On cue

When he isn’t performing or composing, Jimmy Nevis shoots pool with his buddies.

It’s party season and muso Jimmy Nevis plans to be a part of the action.

The 20-year-old Cape Town musician has been dominating the airwaves with songs like ‘Heartbox’ and ‘Feel the Love’, his collaboration with Mi Casa. ‘My fans can look forward to live gigs, music videos and new material before the end of the year,’ he promises.

‘I’m trying to get South Africa back into pop music. I think it’s so neglected and undermined, and I love the fact that I can be part of someone’s memories. Pop music has that power. I feel like I’ve been wanting this for so long that I have to embrace it.’

Jimmy is also busy with his media degree at the University of Cape Town and says that between studying and performing, he gets very little down time. When he does, he likes to play pool with his friends.

‘I guess I started playing pool because I wanted to be cool. It was a social decision for me. You get to meet a lot of people and if you’re good enough, maybe even make a couple of bucks.’

Jimmy reveals that one of his favourite hangout spots is Stones in Claremont. ‘You’re guaranteed a good time. Everyone is there for the same purpose and they’re all friendly peeps. I don’t get to play as often as I’d like, but it’s a great way to relax and have a chilled night out.’

Apparently Jimmy’s debut single ‘Elephant Shoes’ was inspired by heartbreak. PS: when you say ‘elephant shoe’ it looks like you’re saying ‘I love you’.


Jimmy will rock the crowd at Summer Experience at Crusaders Memorial Sports Club, Green Point on 28 September.

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