Original Tigertailz voice Steevi Jaimz issues 30th anniversary remake of “Living Without You”
United Kingdom — Steevi Jaimz is the original voice of Tigertailz and has just issued an amazing 30th anniversary version of “Living Without You.”
The song was originally recorded for the band’s debut “Young And Crazy” (Music For Nations).
Not only was the song the band’s first ever single, but it could very well be considered the group’s premiere classic hit that put the Cardiff Wales glam legends on the map a full three decades earlier.
Jaimz posted on his official Facebook today and wrote about “Living Without You”.
“It’s been re-recorded and re-released many times. But this is the first time I have done it since writing it. And it has never sounded anything like this. We’ve stripped the song back to basics and turned it around. And what we have, is the song at it’s melodic best.”
Steevi Jaimz was part of the original (classic lineup) Tigertailz that also included the late great Pepsi Tate (founder, bassist), Jay Pepper (guitars) and Ace Finchum (drums).
Tigertailz and Jaimz eventually parted ways afer 4 years together and Kim Hooker was brought aboard. But the band felt so strongly about the song “Living Without You” that they rushed back into the studio to recut the track with Hooker on vocals and re-released it.
Jaimz went solo recording and continued playing around Wales and the rest of the UK.
Like many others with great promise, the big record deal and massive fortunes eluded Jaimz for his solo career. But along the way he did release some gems including the fan fave “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” and the critically accalimed “Amazing” from his 2009 solo efffort “My Private Hell” (Cargo/SCS Records).
Jaimz did wind up in Los Angeles for a brief period and found refuge living with (then) local heroes Tuff.
In true fashion Jaimz brought with him to the city of angels the grit that made his name legendary for fighting in the London clubs.
“Steevi is one of kind, and the sweetest gentleman you could ever meet, until the liquor sets in. I recall one night when he picked a fight with a 250 lb road crew member” recounts Tuff singer Stevie Rachelle, “Then when Jaimz realized he was outmatched in size by 100+ pounds a kitchen steak knife was brought into play.” says Rachelle laughing.
“It took half the room to restrain Jaimz from stabbing the guy and the rest of us to keep the pair from destroying our apartment.” said Rachelle.
Now it’s 30 years later and Steevi Jaimz sounds better than ever on this amazing remake.
Check out Steevi’s full facebook posting below along with the video.
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Living Without You. Original Tigertailz vocalist Steevi Jaimz has teamed up with friend and fellow Crash KO band mate Phil Vokins. Formerly of (ex Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward’s Max Havoc, Persian Risk, UK AOR’sters Strangeways and Tyrant ).
And together have recorded a special, one-off 30th Anniversary version of his classic Tigertailz song Living Without You.
This version of the song, featuring Steevi, Phil, Chris Laney, Anders Ringman and Dave Draper. Was originally recorded at Platform Studios, Sweden. At the recording of Steevi’s My Private Hell album sessions. And was recently finished with producer Dave Draper at Tower Studios UK.
“It’s been re-recorded and re-released many times. But this is the first time I have done it since writing it. And it has never sounded anything like this. We’ve stripped the song back to basics and turned it around. And what we have, is the song at it’s melodic best. How it would have sounded without screaming guitars. And how I imagined it to sound when I originally wrote it. And because of who I wrote it about, it’s very sentimental and personal to me. Basically, it’s been given the grown up 2016 treatment”.