I’d been meaning to write about Jim Bianco, but never got the chance to share his music. He’s one of those L.A based, Hotel Cafe type guys. That’s not meant completely derogatively, although that scene is a bit incestuous and the singer-songwriters that miss the mark stylistically sound woefully bad. But don’t worry Jim hits it.
On this song he takes on the role of an obsessed underground cabaret singer and practically oozes sensuality and desire, all of which he’s captured on the video for the song (with fetish model Courtney Cruz). The Tom Waits comparison is the obvious starting point for a number of reasons, but Jim’s got his own sound and unique delivery. Jim Bianco will appear at the Parish on March 13 as part of The Hotel Cafe SXSW showcase. I’ll see you there?!
“I Got A Thing For You” (NSFW)(w/International fetish model Courtney Cruz)