Jimmy Kunes joined the original Cactus powerhouse of Tim Bogert, Jim McCarty and Carmine Appice at the end of his“Gate Of All Saints” sessions at Randy Pratt’s studio and commenced writing for the comeback Cactus V album in March 2006.
Cactus appeared at Sweden Rock Festival on June 6, 2006 and has toured the US, Japan, Italy and Venezuela (with Tony Franklin on bass) and throughout Europe on multiple tours leading up to “Tightrope”in 2021.
Jimmy Kunes (lyrics/ melodies) with Cactus:
“Cactus V” (2006)
“Black Dawn” (2016)
Jimmy Kunes has
fronted, recorded and toured with Savoy Brown, Kim Simmonds Band, and Silent Partner(ex-RIOT members).
More recent projects include the debut Flood The Engine album (2013), American Mafia (2014),
“American Rock Celebration” with Dennis Dunaway, founder member of The Alice Cooper Group. (2015),
National Wrecking Company (2019) and New Decade with Greg Di Benedetto in 2021.
Jimmy Kunes Band solo albums include
LOVE TRAIN/ “Slow Moving Vehicle” (1999), "GATE OF ALL SAINTS" (2006) w/Robert Kearns (Cry Of Love, Sheryl Crow, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bottlerockets), Simon Kirke (FREE/BAD Co.), and Steve Gorman (Black Crowes/Stereophonics).
A third album, Jimmy Kunes Congregation underway and is scheduled for 2021 release.
Jimmy fronted Starz at a festival in San Antonio, TX in Jan. 2019.
In 2002 Jimmy recorded the theme for Eric Bischoff entitled "I`m Back" at WWE studio in Stanford, CT. for the W.W.E./ World Wrestling Entertainment "ANTHOLOGY" 3 C.D. set.
The song still airs at W.W.E. matches and “ANTHOLOGY” was a top ten Independent Billboard charting release.