Behind The Name
“Hi, I’m Jimmy Nevis, I’m from Constantia and I love to party”.
This is one of the reasons behind his pseudonym, I will not be revealing his name. All you have to know for now is that this current UCT student is surely making a BIG name for himself, having heard him on numerous commercial radio stations in the country.
Yes, i know I haven’t told you where the name Jimmy comes from, adding some sentimental value to his music career he took his grandfather’s name, seriously this is cute. Do make a pitstop when you you bump into him, you’ll pick up a thing or two for each other ( please do not crucify me if you don’t, it is still okay).
Behind this name is the influence of his music, it’s obviously personal because no.1 he writes it himself and no. 2 it is about varying moments in his life. This name is a combination of his social life and his family.
Megan Engelbrecht asked on the facebook page :” what does Elepahnt Shoes mean?”, I had the same thoughts lady. Here’s a little story, he thought of it as a kid, recently he made a trip to Thailand and took a photo with an elephant. You know people just have to see photos of you doing all these cool things on Facebook. Anyway, he randomly named the photograph elephant shoes. A month later he came across an emotional moment with a girl and the only thing his mind chose to escape into was the chorus of Elephant Shoes and that’s when the song was born. Epic right?
Artists get exploited all the time by record labels, what’s your story?
This boy gets better I tell you. He says that he stays grounded in prayer. Something about it that gives him strength that “every little thing is gonna be alright” as Bob Marley sings. He says that various bodies like radio stations, media personalities and record labels will try to bring you down, however you have to stick to your initial idea and make sure that you go out there and get it. Trust me (Wendy) , the world is BIG!!!!! one person will turn you down, you grow from them and move on, there are perks from criticism and rejection and never let them get to you.
He met a number of well-known record labels before Rudeworld. Rudeworld understood him and encouraged his sense of self and that he should continue doing what he was doing.
Being in Cape Town
I still don’t understand why he says that it’s not the nightlife, maybe first year let’s-get-drunk fever has cooled off. Jimmy Nevis enjoys getting to chat with the different people across and this Cape Town is the place he says. The same people are the ones that support his music and the privilege he has each day to meet somebody new who listens and luuuurrrrvvvveeesss his music.
Jimmy Nevis has performed in the 2 month-long shows which took place in the Grandwest Arena last year, Roxy Review Bar and Funkytown.
Where do we get your music?
If you are not a radiohead like most fokes who’ve picked up the song there, you can like his Facebook page where you will find various links to soundcloud. You have to have Elephant Shoes on your playlist.
Any last words, please…
Thank you to supporters, people spreading the word – nothing more powerful. Watch the space for the new track called Heart-Boxing.