“Elle elle elle” may sound like a random chant, but not with “Elephant Shoes” hit maker Jimmy Nevis. South Africa’s newest kid on the block is heating up radio waves with his “happy-go-lucky” tunes, and is making a big impression. The 20 year old singer/ songwriter is currently hard at work, doing interviews, gigs and working on his much anticipated album. Thanks to a strategic partnership between Rude World Records and David Gresham Records, a licensing and distribution deal will see the release of Jimmy’s debut album in spring 2012.
The debut single from this Cape Town performer, Elephant Shoes, is a quirky, easy-going pop track that is honest, smart and sweet – all the right ingredients for a classic hit. The sing-a-long aspect of the track was intended as it “allows everyone to be a part of it. Music is a language that everyone can speak.” The song was intended for Cape Town audiences at first but very quickly made national radio, elevating his ever-growing fan-base. Fans range from Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg – this should keep the singer busy for a while.
The urban-acoustic singer has been singing his whole life, doing productions, competitions and tours. He currently heads up the Praise and Worship team at his
church in Welcome Estate not only singing, but also playing the piano. In 2010, he had a major vocal role in the cabaret performance show, Funky Town, which ran for two months at the Roxy Revue Bar at Grandwest Casino. Besides his aspiring music career, the young man is also in his second year of studying in “Media and Writing” at the University of Cape own.
It was through the success of Elephant Shoes that Jimmy Nevis was contacted by Cape Town Independent label, Rude World Records. It wasn’t long after their first meeting that a contract was put in place. The Rude World family have huge plans for Jimmy and are very excited to have him on-board.
In a world beyond “Elephant Shoes,” Jimmy’s 2nd Single “Heartboxing”, is a song about being addicted to love, “Heartboxing is more up-beat and shows a different side of me.”
With stars in his eyes, Jimmy hopes to secure his name in the South African music industry and then move on to the international music scene. His most exciting part of his career thus far is “getting to hear the amazing responses from audience members and fans.” Jimmy’s dream is to “take over the world” with his music and passion and to have his own record label someday. By the rate at which things are going, that dream may be well on its way.