Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Andrew Kastner and Bill Bergman of Jack Mack and the Heart Attack!
Jack Mack’s sweet and funky soul music has earned a critically acclaimed thirty-nine year legacy of success in the music business that includes: ten records, blockbuster movie soundtracks, and hundreds of global television and stage performances.
2020 marks a milestone in their storied career as Jack Mack celebrates their 40th anniversary. With their upcoming performance in the new Clint Eastwood film, “Richard Jewell” and the Netflix TV Series, “Manhunt”, along with new records, Jack Mack continues to deliver their signature authentic sweet soul music to the world.
The December 6th, 2019 release of their new album, “Live from Centennial Park – Atlanta 1996”, features the songs that are both in “Manhunt” and the Eastwood film, “Richard Jewell.”
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 last 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 the follow up to their 2014 EP entitled, “Lookin’ Up” produced by Grammy award winning producer, Tom Hambridge.
For 40 years Jack Mack’s 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!”- 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)