Music Genre: Funk, Indie, Punk, Rock
As a child, Mimsey's home was saturated with classical music. Her father, an Old Dominion University professor emeritus in the Music Department, was a respected violist in the Virginia Symphony and the Virignia Opera, to name a few.
Music didn't become a passion for her until her oldest son, Nick, discovered song writing in high school, forming a refreshing rock and roll band with his three close high school friends, playing guitar, harmonica, and singing.
Mimsey started taking guitar lessons two years ago, knowing the basic skills from a year of childhood guitar lessons. Her goal was to start a rock-n-roll band a youthful dream.
Her first band was six months later, The Dreamers, a one gig act with her best friend, a drummer who had to relocate and her son. Mimsey's son Nick, who filled in as bassist. It was at that gig that she ultimately joined the Jumbo Rollers, as rhythm guitarist and vocalist. Meanwhile, she was developing her acoustic performance, becoming a regular at local open mics.
The Jumbo Rollers performed extensively locally and traveled to NYC, performing on The Rew and Who Show, performing acoustically at The Malice Palace, and headlined at Fontanas.
Recently, she decided to focus more on acoustic solo performance. Resigning from the Jumbo Rollers was difficult; she undoubtedly values the amazing experience.
Currently, Mimsey is developing her acoustic work, enjoying collaboration with her children. She also joined the Deathouse Blues a progressive blues band with an edge.
Mimsey, a single mother of six and licensed Physical Therapist, devotes much of her time and energy to solo acoustic performing, band gigs, and collaborating with musicians.
Currently Mimsey was featured as a solo artist on The Hampton Roads Show featuring two of her originals "Don't Stop Me Now" and "My Soul"