Jim Slick


Jim Slick’s (yes, real last name) musical background in Pennsylvania and New Jersey is quite extensive. Jim has performed with some of the biggest local bands (in the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey) back in the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s and has opened for bands such as Boston, Zebra, and Nazareth, just to name a few. His largest gig was with his last band, Zuka (ASi Music), at the Meadowlands in New Jersey playing to 27,000 plus fans! Zuka was a major project from 1999 to approximately 2005 when the lead singer had some health issues. The band's originals have been played in rotation on over 160 radio stations on the East coast. They were featured in many national and international music magazines as well as had press coverage from folks like Bob Ludwig (who did the mastering on our last CD) in which he stated Jim’s lead work was the highlight of the CD. Many folks at WZZO in Allentown were/are fans of Zuka and they have featured us many times on that station. Zuka was their guest at Musikfest three years in a row with The Bearman sitting just off to Jim’s side of the stage (always stage left) .. he liked good lead work as well! Jim has also done a ton of studio work for people as a hired lead guitarist, pianist, and even played accordion on a few songs! He’s worked with pro studio musicians out of Nashville, NYC, and Philly over the years. Jim was classically trained on piano starting at the ripe old age of five. His passion for music drove him to learn different instruments, accordions, and needless to say guitar. Jim was accepted into Berkley as a junior in high school but never ended up there due to family conflict. Inspired back in the ’70s by Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult and Rick Emmett of Triumph, Jim quickly learned the styles of both masters and was playing in local bands at the age of 16. A whole lot of years later, he is still burning up the fretboard! Jim’s style is probably described as a mix of Satriani meets Montrose meets Dharma meets Emmett meets Lifeson meets Petrucci …… well, you get the idea. He’s pulled a myriad of styles from dozens of players that he is a fan of and made a style quite his own. His passion for the instrument continues to grow and he has an arsenal of gear. Jim has multiple college degrees including Electrical Engineering and an MBA. He owns and operates a successful business in the Information Technology field in NEPA. Slick Audio was formed by IT and Pro Audio fanatics to provide the best technology for producing and creating audio recordings in the digital world. Our passion is providing the ultimate audio PC—computers for audio production. Who Needs an Audio Recording Computer? Slick Audio is an industry-leading custom digital audio workstation (DAW) computer manufacturer with over 30 years of Information Technology and Pro Audio experience. This expertise brings value to our customers who are in a wide array of markets including advertising, post-production, film industry, live sound production, theater, educational, consumer, and house of worship markets. We make the computer—designed for powerful performance—and you use whatever DAW or post-production software you like (Windows-based). The end result is that you have a serious tool for recording audio. Slick Audio’s Vision We at Slick Audio recognize that our success is tied to the ultimate satisfaction of our customers and our products’ superior performance. We are committed to providing best-in-class products to meet and exceed the digital audio recording needs of our customers. Slick Audio’s Values Honesty Integrity Valuing Our Customers Respect Passion for Creativity







What is music to you? What does it give you?

I feel it is the universal language of the world, and it elicits every possible emotion that a human can show. It's theraputic and healing.

What is your music dream?

To get to play on stage with some of my favorite artists.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Good question I am not sure.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Your loving heart Buck Darhma.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Blue Oyster Cult, Rush, Devon Townsend, Buck Darhma, Marco Sfogli, Pete Thorne, The Cars, Ronni Monstrose, Zebra, Kansas, To many to list.

What inspires you to make music?

Emotions inspire me to make music.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I hope and want the music to bring happiness and enjoyment when listening to my music.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

EXCITED, like I can conquer the world! It's the best high you can ever get.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The advent of home recording it's given the average musician the ability to get their music to someone else, which is wonderful.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think that it is a great way to get to interact with other musicians and I look forward to using it more.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Writer's block and not having quite enough skill to do what you want.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I do it by playing myself.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

The delivery of your performance to get a larger audience. You just need a good stage presence with good music.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Alex Argento https://www.youtube.com/user/alexargento?fbclid=IwAR1kZ_CZnAg995okxXQZqVJnwihi6e_vjo0ZJa2F7BZDab3ALl5DvbMq__4