Fans of Jimmy Century
Fans of Jimmy Century’s exciting and theatrical live performances have made them a favorite on the West Coast festival circuit, sharing the stage with artists such as Lady GaGa, Robyn, Cyndi Lauper, Shiny Toy Guns, The English Beat, and Berlin
Now based in Las Vegas as of September 2011, avant-garde electro disco group Fans of Jimmy Century originated in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007. FOJC got off to a fast start with the success of their first 2008 single, “Hot Sahara,” which climbed the dance and radio charts, reaching #23 on FMQB. Both “Hot Sahara” and its accompanying album, “Twist of the Banshees,” were on the initial ballot in the Electronic Dance category for the Grammy Awards in the same year.
“Hot Sahara,” & additional tracks have been consistently selected for key placements in several popular television shows such as The L Word (in a scene so steamy, it’s now referred to by L Word fanatics as “The Hot Sahara Scene”), Gossip Girl, Melrose Place, Remodeled, The Real Housewives of NYC, Remodeled, Running Russell Simmons, Community, Ugly Betty, The Hills, The Listener, and Samantha Who?
Popular 2011 major feature film releases including Columbia Pictures’ “Bad Teacher” starring Cameron Diaz & Justin Timberlake, and Warner Bros.’ “Hall Pass” starring Owen Wilson featured “Hot Sahara,” “Lola Like This,” and “Your Crying Game” in the DVD bonus features of both films this past summer. Popular Brands / Advertisers such as Roxy Europe, Forever 21, and Zippo Lighters are also using FOJC songs in their 2011 online commercials/ads. And last year FOJC collaborated with LucasArts, assisting composer Mark Griskey with the new Star Wars video game.
After writing their newest song “Mr. Las Vegas,” they felt a strong urge to grow permanent roots in Vegas. The song captures the eternal excitement and temptation of Las Vegas with a vintage Bond flair and seductive film noir style, all the while paying tribute to Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton, and all of Las Vegas’ legendary entertainers and iconic figures. What was originally supposed to be a music video for the song has now morphed into a full length movie directed by Billy Clift in which FOJC performs the title track & are featured actors in the film alongside additional popular Las Vegas performers.
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