Las Vegas-based Fans of Jimmy Century is an original band performing originals and favorite cover music they describe as noirwave, modwave, and nudisco (indie dance, trip hop grooves, pop noir.)
In June, 2016, FOJC was offered a monthly residency at Las Vegas’ Copa Room. They expanded on this and created a full-blown production show called “Fatale Originale,” integrating special guests into their band on rotating stages and luring the audience onto an exciting, avant garde and interactive playground. In Nov. they breaked from the residency to tour Hong Kong invited by the charity Daughters of Cambodia. Upon their return to Las Vegas, they learned they had won the House Music DJ award for Best Local Band given by coveted DJs and in Dec. they receive a 2nd award as Breakout Band of the Year by Personality Network LV. In 2017, they’ll tour internationally with final shows in Greece in support of their newest live deep house music album #VegasToMykonos produced by their drummer & Best Live Vegas DJ award winner, Steve Walker.
Signed to a 2-single deal with Universal Music Group in 2014, their debut song for the label “Va Va Voom to the Moon,” received consistent airplay on Vegas’ commercial station Mix 94.1. FOJC eventually chose to self-release in 2015 on Ann-Margrock Music. Their original song, “Delicate Fever,” was in the WB blockbuster “Get Hard,” starring Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart. Newest single “Wild At Heart” delivered a buzzworthy video with oversized exaggerated heads of themselves and 25K YouTube views. Singles “Lips On Mine,” and “Blackout,” (produced by FOJC and Vegas Collective Media,) and featured on 2015’s Grammy ballot, will release new videos next year.
Past TV, Film, Advertising placements for the band include “Bad Teacher (Columbia),” “Hall Pass (Warner Bros),” “Finding Nemo 3D (Disney/Pixar),” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Gossip Girl,” “Ray Donovan,” “Melrose Place,” “Ugly Betty,” E News Live, Forever 21, Google, and more.
FOJC had a popular debut single, “Hot Sahara” and its album, “Twist of the Banshees,” which landed on the Grammy nominations ballot for EDM in 2008 when they launched the band in San Francisco. After writing the song “Mr. Las Vegas” in 2011, they moved to Las Vegas.
The band (Alicia Perrone on vox, Victor James on bass/gtr, Steve Walker on drums/DJ, Erica Vanlee on keys, and Erica & Jesabella Marie bup vocals/dancing,) has performed for Gulfstream Aerospace, Cirque du Soleilj’s Mystere, Mondays Dark, Foundation Room, Life is Beautiful Local Showcase, Palms, Red Rock Resort & more. FOJC’s live shows have made them a crowd favorite, sharing the stage with Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani among others.
They have a loyal fanbase and can draw 300+ to local shows. FOJC is available for residencies and can perform 3-4 sets of originals/covers in 3 different formats: Band Performance Sets, Live Musician combination DJ Sets, & Fatale Originale Full Production Sets which include guest entertainers/dancers with the Band. Their sound is a cool mix of Deee-Lite, Bruno Mars, Lana del Rey, Sade, and Jamiroquai.