PRODUCER / MIXER / ENGINEER / WRITER / ARRANGER
Jimi Maroudas started his career working as principal assistant engineer at world-renowned Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne where he worked with and learnt from some of Australia’s and the world’s top producers including Charles Fisher (Radio Birdman, Savage Garden, Olivia Newton-John), David Nicholas (INXS, Elton John), 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 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 Grammy Winning 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 Song writing competition.
In recent times, Jimi has worked with up and coming talents, including: Gabriel Vargas, multi-instrumentalist Eric Martucco, Mark Campbell & The Ravens and electronic duo American Doubles.
Jimi is also an accomplished musician, at age four he began learning acoustic guitar, over time adding drums, bass, 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. Jimi has 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, his 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.
Prior to pursuing a career in music Jimi graduated with honours at Monash University in a Bachelor of Computer Science & Engineering, receiving the Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Jimi is currently in the process of completing his MBA through The University of Melbourne. He has played music throughout.