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Year of the Loop 2012 – Eastern Canada (26 shows)
Eastern Canada Tour 2011 – Eastern Canada (20 shows)
‘Pitch Pipes’ EP Release Tour 2011 – Cross-Canada, select US (35 shows)
‘Might as Well’ Tour Ontario 2010 – Ontario (12 shows)
Tour for ‘You’ 2010 – Cross-Canada (40 shows)
‘Fix’ Tour 2010 – Cross-Canada (35 shows)
‘Windows and Doors’ Album Release Tour 2009 – Cross-Canada (68 shows)
Northern Rocks tour 2009 – Northern Ontario (6 shows)
Rude to TOurDD 2008 – Western Canada (8 shows)
Opportunity Cost 2007 – Western Canada (13 shows)
Shared stages with the Beach Boys, Goo Goo Dolls, Beardyman, The Weakerthans, Peter Elkas, Said The Whale, Shawn Verreault (of Wide Mouth Mason), Sean Ashby, Coco Love Alcorn, Wax Mannequin, Rae Spoon, Rich Aucoin, Bend Sinister, Craig Cardiff, Rah Rah, The Liptonians, Miracle Fortress and many, MANY more.
Canadian Music Week (Toronto, ON – 2011)
Trout Forest Music Festival (Ear Falls, ON – 2011)
FAM Festival (Windsor, ON – 2011 & 2010)
Robson Valley Music Festival (Dunster, BC – 2010)
Nocturne (Halifax, NS – 2010)
NXNE (Toronto, ON – 2009)
Red Rock Folk Festival (Red Rock, ON – 2009)
Field Festival (Craik, SK – 2008)
and many other national/regional events.
Featured reviews in Exclaim!, Earshot!, The Georgia Straight (Vancouver, BC), and other national and regional print and web publications. Interviews, articles and live photos featured in weeklies, dailies from across the country. See below for press quotes.
Various songs have been featured on episodes of CBC One’s Bandwidth, and other programs on CBC Radio Two.
All three releases have charted nationally, with ‘Windows and Doors’ being featured on campus radio stations across North America, spending over 9 months in the top 10 (over 5 weeks at #1) at CILU 102.7 fm in Thunder Bay, ON, and reaching #46 on Earshot!’s Top 50. ‘Pitch Pipes’ and ‘Dichotomy’ have also charted for over 6 weeks each, and broken into Earshot!’s Top 100.
Overall, these releases have been broadcast on over 200 campus/community stations across the continent.
Two music videos ‘Fix’ and ‘You’ have both been featured on MuchMusic’s ‘The Wedge’ in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Also featured at Bay Street Film Festival, FAM Festival and other indie film festivals in Canada.
“Intensity is the cornerstone of Windows and Doors…And really, that’s the brilliance of this album: De Roover’s ability to take rather simple chord progressions…and create deep layers of interest. This isn’t an album of dreamy, purposeless folk rock; it’s an album on a mission. (3.5/5)” – Miranda Nelson – The Georgia Straight
“What Jean-Paul De Roover has delivered is something that is inspirational, creative, engaging, calming and intensely disturbing at times. What this album ISN’T is safe, formulaic, and predictable. The few tunes that are set to a more traditional 4/4 time rock beat seem to act almost as traps, blinding you of the rabbit hole the next track is going to plunge you headlong into. …this album is custom made for anyone that demands a little more than what is offered from their music.” – Derek Wall – The Argus
“…the mad scientist of the Thunder Bay music scene…Jean-Paul De Roover live, is a spectacle that you NEED to see.” – Jason Wellwood – Earshot!
“Windows and Doors is a mixed bag – but that just adds to the whole theme of choices, the listener has a variety to pick from and no choice is the wrong one.” – Jessica Ireland – Interrobang
“I’m a ‘metal guy’. Everyone knows that ‘metal guy’s’ don’t use the word gorgeous to describe music. One listen to Jean-Paul De Roover’s debut full length ‘Windows and Doors’ and I caught myself saying it over and over again. There is an incredible attention to detail that a lot of other people either miss or ignore… [he] has a fantastic sense of melody, song craft and a devious mind when it comes to musical experimentation. – Jason Wellwood – Program Manager & Loud Rock Director for CILU 102.7 FM
“Armed with an acoustic guitar, a drum machine and an arsenal of effect pedals…Furiously multi-tasking with apparent ease, De Roover added layer upon layer of vocals, guitar and drum samples…as he built a thick wall of sound.” – Colin Harris – The Charlatan
“I have my eye on Jean-Paul De Roover. I think he’ll be as good as, as influential as, Robert Fripp – never heard of King Crimson? Then you’re younger than I am. But if you have, you may want to go if only to make comparative notes, and rekindle the feeling of truly seeing something fresh.” – Duncan Weller – The Chronicle Journal
“To describe it is nearly impossible and to shove it into any genre is unfeasible.” – Derrick Monty – The Argus
“He is a sensitive singer with a flexible voice, he lays down harmonies and background sounds (including percussive noises) with an ease and facility that is amazing to watch/hear. He reminds me at various times of Brian Wilson, or Lindsey Buckingham.” – David Kidney – Rylander Quarterly Online
“Once you’ve seen him perform once, you can’t help but love his music… he has created a music genre of his own and his talent and creativity never cease to impress and amaze” – Marley Giunta – The Argus
“He does experiment with ambience and acoustic, almost tribal guitar work (‘Catharsis’) and neat, classic rock-inspired melodies on the visceral ‘Elements’…” – Sari Delmar – Exclaim!
“’Elements’, stands out as unique with deeper vocals and contrasting beat boxing offset by acoustic guitar. Not only is the music interesting, the lyrical content is as well.” – Chris Rancourt – Northern Rocks Magazine