Jimmy James Haynes (Merican Jim)

Funk Band

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Also Performs As: Duo, Function / Party Band, Acoustic Guitarist / Vocalist
Country: United States
Based In: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Performs: Worldwide
From: $150
James Haynes tours the US performing at premier venues and festivals. James' original song have been used the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival promotional advertising for Kasa Fox 2, and Q13. ALso co wrote alt rock” volumes for Allen Ett Music group
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We provide musicians however many needed or requested big or small. A sound system and sound engineer if needed. Lights for added entertainment value. Dj services as well as microphones for use. Promotions, online, graphic design, etc. Any other requested services within our capabilities.


Can perform over 500 and growing songs, as well as be able to perform a requested set list of songs with proper notice.


James Haynes attended DePaul University and Columbia College in Chicago, IL, where he studied Music Business. Haynes was a band leader in New York, Chicago, and Albuquerque. James began his music education playing trumpet at age 11 and completed three years of symphonic band. Haynes then, at age 12, was inspired to learn guitar. He took four years of private guitar lessons with Gordon Moore in Syracuse, NY. James started his first band at age 14 and has since performed at venues all over the country including Syracuse, Chicago, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Colorado and Texas. Hay ...

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James Haynes tours the US performing at premier venues and festivals.
Shared the stage with international acts ranging from Cody ChesnuTT (Roots, "Seed 2.0, featuring Cody ChesnuTT"), Thompson Square, Frank Hannon (Tesla), Morris Day and the Time, and One Be Lo, Future man and Bela Fleck.
Opened for touring acts such as Bob Dylan, Kid Rock, and many others at the VIP Stage at Journal Pavilion in Albuquerque.
Performed for TED Talks Albuquerque
Performances at multiple Albuquerque Isotopes Pregame
Merican Slang, his original and cover band filmed, was chosen to be in the music v ...

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Baby Shower Bachelor / Stag Party Bachelorette / Hen Party Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Birthday Party (Child) Birthday Party (Teen) Bridal Shower Casinos Charity / Fundraising Event Christening Christmas Party Club Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Engagement Party Festival / Outdoor Event Funeral/Memorial Service Graduation Party Grand Opening Party Halloween Party Hanukkah Celebration High School Reunion HM Forces/Army/Navy/Military Event Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event Jewish Wedding New Year's Eve Party Nightclub Event Nursing / Care Home Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Prom Night Quinceañera / Sweet 16 Party Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party School Event Social Club Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event Virtual Event Wedding Ceremony Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception Wedding Reception

Acting Experience

My band was in the BeBe Rexa and Florida Georgia Line music video for If you let it be.

Physical Characteristics

Height: 5-8
Weight: 135
Chest: medium
Waist: 30
Eyes: blue
Hair: blonde
Shoe Size: 10

Meet the Act

My Aunt and Uncle were the original Crickets for Buddy Holly. My Uncle was Gary Tollett who also recorded at the same time as Buddy during the That'll Be the Day era. My great great uncle was the chello player on the Titanic as well.
Coordinating shows
Musical arrangements understanding
Street performance background
Music theory knowledge
Broad rhythmic and metric range
Broad range of musical styles
Sound mixing expertise
Guitar proficiency
Music history
Strong improvising ability
Memorization expert
Studio r ...

Additional Information

Vaccinated and Naturally and with Moderna

Virtual Services Offer

guitar lessons online and or virtual singing telegram

teach guitar to beginners and intermediate players and or provide a singing telegram virtually or prerecorded

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