Sunnyside P.A.L

February 11, 2002
JJ Gilmour
Producer: Daniel Wise
Number of discs: 1

2001/2002 saw the first solo album release of The Silencers former frontman James ‘Jinky’ Gilmour. Released on the German label Edel in France, Italy and lastly the U.K. The album didn’t even have time to hit the shelves when Edel set out to close all their international offices. Critics like Billy Sloan (sunday mail/stv journalist) 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 and 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 Renowned 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.”

The album was released in the UK in February 26th 2002.

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