Jim Molyneux is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer/producer hailing from Lancashire, and now based in East London.


He studied at Chethams School of Music for five years before moving on to the Royal Northern College of Music, where he graduated from in 2013.


In 2008 Jim made it to the highly acclaimed Grand Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year, after beating off national competition to triumph in the percussion section. The Grand Final was televised on BBC2 to 1.1 million viewers.

Since then, Jim has been widely in demand as a drummer, keys player and vocalist for live performances, radio, TV and theatre work, as well as a producer, composer and arranger.

Recently he performed his own arrangement of The Lost Words Blessing for Orchestra and Choir with Spell Songs in the BBC Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall, which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.


Performance Credits:

Lucy Rose - Percussion, Keys (2019 - current)

The Lost Words - Spell Songs - Drums, percussion, keys, accordion, vocals (2019-current)

Bow Anderson - Keys, Vocals (current)

Janet Devlin - Keys, Vocals (2013 - current)

Grace Davies - Keys, Vocals (current)

Declan J Donovan - Keys, Vocals, Sounds of Love Island, ITV (2020)

Tom Clarke (The Enemy) - Keys (2017 - current)

Lane 8 - Vocals & Songwriting on "Coming Back To You" (2018)

Julie Fowlis - TV appearance, The Hogmanay Show, BBC1 Scotland (2020)

Wilma Archer - Drums (2019 - current)

Callum Beattie - TV appearance, The Sara Cox Show, ITV (2019)

Glowrogues - Drums, Electronics, Composition (2014 - current)

FLAWES - Keys and vocals (2018 - present)

KNIGHT - Drums, Vocals (2017 - current)

Propellor - Drums, Percussion, Electronics - (2016 - current)

4Square - Keys, Vocals, Accordion, Composition (2006 - current)

Paradox Ensemble - Drums (2017 - current)

The Luck - Drums (2018 - current)

The Fair Rain - Drums, Percussion, Vocals (2012 - current)

Aizle - Keys (2016 - current)

The Lion King (West End Touring) - Marimba, Hand Percussion (2014)

The Producers (The Royal Exchange, Manchester) - Drums, percussion, keys (2018-19)

West Side Story (The Royal Exchange, Manchester) - Perc II (Vibraphone, Xylophone, Timps and percussion) and Perc I (Drums and percussion)  (2019)

Kitty Macfarlane - (Drums, Keys, Accordion, Vocals) (2018 - current) 

Edwin Waugh; The Lancashire Burns - Composer, Keys, Musical Director (2017)

Rising Up - Peterloo 2019 - Musical director, Accordion (2019)

Riot Jazz - Drums (2016-7)

Blair Dunlop - Drums, Vocals (2017)

David Gibb - Drums, Vocals, Keys (2014, 2017, 2019, 2020)

Beats 'n' Pieces Big Band - Drums (2012-3)

Tom Kitching - Drums (2014-15)