About the Mentor
Jimmy Colbert has been in the music industry since 2003, at the age of 13. He is the co-founder and bass player of Reggae band 1814 and have been writing, composing and performing ever since. He is a seasoned traveller and has toured around NZ and Australia.
Colbert has recorded three 1814 albums, in which the first album "Jah Rydem" became #1 on the Independent charts in 2010 and 2011. Colbert has been touring and recording with solo artist Troy Kingi for the last 2 years.
Jimmy is currently in the process of composing and writing the fifth 1814 album due in October, with a 2 month tour around NZ planned in July and August.
Colbert has been around the North Island speaking and tutoring high achools students since 2011, "it has been rewarding passing down knowledge and sharing my experiences."
He has worked as an Itinerant Tutor at Kerikeri High School for two years teaching Bass, Guitar, Keys and Drums and has been mentoring with the Music Commission for three years helping with composition and songwriting in Northland schools.