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Jimi Hocking to perform in Ararat

Talented multi-instrumentalist and singer Jimi Hocking will perform at Ararat Hotel tonight as part of Ararat Live.

Hocking, also known as Jimi the Human, has been involved in the Australian music scene since the 1980s.

He is primarily known as a member of hard rock band The Screaming Jets, but has plied his talents as a singer, guitarist, mandolin and keyboard player in several bands including The Angels, The Astro Boys, The Aströs, The Housewarmers, Jimi the Human and Spectre 7, Jimi Hocking Band, Jimi and The Human Condition, and Jimi Hocking’s Blues Machine.

With roots in Melbourne and touring experience across Australia, the United States, India and Nepal, Hocking has performed at many Australian festivals and gigs across Melbourne. 

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He is still touring as a member of The Screaming Jets.

Hocking has also earned several accolades from the blues music industry, written music for film and television, and recorded and played for many other artists in a career spanning more than 25 years.

Ararat Live’s Rob Shea said Hocking is known for a combination of high-speed picking, wailing guitar and mandolin, and superb song writing and storytelling, making him a ‘must-see’ act.

Hocking previously played an Ararat Live show in 2015, and Shea said the group was excited to have him back.

Ararat Live is a not-for-profit collective that supports original live music in Ararat.

An entry fee of $20 goes to the performers and to support future events.

People can find out more by calling David Nicholson on 0409 848 960 or emailing ararat

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