Spring of 1991: Returning from a trip around the world. Jacques is offered a spot in a band called Q City by his long time childhood buddy. Q City's home base is Quebec City where Brian Tuppert and Jacques write a great deal of their pop based, melodic rap and pop formula. Winter 1994: Jacques forms a new band called Soul Attorneys. The group includes Eric Filto, a producer/ writer with whom he has worked on the Q City project, and Mathieu Dandaurand, a guitarist who has also worked on the Q City project. Summer 1995: Soul Attorneys sign with Sony Music Canada and remix already existing tracks of a ten song demo. The person chosen to remix the album is Humberto Gatica (Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, and Lionel Ritchie ) Spring 1996: Album is released with an opening act tour with Celine Dion. The tour includes 23 Canadian dates and 13 US. Spring 1996 to 1999: Soul Attorneys enjoy a great deal of success. Including two Canadian tours, many awards and chart topping hits. Songs like "These are the days", and "So they say" reach Canadian top ten. Spring 2000: Jacques releases his own album under the new name "J.Gaines and the Soul Attorneys" The album is called "Another day". The new album is produced and co-written by Aldo Nova ( Bon Jovi, Aldo Nova, Celine Dion). The album receives mixed reviews but enjoys great radio success. " Better Man" reaches Canadian top ten and a SOCAN most played song award. Fall 2003: Jacques Gaines parts ways with Sony and signs with GSI musique (a smaller French label) He begins production of a French album. Spring 2006: Jacques Gaines begins production of a new English album on his own independent label.
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