J. B. Morrison


Jim Bob (AKA J. B. Morrison) has written four novels STORAGE STORIES (Ten Forty Books), DRIVING JARVIS HAM (Harper Collins) and THE EXTRA ORDINARY LIFE OF FRANK DERRICK, AGE 81 and FRANK DERRICK’S HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME(Pan Macmillan), both written under the name J. B. Morrison and translated into French, Italian, German, Japanese, Turkish, Czech and Dutch.

As the singer of Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, Jim had fourteen top 40 singles and a number one album, selling over a million records, touring the world and headlining Glastonbury. After initially splitting in 1997, Carter USM reformed ten years later for a series of huge sold-out shows until they called it a day again in 2014.

Outside of Carter, Jim Bob has had a long and varied solo music career. He has released eight solo albums and written songs for Ian Dury and for the 2006 Barbican production of Mark Ravenhill’s Dick Whittington & His Cat, directed by Edward Hall. In August 2010 Jim Bob made his Edinburgh Fringe debut in the Ward and White musical, Gutted, A Revenger’s Musical.

Jim Bob’s autobiography GOODNIGHT JIM BOB: ON THE ROAD WITH CARTER THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHINE was published by Cherry Red Books in 2004.

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