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One By One – Official Music Video

Here it is, the official music video for One By One.

A big thank you to Damien Gilbert of Epica Pictures for directing the video. Additional big thanks to everyone involved. So many of you were involved, so here is the big list of credits:

Damien Gilbert

Jean-Paul De Roover

Mike Thompson
Cale Juergensen
Marcy Costa

Shannon Lepere

(in order of appearance)

Jean-Paul De Roover – Himself
The Pipes – Themselves
Scott Legros – Homeless Man
Cale Juergensen – Mugger
Janice Webb Sherrard – City Girl
Shannon Lepere – Photographer
Jason Randle – Groom
Christina Randle – Bride
Angela Benedict – Rollerblader 1
Alyx Sparkes – Rollerblader 2
Reagan Lees – Ice Cream Girl
Kyle Lees – Ice Cream Dad
Marcy Costa – Barista
Mario Costa – Coffee Shop Patron 1
Dan Wilder – Coffee Shop Patron 2
Melissa Gaudette – Jumper 1
Ryan Furchner – Jumper 2
Candace Twance – Jumper 3
Asher Twance – Jumper 4
John Cornell – Jumper 5
Rauli Pohjolainen – Gardener
Caprice Ruberto – Sun Tanner
Chris Dorota – Smoker
Danny Axent – Business Man
Dave Angell – Baker
Alan Tocheri – Frisbee Player 1
Mike Thompson – Frisbee Player 2
Dallas Hogan – Weightlifter
Mike Thompson – Skateboarder
Eric Westelaken – Man In Van
Aya Mohammed – Drive Thru Server
Derek Shaffer – TV Repair Guy
Jax – Chasing Dog
Nick Sherman – Guy Getting Tattoo
Dennis Dumphy – Tattoo Artist
Chantal DeGrace – Mime

(in alphabetical order)

Danny Axent
Jolanta Baldowski
Marcy Costa
Lisa Dias
Christina Randle
Dennis Dumphy
Melissa Gaudette
Scott Legros
Shannon Lepere
Rob Magnusson
Aya Mohammed
Derek Shafer
Nick Sherman
Katelyn Steadwell
Mike Thompson
Candace Twance
Molly Vaclav
Dan Wilder

Cindy at Canada Safeway for the Cake
Matt at Matt Carr Repair for the iPhones
Mike at Sound Stereo for the TV
Ron Harpelle for the Camera
Wally & Debbie Modin for the Lawn
Matt, Onur and Marie at Black Pirates Pub
Catherine at The Bean Fiend
Steve at Chachi’s Drive-In
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One By One – video release party

On November 6th, Epica Pictures and I will be hosting a release party for the music video for “One By One”. It’s all happening at A Little To The Left (beside Gargoyle’s), in a special all ages show. The evening will include a live performance by me, several short clips from Epica Pictures, the video premiere, a Q&A session with Damien and I, and of course a chance to meet the star of the video: “The Pipes”! Full details below:

Jean-Paul De Roover presents:

One By One – Music Video Release Party

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

A Little To The Left (beside Gargoyle’s Grille & Ale) – 11 Cumberland St S

8 PM  –  All Ages / Licensed  –  Admission by donation

‘Complexity in Simplicity’ cross-Canada tour dates

With the new CD out this week, I’ve got a lot of things on the go, including prepping for the next national tour. It’s going to be awesome, I’m hitting up both coasts, playing with some friends and some new faces, but the best part is that I’ll be playing a lot of brand new material you haven’t heard before and I can’t wait for you to hear it!

Go to the Music page, and you can hear the first single ‘One By One’.



Jean-Paul De Roover to release new album with cross-Canada tour

March 2013

“The mad scientist of the Thunder Bay music scene” [Exclaim! magazine] has been hard at work since his last full-length album was released in 2009.  After touring North America incessantly, with music videos featured on MuchMusic, showcases at international music festivals, two EP’s and several award nominations later, De Roover is ready to unveil his newest album.

Written over the past four years, Complexity in Simplicity was produced by Juno-nominated Ben Leggett of Corbeil, ON and De Roover himself.

“Having a producer come in was a big step for me,” De Roover admits, “I’ve self-produced everything before this, but the collaborative production process between Ben and I resulted in some of my strongest writing. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

The new album was recorded in Thunder Bay, ON at Dining Room Studios, and takes a minimalist approach, musically and visually. Although the recordings still hearken back to his earlier work in terms of complexity, the structures of the various songs emphasize his newfound appreciation of simple yet well-constructed pop songs. To back up De Roover’s signature post-pop sound, the record features live drums and bass in addition to his guitar, vocals and added keys and synths. The album’s 10 songs were funded in part by the Ontario Arts Council and his fans through a crowd-funding campaign.

Complexity in Simplicity will be launched at a special CD release event in Thunder Bay at The Foundry on March 23rd, and will feature De Roover and his brand new backing band with Dennis Dumphy on drums and Chris Dorota on bass guitar. The spring tour will still see De Roover touring solo, but adding to his existing live looping arsenal by incorporating elements from the new album through samples as he crosses the country for the rest of March and April. Performing at venues varying from rock clubs to house concerts, De Roover’s new material is sure to impress, whatever the setting. His most recent EP, the a cappella ‘Pitch Pipes’ (2011) was well received and received several nominations at the Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards in 2012.

Born in Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, De Roover was raised overseas in Africa, Asia and South America before returning to Canada in 2001. Since starting his career as a solo artist in 2007 he has had opportunities to perform at big festivals like Canadian Music Week, NXNE, and dozens more, as well as share stages with artists like the Beach Boys, Goo Goo Dolls, Beardyman and many, many more.



03/23 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Foundry – CD Release event w/Nathan Woods

03/24 – Brandon, MB – Park Community Centre

03/26 – Edmonton, AB – The Artery

03/27 – Red Deer, AB – Slumland

03/29 – Duncan, BC – Duncan Garage

03/30 – Nanaimo, BC – Corner Bistro

03/31 – Port Alberni, BC – Char’s Landing

04/01 – Vancouver, BC – Falconetti’s

04/03 – Calgary, AB – Vern’s

04/04 – Lethbridge, AB – Owl Acoustic Lounge

04/06 – Winnipeg, MB – Le Garage



04/09 – Marathon, ON – House Concert

04/10 – Parry Sound, ON – Kudos Kuisine

04/11 – Hamilton, ON – Homegrown Hamilton

04/12 – London, ON – APK Live

04/13 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge

04/15 – Toronto, ON – Rancho Relaxo

04/16 – Sorel, QC – Acoustic Loft

04/17 – St Andrews, NB – Red Herring

04/18 – Moncton, NB – Plan B

04/19 – Alma, NB – An Octopus’ Garden

04/20 – Sackville, NB – Bridge Street Cafe

04/21 – Windsor, NS – TAN Coffee (matinee)

04/21 – Halifax, NS – The Carleton

04/22 – Moncton, NB – Plan B

04/23 – Quebec, QC – Bar Orsainville

04/24 – Montreal, QC – Bar L’Escogriffe

04/25 – Ottawa, ON – Zaphod’s

04/26 – North Bay, ON – Voyager Inn

04/27 – Sudbury, ON – Fromagerie Elgin