Jim McGorman

Jim McGorman

Jim McGorman is a professional musician. Since moving to LA he has worked with a diverse group of artists and musicians. He is a versatile singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, guitar, bass & drums. Jim has a degree in music production and engineering from the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

"Jim's been with me for years. He's a really talented musician and singer. I love working with him."

- Avril Levigne

"As this country and world collectively just dodged an ecological disaster in the Gulf Of Mexico, Jim McGorman is the musical enema that so many artists need now."

- C.C. DeVille (Poison)

"Jim was my first ever band leader when I was 16 or 17 years old. I barely knew what I was doing and he was really great at taking charge without stepping on anyone's toes. Let's just say he set the bar extremely high for anyone who followed. Not only is he a fantastic piano player, guitar player, and singer but he is the best hang too. (Which sometimes is the most important thing of all!) I learned so much from him."

- Michelle Branch

"It was great having Jimmy in my band. He's solid guitarist, great on keyboards and a really terarific singer. A real triple threat and triple pleasure."

- Paul Stanley (KISS)

Musical Director:

  • Avril Lavigne
  • Weezer
  • Michelle Branch
  • Paul Stanley
  • Cheyenne Kimball
  • Zoe Scott

Performance/Tour Credits:

  • Avril Lavigne
  • Weezer
  • Shakira
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Paul Stanley (KISS)
  • Michelle Branch
  • Cher
  • Poison
  • Marc Broussard
  • New Radicals
  • Rockstar House Band
  • INXS
  • Tal Bachman
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • Rebekah
  • Tiffany
  • Animotion
  • Zoe Scott

Jim has also collaborated, written songs and/or recorded with:

  • Avril Lavigne
  • Shakira
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Kate Voegele
  • Michelle Branch
  • Bret Michaels
  • David Lee Roth
  • Poison
  • The Corrs
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Aaron Neville
  • Jim Boggia
  • Warren Barfield
  • Curtis Peoples
  • Josh Hoge
  • Adam Rader
  • Ryan Lutz
  • Michelle Featherstone
  • Marc Broussard

TV Appearances:

Avril Lavigne:

  • Rachael Ray
  • X Factor
  • Good Morning America
  • Live with Kelly
  • Britain's Got Talent
  • 2010 Olympics Closing Ceremony
  • American Music Awards
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Late Show with David Letterman
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • Regis and Kelly
  • The Carson Daly Show
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • TEENick on Nickelodeon
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • The View
  • Teen Choice Awards
  • Much Music Video Awards
  • The Late Late Show w/Craig Ferguson
  • MTV Latin Awards
  • MTV Europe Awards
  • World Music Awards
  • Europe 2 TV
  • Factor X TV
  • Stripped TV


  • World Cup Kickoff Concert 2010 Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Rock N Rio Madrid
  • Rock N Rio Lisbon

Rock Star INXS:

  • House Band

Rock Star Supernova:

  • House Band

MTV Starmaker

  • House Band

Michelle Branch:

  • The Tonight Show
  • Regis and Kelly
  • UK Top of The Pops
  • The Rosie O’Donnell Show
  • The Carson Daly Show
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  • The Today Show
  • Late Night with Conan O’Brien
  • Pepsi Smash

New Radicals:

  • The Tonight Show
  • UK Top of The Pops
  • CD UK
  • Pepsi Chart
  • MTV Rock N’ Jock Bowling
  • Nickelodeon’s All That.

Marc Broussard:

  • The Tonight Show

Mighty Mighty Bosstones:

  • The Tonight Show

Tal Bachman:

  • The Tonight Show

Jim has played on the following records:

Album Covers




A huge animal lover, Jim spends a lot of his downtime hanging with his two rescue dogs Sammy and Nahla. A serious animal advocate, Jim often donates his time and energy in helping save homeless dogs and cats. He is a generous supporter of The Rescue Train , SPCA, and other local Los Angeles animal shelters. Jim also likes bmx bikes, football and was once hailed as a Yahtzee genius.