November 30, 2004

SJP


Artist: Deliverance




Danny Janz (vocals)
Ken Janz (vocals)
Paul Janz (vocals, keyboards)
Herb Rempel (vocals, percussion, bongos; 1976-1977)
Paul Barnard (bass; 1976-1977) Vern Giesbrecht (vocals: 1976-1978)
Doug Virgin (guitars: 1978)
Guy Roellinger (bass; 1978)
Rick Shaw (drums, percussion, vocals; 1978)
Dave McSparran (drums; replaced Shaw 1979)
Jacques Emanuel Belzung (guitars; replaced Virgin 1979)

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, the Janz brothers were sons of a Mennonite family who spent their formative years in Switzerland. The brothers dabbled in church choirs and opera while secretly cultivating a love of pop music. Danny and Paul would team up early on to record as a duo simply named "Danny And Paul" (and later adding Wayne Quiring). Meanwhile, brother Ken followed his own spiritual music quest with several early '70s releases under the name The Janz Team Singers.

But they were torn between their classical upbringing and pop music and the three brothers put together a Christian-oriented English language sextet of strong vocalists featuring additional members from The Janz Team Singers in Europe and called it Deliverance. Deliverance relocated to Munich, Germany in the mid-1970's after winning a songwriting contest in a German music magazine.

The band would stay together for 10 years, release 4 albums and play shows to crowds of up to 10,000 people with the likes of The Scorpions. Their biggest hit was "Leaving L.A." released in Europe in 1979. The single went to No. 56 on the Billboard Hot 100. By 1980 they had signed a deal with Global Records who licenced their material out to no less than 4 record labels worldwide -- Atlantic, Epic, Attic and Metronome.

With legal troubles from a copyright suit concerning the band's name, the act became known as 'Janz' who recorded a single that went #1 but were advised by their attorney that the deal for a full album was not in their best interest. Paul Janz felt the glass ceiling of the European music industry trapping him and quit Deliverance several thousand Deutschmarks in debt, and returned to Vancouver in 1980 to become a jingle writer and a member of Prism briefly. Brothers Danny and Ken stayed in Germany where they remain today running a company called The Janz Team. Danny is still making music with Canada's Danny Plett.

Paul Janz would eventually sign with A & M Records, and later Attic, for a lucrative solo career.

with notes from Daryl Sawatzky and Don Palmer.


Singles
1979 Leaving L.A./Face The Lady (Global/Attic) GL-400

as JANZ
1981 Mirrors (Global)

Albums
1976 To God Be The Glory (Image VII/Word) VII-7738
1977 Give It A Try (Blue Rose/Intercord - Germany)
1978 Lasting Impressions (Global/Atlantic/WEA - Germany) KSD-50531
1979 Tightrope (Global/Attic) GLO-4001

Video


Compilation Tracks







Submit corrections, additions and feedback






HOT MUSIC HEADLINES
Q & A with the Arctic Monkeys
Selena Gomez swears, storms off stage at Jingle Ball
R. Kelly: 'I met my match in Lady Gaga'
Rebecca Black debuts 'Friday' follow-up
Jay Z, Drake earn top Grammy nominations
Ed Sheeran paid his dues for singer-songwriter success
CD reviews: Bad Religion, Erasure and Nick Lowe top Christmas albums
Drake pulls out of Grammy's concert
How Christina Aguilera got her groove back
The most iconic '90s videos
More Headlines
Britney Spears ponders retirement after Las Vegas residency
Kanye West plays to half-empty arena in Kansas City
Our top Grammy nomination picks
Hilary Duff preparing for pop comeback
Gucci Mane faces gun charges
Lady Gaga announces Canadian tour
Katy Perry, John Mayer pose together in 'Who You Love' cover art
A semi ‘Orange is the New Black’ holiday special
Reggae legend Junior Murvin dies at 67
Rza pays tribute to Paul Walker through song


Who's coming and when
Want to know when your favourite band is coming to town? Check out Clive, JAM Music's extensive Canadian concert listings.

TV Listings
Wondering what's on tonight? Check out our TV listings for the complete schedule in your area.
Movie Listings
Find out what's playing at a theatre near you.








Do you think Kanye West should have the book thrown at him for fighting with a photographer?
Yes
No


Results | Story