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New album ‘Complexity in Simplicity’ out March 23rd

The new album comes out on March 23rd! I’m having a special CD release party at The Foundry in Thunder Bay, and I hope you can join me.

Even cooler, is the fact that I’m going to be joined by a backing band! I’ll be posting some cool photos and lots of other stuff over on Facebook, but here’s the press release about the CD release show, including all the specifics toward the bottom. Mark your calendar!

Jean-Paul De Roover to release new album ‘Complexity in Simplicity’

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 work.

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 at The Foundry on March 23rd, and will feature De Roover and his backing band with Dennis Dumphy on drums and Chris Dorota on bass guitar. De Roover will then tour solo across Canada tour for the remainder of March and April.

CD Release Event details:

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Live at The Foundry (242 Red River Rd)

10:00 PM – 19+ – $5 at the door

Featuring, for the first time ever, Jean-Paul De Roover and his band (pop/rock/a cappella/electro)

With opening performance by Nick Sherman (folk-rock)

Click here for the Facebook event link.

*CD’s will be available at the show for $15, and through online digital retailers on March 23rd.


“Pitch Pipes” A Cappella EP release party!

Finally the A Cappella EP known as “Pitch Pipes” will be ready to launch on February 11th!

It’s going to be a helluva party, with the Greenbank Trio opening the show, followed by The Greasy Creases. Both acts have a bluegrass-y sound, which works well with this show, as the theme is vocals and harmony (and the Creases have 8 members!).

But on top of that, right before I hit the stage, there will be a very special performance from some old friends of mine, The Noteables. They’re a barbershop quartet from the Gentlemen of Harmony, who I used to sing with a few years ago, and that definitely encouraged a love of 4-part harmony.

Here are some of the details:

Friday, February 11th
The Study
(955 Oliver Rd – inside Lakehead University – up the stairs from Security near the Agora Circle entrance)

All Ages / Licensed
Doors at 7:30 PM, show at 8:00 PM
$8 at the door (also includes a free copy of the new ‘Pitch Pipes’ EP)

Sponsored by:
Dining Room Studios
Gentlemen of Harmony
LU Radio 102.7fm
Shannon Lepere Photography