James Harvey started out playing in Blacksmith (a folk band founded in 1975 by his father, Neil Harvey) in about 2010. In 2012 (or thereabouts, nobody can quite remember), they were joined by fiddler James Hall, and Jameses Hall and Harvey immediately found a repertoire outside of Blacksmith's that they both enjoyed playing. They then started their own duo, James & James, and played mainly at weddings and events.
Up until that point, Jennifer Eaves -- something of a household name in the Fishhoek area of Cape Town -- was performing solo, and with backing bands.
In 2014, they met for the first time (for James Harvey, it was the second time), at Big House Studios when Blacksmith asked Jenny to come in as a guest artist.
Finally, in 2015, the three of them decided to join up and Jenny & The Jameses was born. They now play gigs around Cape Town & surrounds, occasionally venturing as far as Pringle Bay and Greyton.
Email info @ jennifereavesmusic.com to book Jenny & The Jameses for your next event!