Mr. Jimmy

Mr. Jimmy

For 35 years, Akio "Mr. Jimmy" Sakurai has dedicated his life to honoring the music of Jimmy Page. He honed his skills playing in Tokyo clubs for more than two decades, before moving to America and performing his faithful Led Zeppelin "revival" concerts across the country. Today he is the guitarist for "Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening" but also maintains his own band "Mr. Jimmy," which recreates specific concerts and eras of Led Zeppelin's live history in every regard -- costumes, lighting, live arrangements, and improvisation. The Mr. Jimmy band assembles the top Zeppelin tribute "masters" and the current line-up includes "Jimmy" Sakurai on lead guitar, August Young (of the Aviators) on vocals, Cody Tarbell (Slow Season) on drums, and "John Paul Joel" on bass & keys. For the very first time they will bring their full power to Austin. Be ready to be blown away by the passion, energy, and the singular sound as they rock this town for 2 hours with pure Zeppelin ecstasy!!

If you love the band, please catch the feature documentary telling Akio's lifelong journey of paying tribute to Jimmy Page during the film festival! https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/films/2008852



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Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Hard Rock
From: Tokyo, JAPAN