November 30, 2004

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Artist: deKeyzer, Jack




Guitarist Jack de Keyzer is originally from London, England by way of Rotterdam, and is a former member of Hamilton band The Bopcats - a rockabilly group who released two albums in the 1980's on Attic Records.

After leaving The Bopcats he was a member of The Rock Angels who released an independent EP in 1983.

de Keyzer's solo work started in 1989 with the release of "Blue Train" as an indie video. This track led to the album 'Hard Working Man' which was produced by Stacey Heydon. The album mad a name for de Keyzer in the Canadian blues industry through the successful singles "Blue Train", "That's The Way" and "Nothing In The World". The single "That's The Way" made it all the way to #13 on Rock Radio.

His sophomore effort, 1994 'Wild At Heart' was produced by Kevin Doyle (Harem Scarem, Alannah Myles) and Jack de Keyzer.

February 1999 saw the release of "mostly live" 'Down In The Groove' on de Keyzer's own Blue Star label. The CD was nominated for a 1999 Juno Award for Best Blues CD, and Best CD of 1999 by the National MAPL Blues Awards. de Keyzer, along with engineer Alec Fraser, won their nomination for Best Recording by MAPL Blues.

Along with performing and recording, de Keyzer also produces and has other acts signed to his Blue Star label including John Mars. He is also a veteran session man having played on recordings by the likes of Richard Newell (aka King Biscuit Boy), Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Rita Chiarelli, John Mars, "Baby" Chris Houston, and Art Bergmann.

de Keyzer's music has also appeared in movie soundtracks, (The Michelle Apartments, My Father’s Shoes) and on TV (Traders, PSI Factor).

With notes from Kevin Murphy.




Singles
1989 Blue Train (independent)
1990 Blue Train (Parfio Music Group)
1990 That's The Way (Parfio Music Group)
1990 Nothing In The World (Parfio Music Group)
1994 Way That I Love You

with THE BOPCATS
1982 Wild Jungle Rock (Attic)

Albums
1990 Hard Working Man (Parfio Music Group)
1994 Wild At Heart
1999 Down In The Groove (Blue Star)

with THE BOPCATS
1981 The Bopcats (Attic)
1982 Wild Jungle Rock (Attic)

with THE ROCK ANGELS
1983 Rock Angels (independent)

Video
1989 Blue Train
1990 Nothing In The World
1994 Way That I Love You

Compilation Tracks




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