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Rock My World Canada, chapter 146: Jacksoul

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Jacksoul, sometimes stylized as jackSOUL, was a soul and R&B music group formed in 1996 in Toronto. The band was a multi-recipient of the Juno Award. The band was fronted by singer Haydain Neale, and was best known for their hits “Can’t Stop”, “Still Believe in Love”, and “Somedays”. The band’s other members included Davide Direnzo, John Kanakis, Justin Abedin, Ron Lopata, Dave Murray, Brent Setterington, Adam Leo, and Roger Travassos. Each of the band’s albums was nominated for a Juno Award, and the group won the award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year in 2001, 2007 and 2010. On November 22, 2009, Haydain Neale died of lung cancer at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital.

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One thought on “Rock My World Canada, chapter 146: Jacksoul

  • Loved JackSOUL. I have a couple playlists with JS songs included. When ever it comes on I’m in a happier mood. Love the song Unconditional. RIP Haydain Neale!


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