Jack and the'

Jack and the'

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Jack and the’ is pursuing a quest: reconciling catchy melodies and elaborated dynamics in its jazz-tinged pop miniatures. The combo is currently unveiling its debut-album "Vacation (a pop manifesto)", challenging any music fan to walk away from the venue without humming its pocket symphonies!

Biography

Jack and the’ ? What a strange name…Who’s hiding behind these three words? Well Jack and the’ is an unsigned Dublin-based group of Irish, French and Italian musicians who gathered around Julien Lonchamp (aka Jack) in 2005.
The band has been attracting an unprecedented level of attention following the recording of their first 2 song-demo “Mad scientist/She’s round again” (The Postcard single), produced by Orwell, one of France’s finest pop bands (www.orwellmusic.com). 2005 highlights for Jack and the’ were the Dublin final of the 2005 National Student Music Awards competition (www.nsma.com) and the Hard-Working Class Heroes festival (www.hwch.net).
“More than a demo, “Vacation” is a musical carte-de-visite that should grab the attention of seekers of originality” (review from L’Est Républicain). This is how Jack and the’ s debut album “Vacation (a pop manifesto)”, recorded throughout 2005, has been described.
The combo is currently unveiling the pop manifesto in a series of live appearances in Ireland and France over the next few months, challenging any music fan to walk away from the venue without humming its pocket symphonies!
Indeed, the band is humbly pursuing a quest: reconciling 60’s pop melodies and elaborated dynamics, resulting in jazz-tinged pop miniatures full of multipart harmonies and rhythmic hooks.
Jack and the’, an unusual name for a band, but why not a familiar one very soon?

Discography

Releases:
The song "Mad scientist" features on the "2005 Irish National Student Music Awards Competition" compilation.

Streaming and radio airplay (March - July 2006):
Phantom FM Podcast:
Mad scientist, She's round again, A secret tonight.
Anna Livia FM, "The sOup Music" show:
She's round again, A secret tonight, Johnny the Storywriter, Fountain.
Near FM, "The Weekly Diary" show:
A secret tonight, Johnny the Storywriter, Fountain.

Set List

Headline set-list (45 min):
1. A secret tonight
2. Norwegian lake
3. Johnny the storywriter
4. She's round again
5. Mad scientist
6. Fountain
7. Fifties dress
8. Bus 75, 8 am 29
9. Thelonius Monk & John Coltrane
10. My lady's smile

Support set-list (30 min):
1. A secret tonight
2. Norwegian lake
3. She's round again
4. Thelonius Monk & John Coltrane
5. Bus 75, 8 am 29
6. Johnny the storywriter
7. My lady's smile