ARTIST BIO


 
 

James Larrick, known professionally as JIMMY ROCK is an Electronic Dance Music, Latin and Hip-Hop hybrid artist, DJ, producer, performer, entrepreneur and visual artist from Sandusky, Ohio. JIMMY ROCK debuted into the music scene with his singles “Primero”, “84” and “Replay” in collaboration with artist & producer Ben G.

Six-time nominee for “Best Live DJ”, JIMMY ROCK has opened for worldwide acts such as Kings of Leon, Lecrae, Bubba Sparxxx, NF, Styles & Complete, Skillet, Mr. Talkbox, Andy Mineo, NF, Social Club Misfits, Mr. Collipark and Family Force 5.

Since his musical debut, JIMMY ROCK has performed in front of tens of thousands in markets such as New York City, Las Vegas, Toronto, San Diego, Detroit, Nashville, Indianapolis, Columbus, Houston and Cleveland. From high profile gigs with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Martha Stewart, Jack Ma (Alibaba Group), Beats By Dre, Volkswagen, and IBM to main stage performances at Alive Festival, United Festival and the Official Mayweather vs McGregor Watch Party in Nashville. His successes gained him opportunities to DJ for Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award nominees such as; Pettidee, Beckah Shae, Light Ends Darkness and Reflection Music Group artist, Tony Tillman.

In 2019, JIMMY ROCK was chosen to be the Graphic Art Director for indie music scene media outlet, Nashville Unsigned.  Has performed at sold out events at the Journey Celebration Event at Wolstein Center in Cleveland and Crave The Movement Tour at Music Box in San Diego. Performed at Emirates’ Formula 1 Festival in Chicago with Judah And The Lion and Josie Dunn.

Beyond critical adulation, JIMMY ROCK is a natural performer, visionary and is always trying to praise those around him.  The future is promising!  With new music and collaborations on the way, 2019-2020 looks to be the rise of a new heavy-hitting DJ/artist in the making!

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KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS


  • Nominated “Best New DJ” at Ohio Hip Hop Awards.

  • Nominated 6x for “Best Live DJ” at Funcoast Readers’ Choice Awards.

  • Co-Hosted/Performed main stage at Alive Festival with over 85,000 in attendance.

  • Performed at Gateway ’17 in Toronto, Ontario CA for Chinese billionaire and entrepreneur Jack Ma (Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group) featuring guest speakers Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister of Canada), Michele Romanow (CBC Dragons’ Den | Co-Founder, Clearbanc) and Laurent Potdevin (CEO, Lululemon).

  • Performed at Gateway ’17 in Detroit, MI featuring guest speakers Martha Stewart, David Abney (CEO of UPS), J. Michael Evans (President and Director, Alibaba Group) and TV anchor Charlie Rose.

  • Performed at Cisco’s Global Sales Experience (GSX) 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

  • Performed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI while representing both Volkswagen and Beats by Dre brands.

  • Performed at the official Mayweather vs. McGregor watch party in Nashville, TN.

  • Received an in-ear monitor artist endorsement from Alclair Audio.

  • Hired to DJ for Grammy Award and Stellar Award nominated artist, Pettidee.

  • Hired to DJ for Dove Award nominated artist, Beckah Shae.

  • Has opened for major artists such as: Lecrae, Skillet, Switchfoot, NF, Andy Mineo, Bubba Sparxxx, Family Force 5, For King & Country, Chingy, Judah And The Lion, Veridia, Social Club Misfits, Mr. Talkbox and Casting Crowns.

  • Has performed in-store at various chain stores and resorts such as: Rue 21, PINK by Victoria’s Secret, Mandalay Bay (Las Vegas, NV) and Kalahari Resorts.

  • Has performed at various festivals, concerts and conventions such as: Alive Festival, United Festival, Reach Ohio Conference, Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s SonFest, Toledo’s Freedom Celebration, Relay For Life, Crave The Movement and Norwalk’s Fourth of July Parade.

  • Performed live in cities such as: New York City, Toronto, Las Vegas, San Diego, Nashville, Cleveland, New York, Houston and Detroit.

  • Performed main stage at the Emirates Formula 1 Festival at Soldier Field in Chicago (2019).

  • Performed at the Tim Tebow foundation Night To Shine at Rock City Church in Columbus, OH (2019).

  • Performed at IBM’s Code N Play event at Galvenize in New York City (2019).