Current happenings, site updates......
Jimmy appeared on stage with Sting in
The Last Ship
to Benefit Sage Gateshead's 10th Birthday Appeal on Friday 24th & Saturday 25th April 2015
July 18th 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of Jimmy Nail’s three week run at No. 1 in the UK charts with his anthemic single “Ain’t No Doubt”. Entering the chart at No. 5 on July 11th 1992, it reached the top spot a week later and gave record label East West their first No. 1 since being founded in 1989. Recorded at the height of Jimmy’s “Spender” fame, it was seven years after his debut single, a cover of the Rose Royce hit, “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”, reached No. 3. Jimmy, a lifelong music fan and performer since his early 20s, felt the time was right for a return to his recording career. “Ain’t No Doubt” went on to have a 12 week run on the charts, selling in excess of 400,000 copies and received Gold status from the British Phonographic Industry.
The single was included on Jimmy’s successful “Growing Up In Public” album which featured contributions from the late George Harrison of The Beatles, the late Gary Moore of Thin Lizzy and Dave Gilmore of Pink Floyd. The album entered the UK charts on August 8th 1992 at No. 2 and also received Gold status by August 22nd 1992.
Check out the video to “Ain’t No Doubt” on YouTube and you’ll be reminded just how great it was (and still is 20 years later)!
20 years since Spender first aired. Read tribute by Clare Blacklock here.
Jimmy has teamed up with Tim Healey and Kevin Whately to record the Geordie classic "Blaydon Races" as a tribute to the late Bobby Robson. There's a DVD out for it as well with Jimmy & Co making an appearance.
Jimmy is back on TV in a new 6-part comedy series "Parents of the Band".
Episode 1 will be shown on 28 November 2008 at 8.30pm on BBC1.
Jimmy appeared at the Teenage Cancer Trust charity show at the Sage on 22 September 2007. He performed "Once upon a Time", "Night of 1000 Stars" and "Big River".
All a bit quiet these days. We did hear a rumour that Jimmy was working on "a project".
Jimmy appeared tributing Mark Knopfler at the Civic Center in Newcastle on October 19 2006. Among the artists were fellow geordies Tim Healy, Alan Shearer and former Dire Strait member John Illsley.
The recent tour by Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox included a version of Jimmy's Big River.
"Sunday for Sammy 4" is out now on DVD. Read about it here.
We bought something interesting a couple of years back and have only just scanned it in here.