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Jeremy’s 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.

Jeremy’s 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, Jeremy 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.

Now, well established as a guitarist and vocalist in South Africa, 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.

Jeremy recently returned from his third tour to Holland where the response to his music has been overwhelming. His first tour made a lasting impact on audiences, winning fans and stirring interest from key industry professionals ... even attracting the attention of the Dutch tv show: ‘The Voice of Holland’ who were hoping to convince him to partake in their show! There is now a team working on his launch into Europe with many exciting prospects on the horizon.

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 it is already climbing the Top 40 charts on Cape Town’s Heart 104.9.

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.

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