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Jeremy OlivierLocation: Based in Cape Town
Soulful singer-songwriter Jeremy Olivier rose to fame during the very first season of The Voice SA, where he won the hearts of the viewers, finishing as the winning contestant in Team Lira and acheiving his spot in the final Top Four. He also won the attention of his music idol, Oliver Mtukudzi, after singing a rendition of his song, ‘Neria’ on the show and there are plans to work together in the future.
The recent fame is the cherry on the cake for this established artist who has been one of Cape Town's busiest musicians for many tears... His music career began in his small home town of Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, where his passion for guitar catapulted him into a gigging rock band, touring the country from the age of 14. After completing his A-Levels in Harare, he decided to further pursue music, and moved to Cape Town, where he obtained a BMus Honours in Jazz Performance from UCT’s College of Music.
Jeremy has performed with some great international artists, such as George Benson, Katherine Jenkins, Jonathan Butler and Daniel Bedingfield. He has also shared the stage with some of South Africa’s finest musicians and artists, including Danny K, Loyiso Bala, Sibongile Khumalo, GoodLuck, Judith Sephuma, Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, Freshly Ground, Mango Groove, Jimmy Nevis and Johnny Clegg. Jeremy has performed all over South Africa, as well as in Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Dubai at various shows, festivals and concerts.
In February 2012, he released his first single, ‘Serendipity’ to radio which became an instant hit and introduced him as an artist to the radio-listening public. Jeremy then went on to record a four track E.P and released a further two singles, ‘It’s My Time’ and ‘What About Now’ from that E.P, - both receiving the same enthusiastic response from deejays and the public alike. ‘Serendipity’ charted at #6 on Heart 104.9’s SA Top 10, and ‘It’s My Time’ charted at #21 on Radio Helderberg’s Top 30 and at #2 on Bush Radio. All three songs were also picked up by Moodmedia and are now playing in the USA on the DMX Acoustic Chill channel as well as in retail stores throughout Northern America. In February 2013, Jeremy released his fourth single, ‘Look at us Now’ to radio and started working on completing his debut album. In November 2013, ‘It’s My Time’ and ‘Breathing Underwater’ were chosen as the theme songs for two international ads for Huntington Beach SunFoams.
August 2014 marked the release of Jeremy’s fifth single, ‘Beautiful’ - a heartwarming song about his adopted son who was abandoned at birth. The song and music video are currently being used by UNICEF SA to raise awareness for a new campaign they are running: Ending Violence Against Children (#endviolence) and Jeremy was asked to become a Celebrity Advocate for UNICEF South Africa.
In June 2015, he was nominated for a Wawela Award for Best Male Artist and Composer for his debut album alongside Elvis Blue and Mandoza.
Jeremy’s sixth single: ‘Can’t Help Myself’ – a funky up-tempo, Afro-pop track that combines Jeremy’s signature sound with his Zimbabwean roots – was released to radio in March 2015 and climbed the Top 40 charts on Cape Town’s Heart 104.9.
Jeremy often travels to Holland for tours where the response to his music has been overwhelming and many opportunities are opening up on the horizon.
In addition to performing, Jeremy also regularly composes and arranges the musical score for Sunrise Productions’ “Jungle Beat”animated series (showing worldwide on Cartoon Network, RAI, Canal+, Al Jazeera ... etc). He has written and arranged the theme song for the new SA Rugby mascot, ‘Bokkie’ as well as ‘Sharkie’, for the Sharks Rugby Team, and in 2008 Jeremy wrote and co-wrote the original songs, ‘Free Free’ and ‘Sweet Love’ for an international animated movie, ‘The Lion of Judah’, which was released in the US in June 2011.
- Top Four finalist on the inaugural season of The Voice SA (2016)
- The 2015 SAMRO Wawela Awards held at Monte Casino, JHB (where he was also nominated for best male artist alongside Elvis Blue and Mandoza)
- Festivals such as Standard bank Joy of Jazz; Cape Town International Jazz Festival (with George Benson), Folk & Acoustic Festival @ The Baxter Theatre, Hermanus Whale Festival (with GoodLuck)
- Starlight Classics (with Katherine Jenkins)
- V&A Waterfront New Years Eve main stage (with Jeremy Loops and Micasa)
- Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts
- Club Dauphine, Amsterdam
- Music on the Vine @ Spier (with Jimmy Nevis)
- 100s more corporate, private and public events
International Noteworthy Performances
- CC Cafe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 14 June 2013
- Studio 62, Den Helder, The Netherlands – 15 June 2013
- Club Dauphine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 5 October 2013
- EOH show with Elvis Blue (JHB) – 20 September 2014
- Bergen, The Netherlands (live shows) – 5 & 6 November 2014
- Club Dauphine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 7 & 8 November 2014
Jeremy Olivier was one of the most amazing gigs I have ever seen! They are so passionate, vocally perfect and versatile with their music, we even started dancing… couldn’t help ourselves!
Bianca le Roux, Coastline Events
The client loved Jeremy and friends. Will definitely consider using them again!
Candice Muller, Hiside Events
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- From solo to 7 piece band, Jeremy plays a mixture of well-known covers from a variety of genres interspersed with his own original music.
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Typical Budget for Jeremy Olivier is
R15000 - R35000.
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