Official Podcast W/Lee Dagger of Bimbo Jones
W/ Lee Dagger of Bimbo Jones
Bimbo Jones began when DJ Lee Dagger became studio partners with Marc JB. Lee’s background lies in Dj’ing, which he was drawn into in the early house scene of 1990-1991 after hearing the likes of DJ Sasha, Carl Cox and Massive Attack at those now infamous free parties. Meanwhile, JB started out playing thrash guitar in underground clubs, before becoming the accomplished multi-instrumentalist he is today. Together they have become one most prolific # 1 remix & productions teams in the world having reworked the likes of The Killers, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kylie, Melanie Amaro, Rita Ora, Tom Jones and Annie Lennox to name but a few.
Having had success with over 70 Club Chart # 1’s and sat at the top of the UK National Chart #1 spot for two consecutive weeks with their co-production skills on Meck ft Leo Sayer “Thunder In My Heart Again” they also co-produced with Latino legend, Sergio Mendes for his latest album “Bon Tempo” which won a 2010 Latin Grammy and was a Grammy nominee for Best Contemporary World Music Album and have also just finished co-writing with Cyndi Lauper for a Broadway musical.
After the pair’s introduction to South London songstress Katherine Ellis Bimbo Jones “The Band” was born. Katherine’s extensive credentials include four chart hits with the Ruff Drivers, touring with Roger Sanchez as a featured vocalist and the co-writing the massive Salsoul Nugget hit “If You Wanna”. They’ve performed at the infamous Glastonbury Festival twice, supported Chicane and Sir Tom Jones and soon they were to be were picked up by original ‘Madchester’ icon Mike Pickering and signed to Columbia records. Mr. Pickering said their debut single “Harlem One Stop” had energy reminiscent of Black Box’s classic ‘Ride On Time’. Soon after that, it went on to peak at the top of the club chart and soon after they were quickly snapped up by Tommy Boy (New York) Happy Music (France) and Ego (Italy) & Stomp (Australia).
The Boys are about unleash via Radikal Records the ‘Bimbo Jones’ second studio album titled “Go Naked”. The first single is featuring the super talented Beverley Knight who is currently playing Whitney Houston in London’s West End musical “The Bodyguard”. Other legends whom also feature on the highly anticipated album are Sergio Mendes, Ida Corr, Cyko Logic, Katherine Ellis & Angie Brown.
Lee Dagger, the front man DJ of Bimbo Jones has played alongside some of the Worlds biggest names including Paul Oakenfold, Erick Morillo, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Bob Sinclair, Judge Jules and has enjoyed residencies at Pacha London, Space @ the Cross, L’amour, Chuff Chuff, Serious and headlining Sydney Mardi Gras. Tours have included Miss Moneypennys, Smirnoff, Miami calling, and Slinky. He’s rocked dancefloors all over the World including Ibiza, the U.S, Hong Kong, Poland, Holland, South Africa, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, France, Czech Republic, Russia and Siberia to name but a few.
Bimbo Jones proudly broadcast all over the World on RadioFG (France, Berlin, USA & Mexico), Wild Cat FM & House of Sobel (New York), Fusion Radio (Chicago), Radio Danz (Miami), My959 (Hawaii), 1Club.FM (Chicago), C-89.5 (Seattle) GHR (San Francisco), 89.7fm Bay Radio (Malta), Beat 106 (Spain), Generation Zel! (Canada) Party95 (Orlando), Radio Helax (Czech Republic), Gaydio (UK), Jemm (UK), 1mix Radio (UK), Sauce FM (UK) & Twilight on RTE Pulse (Eire), Energy Radio KC.