Jack Mack and the Heart Attack

Artist Bio

Jack Mack and the Heart Attack walk a straight line between Stax Volt and Muscle Shoals with a stop for lunch in Macon Georgia.

 

“Jack Mack’s music is a kick in the guts, like John Hiatt channeling Bobby Blue Bland punched up by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes with the Tower of Power horn section sittin' in”. Grant Britt – No Depression Magazine.


Jack Mack’s sweet and funky soul music has earned a critically acclaimed thirty year legacy of success in the music business that includes: seven records, blockbuster movie soundtracks, and hundreds of global television and stage performances.

 

Jack Mack has been described as “the real deal, authentic,  "extraordinary musicians and dynamic performers.” This 8 piece Rockin' Soul band has a history of more then three decades as one of America's most dynamic and authentic soul bands. They've circled the globe performing concerts, clubs, festivals and some of the world's most outrageous private affairs. Their individual style of smokin’ R&B /Soul music, is inspired by the legendary artists that made up  the sounds of Memphis Stax Volt, Muscle Shoals, Motown, Philly and James Brown.  They have garnered an ever expanding and loyal following cementing their legendary reputation.

 

You can find their infamous horn section, “The Heart Attack Horns” included on countless collections and numerous award winning recording artists albums worldwide. But what the band is most known for is their solid, energetic and stellar live performances.

 

The band’s latest album, “Back To The Shack” combines their strong American Soul roots with the classic sound and traditions of the Blues. The players include Jack Mack’s World Class horn section, “The Heart Attack Horns” plus one of New Orleans’ favorite sons, Mark Campbell, on lead vocals. Additionally, the band members have performed, recorded or written for: Rod Stewart, Greg Allman, No Doubt, Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, Elvis Costello, Robert Cray, Keb Mo, Natalie Cole, Bobby Womak, Glenn Frey, James Brown and hundreds more. Other notables who lent their talents to the recording include legendary B3 player, Mike Finnigan, (Bonnie Raitt, Crosby Stills & Nash, Taj Mahal, Jimi Hendrix), Grammy winning producer, Tony Braunagel on drums, and Melanie Taylor (Aerosmith, John Mayer).  The album was mixed by Grammy award winning producer, Howard Benson. This album is the follow up to their 2014 EP entitled, "Lookin' Up" produced by Grammy award winning producer, Tom Hambridge for SuperStar Records.

 

The Jack Mack entertainment brand has oozed into every facet of show biz, from their incredible live performances, studio recordings, film and TV music placements and the ever-constant shoulder rubbing with celebrities. 

 

"Jack Mack kicks classic R&B in the best most righteous way.  I love these guys!"- Bonnie Raitt

 

“Jack Mack is one of my all time favorite soul bands.” Glenn Frey, the Eagles.

 

“The first time I heard Jack Mack I thought I better get off my butt and step up my game”.  Curtis Salgado 2013 Soul Blues and Male Artist of the year.

Television Appearances

•Jack Mack and the Heart Attack "In Concert"   Scott Hamilton & Friends, Live in Philadelphia - featuring: Susan Anton

•The Late Show with Ross Shafer (Fox TV) Performed as House Band

•Peppermint Video (United Kingdom)  

•Laverne & Shirley (written to feature band)

•"It Don't Bother Me" Video  

•Rock 'N Roll Tonight

•Thicke Of The Night

•Pop and Rocker Shove:

•AM Los Angeles Motion Picture Appearance

•HBO's Video Jukebox

•MTV New Years' Eve Party

•Laugh Trax

•The Late Show With Joan Rivers

•Keep On Cruisin'

•Live From the Palace

•David Brenner's Nightlife

•Fritz Coleman Show

•Easter Seals Telethons

•Beach Boys "Endless Summer"

•KADY TV's "Beach Days"

Operation Support...Live From Camp Pendleton

 

Film Appearances

•Police Academy 1 & 2

•Grandview USA

•18 Again

•Spring Break

•Tuff Turf

•Class Reunion

•Doing Time

•The Experts

•Vamp

•Porky's Revenge

•Hard To Hold

•Back To the Future

•Miami Vice

•Beverly Hills Cop 2 

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