Jimmy Smyth

Jimmy Smyth

Profile:
Plays guitar since he was 7 years old, initially with his father's dance bands. Studied trumpet and piano whilst playing Traditional music on guitar and mandolin. Later his growing interest in rock and blues led him to form his own band at school. The first Jimmy Smyth band was formed when he was in his early teens, and opened for Thin Lizzy, Bees Make Honey, Horslips, and Frankie Miller. He was a guitarist/singer with The Bogey Boys. He featured heavily in 'Best Guitarist' polls in Hot Press Magazine around this time, alongside guitarists like the Edge and Rory Gallagher.

He is a Grammy-Nominee for his work with US Artist Toni Childs. And twice performed live at the Grammy Awards.

He is currently Head of the Guitar Department at the prestigious British and Irish Modern Music Institute where he holds regular classes and workshops for their (Hons) Music Degree.

As a producer, he has worked with The Spirit of Eden, Bonnie Tyler, Toni Childs, Rob Strong, Chlöe Agnew and Frances Black.

Jimmy was later a guitarist with 'Moving Hearts' and the 'Davy Spillane Band' and is the featured guitarist on the new 'Heartbeat of Home' from the producers of the 'Riverdance' album, composed by Brian Byrne.

As a composer, he has written many songs and pieces as well as music for the movies When the Sky Falls (2000) and Silent Grace (2002) and for the Fellowship of The Ring (2003) videogame. He has also recorded/played with Roger Daltrey, Curtis Stigers, Chaka Khan, Lisa Stansfield, Albert Lee, Michel Legrand, Shaun Davey, Finbar Furey, Jimmy MacCarthy, Colm Wilkinson, Rita Connolly, Van Morrison Gilbert O'Sullivan and Reba McEntire. As a session musician, he has played on over a hundred albums by major artists in Ireland, the US and elsewhere. Jimmy has been Musical Director for RTÉ TV shows, and regularly performs with the the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, The Ulster Orchestra and many others.
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Artist

Jimmy Smyth Discography Tracks

Vocals

The Bogey Boys The Bogey Boys - Jimmy Did It! (Album) Chrysalis UK 1980 Sell This Version
Various Madison Blues (as Jimmy Smith) and 1 more… Various - The London R & B Sessions (Live At The Hope And Anchor) (Album, Comp) Albion Records Germany 1980 Sell This Version
2078 129 The Bogey Boys The Bogey Boys - Obituary(7") Polydor 2078 129 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Various Madison Blues (as Jimmy Smith) and 1 more… Various - The London R & B Sessions (Live At The Hope And Anchor) (Album, Comp) Albion Records Germany 1980 Sell This Version
The Bogey Boys The Bogey Boys - Jimmy Did It! (Album) Chrysalis UK 1980 Sell This Version
2078 129 The Bogey Boys The Bogey Boys - Obituary(7") Polydor 2078 129 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
Toni Childs Death and 5 more… Toni Childs - The Woman's Boat (Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records Europe 1994 Sell This Version
481370.2 Don Baker Sea Of Heartbreak and 1 more… Don Baker - No Regrets(CD, Album) Columbia 481370.2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RITZ BLC 710, RITZ BLC710 Daniel O'Donnell Daniel O'Donnell - I Believe(Cass) Ritz Records, Ritz Records RITZ BLC 710, RITZ BLC710 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CD 83107 Donna Lewis Unforgiven Donna Lewis - Blue Planet(CD, Album) Atlantic CD 83107 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
Daniel O'Donnell Daniel O'Donnell - Give A Little Love (The Romanian Challenge Appeal) (EP) Ritz Records UK & Ireland 1998 Sell This Version
Daniel O'Donnell Daniel O'Donnell - Greatest Hits (Comp, Album) Ritz Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
069 490 741-2 Toni Childs Toni Childs - Ultimate Collection(CD, Comp) Hip-O Records 069 490 741-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
069 490 741-2 Toni Childs Toni Childs - Ultimate Collection(CD, Comp) Hip-O Records 069 490 741-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
069 490 741-2 Toni Childs Toni Childs - Ultimate Collection(CD, Comp) Hip-O Records 069 490 741-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
74321 863 462 Lisa Stansfield Didn't I Lisa Stansfield - Face Up(CD, Album) Arista 74321 863 462 UK 2001 Sell This Version
VJCP-68346 Bellefire Buzzstyle (Find My Way) Bellefire - After The Rain(CD, Album) Virgin VJCP-68346 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
CCSCD 2002 The Wolfe Tones The Wolfe Tones - You'll Never Beat The Irish(CD, Single) Celtic Collections Ltd. CCSCD 2002 Ireland 2002 Sell This Version
DPT-CD-9550 Daniel O'Donnell Daniel O'Donnell - Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) DPTV Media DPT-CD-9550 US 2002 Sell This Version
PBMCD003 Paul Brady Paul Brady - The Hawana Way(CD, Single) Peebee Music PBMCD003 UK 2003 Sell This Version
82876 52431 2 Lisa Stansfield Didn't I Lisa Stansfield - The Complete Collection(6xCD, Comp, RM) Arista 82876 52431 2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SHARPE-CD-330 Derek Ryan (3) Derek Ryan (3) - Dreamers And Believers(CD) Sharpe Music SHARPE-CD-330 Ireland 2012 Sell This Version
MOSCD4010 Eleanor McEvoy Eleanor McEvoy - If You Leave...(CD, Album) Moscodisc MOSCD4010 Ireland 2013 Sell This Version
LSBOX 001 Lisa Stansfield Didn’t I? Lisa Stansfield - The Collection 1989 - 2003(Box, Comp + 2xCD, Album, Comp, RE, RM + DVD-V, Com) Edsel Records LSBOX 001 2014 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

The Bogey Boys The Emigrant (as Smyth) and 5 more… The Bogey Boys - Jimmy Did It! (Album) Chrysalis UK 1980 Sell This Version