Jean-Paul De Roover | Blue

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by Jean-Paul De Roover

The new EP that includes both sunny optimism and pensive sincerity in a post-pop/folk blend delivered by Thunder Bay's own sonic architect.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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Album Notes
With an innovative and original approach to music, Jean-Paul De Roover is much more than just a solo artist. Live looping with guitars and a voice used as an instrument this multi-instrumentalist constructs his songs piece by piece before your eyes. Beginning in silence his performance could lead anywhere as he builds it live, inviting his audience to become a part of the unique final product.

Although he was born in Thunder Bay, ON, De Roover was raised overseas in Africa, Asia and South America before moving back to Canada in 2001. This distinct upbringing has led him to create a post-pop style that is decidedly his own, blending ideas from rock, pop, a cappella and electronica.

In regards to his impressive live approach De Roover said, “I wanted to challenge myself by having to record every part of my show live, on the spot. It provides a unique show for anyone that sees me.” Combine this with his performance set up and you’ve got an aurally and visually stimulating show that keeps generating audiences and quality music, whether he's playing solo or with his band.

De Roover has worked hard to develop his one-man-show, touring relentlessly since 2007 with his signature red piping platforms. Over the past 9 years he has had the opportunity to share stages with artists such as the Beach Boys, Goo Goo Dolls, The Weakerthans, Beardyman as well as countless others. He has showcased at international music festivals including Canadian Music Fest and NXNE, and has been reviewed in publications like Exclaim!, Earshot!, and Vancouver’s The Georgia Straight. With over 16 tours under his belt, two videos featured on MuchMusic, and a growing collection of other achievements, the future certainly looks bright for this talented young artist.


“…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!

“Watching him perform onstage was like watching shattered glass piece itself back together; the songs started out as small fragments of a whole, and slowly coalesced into their proper form…This is what pop music should sound like; it should sound like a dream, because dreams are where our desires come from, and pop music speaks to our desires…He actually reminds me of Steven Page.” – Uriel Mendoza –

“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

“To describe it is nearly impossible and to shove it into any genre is unfeasible.” – Derrick Monty – The Argus



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