2001/2002 saw the first solo album release of The Silencers former frontman James Jinky Gilmour. Distributed on Edel in France & the U.K and Universal records in Italy
Billy Sloan (BBC radio Scotland)) said on hearing sunnyside P.A.L ‘I knew JJ Gilmour was one of Scotland’s best singers but I didn’t know he was one of Scotland’s best writers, there’s not a bad track on the album’.
Miles Copeland JJ’s former manager said after he heard the album ‘great songs, great singing now lets do some business’.
Benny Gallagher from Gallagher & Lyle was quoted as saying ‘Scottish singing and song writing is alive and well’ after hearing JJ’s first album.
Graeme Duffin guitarist from Wet Wet Wet said ‘JJ is an amazing talent and writes songs from the soul’.
Scottish Jazz singer Carol Kidd said on hearing JJ’s music ‘This guy has a god given talent for writing songs and performing, he should never stop’.
JJ Gilmour: vocals, acoustic guitars & harmonica
Kevin Hupp: drums & percussion
John Conte: Bass guitar
Jack Petruzelli: Electric guitar, keys & omnichord
Daniel Wise: keys, guitar, bv’s & whistles
Julia Kent: Cello
Libby Johnson: bv’s
Boris Voynik: Russian voice on Spy
Produced and recorded by Daniel Wise at Dan’s house of love NYC
Mixed by Michael Brauer at Quad studio NYC
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling sound NYC
Artwork by Brian McFie Scotland