I'm Jeremy Loops, a musician based In Cape Town, South Africa. I enjoy all genres of music, but my first love is folk. Live, I perform with a loop pedal, layering tunes like a one man band. Frequently, brilliant collaborators join me on stage to take my sound to the next level.
I call myself a modern folk artist. My influences are folk legends like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, but what I create is a mash-up of a number of genres, namely folk, reggae, hip-hop, gypsy-jazz…. whatever keeps me smiling really.
I don’t believe in boundaries.
I make music that inspires and motivates me. It’s both my place of refuge and my source of courage to tackle this beautiful, often crazy world we live in. I’ve been gifted with an amazing, dedicated community of listeners who resonate deeply with this vision, and all the work I put in, I do so for them.
When I’m not making songs, I help run GreenPop.
I believe music, like all art, is a visual/audible representation of humanity. And humanity is community. In Africa, we call this concept Ubuntu.
In this way, while the music I make is my own, on stage I collaborate closely with rapper Motheo Moleko and saxophonist Jamie Faull, while behind the scenes there’s a team tirelessly working to make this dream a reality.
Skills // Guitar, Harmonica, Beatboxing, Ukelele, Banjo, Ninja loop pedal kicker.
Listen on Soundcloud or kick back and enjoy the videos.
• 28 February 2014 | Cool as Folk Jo'burg | Town Hall + The Woods, Newtown, Johannesburg | Time: 6pm
• 01 March 2014 | Cool as Folk Pretoria | Arcade Empire, Pretoria | Time: 6pm
• 29 March 2014 | Rise & Shine Festival | Sandton Central Park | Time: TBA
• 06 April 2014 | Kirstenbosch Botanical 22 February 2014 | Time: 5.30pm
• 17 to 21 April 2014 | Splashy Fen, Drakensberg | Time: TBA
• May 2014 | Canada & USA | Details TBA
TOUR DATES & SHOWS
Catch Jeremy Loops & Co at the following scheduled events and shows.
25 January 2014 | Arcade Empire, Pretoria | Time: TBC
30 January 2014 | Potch Rag | Time: TBC | Potchefstroom, South Africa
22 February 2014 | Rhodes University, Grahamstown | Time: TBC
28 February 2014 | Cool as Folk, Johannesburg | Time: TBC
Some of the confirmed public performances by Jeremy Loops within the next few weeks:
01 March 2014 | Cool as Folk, Pretoria | Time: TBC
08 March 2014 | Neethlingshof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch | Time: TBC
29 March 2014 | Rise and Shine Festival, Sandton | Time: TBC