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The Pimps of Joytime are the ultimate desert island band. PJT’s can turn a lifetime in isolation into a party that never ends. This multi-ethnic group hits all the marks and crosses all the barriers, bridging the gap between underground funk, soul, pop, dance, afrobeat and latin, filling every song with soulful harmonies and great vibes.

Brian J is the band’s ringmaster. He started PJT’s in Brooklyn back in 2005, where they cut their teeth while playing clubs in Williamsburg and the East Village. On stage, he’s the lead singer and guitarist, and in the studio, he’s the funkiest one-man-band this side of Minneapolis.

Mixing samples and dance beats with tasty live musicianship and sweet vocal harmonies, The Pimps of Joytime have evolved into the current five-piece that gets crowds on their feet from London to New York to San Francisco. Somehow, PJT’s found a way to put a modern twist on a retro sound, creating dirty, ass-shakin’ grooves like no one else out there.

2008 was a great year for The Pimps of Joytime—they put out two albums on DJ Nickodemus’ Wonderwheel Recordings, “High Steppin” and “Funk Fixes and Remixes”. 2009 is gonna be even better—with a new record on the way and a team in place to bring this band to the masses across the USA and beyond.


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  • MFORCE310

    One of the grooviest live bands I've ever stumbled across. Saw them at All Good and then Electric Forest and soon to see two sets at Bear Creek! They play an amazing show.

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
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    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • SoulOfSydney

    Solid FUNK RIGHT HERE! there cats need to come to sydney!

    23 Aug 2011 Reply
  • TimFoolery

    Not my usual type of music, but the Pimps are funky as hell and great to groove to live.

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • rachaelbond

    Welcome back the Pimps Of Joytime! Still funking it up with the best :D Love the new album "Janxta Funk!"

    25 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ash_nik

    These guys are going to be playing at the Joshua Tree Music Fest May 13th - 15th. I can't wait, they're gonna kill it!

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • jfickett

    needs more listeners, very great music to chill to while getting your buzz on

    28 Mar 2011 Reply
  • WhyAyala

    Your show in Iowa City. I was reppin' it.

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • jbp271

    One of the best shows I ever went to while living in NYC. Went out to Brooklyn Bowl and grooved all night. Come check out Durham, NC sometime! I'm left to the album for now - but I want it LIVE!

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • schavira

    This will be great at Outside Lands...

    5 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ivoriv

    Can't wait to see you guys live at High Sierra, Saturday is gonna be the funkiest day ever!

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • simpsonradio

    THE BEST! Word is they've got a new residency at Brooklyn Bowl -- first Friday of the month, big headlining show with two sets. Last Friday was THE BOMB! Any word on New Years Eve???

    11 Nov 2009 Reply
  • famadine1510

    real joy of life!!! :))

    25 May 2009 Reply
  • pablododda

    I'm agree with saschamaj. I've seen Pimps at the Boom Boom Room Bar in SF and I couldn't stop dancing all night. Loves from Argentina; yes, you also have fans here.

    15 Sep 2008 Reply
  • saschamaj

    What the @#$%, no shouts yet? You guys are dope, funky, groovy and soulful, what can I say, I hope you blow up big and I see you in concert soon!

    4 Apr 2008 Reply

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