jacksoul

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jacksoul
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Soul, R&B
Years active 1996 (1996)–2009 (2009)
Labels Sony
Website jacksoul.com
Past members Haydain Neale
Davide Direnzo
John Kanakis
Justin Abedin
Ron Lopata
Dave Murray
Brent Setterington
Adam Leo
Roger Travassos
Alistair Robertson

jacksoul, sometimes stylized as jackSOUL, was a Canadian soul and R&B music group formed in 1996 in Toronto. The band was a multi-recipient of the Juno Award.

Biography[edit]

The band was fronted by singer Haydain Neale, and was best known for their hits "Can't Stop", "Still Believe in Love", and "Somedays".[1]

The band's other members included Davide Direnzo, John Kanakis, Justin Abedin, Ron Lopata, Dave Murray, Brent Setterington, Adam Leo, and Roger Travassos.[2]

Each of the band's albums was nominated for a Juno Award,[3] and the group won the award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year in 2001 and 2007. The band won a Canadian Urban Music Award in 2004.

Neale was involved in a traffic accident on the evening of August 3, 2007, and was sent to hospital. On August 18, 2007, it was reported that Neale had been in a coma since the accident occurred.[4]

On October 1, 2007, jacksoul's official site announced that Neale had been making a very promising recovery to date, although he continued to be in the hospital. On January 30, 2008, a spokesperson for the family reported that Haydain Neale had continued to improve since the last official statement.

Following his recovery, Neale completed work on the album he had started to work on prior to the accident. On October 26, 2009, the band announced that the album, entitled SOULmate and to contain 10 new songs written before singer Neale's accident, would be released on December 1, 2009.[5] All profits from the album go to the Haydain Neale Family Trust.[6]

The first single, "Lonesome Highway", was made available on November 3, 2009.

On November 22, 2009, Haydain Neale died of lung cancer at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital.[7]

Discography[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jacksoul lead singer dies". CBC News. 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  2. ^ Dillon, Charlotte. "Jacksoul". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-25. 
  3. ^ http://junoawards.ca/awards/artist-summary/?artist_name=jacksoul&submit=Search
  4. ^ Infantry, Ashante (2007-08-18). "Jacksoul singer in coma". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  5. ^ "Jacksoul to release 1st album since accident". CBC News. The Canadian Press. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  6. ^ Patrick, Ryan B (2009-11-24). "Haydain Neale's Lonesome Highway". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  7. ^ Kaszor, Daniel (2009-11-24). "Lead singer of Jacksoul dies of lung cancer". National Post. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 

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