PRODUCER / MIXER / ENGINEER / WRITER / ARRANGER
Multi-skilled Jimi Maroudas started his career working as principal assistant engineer at the world-renowned Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne. Here, Maroudas had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of Australia’s and the world’s top producers including Charles Fisher (Radio Birdman, Savage Garden, Olivia Newton-John), as well as Grammy award winners David Bianco (Mick Jagger, Teenage Fanclub, Tom Petty), Adam Kaspar (Pearl Jam, REM, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana), and Mark Wallis (U2, The Smiths).
Jimi’s relationship with music was cemented long before these career launching experiences though. At age four he began learning acoustic guitar, over time adding bass, drums, vocals and song-writing to his repertoire. In tandem with his mixing and engineering prowess, this breadth of musicality helped lay the foundation for Jimi’s emergence as one of Australia’s premiere producers.
To date Maroudas has amassed a solid discography, peppered with multi – platinum, award winning artists. Several albums he has worked on, including The Living End’s State of Emergency, Pete Murray’s See the Sun and Eskimo Joe’s Inshalla have reached the highly coveted #1 position on the Australian Charts. Jimi’s contribution to Eskimo Joe’s Inshalla alongside producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters) scored him an ARIA Award nomination for Engineer of the Year in 2009, whilst his sterling production work on Mustered Courage’s Powerlines saw the album nominated for Alternative Country Album of the Year at the 2014 CMAA Awards. Jimi also produced the single Cameo Lover by the globally lauded Kimbra. The song delivered to Kimbra the 2011 ARIA Award for Best Female Artist and also won the prestigious Vanda & Young Songwriting competition. Maroudas has also appeared on backing vocals in You Am I’s Deliverance album and played guitar on Olivia Newton John’s Duets record.
Jimi’s versatility and musicianship has attracted artists at all stages of their career. He produced the 2007 Triple J Unearthed winning song Way We Live for the band Number Station and in the last 12 months has been busy producing Melbourne acts Veludo, The Casanovas and Playwrite as well as seeing his work with Darwin based Worldfly gain significant traction in Germany.
Jimi Maroudas’ ability to mine the creative potential of all the artists he works with has earned him the deserved respect and recognition as one of the finest producers in the country.