Jimmy Santis writes and performs some of the funniest Greek-American song parodies of our time! He is a singer-songwriter from Astoria, New York, and in addition to his parodies, writes songs for film, contemporary Christian music and mainstream pop.
Jimmy’s early musical journey began working as a recording engineer at one of New York City’s top studios, Sigma Sound. He had the privilege of working with such legendary recording artists as Madonna, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, James Brown and Frank Sinatra.
As a songwriter and recording artist, Jimmy has enjoyed success both in the U.S. and overseas with several Top 10 hits. One of his songs, “A Girl Can Dream,” has been recorded by 5 different artists around the world and recently became a Top 10 hit in the Philippines. He also had the title track for the album “Heart of a Champion,” recorded by CARMAN (Sparrow/EMI Records) which went to # 1 on Billboard’s Christian charts and has had several hits in Spain and Denmark with their regional recording artists. Jimmy has toured Australia performing his Contemporary Christian music for Greek Orthodox Youth Groups and churches. In addition he had two songs, “Sta Dino Ola” and “Apple Juice,” recorded and released by Fame Story sensation and Eurovision 2006 semi-finalist Annet Artani on her debut album MIA FONI. Jimmy also had a Top 10 hit with his song "Perfect Love," sung by Universal recording Artist, Daniel Chan, which was the title track to the film SEE and went to # 6 on Singapores’ Pop Charts. In August 2009, his song “I Promise” was recorded by Philippine Idol winner Gretchen Espina and was released on her debut album SHINING THROUGH for Sony-BMG Records.
Then came Super Greek.....
Jimmy’s show, ‘Super Greek’ is a very unique musical comedy act that he has been performing around the world from Greek Nights at comedy clubs, to fundraisers for church organizations such as GOYA, Philoptochos, AHEPA, Leadership 100, as well as the Montreal International Comedy Festival.
The “Super Greek Show” had its beginnings at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on the West Side of Manhattan, NYC, where Jimmy was the headliner for their annual Talent Show. As the Talent Show grew in popularity, so did Jimmy’s success. His songs have been broadcast in the U.K., Greece, Canada, Australia and at various Greek-English radio stations throughout the world. His albums have charted in the Top 10 for America’s largest Greek Music retailer, GMV, for the last five years. His recently released debut DVD, “Super Greek Rock Montreal” was filmed Live in Montreal, where Jimmy played to an audience of over 2,000 people bringing the house down! In January 2008 Jimmy was a smashing success with 3 sold out performances for his U.K. debut where he played to over 1, 000 adoring new fans! Upcoming plans include debut comedy tours in Australia and South Africa as well and follow up shows in London, Montreal, Toronto & Chicago.
No doubt... Jimmy ‘Super Greek’ Santis will leave you with big smiles and dancing in the aisles!!