Heritage Must Watch: Perfect song to celebrate South Africa's rich Heritage!

South African artist releases the perfect song to celebrate our rich heritage. It’s Africa’s time!

 

Cape Town, South Africa – Jeremy Olivier has released a brand new song featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a perfect tribute to Heritage Day!

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 The University of Cape Town’s College of Music.

Jeremy has performed all over South Africa, as well as in Germany, Switzerland and The Netherlands and has shared the stage with some great international artists, such as George Benson, Katherine Jenkins, Jonathan Butler, Daniel Bedingfield and Oliver Mtukudzi. He has also shared the stage with some of South Africa’s finest musicians and artists, including Sibongile Khumalo, Judith Sephuma, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ard Matthews, Hugh Masekela Loyiso Bala, Freshly Ground, Mango Groove, Lira and Johnny Clegg.

“In February 2012, Jeremy released his first single, ‘Serendipity’ to radio which became an instant hit and introduced him as an artist to the South African 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.

August 2014 marked the release of ‘Beautiful’ – a heartwarming song about his adopted son who was abandoned at birth. The song and music video were used by UNICEF South Africa to raise awareness for their campaign: Ending Violence Against Children and Jeremy was later asked to become a Celebrity Advocate for UNICEF SA.

Jeremy also released his debut self-titled album ‘Jeremy Olivier’ in 2014 which earned him in a 2015 nomination for a Wawela Award for Best Male Artist and Composer alongside SA greats, Elvis Blue and Mandoza.

Jeremy’s sixth single: ‘Can’t Help Myself’ was released to radio in March 2015 and climbed the Top 40 charts on Cape Town’s Heart 104.9. Later that same year ‘It’s My Time’ and ‘Breathing Underwater’ were chosen as the theme songs for two international ads for Huntington Beach SunFoams.”

In 2016, Jeremy took his talent to live TV on the very first season of The Voice SA. He won the hearts of the SA viewers making it to the finale earning his spot as Coach Lira’s crowning contestant in the final Top Four. He also won the attention of his idol, Oliver Mtukudzi, after singing a rendition of his song, ‘Neria’ on the show. Oliver later invited Jeremy to perform with him at his birthday celebration in October 2016.

In addition to performing, Jeremy also regularly composes and arranges the musical score for Sunrise Productions’ “Jungle Beat” animated series (playing worldwide on Cartoon Network, Boomerang, RAI, Canal+, Al Jazeera). He wrote and arranged the theme song for the SA Rugby mascot, ‘Bokkie’ as well as ‘Sharkie’, for the Sharks Rugby Team, and in 2008 Jeremy co-wrote the original songs, ‘Free Free’, ‘Rescue Me’ and ‘Sweet Love’ for the international animated movie, ‘The Lion of Judah’.

Jeremy’s groundbreaking new album ‘Changing World’ was recorded in New York in January 2018 and features legendary artists and musicians: Will Calhoun, David Sancious, Tom ‘Bones’ Malone, as well as collaborations with the iconic Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Jeremy did a small tour of the album in June 2018, testing out the music on sold out shows at the iconic Paradiso Amsterdam, De Vorstin and Club Dauphine, and the response was electric.

Changing World is due for release in October 2018, and exciting things are expected.

Watch the music video for his first single feat Ladysmith Black Mambazo:


Sources: Jeremy Olivier
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