Sunday 28 August 2022
The Mini Muni 1.30 – 2.15
Jim Kirkpatrick is a renowned guitarist. With decades of professional experience Jim has become an in-demand session player, writer and performer and is becoming recognised as one of the UK's premier slide, blues and rock guitar players.
Jim has been the lead guitarist with legendary British classic rock band FM He has toured the UK and Europe over the last twelve years playing at some of the world’s biggest and most prestigious rock festivals (appearing on the main stages at Download and Graspop as well as many others) and have also supported some of the biggest names in music (Thin Lizzy, Journey, Foreigner, Kiss, Whitesnake, Heart).
As well as releasing his own album 'Changed Priorities' in 2006 Jim has played guitar for singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore on and off since 2003 and toured Europe and the USA with her extensively as well as appearing on many of her albums.
Jim has also been onstage right-hand man to former Whitesnake guitarist and hit songwriter Bernie Marsden since 2006 recently collaborating with him and several members of the late Rory Gallagher’s band on a tribute to the legendary Irish guitarist.
In between all of this Jim can be found touring the UK and Europe with Rhino's Revenge (a band fronted by Status Quo's bass player John 'Rhino' Edwards)
Jim has performed all over the world and appeared at major festivals including Download, V 2004, Graspop, T in The Park, Sweden Rock, Cropredy and the Calgary Folk Festival and has supported on tour Foreigner, Journey, Thin Lizzy, Joan Baez amongst many others and has been fortunate enough to appear onstage with Foreigner, Zak Starkey, Bernie Marsden and Neil Murray (Whitesnake), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Deacon Blue to name but a few.
Jim’s last album 'Ballad of A Prodigal Son' was released in 2020.
This will be another Festival highlight.