Fans of Jimmy Century

Fans of Jimmy Century

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Electronic - Dance | San Francisco, California, United States
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Fans of Jimmy Century Bio

Avant garde dance rock / indie disco group Fans of Jimmy Century got off to a roaring start when their 2008-2009 single "Hot Sahara," climbed the dance charts reaching #23. "Hot Sahara," along with "Lola Like This," were 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"), Melrose Place, Community, Ugly Betty, The Hills, and Samantha Who?

Both "Hot Sahara" and its accompanying album, Twist of the Banshees, were runners-up in the Electronic Dance category for the Grammy Awards last year.

Their 2009 EP, Head Go Whoosh, featuring "Lola Like This" and "Hush Madame X," was released last August and is now available everywhere. The lead track, "Lola Like This," was remixed by Energy 92.7 Trevor Simpson from San Francisco, Haki from Mexico City, who scored a big hit last year on Mexican radio with his remix of the band's "Hot Sahara," Rod Carrillo, the influential program director from Phoenix, and Dave Aud (?), the Grammy-nominated go-to pop dance remixer of the year. These remixes are available on Lola Like This: The Apache Dance Remixes.
Fans of Jimmy Century's amazing and theatrical live performances have made them a favorite on the West Coast festival circuit, giving them the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Lady GaGa, Cyndi Lauper, The English Beat, Shiny Toy Guns, Berlin, The Bird and the Bee, and The Presets.

Currently FOJC is collaborating on a new project for LucasArts, assisting composer Mark Griskey with a new Star Wars video game. They also recently launched a "Hot Sahara for Haiti" campaign, partnering with Windows 7 & ReverbNation to engage their fans, known as Hotheads, to raise funds for the Haiti earthquake response. In May 2010, they were chosen to perform at the largest fashion show on the West Coast, Charity Fashion Show 2010, at Stanford University, and were featured performers at The East Bay Express's annual Best of the East Bay 2010 event in Jack London Square in August, performing in front of a crowd of 3000.

"We're alterna-dance 'n' indie disco with a thing for black velvet paintings and beat poetry," says offbeat lead singer Alicia Perrone. "And we tend to write songs about introverted girls who transform into twisting banshees on the dance floor -- heads go whoosh."