Terence Jack brings a soulful timbre, a rock gospel groove and a polished wave of synths all at once. He will give you some earnest rock ‘n’ roll endorphins and make it look easy.
Being no stranger to the road, Terence Jack’s travels have informed his writing and the transformative nature within his music. Terence Jack has played to audiences across the country alongside The Arkells, The Matinée, Plants & Animals, and Black Lips. Terence Jack has performed at Grey Cup Festival (Ottawa 2017), Canada 150th (Canada Place), Tiny Lights Festival (2017), Fox Theatre (sold out show in Vancouver), Kispiox Music Festival (Co Headliner 2017), Rifflandia (2016), Otalith Music Festival (2015), Squamish Valley Music Festival (2015 + 2014), Ponderosa Arts & Music Festival (2014), Stanley Parks 125th Birthday Festival (2013) as well as solo across Canada on VIA Rail’s Artist on Board program (2015).
Terence Jack and producer Daniel Klenner (We Are The City, Hey Ocean, Tourist Company, Dan Mangan, Dear Rouge) experimented with new tones and grooves for Terence Jack’s latest EP Never Get Back. Terence Jack’s band: Jeremy Appleton (bass), Cam Stephens (drums), Georges Couling (keys) & Thomas Hoeller (guitar); has an infectious energy, and luckily, the record does the live show a good deal of justice- the band genuinely sounds like they’re having fun together. Their no-nonsense approach emanates from their performances and the album alike.
Never Get Back emerges with an energetic and refreshingly authentic sound, driven with a West Coast rock energy, calmness, and integrity that comes from his road-worn travels. The EP is packed with epic dynamics, big builds, and heartfelt stories, presenting Terence Jack at his strongest to date. It’s a hooky album with a polished sound, yet it never loses its inherent rawness and honesty.
The EP opens with the punchy “Eastern Rise”, a “piano-drive jaunt that blends many different genres of rock music … quite possibly the song of the year thus far in 2016”, according to Raras Farm’s. The instrumentally rich alternative rock anthem is filled with undulating keys, a rock gospel groove, and a nod to classical rock ‘n’ roll and represents the unique sound Terence has developed after spending a life on the road. Never Get Back moves between catchy pop numbers (“Errors”, “She Flies Down South”) with choral swells, cascading guitar riffs and danceable beats to the more introspective numbers (“Lay It On The Line”, “Never Get Back”) that along with “Jack’s rattling lower fidelity vocals that add shaky passion to the track” (Sound Chips) form an EP that “shows he does lush and dramatic just as effectively as bold and radio-ready” (Georgia Straight).