|Birth name||James Demers|
|Also known as||Jimmy Demers|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Associated acts||Donnie Demers|
Jimmy Demers is an American singer/songwriter, best known as "the original voice" of the "Always Coca-Cola" ad campaign. He is also a contributor to The Huffington Post.
Demers was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music and was soon one of the first artists signed by John McClain to Interscope Records. Throughout the 1990s, Demers recorded jingles for a myriad of high-profile clients, including Chevrolet, AOL, McDonald's and the groundbreaking worldwide campaign of "Always Coca-Cola". He was a member of the R&B/Pop group Truth Inc.
Demers has traveled extensively throughout the world singing from Shanghai, China (where he performed at the closing ceremonies for the Special Olympics World Summer Games) to Versailles in France. Additionally, Demers has been a featured singer to sports organizations all over the United States. He has sung The National Anthem at the Los Angeles Coliseum, The US Open, Dodger Stadium and Chase Field, to name only a few. Championship", the and the , to name only a few.
Shortly after the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Demers (along with numerous other celebrities and high profile supporters) found himself in Kuala Lampur lending his support to The Force of Nature Concert for Tsunami Aid. While in Kuala Lampur, Demers was honored to share his gift for the King and Queen of Malaysia at the Royal Palace.
Demers has worked alongside Industry heavyweights from Diane Warren and David Foster, to Giorgio Moroder and Tim Rice. He has recorded back up vocals for many top selling superstar artists including Garth Brooks, Patti LaBelle and Cher. His debut album "Dream A Little," produced by Terry Coffey for the Concord Music Group was released to critical praise. His brother Donnie Demers wrote the words and music to several of the songs, including "It's A Lonely World" (which was featured on the Sirius radio show of best-selling author Deepak Chopra.)
The Pop Superstar and former American Idol Judge, Paula Abdul refers to Demers as 'the greatest male vocalist in the world' and to support that claim, she hosted "An evening with Jimmy Demers" in Los Angeles. A&M Record's Co-Founder Herb Alpert, Billie Dee Williams and Supermodel Cheryl Tiegs were among those who joined Abdul as Jimmy & Donnie performed to a standing room only crowd.
Demers has headlined sold-out shows at both the world renowned Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel and Lowes Regency Hotel in New York City. Demers performed at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, England, with his brother Donnie Demers, for The Skoll World Forum Awards.
Demers currently resides in California and contributes to the Huffington Post.