Jimi Finn has been playing music since an early age. He can remember standing around the piano with his family and singing "Puff the Magic Dragon" and "Red River Valley" while his mom played. Later he would observe his older brother's band puffing the magic dragon while they practiced in the family's basement.
This led to piano lessons and a keen interest in everything musical, including classical.
In high school he continued taking weekly piano lessons from a teacher who was taught by a teacher who was taught by a teacher who was taught by a teacher who was taught by Beethoven. Really. Ok, there may have been a few more teachers in that lineage.
He studied music in college and later added guitar and vocals to add to his composition skills on the piano. He gave up trying to be a classical pianist and started writing his own pop and rock songs, and improvising his own jazz tunes.
Playing in a San Diego top 40 rock band he was fortunate to travel to Japan and play for the military at the base bars and officers clubs. He played bars and ski resorts in California, clubs in Arizona, and with some reservation, at the local Indian casino. Those were the mullet years.
In 1997 he moved to Spokane and played in a few cover bands and started doing solo gigs as well. He was also recording and writing his own music. In 2001 he released a CD called "Tomatoes" with his now defunct band Jimmy Finn and the Naturals. During a job with a local ad agency he recorded over 80 radio commercials and wrote some catchy jingles. He might even play one if it is requested.
When Gibliano Brothers Dueling Piano Bar opened in April of 09 he auditioned and has been playing every weekend since. His years of playing in bands and learning songs have allowed him to know quite a few tunes, and he truly loves playing the piano and singing songs and getting the crowd involved. As a dueling piano player likes to help people have a good time on special occasions and enjoys hearing the crowd sing along.