Jeangu Macrooy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jeangu Macrooy
Jeangu macrooy-1495035689.jpg
Background information
Born (1993-11-06) 6 November 1993 (age 26)
Paramaribo, Suriname
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, composer
Years active2011–present
LabelsUnexpected Records
Websitehttp://www.jeangumacrooy.com/

Jeangu Macrooy (born November 6, 1993 in Paramaribo) is a Surinamese singer-songwriter. He currently lives in the Netherlands.

Biography[edit]

In 2011, together with his twin brother Xillan Macrooy, Macrooy formed the band Between Towers. Their first and only album, Stars on My Radio came out in 2013.[1] After studying at the Paramaribo conservatory for two years, he decided to move to the Netherlands in 2014 to study songwriting at the ArtEZ Popacademy in Enschede.[2]

Career[edit]

During a student performance at school, Macrooy met music producer Perquisite and shortly after that signed with Perquisite's label Unexpected Records in December 2015.[3] Macrooy's debut EP 'Brave Enough' appeared in April 2016 and his first single 'Gold' was used in an HBO advertisement for Game of Thrones.[4] A year later, in April 2017, Macrooy released his first full album, 'High On You'. Both releases were followed by club tours through the Netherlands, and as supporting act for various artists in Belgium, France and Germany. He played a number of major music festivals in the Netherlands, including North Sea Jazz and Lowlands. In December 2017 Macrooy returned to Suriname for his first full concert with his band in Paramaribo.[5] In march of 2018 he embodied Judas in TV production 'The Passion', watched by 3.5 million viewers. Macrooy's second full album, titled 'Horizon' was released in February 2019.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • "Horizon" (2019)[7]
  • "High On You" (2017) reached no. 69 chart position in the Netherlands[8]
  • "Live!" (2019)[9]

EPs[edit]

  • "Brave Enough" (2016)

Singles[edit]

  • "Gold" (2016)
  • "To Love Is To Hurt" (2016)
  • "Brave Enough" (2016)
  • "Step Into The Water" (2017)
  • "Crazy Kids" (2017)
  • "High On You" (2017) reached no. 1 chart position in Suriname[10]
  • "Tell Me Father" (2017)
  • "How Much I Love You" (2018)
  • "Dance With Me" (2018)
  • "Shake Up This Place" (2019)
  • "Second Hand Lover" (2019)

References[edit]

External links[edit]