James ‘Jimmy’ Kaleth – Two Golden Records & Montreux Diamond Award Winner
As an entirely self-taught musician Jimmy Kaleth has enjoyed a long and successful career in the music business, having started out as a vocalist and playing keyboards with the Prog Rock band Jonesy and winning the Montreux Diamond Award for best rock album of the year.
He has since worked as a recording artist with top record producers including George Martin (the Beatles), Shel Talmy (the Who, The Kinks), Tom Allom (the Eurythmics, Judas Priest) and Rupert Hine (Tina Turner).
Jimmy has written songs with some notable composer-songwriters including Jona Lewie (Don’t Stop The Cavalry), Jimmy Ruffin (What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted), Mike O’Donnell (Thomas The Tank Engine), Ian Livingstone (My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding).
In 1985 Jimmy co-wrote the UK entry for the Eurovision song contest “Love is…”, coming 4th in Gothenburg, Sweden. For this achievement he was awarded a certificate of honour.
For his composing contribution to Laura Branigan’s album “Self-Control” he won a U.S.A. Golden Record and a UK Silver Record. He also received a U.S.A. Golden Record for the Sam Harris album.
Jimmy’s music has featured in ad slots, and TV/film productions worldwide including Hells Kitchen USA (promo), Nokia, Britain’s Empty Homes (Channel 4), Attenborough’s Paradise Birds (BBC 2), The One Show, Location Location Location, Palace Pets (promo, Disney Junior), The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins (BBC4, Scottish BAFTA nominee), Click (BBC), CSI, CSI Miami, NCIS, Niptuck, Top Gear, Midsomer Murders, Animal Planet, Dancing With The Stars, Eurotrash, Timewatch, Double Your House For Half The Money, Oprah Winfrey Show, Homes Under The Hammer, America’s Next Top Model, Casualty, Snog Marry Avoid, Celebrity Masterchef, Horizon, Saturday Night Live, and A Bit Of Fry & Lawrie.
He’s one busy tiger!!