Bio

Soulful, Bluesy "Eclectric" Rock- Jim Marcotte brings elements of multiple musical genres to delight your mind.  
   After a lifetime of music since the tender age of 12, Jim has played an array of venues with several different bands and on his own in the 1980's and 1990's in the Southern California area.  
    Jim moved from L.A. to Seattle in 2010 where he has found a whole new world of musical experiences, venues and artists to play with.  Currently Jim and collective of musicians "Jim Marcotte & The Breakthrough" play shows around Seattle periodically performing both Jim's originals and select covers.
   Along with his extensive and diverse original songs, Jim plays a multitude of covers ranging from classic and current rock, pop, soul and blues artists. Currently Jim is a favorite on the Brewery and Winery circuit playing venues in the greater Puget Sound 
area. 

 

 

 

An ace musician and songwriter, Marcotte can summon the genius of E.L.O., Dylan, The Stray Cats and other distinctive groups - while sounding completely like himself - and his new album 'Own It' will be eagerly obliged by many, we are certain.”

— The Akedemia

Previous events

Jim Marcotte Music Living Stage

Hotel RL, Olympia, Wa

One hour performance at Hotel RL Living Stage in Olympia

Jim Marcotte EP Release with The Winter Shakers and Thomas Hayden Music

The Central Saloon, Seattle, Wa

EP Release show! Thomas Hayden Music will be opening the evening and I am so honored to have The Winter Shakers on board to headline!

Jim Marcotte and Femme En Noir

Ascendant Beer Co , Portland, Or

I travel down to PDX for an evening of great music with my friend Lindsey (Femme En Noir) with special guest Brian Marsh on percussion

Femme en Noir and Jim Marcotte live in Seattle

Outlander Brewery & Pub, Seattle, Wa

Femme en Noir is a tremendous artist from Portland. I get the privilege of playing some electric guitar on her compositions this evening.