pimps of joytime


Pimps of Joytime puts the needle in the groove with its fresh collection of 10 funk anthems ready to put a smile on faces across the globe. An intersection of Brooklyn’s indie music scene, New Orleans funk and San Francisco soul, the Pimps’ new studio release Third Wall Chronicles (Sugar Road Records: March 24, 2017) unites us around a common bond of Peace, Love and Music. The apex of positivity and a solace from the daily grind shines bright as the Pimps of Joytime throw the dance party of the year on Third Wall Chronicles and everyone is invited!

Brian Jay, Pimps of Joytime band leader, is no stranger to working with A-List talent in the studio as he’s produced albums for a “who’s who” of New Orleans heavyweights, including such stars as Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers), James Andrews, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (The World’s Most Recorded Drummer), and Corey Henry (Galactic). He’s shared the stage with Art Neville, George Porter and Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters), Eddie Bo, and he’s currently working on an album with GRAMMY Award-nominated blues artist Cedric Burnside (grandson of legendary blues musician R.L. Burnside). Brian Jay co-produces Third Wall Chronicles with Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin. Co-writers on the album also include Anthony Cole (JJ Grey & Mofro), Nappy G (Turntables on the Hudson), DJ Black Pearl, and Chancey Yearwood.

Third Wall Chronicles is the Pimps Of Joytime’s fourth full-length studio album and features standout performances by fellow Pimps band members Mayteana Morales (vocals/percussion), Kimberly Dawson (vocals), David Bailis (bass/sampler) and John Staten (drums). Pimps of Joytime will headline venerable West Coast venues in February and March 2017 before heading to the East Coast for their national album release event at The Bowery Ballroom on March 25, 2017.


Tour Dates




Hangtown Music Festival - October
In The Woods - October
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - October
Snowbasin Beer Fest - October
Santa Cruz Moutain Sol Fest ~ September
SnowShoe Moutain Resort ~ September
Peach Music Festival ~ August
Wills Mountain Music Festival ~ August
Red Rocks Amphitheater ~ July
Long’s Park Amphitheatre ~July
FloydFest ~ July
Jazz Aspen ~ July
Sunset Concet Series Telluride ~ July
Summer Concert Series Steamboat Springs ~ July
BottleRock Napa ~ May
Lightning in a Bottle ~ May
Serenity Gathering - March


Smoke in the Valley ~ October
Wormtown Music Festival ~ September
Blues, Brews and BBQ ~ August
The Huckleberry Jam ~ August
Tremblant International Blues Festival ~ July
High Sierra Music Festival ~ July
Burlington Discover Jazz Festival ~ June
Gerald Ford Amphitheatre ~ June
Camp Jam in the Pines ~ June
SummerSound @ Tanglewood ~ May

Europe Festivals 2015
Bastianich Music Festival ~ August
Festival Internacional Canaries Jazz & mas ~ July
Imagina Funk ~ August

"As long as they keep putting out albums, I’ll keep listening." ~Okayplayer

“There’s not a single low-energy moment through the album’s 10 songs...Perfect for a long run or a raging house party, Jukestone Paradise is all about having fun.” ~Relix

“A name like Pimps of Joytime seems to automatically conjure up images of a bootyshaking, soul sweating, good time. And that is exactly how frontman Brian J likes it.” ~Marquee Magazine

"Think Santana, Chic and the Meters infused with more punch for the modern dance floor." ~Washington Post

"Tight and meaty party-funk rhythms" ~Time Out NY

"One of the most acclaimed live funk acts currently touring." ~JamBase

"It has it all: soul, funk, punk, afrobeat, rap. I've not heard anything quite like it." ~NPR

"When in doubt, there should always be the hot intensity of a soul-filled funk album to get the blood pumping, and Jukestone Paradise may be it for this year." ~SLUG Magazine

"Visceral in all of the best ways possible." ~PopMatters

"The Pimps’ main mission is getting folks on the dance floor, and they embrace that goal with gusto." ~Soul Tracks

"Pimps of Joytime are steeped in New Orleans influences, which gives its funk sound an extra sense of urgency and celebration." ~Westword

"Pimps of Joytime prove funk is still very much alive and well." ~Afrobeat Blog

"I haven’t heard funk this good in years."~World Music Central

"A high energy, funky party that you’d happily expect to stumble upon in New Orleans and never want to leave." ~Sensible Reason

"They can get your hips shakin’ in seconds flat." ~The Waster

"A no-nonsense distillation of the most infectious elements of party funk, with a welcoming approach that emphasizes peaceful good times." ~The Independent (UK)

"The Pimps’ musical concoction serves as a testament to the vital musical movement of New Orleans, but theirs is also flavored by Latin, Afrobeat, salsa, and pop and redressed with an urban sophistication." ~PopDose

"Impossibly fun." ~The Vinyl District

"Effortlessly groovy beats." ~Seattle Weekly