Jimmy Tadros was born and lived in war torn Beirut, where he spent his childhood between skate hitching, playing on the conflicting sides of the capital city streets and sleeping in make shift shelters in building basements.
It wasn’t until he turned 17 that he formed a pop-rock band ‘May-Day’ with three of his high school buddies and recorded their first single ‘Cold Welcome’ which gained some recognition on local FM stations. The whole experience of the war, which was constantly in flux, created the perfect backdrop to write and compose songs especially in candle lit spaces using a battery operated portable Casio Synthesiser while the sound of heavy fighting could be heard all around.
During his college years, whilst he was studying architecture, he joined a local rock group ‘Exceed’ where he participated in many live performances at the West Hall Auditorium, some of which were philanthropic in nature to support the college fund of the American University of Beirut.
After graduation, he played a couple of gigs then travelled to Dubai where he landed a job with a design firm and left the music industry behind. Corporate life wasn’t kind as it was a continuous effort of moving around and changing jobs and this experience made him come back where he felt most comfortable and that is behind the piano.
COVID-19 lockdown made him re-examine his life looking back at the happiest moments. He finally concluded what everyone has been preaching that only by following your passion one can be happy.
Check out Jimmy’s latest offering ‘Wake Up‘ which echoes this sentiment. Emotional, hard hitting and real, the song points out for the female lead to wake up and open her eyes to what she really wants from life as she faces up to being trapped in a romantic triangle. We believe that even though it may be hard you need to be true to yourself for lifelong happiness and Jimmy Tadros’ ‘Wake Up’ reflects this perfectly.
“Wake up is a soft pop-rock song with a somber vibe that reflects on abuse and was inspired by both the #metoo movement and actual events that happened to a friend. Wake Up is also the name of the EP that will be launched during summer of 2020. The name of the EP represents the shift from corporate to artistic from darkness to light and will contain 4 songs featuring collaborations with different artists.”
‘Keeping Me Away’ will be released on 07/07/2020.