Jim turned professional in 2005 with Indie band Envy & Other Sins. The band released singles with Loog Records and Gentlemen Prefer Records before winning Channel 4’s ‘Mobile Act Unsigned’ and signing to A+M Records. Their debut album We Leave At Dawn was released in 2008. Jim spent two years with E.&O.S. touring with the likes of The Feeling, The Hoosiers and The Script before the band parted ways in 2009.
After the dissolution of Envy & Other Sins Jim became a session musician playing with various bands including I Blame Coco, Emmy The Great, John J Presley, Malpas and Mike Marlin before taking up his present position in the Stranglers in 2012.
As the live drummer for legendary UK punk/new wave band The Stranglers Jim has played on multiple tours and live recordings all over the world including major festivals, radio sessions and live and pre-recorded TV appearances. The band recently celebrated their 40th anniversary and will be touring extensively around the World in 2016/17.