The Music: avant-garde electro disco, dance, and hustle with a twist of Bond, babes, and bohemia.
The Show: uptown Las Vegas sizzle meets downtown Las Vegas street.
Now based in Las Vegas as of September 2011, avant-garde electro / indie disco group Fans of Jimmy Century originated in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007. After writing their newest song "Mr. Las Vegas," they followed the temptation to grow permanent roots in Vegas. The song captures the excitement and temptation of Las Vegas with a vintage 007 flair & seductive film noir style, all the while paying tribute to Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton, and all of Las Vegas' legendary entertainers . 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 top popular Las Vegas entertainers. The film will be shot in October 2012 near their residence in the vintage neighborhood of Paradise Palms using only entertainers, DJs, crew, and acting talent based in Las Vegas.
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, 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. Fans of Jimmy Century's unpredictable live performances have made them a favorite on the West Coast festival circuit, sharing the stage with artists like Lady GaGa, Robyn, Cyndi Lauper, Shiny Toy Guns, The English Beat, and Berlin. Following the release of first single and remixes of "Mr. Las Vegas," will be second single "Va Va Voom to the Moon."
Newest Single 2011: "Mr. Las Vegas"
First Single 2008: "Hot Sahara"
Recent Film and Television:
Bad Teacher (Columbia)
Hall Pass (Warner Bros)
The L Word (Showtime)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
Melrose Place (The CW)
The Real Housewives of NYC (Bravo)
Running Russell Simmons (Oxygen)
Ugly Betty (ABC)
The Hills (MTV)
The Listener (NBC)
Recent Brand and Advertiser Commercial Advertising:
Radio Charting and Top Adds:
AOL Music Top Dance, 92.7 Energy KNGY San Francisco, 92.7 Energy KNRJ Phoenix AZ, Pulse 87.7 NYC, iPartyRadio, Beat 100.9 Santa Fe NM, Planet Music Portugal, WRVU Nashville TN, Y-100 WHYI Miami FL, WMPH 91.7 Wilmington DE, WBZC/Z88.9 Pemberton NU, XM Satellite Radio, Live 105 San Francisco CA, ALICE Radio San Francisco, Star 101.3 San Francisco, KVHS Concord CA, KAOS Australia
DJ Expo 2008, Atlantic City -- Featured speakers on "Clubland's Hitmakers" panel featuring Lady Gaga, Jes, Chris Willis, Katrina & the Waves.
San Francisco Fashion Week 2008 -- Designer Genevieve Primavera Premiere Collection Featured Runway Song "Blonde Ambition Red Temptation.
The Charity Fashion Show 2010 Stanford University -- Headlining Performer
Grammy Nomination—Electronic Dance Best Single & Album "Hot Sahara"
FMQB (Friday Morning Quarterback) Radio Charting Number 23 "Hot Sahara"
Independent Music Award People's Choice -- Best Electronic Song
Dancemusic.About.com -- Top 10 Dance Album 2008
Dancemusic.About.com -- Top 25 Most Buzzed About Songs "Hot Sahara"
Alicia Perrone—Vocals, Melody, Lyrics
Victor James - Guitar, Keyboards, Programmer, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Ben Hook - DJ, Keyboards, VJ
AB Bermudez — Drums, Percussion
Video Footage by Crew 152 and AJAPOPFILMS
Video Editing by AJAPOPFILMS