Fans of Jimmy Century
Now based in Las Vegas, avant garde pop electronic dance group Fans of Jimmy Century originated in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007. Recently signed to Butown/Street Scholar/Bungalo/Universal Music Group Distribution their debut single “Va Va Voom to the Moon” produced by Gary Miller was released on Sept 24th, 2013. A pop noir video for the song directed by Billy Clift (cousin of Hollywood icon Montgomery Clift) will be officially released in December 2013 with an exclusive advance viewing party on November 21st at their mid-mod home well known around Las Vegas as “The Caddyshack.”
After writing the song “Mr. Las Vegas,” they felt a strong temptation to grow permanent roots in Vegas. The song captures the excitement and allure of Las Vegas with a vintage 007 flair & seductive film noir style, paying tribute to all of Las Vegas’ retro and modern day entertainers . What was originally supposed to be a music video for the song has now expanded into a full-length feature film directed by Billy Clift in which Fans of Jimmy Century performs the title track & are featured actors in the film alongside additional top Las Vegas & Hollywood entertainers and celebrities. The film will be shot in the fall of 2014 near their residence in the vintage rat pack neighborhood of Paradise Palms, along the strip, and downtown, using a majority of entertainers, DJ’s, crew, and acting talent locally based in Las Vegas.
FOJC got off to a fast start with the success of their first 2007 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 brand new shows like “Ray Donovan” starring Liev Schrieber, Law & Order: SVU, XOXO Betsey Johnson, Tosh.0 and past shows 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 2011-2012 major feature film releases including “Finding Nemo 3D,” Columbia Pictures’ “Bad Teacher” starring Cameron Diaz & Justin Timberlake, and Warner Bros.’ “Hall Pass” starring Owen Wilson featured “Hot Sahara,” “Blonde Ambition,” “Lola Like This,” and “Your Crying Game.” Popular Brands / Advertisers such as Roxy Europe, Forever 21, and Zippo Lighters are also using FOJC songs in their 2011 online commercials/ads. FOJC also collaborated for LucasArts, assisting composer Mark Griskey with the new Star Wars video game.
Fans of Jimmy Century’s exciting live performances have made them a favorite on the West Coast festival circuit, sharing the stage with artists like Lady GaGa, Robyn, Cyndi Lauper, and Shiny Toy Guns.
Alicia Perrone – Vocals, Melody, Lyrics
Victor James – Guitar, Keyboards, Programmer, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Steve Walker – (Euro Trash Collective) – Drummer, DJ
Madelyn Feller – Backup Vocals/Synth Tracks
The Backup Singers
LaFrancesca Mitchell, Erika Arnold Miller, Erica Vanlee