FOJC got off to a fast start with the success of their first 2008 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 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, Remodeled, Running Russell Simmons, Community, Ugly Betty, The Hills, The Listener, and Samantha Who?
Popular 2012/2011 major feature film releases including Disney’s “Finding Nemo 3D,” Columbia Pictures’ “Bad Teacher” starring Cameron Diaz & Justin Timberlake, and Warner Bros.’ “Hall Pass” starring Owen Wilson featured “Hot Sahara,” “Lola Like This,” “Blonde Ambition,” and “Your Crying Game” this past summer. Popular Brands / Advertisers such as Roxy Europe, Forever 21, and Zippo Lighters are also using FOJC songs in their 2011 online commercials/ads. And last year FOJC collaborated with LucasArts, assisting composer Mark Griskey with the new Star Wars video game.
Fans of Jimmy Century’s exciting and theatrical live performances have made them a favorite on the West Coast festival circuit, sharing the stage with artists such as Lady GaGa, Robyn, Cyndi Lauper, & Shiny Toy Guns. FOJC fans known as “Hotheads” have also been instrumental in social work, raising money for Haiti Earthquake relief, and gathering together through FOJC music purchases to assist future programs in need.
Following the release of first single and remixes for “Mr. Las Vegas,” will be second single “Va Va Voom to the Moon.” And coming in 2013: Mr. Las Vegas: The CD, The Stage Show, The Film.