Newly-formed modern rock band Jimmy At The Prom recently returned home to Milwaukee from the NAAM conference and a string of shows in Southern California and to the support of their hometown fans. The video for the single "Made of Wax" from their self-titled debut self-release is nominated for "Best Video" by Radio Milwaukee listeners in their annual local music awards show taking place at Turner Hall on Tuesday, March 6th.
The video was shot and edited by Bryan Mir at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee. It features original animation by Dave Kiehl of Harvest Motion Studio and original artwork by Steven Bossler from Green Seed Studios. Simon Bundy co-produced audio for the video along with mixing and mastering at Audiotrailz Studio in Milwaukee.
Jimmy At The Prom counts themselves among a burgeoning underground rock movement that's not afraid of employing a little production on their recordings and insist on turning up the volume levels. Playing well is also important to this band. The audience can be sure that Jimmy At The Prom won't hold anything back from them either. These are all criteria for a proper rock band and that is who Jimmy at Prom is. Their sound leaves heavily towards prog, arena rock and metal. Think Radiohead meets Black Sabbath. It's a sound as recently described by the Onion that “stakes a claim in the hard-rock racket, borrowing liberally from the guitar-god acts of the late ’70s and early ’80s but retaining just enough ’90s revivalism to keep things from getting too retro. It’s an intriguing—if sometimes confounding—mix, and a solid slab of deeply unironic rock ’n’ roll.”
Jimmy at the Prom is James Dahmann Jr.on vocals, Dave Schoepke on drums, Matt Turner on bass and Sean Williamson on guitar.