Jeremy Loops (born 4 March 1984) is a South African singer, songwriter, and record producer. His real name is Jeremy Thomas Hewitt.
Jeremy Loops Age
He was born on 4 March 1984 in Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa. Loops is 37 years old as of 2021.
Jeremy Loops Family
He is the eldest of three children, he has a Swiss mother and a South African father.
Loops attended the University of Cape Town, where he graduated with honours in Finance and Property Development.
2009–2010: Career beginnings
Loops is a latecomer to music, only picking up a guitar in his final years of college. After graduating from UCT in 2008 and unsure he wanted a career in finance, he would spend two years traveling the world while working on a superyacht. It was in this time he adopted a loop pedal to substitute other musicians as he had access to none while at sea. In 2010, upon returning from his travels and committed to pursuing a career in music, Loops also co-founded tree planting organisation Greenpop.
2011–2013: Debut EP and live success
In October 2011, Loops released his self-titled debut EP. Though a now out-of-print limited release, many of the tracks from the EP were reworked and made an appearance on his debut album, Trading Change. He would spend 2011, 2012, and 2013 growing his profile in South Africa on the back of an acclaimed live show that would eventually earn him the Best Live Act Award at the 2014 MK Awards.
2014–present: Trading Change and international growth
In January 2014, he released “Down South” (featuring Motheo Moleko), the lead single from his debut album Trading Change. Peaking at number one on South African Top 40 radio stations 5fm, 94.7, and Jacaranda FM, the breakout song’s popularity drew a lot of attention to his album. Upon release in South Africa in April 2014, Trading Change debuted at No. 1 on iTunes South Africa. In support of the album, Loops spent 2014 touring South Africa.
In the buildup to Trading Change’s August 2015 North American release, Loops toured the United States three times. First securing a support slot on the Winter Greens Tour, headlined by reggae band Rebelution. This was followed up with two headline US tours of his own, namely the Jeremy Loops US Tour and the Trading Change Tour.
In Europe, Loops supported Twenty One Pilots on their Blurryface Tour in September 2015, and followed that up with his own headlining tours, Continental Drift and the European leg of the Trading Change Tour. Trading Change was released in Europe on 26 February 2016.
In a 2018, Loops released the album Critical as Water. This album tackled the serious water shortage that the singer’s home city, Cape Town, is facing.
Jeremy Loops Albums
- Trading Change (2014)
- Critical as Water (2018)
Jeremy Loops Net Worth
Loops has an estimated net worth of $300 000.
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