My name's Jean-Marc "Jimmy Tubb" Immelé. I'm from Geneva in Switzerland and play piano since me 7 years old. My grand mother was a classical musician (violin, organist in church & piano) but she sadly died just before me born.My mum got from her a "Steinway" piano, and so with this piano, the possiblity for me to play music was startin.
I begin study for 8 years classical music (between 7 and 15years pld), then I played my first band and live on stage @ 15 years old (name Sweet Juice xd)
In 2002, i loose my mother and one year after, in 2003, I got the chance to travel to Jamaica (Give thanx Eric, Prince Alla and Asher Selector & Feedback, will never forget), record and mix some wicked tunes at the mythic Bob Marley recordin studio "Tuff-Gong" in Kingston, Jamaica. it's really a gift to get the opportunity to play with legendary musician like Leroy Horsemouth Wallace,Earl Chinna Smith, Uzziah Sticky Thompson, Andrew Bassie Campbell and so many more. Learn a lot from that & now it's great honnor to give and receive with reggae music
So we seat down the studio and begin to record the riddim. One of the song "Miss u mama" is in memory of my mother who died too early in 2002. Check for my 7" version under my label Tubb sound & distribute by Tuff gong:).
I wanna personally give thanx to Andrew Bassie, and also wanna show maximum love & respect in Jamaica to Errol Organs, Jolly Stewart, Horsemouth, Cassey, Chinna, Sticky, Doniky, Prince Alla, Sonja, Princess S, Steeve Tulloch, Yamibolo, Al Pancho,Tuff-Gong & Anchor crew, Gaylard Bravo, Cedric MYton (Congo), Asher (original Black Uhuru keyboardist) & all the downtown Kingston bridgin near Charles street and Orange street.. In Geneva, I give thx and eternal Love to my mother Louise (miss u mama),my sister Christine and father Charles,my first reggae band Feedback, Eric Faessler & family,Asher Selector & Najawhite , Piment rouge crew ben, Abdu, herbalist band Joha & triginga, Jill & Stuff, Positiv band, Sola Kamba & all mi Wallis Family!! Dreadlocksless and swiss massive, also everyone mi forget an everyone me gonna meet soon and dont know yet :)...Maximum love love to my sista Christine, my father charles & my lovely & missing Mum Louise. Jah bless mi family!
Now, i work also from 2001 as sound-engineer (most on live thing), an get a Sound-engineer diploma in june 2009.
Some of my work: AS MUSICIAN
1989-1992: Keyboardist of "Sweet Juice" (Alternativ & progressiv rock)
1996-2000: keyboardist of "PPP" (rock-funk-Reggae)(1 album release in 1998)
1998-2002: keyboardist of Vic Pitts (Last drummer of Ottis Redding) (Pop-Rock,Rythm & Blues, Funk, Blues,etc)
2001-2006: Keyboardist of the band name "Feedback" from Geneva (CH) with 2 great album mixed at Tuff Gong studio (2003-Jah Guide & 2006-jah provide)
2004: featurin Pon di excellent album "Andrew Bassie All Star" (Keyboard & melodica)=> check: http://www.reggaefrance.com/chronique-937-andrew-bassie-campbell-mr-bassman-all-stars.html
2009 & 2010: European tour (pon keyboard) with Errol Organs from Trench Town (Switzerland, France, Germany, Poland & Holland)
2011: European tour (pon keyboard) wid the legendary drummer and movie-star Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace & Errol Organs
2012: Recording and arranging musically a whole album for a great band from Wallis name Sola Kamba (plz check http://www.mx3.ch/artist/solakamba)
Sola Kamba album "Wallissically" will be release in september 2012.
2012, june 30: at Montreux Jazz Festival with Alpheus and the liberty vendors.
some of my work AS SOUND-ENGINEER
2001-2008: SOund-Engineer of a live place name "PIment Rouge" in Geneva/CH
2005-2008: SOund-Engineer for Prince Allah and Najavibes (Asher Selector)
(Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, France)
From 2008: Accredited sound-engineer for Positiv Band (Geneva, CH)
From 2011: Accredited sound-engineer for Sola Kamba (Sion, CH)
2008: 2 dubmix for "Dreadlocksless" album release in 2008 "Première coche"
2012: Primate project mix & dubmix, to be release in 2012 (rockers, Rocksteady, Rub a Dub, Ska)
2012: Sound-engineer for Kingdom (Live place in Sion,CH)
Jah bless this Jah Works,,give thx to keep my life shinin with Sweet reggae music