Seasoned veterans of songwriting and co-writers of Rod Stewart’s No. 1 hit Rhythm of My Heart, will be honoured at inaugural Legends Series, supported by the RBC Foundation through RBC Emerging Artists.
|Global Hitmakers, MARC JORDAN AND JOHN CAPEK, to be Inducted to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame|
Seasoned veterans of songwriting and co-writers of Rod Stewart’s No. 1 hit Rhythm of My Heart, will be honoured at inaugural Legends Series, supported by the RBC Foundation through RBC Emerging Artists
Toronto, ON (October 4, 2023) -- The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame is pleased to announce two of the music industry’s most sought-after songwriters, Marc Jordan and John Capek, as the newest Inductees to join the class of 2023. Jordan is an acclaimed producer, jazz vocalist, and considered a “songwriter’s songwriter” by many of his peers and music icons that he has worked alongside; and Capek’s songs have regularly achieved gold, platinum and diamond sales for some of the biggest international artists throughout the decades. Although Jordan and Capek will be honoured individually as songwriters for their respective catalogues, they are also long-time collaborators most recognized for co-penning Rhythm of My Heart, which became one of Rod Stewart’s most successful global hits.
“It’s very gratifying to be recognized with and by your peers anywhere in the world, but it makes it all the more gratifying to be recognized at home here in Canada – and at the same time as my first and most successful writing partner John Capek with whom I have worked on and off for almost 50 years,” says Marc Jordan.
“Anthems, songs that stand the test of time are what we hope to create as songwriters,” says John Capek. “To be recognized for that by my peers, and for my body of work is an honour. Thank you to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for this recognition and to all the incredible, individual artists with whom I have had the privilege of working with along the way.”
As part of its 25th anniversary initiatives, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame is also announcing the inaugural Legends Series, supported by the RBC Foundation through RBC Emerging Artists. The induction series will celebrate songwriters and song inductions in various cities across Canada with performances from emerging artists, intermingled with conversations with Inductees in intimate settings.
The first event of the Legends Series will take place in Montreal on October 11, honouring recently announced 2023 Inductees Michel Rivard, Marjo and Jean Millaire; and in Toronto at the Glenn Gould Studio on November 1st, honouring Inductees Marc Jordan and John Capek, with additional song inductions and performers to be announced in the coming weeks. On-stage interviews will be moderated by Host Sonia Benezra, who will delve into their journeys as songwriters and the stories behind some of their most beloved songs; with performances backed by a house band led by revered Musical Director, Lou Pomanti.
The legendary songwriting partnership of Marc Jordan and John Capek has resulted in multiple hits with the leading pop stars of our time. In addition to their success with Rhythm of My Heart, the duo also wrote three other songs recorded by Rod Stewart including the Canadian hit single, This. Other memorable Capek-Jordan collaborations include Bonnie Raitt’s Deep Water; Joe Cocker’s Take Me Home; Love So High and The Same Mistake by Cher; Diana Ross’s Pieces of Ice; Victorious by Chicago; and Amanda Marshall’s Promises that reached over one million sales in Canada.
Jordan and Capek’s songs have also appeared in film on the soundtracks for THE PERFECT STORM, starring George Clooney; and LOCH NESS, with Ted Danson and Ian Holm. They have garnered several nominations and a win from the AFI (equivalent Australian Oscars) for the Australian film BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS – featuring songs co-written by Jordan-Capek, with the soundtrack scored and produced by Capek (Capek’s film credits also include TWO IF BY SEA starring Sandra Bullock, and COCKTAIL starring Tom Cruise).