Dance Hall Pimps
“Pimp Music, Not People” is the motto of RJ’s flamboyant and theatrical retro rock & blues band Dance Hall Pimps. Formed “just for kicks” with Jeff Jourard (The Motels), the band became fast favorites in the Los Angeles underground cabaret scene. Soon the band started playing mainstream clubs and built a strong local following with frequent appearances and encore performances at legendary Sunset Strip venues The Roxy, The Viper Room, and The Whiskey A-Go-Go. The band’s crowd-revving show made them a favorite L.A. opening act for national touring bands as diverse as The Fixx, the Rebirth Brass Band, and the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Signed to Lakeshore Records in 2011, the band released two LPs. In 2020 RJ revived the Dance Hall Pimps as a studio project with the release of the single Wait Till Your Demon Gets Home. More DHP singles are scheduled for release in 2021.