The Pimps of Joytime at the Bouquet, August 20

“The Pimps can’t be pigeonholed into a genre — it’s all soulful, but one song might segue from an Afrobeat groove to an electronic club beat with sitar. It’s all pretty damn funky, and it’s impossible to hear it and sit still.” – Charleston City Paper (Stratton Lawrence)

The funkiest band at Outside Lands was easily the Pimps of Joytime.”- Guitar World

Saturday, August 20, 2011 at The Bouquet
Tickets are $10 ADV/$12 DOS. General Admission. No smoking. Full Bar.
Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Showtime is 9:00 p.m.
21 and up show

The Bouquet is located at 1010 West Main St in Boise, Idaho.
*Tickets avail Wednesday, Aug 3rd at 10am at, The Record Exchange, The Boise Co-op, and Egyptian Theatre box office. Charge tickets by phone at 208-387-1273 Tues-Sat from 11a to 6p.


If you have yet to encounter the Brooklyn-based band, The Pimps of Joytime, prepare to take a funky ride! The PJT’s live events and recordings have captivated fans all across the country, as they have begun their own success story, show by show, and track by track.

Bandleader Brian J is a charismatic and soulful visionary, whose well-crafted songs invite the listener to enter a world of infectious dance grooves and indelible melodies. Spending formative years in New York City, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, Mista J honed his craft, becoming an accomplished live performer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer.

In 2008, Brian began to assemble a group of righteously soulful vocalists and musicians to assist in bringing to life the musical concept that would become The Pimps of Joytime. The band’s diverse sound and spirited attitude is strongly influenced by the Brooklyn DJ culture and live music scene from which they emerge. Recent collaborations with legendary artists Cyril and Art Neville of the Neville Brothers and Roy Ayers have helped vitalize the band’s connections to its roots.

Over the course of the past four years, The PJT’s have evolved into a road tested and audience approved groove machine. They have excited crowds at over 100 club dates and festivals in 2009 alone, and are on target to exceed that volume in 2010. The exponential growth of the band’s fan base can be partially attributed to an artful blend of musical styles, including elements of afrobeat, salsa, rock and roll, and electronica. Brian J’s classic songwriting and the band’s undeniable swagger on stage consistently energizes dance parties where ever they appear.

In 2008, with their first studio album and a remix album released through the boutique label, Wonderwheel Recordings, TPJ’s were prepared to take their career to the highest level. With a steadily increasing repertoire and a passionate following of music lovers in NYC and San Francisco, the time was right to combine forces with management Iconique Music Group, in order to fortify their organization, which leads to developing very productive relations with their North American booking agency, Madison House.

The band now has a significant following in other key markets such as LA, DC, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Portland, and New Orleans. The wall of their Facebook is constantly receiving enthusiastic posts from fans across the USA as word of mouth further carries news of this fresh arrival.

The Pimps of Joytime are poised to bring their audacious sound to savvy audiences around the planet. Their forthcoming album, “Janxta Funk!” is a new chapter in the book of the Funk and a testament to the fact that real music is alive and kicking!

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