Jimmy Marchiano was born in South Philly. He started playing guitar at an early age, and by his early teens was already playing the local club circuit. In 1985, he moved to Los Angeles to start the band ANGORA with singer/songwriter John Corabi (Motley Crue/The Scream). The band quickly gained the interest of labels and producers, and was managed by Gene Simmons (KISS). In 1988, ANGORA recorded the track "SHAKE SHAKE" produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day/Goo Goo Dolls) at Rock Steady Studios in Hollywood for inclusion on Los Angeles radio station KNAC's unsigned artist album "Son Of Pure Rock”(Rhino Records). ANGORA then started working with Patrick Whitley & Pete Angeles (Van Halen) as management, with Steve Vai producing the bands final demo.
In 1990, Jimmy returned to Philly and joined up with singer/songwriter Mike Lecompt (TANGIER) and hit the club scene for a year. In search of an original band, he joined HEAVEN'S EDGE (Columbia Records) for a short time and toured the tri-state area. He was then invited to join BLACKEYED SUSAN (Mercury/PolyGram Records) with singer/songwriter Dean Davidson (BRITNY FOX) and toured the country. In 1999 Jimmy started working with producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin/Aerosmith) & John Kalodner on the Zen Dakota album for Columbia/Ruffhouse Records. In 2001, Jimmy Marchiano and Dean Davidson recorded the LOVE SAVES THE DAY (Superstar) album on BodyGuard Records with John Rollo producing/engineering.