Jim began performing in 1986 while in high school after being coerced by his football buddies. After about 6 words of "Love Me Tender", to his surprise, he received a screaming standing ovation and could barely hear the music. The reaction was so great the Jim was immediately booked for several small venues. The venues continued to grow larger and he became an opening act for such renowned names as: The Platters, The Coasters, The Isley Brothers, The Marvelettes, The Del Vikings, Zydaco Flames, and the "Ragin' Cajun" himself, Doug Kershaw.
In 1992, Jim decided to step off the stage and pursued a career in Law Enforcement. He was both a Sonora Police Officer and a Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff until he was forced to retire due to major injuries sustained the line of duty to both knees. Jim receives daily therapy consisting of electrical stimulation, ice, medication, Lidocain patches and, for a while, leg braces.
Despite his injuries, Jim's forced retirement led him back to the stage in the early part of 2011. It was always Jim’s first passion. Not content to sing "Karaoke" style with a CD, he put together a four piece band and does a tribute show featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. This show personifies the Early Years of Elvis and comes complete with live back-up harmony that was originally provided by "The Jordanaires". Since then, Jim is hitting the stage and building a fan base nationwide. The venues and personal management companies continue to increase.
Jim is looking forward to recording his first album which he will title, "Unfinished Business", which will feature his love for various styles of music, including: Country, Boogie Woogie, Rockabilly, Blues, and Gospel.
"I'm gonna keep doin' this 'till the day I die. I get so nervous before every performance, but I can't wait to step out on the stage. The excitement of what each show brings is always incredible; no matter how big or small the venue."
- Jim Anderson