Favorite Bands: Van Halen, Queen, Rolling Stones, Godsmack, Linkin Park
Born on December 25, 1964, Jimmy Brehm seemed destined for rock stardom. At an early age he began watching Hee-Haw and Lawrence Welk only to make the determination that these two “genres” of music were not to his liking.
Jimmy’s world completely changed in 1976 when he heard KISS perform “Detroit Rock City”. He would go on to buy every one of their albums, become a full-fledged member of the KISS ARMY, and go to the end of his street to, repeatedly, spit up ketchup at passersby.
It was during this time that he began to hone his air guitar abilities. Armed with only a wooden tennis racket, Jimmy would mimic Ace Frehley until his ears would bleed (or his parents made him turn the music off).
In 1979, Jimmy would be riding home from school dreaming about his Farrah Fawcett poster when two songs came on the radio that would change his life forever. Van Halen’s “Eruption” followed by “You Really Got Me” struck Jimmy in his soul. It was at this time that Jimmy began to dream about being the next Eddie Van Halen. Armed with a graphite Prince tennis racket, Jimmy would play right along with Eddie until his ears bled (or his parents flipped the breaker on the outlet powering his supersonic 8-track).
From 1979 until 1985 Jimmy continued his mastery of the air guitar. It is a little known fact that when word got back to Van Halen of this air guitar master in Myrtle Beach, SC that they wrote the song “Top Jimmy” to honor the legend (Van Halen disputes this, but they are old).
When Van Halen broke up in 1985 Jimmy’s world fell apart and his desire to be the best air guitarist of all time waned. This period in American history is called “The Dead Years”.
In 2008, Jimmy was confronted by fellow master air guitarist and Freddie Mercury-like vocalist, Tom Mobley, about forming a band. Tom’s wife scoffed at the idea, stating the two were nothing but Worthless Pieces of S***. The two knew that would be their band’s name from the time the words rolled off of her tongue.
At the end of 2008 the two performed together without benefit of practice at the Handlebar, playing “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones. In December of 2009, the two performed again without benefit of practice. This time the dynamic duo played “Satisfaction” and “Sympathy for the Devil”. In December 2010, the two reunited for their third concert at the Handlebar, again without benefit of practice. Their rendition of “Brown Sugar,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” and “Keep on Rockin in the Free World” won them critical comedic acclaim.
Immediately following the 2010 performance lead bassist Tony Proietta and drummer Mike McNamara inquired about joining the band. After each washed and kissed the feet of the two superstars they were allowed to join on a probationary basis (the two are still on probation).
It was at this time that Jimmy began to take guitar lessons. The band quickly began to transition from a comedy act to a semi-professional band. Two years later, WPOS has played to tens of people on a couple of occasions.
EVH Wolfgang x2
PRS Custom 24
Gibson Goldtop Double Cutaway
Orange Rockerverb 50 watt amp
Orange 212 Cabinet
Ace Frehley Bobblehead