New Roots presents… DOMINIE HOOPER, with her full band. Following years as a collaborator and session musician (Yola, Alabaster Deplume, Band of Burns), 2022 sees the launch of her ambitious solo project. With a sound drawing on English folk, classical music, alt-rock, and avant-garde pop, Hooper’s work defies easy categorisation, pushing the boundaries of standard folk and singer-songwriter fare. Mikey Kenney, Phil Self (Cocos Lovers, Will Varley), and Corrie Dick (Dinosaur) complete Hooper’s brand new ensemble with an electrifying on-stage connection, promising to make an undeniable impact on the world of contemporary folk.
“The seasoned collaborator and session musician has only just begun stepping out with her own material, and the breadth of her talent is immediately apparent. The original songs, performed perfectly, tread the line of other genres like dream-pop and more alternative styles of folk”- Under The Radar Magazine (James Thornhill)
With support from:
BEN OSBORN’s debut album Letters from the Border was released in 2019 by German label Nonostar Records. The album received widespread critical acclaim, praised for “incredible orchestration, incredible words, a touch of Leonard Cohen and a touch of Björk” (BBC); it was listed in the top 10 albums of 2019 by CurveBall Radio and its title track was nominated for an International Songwriting Award. A collection of his lyrics and poems, “murmeln um schiffland”, was released in 2017 by Moot Press.
“a man of many talents and we’ve loved each and every song” – BBC Introducing
“Stunningly descriptive, the Cohen-esque gently melodic spoken word balladry of Osborn brings far-off shores and distant borders eerily close to home” – For the Love of Bands “
NEW ROOTS is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk and contemporary roots music scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserve – for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.
Listen to New Roots Radio here