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HIGHLIGHTS 1980 - Present


1980  Andrew Kastner forms Jack Mack in a garage in Venice Ca.  


1980 - 81 Band performs every Monday night at The Central on Sunset Blvd


1982 - 83 Band performs every Thursday night at Club Lingerie in Hollywood.


1982  Glenn Frey from The Eagles discovers Jack Mack playing in Club Lingerie and signs band to record deal and produces bands first record, Cardiac Party


1982 - 1984  Band stars in episode of Laverne and Shirley. They appear in or performs songs for the following films and Television shows, Police Academy 1, Grandview USA, 18 Again, Spring Break, Class Reunion, Doing Time, The Experts, Vamp, Porky's Revenge, Hard To Hold, Beverly Hills Cop 2, Rock 'N Roll Tonight, Thicke Of The Night, Laugh Trax, The Late Show With Joan Rivers, Keep On Cruisin', Live From the Palace, David Brenner's Nightlife, Fritz Coleman Show


1982/83 Band performs with Duran Duran at the 2nd annual MTV New Years' Eve Party


1982 - 1999  The Heart Attack Horns record with the following artists:

Stevie Wonder, No Doubt, Tom Petty, Glenn Frey, Crowded House, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton, Neil Diamond, Motorhead, Hoobastank, Bob Seger

Harold Faltemeier, War, Richard Thompson, John Denver, Smokey Robinson, 

Dan Fogelberg, Rickie Lee Jones, Michael Bolton, Dave Edmunds, Eric Burdon, 

The Boneshakers, Arthur Adams, Canned Heat, Player, Maria McKee, Marty Balin

Kansas, RATT, Chuck D


1984 Steve Jobs brings Jack Mack to Apple Corps. in Cupertino to play the coming out party for his new computer the Apple 2.  George Lucas hires Jack Mack for his Xmas party.


1984 - Present  Jack Mack tours throughout the USA and Europe playing clubs, concerts and the worlds biggest parties.  The bands dream comes true as James Brown asks them to sit in with him on one of his shows in Dallas TX. 


1985  Mark Campbell Joins band as lead singer. The band appears in the film Tuff Turf with James Spader and Robert Downey Jr.  They performs for a national Budweiser commercial Mark Campbell is the voice of Michael J. Fox for the song Johnny B. Good in the   major motion picture, “Back To the Future”.  Bill Bergman plays the iconic Sax intro for Eagle, Glenn Frey’s hit song , “You Belong To The City” for the TV Show, “Miami Vice”.


1986 - 88 Band appears in more TV shows such as Pop and Rocker Shove, HBO's    Video Jukebox, Easter Seals Telethons, Beach Boys "Endless Summer",  KADY TV's "Beach Days", Operation Support Live From Camp Pendleton


1988 – 89  Jack Mack becomes the house band for The Late Show with Ross Shaffer (Fox TV) backing up many artists such as Bobby Womack, Ginger Baker, The Young Rascals, Ben E. King and many more.


1989 Jack Mack does their first European tour and headlines two major rock festivles in Denmark. Rocksgilde and Mit Fuhn. 


1990 Jack Mack signs with Voss Records and records their 2nd album, “Jack It Up”

 The band shoots their first Video for the song “It Don’t Bother Me


1992 Guitarist Andrew Kastner’s song “Somewhere Somebody” is recorded by Aaron Neville and reaches number 1 on the adult contemporary charts.


1996 Jack Mack is booked to play 10 nights in Atlanta in Centennial Park for the Olympics. On the 7th night a pipe bomb explodes during their performance ending the gig.  


1999 Band releases 3rd CD Arrythmia


2002 Jack Mack preforms live for the NBC television special Scott Hamilton & Friends  and releases a live album of the event called Scott Hamilton & Friends, Live in Philadelphia - featuring: Susan Anton


2009 Releases “All I Want For Christmas” single and The Best Of Jack Mack album


2011 Releases their 30th anniversary record Soul Meeting


2013 Records an EP entitled Lookin’ Up with Grammy Award winning producer, Tom Hambridge.


2016 The Band releases their 9th CD “Back To The Shack” and receives rave reviews throughout the world. The album reaches number 1 on the Soul Blues Roots charts and stays on the charts for 2 years. 


2019  Releases “Live from Centennial Park Atlanta 1996” their performance from the 1996 Olympics and includes two songs that are in the Clint Eastwood film “Richard Jewell”. The film also includes live footage of performing in Atlanta in 1996 in Centennial Park  


2020 Band celebrates their 40th anniversary.   Netflix releases the TV show “Manhunt” Season 2 which includes a reenactment of Jack Mack’s live performance in Atlanta in Centennial Park in 1996 and three of their songs. 

2022 Jack Mack is working with Academy Award nominated producer Eddie Barbini on the Jack Mack Documentary "The Hardest Working Band In Soul Business"

The Band is also working on a new record and starting to play live again. 

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