songwriter Jim Hanvelt has been performing for 20 years at various venues in the Mid West. Playing both originals and cover songs from some of his favorite artists. You can hear a wide range of genres through original music since his love for music has no boundaries.

Jim started playing music at an early age. He picked up the bass when he was 15 and by his senior year of high school he was playing in a garage band with his high school friends called Current Justice, named after a comic strip Jim was putting together. Unfortunately the comic strip never left his many other things.

Soon after high school Jim continued playing bass for a band called Ulterior Motives they had ONE gig at a battle of the bands, which was not judged, but they could tell by the response of the crowd that they had won. After that 15 minutes of fame, Jim wanted more. He quit the band and started to teach himself how to play guitar. Since he sucked at playing guitar he couldn't figure out any cover songs. So he started to write his own songs. He developed a unique style of playing that Jim prefers to call "Slap Acoustic," which is combining slap bass technique on an acoustic guitar.

After several years of hiding under a rock and polishing his slap acoustic style, Jim started to play solo shows and started recording his original music. He soon met up with Ryan Nelson and formed an acoustic duo called "No Sympathy"

No Sympathy acoustically rocked the music scene playing shows in western Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Nashville. After two years of playing in No Sympathy the band split up and Jim was once again on his own, playing shows with his original music.

You  can also catch Jim playing in an acoustic duo called Chimney Fish.


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