Bookings ~



​11/18 - Freeland Cafe` Lounge ~ Open Mic Night ! ~ 7pm

11/25 - Rustica Cafe` ~ 7pm

12/16 - Penn Cove Taproom ~ 6pm

​12/20 - Flyers O.H. ~ 6pm

12/23 - Freeland Cafe` Lounge ~ Open Mic Night ! ~ 7pm

12/30 - Rustica Cafe` ~ 7pm


Like a musical octopus, Jim utilizes his guitar, voice, keyboard, a few carefully chosen foot pedals,

and a fresh approach to percussion to sound more like a small band than a solo act.

~  Photo by Jeff McKeown  ~

Original Jim is a 'Solo Band' Musical Project from Northwest Performing Songwriter, Jim Castaneda.


Forged from the Vocal Jazz and A Cappella scenes, and honed on pop, rock & blues in the shadow of Seattle,

Jim sets up a solid foundation for his tunes with creative arrangements, tasty improvisation,

strong vocals, rhythmic guitars, a little keyboard and a fresh approach to the groove.

Utilizing the ever-emerging technique of live-looping, this multi-tasking musician builds his set efficiently and with a cool energy that has audiences coming back for more.  Jim does his best to arrange the music into its fullest form by creating loops that could each stand alone.  Expanding the limits of his footpedal technology, Jim takes control of the rhythms, puts the groove into every part, every pass; creating more and more synergy with every new layer.

Jim perfected his live looping technique as the one man rhythm section for a popular moderate rock trio called Woodrush, playing bass and creating beatbox loops as their drummer. Prior to this, Jim co-founded and performed with Kickshaw, one of the region's most successful A Cappella vocal bands, as one of five professional singers, each with their distinct approach to the beatbox.  Kickshaw performed at major fairs, festivals and events all across the pacific northwest.  Now, as a solo performer, writing and arranging his own songbook, this next-generation soloist continues to grow into the sound of his unique compact 'solo band' setup.  

Photo by Jeff McKeown










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A Concept Refined

D e b u t   A l b u m   A v a i l a b l e   A l m o s t   E v e r y w h e r e  !

“I discovered that music and rhythm was in my soul,

not just something I did.  It was me”

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S  O  L  O    B  A  N  D 

Groove - Driven Pop, Soul & Blues with a hint of Jazz​​

Jim’s debut solo record, ‘Beatbox Soul’, holds a treasure trove of vocal percussion, steady grooves, lush vocals, electric tastes and acoustic moods.

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