Jim McGorman

Jim McGorman Brief Biography

Jim McGorman (born c. 1974), a native of Philadelphia, is an American musician, songwriter/producer and multi- instrumentalist: guitarist, keyboardist, drummer and vocalist. Best known for his work with the House Band on the CBS television shows Rockstar: INXS and Rockstar: Supernova, he has been musical director for Avril Lavigne, Weezer, Michelle Branch, Paul Stanley (from KISS) and toured with Cher. With Cher on her Farewell Tour, McGorman played guitars, keyboards and sang a duet with Cher. He has also worked with Shakira, The Corrs, Aaron Neville, New Radicals, Poison, Goo Goo Dolls and Marc Broussard. He has written songs for Kate Voegele, Bret Michaels (Poison), Marc Broussard and for TV shows such as One Tree Hill and Smallville. TV performances include Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, BBC's Top of the Pops, "American Music Awards", "Vancouver 2010 Olympics Closing Ceremonies", Conan O'Brien, Regis and Kelly, The View, and MTV's TRL. Jim performed with Michelle Branch on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (episode: Tabula Rasa) and with Dilana Robichaux (the runner-up from Rock Star: Supernova) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In October/November 2006, Jim and the House Band toured the United States with Paul Stanley (from KISS). In January 2007, Jim became a member of Avril Lavigne's band and has toured with her from 2007 to present. Currently he's playing with Cassadee Pope.

Regarding the Rockstar TV show house band, he says that he feels his role is a multifaceted one: guitar, keys and singing. "Plus, being a writer/artist myself, I feel that I understand how to work with the singers. From a guitar perspective, I try to capture the original tones of the records we play, from guitars to tunings and effects. Rafa has a unique tone that he really likes, so the more I get the original tones right, the more I think the audience will relate to the performance."

Jim McGorman News

• 'Rock Star' house band to back vocalist Paul Stanley on solo ablum

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