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The Pimps of Joytime Launch New Tour Friday at Music Hall

February 10th, 2016

Brian J (vocals and guitar), Mayteana Morales (percussion and vocals), Kim Dawson (percussion and vocals), David Bailis (bass and samples) and John Staten (drums) formed the Pimps of Joytime in 2005, and their sound, influenced by Brooklyn DJ culture, is a musical stew of rock, soul, Afrobeat, salsa, electronica, rap and infectious Latin grooves. In other words, it’s got something for everyone. Led by the charismatic, soulful Brian J, the BK-based road-tested groove machine has steadily played club and festival gigs, leaving smiling, sweaty people in their wake each time. “The group’s third studio album, Jukestone Paradise, [stream it below] sees them harnessing their explosive live power within the confines of a studio into something that grooves from one musical style to another in an effortless, smooth fashion,” according to Glide magazine. “Paradise emphasizes the band’s ability to fuse so many different genres together while never being pinned down to one thing and always making you want to dance.” The Pimps of Joytime (above, doing “Freedom Dancer” for Jam in the Van) kick off a new tour on Friday at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Singer-songwriter Kendra Morris opens the show.