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Based in Las Vegas, indie dance / pop grooves band Fans of Jimmy Century originated in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007 co-founded by singer Alicia Perrone & guitarist Victor James. 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 was officially released on December 23, 2013. "Va Va Voom to the Moon" (Eurotrash Collective Remix) was chosen by UFC top female fighter Liz Carmouche to be her walkout song for her biggest fight to date at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL on April 18th, 2014. The song was heard by millions when the fight aired live on FOX Sports.
FOJC songs have had multiple film/TV placements including “Ray Donovan," 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? and major feature films including “Finding Nemo 3D,” “Bad Teacher," and “Hall Pass.” Popular Brands such as Roxy Europe, Forever 21, and Zippo Lighters have also used FOJC songs in their online commercials.
FOJC got off to a fast start with the success of their very 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.
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 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 starring Fans of Jimmy Century to be shot in 2015.
Fans of Jimmy Century’s live performances (with variations as a duo, trio, and full band with dancers,) have made them an audience favorite, sharing the stage with artists like Lady GaGa, Robyn, Cyndi Lauper, and Shiny Toy Guns.