Jimmy Nevis, the Cape Town based alternative pop singer/songwriter and producer that has taken SA by storm will perform at the Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concert series at Kirstenbosch over the weekend. Nevis will take to the stage at 5.30pm on Sunday, January 26.
Born and raised in Cape Town, Nevis, still only in his early twenties, released his debut album ‘Subliminal’ in November 2012. The artist is still riding high on South African airwaves with his hit singles, ‘Elephant Shoes’, ‘Heartboxing’, ‘In Love With You’ and ‘Balloon’ – all chart toppers on various local radio stations. The ‘Heartboxing’ music video successfully reached the No. 1 spot on Trace Urban African Chart in early 2013.
“I’m trying to get South Africa back into pop music,” Nevis has said. “I think it’s so neglected and undermined and I love the fact that I can be a part of someone’s memory. Pop music has that power. I feel like I’ve been wanting for this for so long that I have to embrace it.”
In April last year, Nevis joined global chart topping acts Steve Aoki, Deadmau5, Benny Benassi, Alyssa Reid and Kaskade with the signing of an exclusive deal with top American record label Ultra Records for distribution in the United States of America.
Since exploding in popularity, Nevis has shares the stage with some of South Africa’s best musicians. In 2013 he collaborated with the likes of Mi Casa and Pascal & Pearce and even featured on their albums.
Nevis is currently working on his second album, set to be released in 2014.
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