Jeangu Macrooy was born and raised in the tropical warmth of Paramaribo. His musical interest was sparked at a young age, resulting in an enrolment at the conservatory of Suriname. After two years, Jeangu decided to continue his musical career at the other side of the ocean, in the Netherlands. A musical collaboration with producer Perquisite kicked off and last year he was signed to Perquisite's label Unexpected Records.
Last year Jeangu played more than 100 live shows, including a multitude of festivals with his band during the summer, and Popronde travelling music festival in autumn, for which he was named 'Oor Talent'. He provided the support for the Dutch tours of Blaudzun, Remy van Kesteren and Bernhoft. Also, Jeangu was declared 'Talent of 2017' by the Volkskrant's experts panel, and played at showcase festival Eurosonic/Noorderslag with his enlarged 8 man strong band.
Jeangu's highly anticipated, Perquisite produced, debut album will be released on April 14th, 2017. The release show will take place the night before at Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, followed by a clubtour with his full live band throughout the Netherlands in May.