The Verse’s editor Nammie Matthews previews Jacko Hooper’s show at Brighton’s Booth Museum of Natural History, which we’re offering two lucky Freshers the chance to win tickets for…
A one-man acoustic guitar playing songwriter with dulcet vocal tones and a capo fixed on the right fret to match them, local boy Jacko Hooper is set to present an intimate show to celebrate the release of his second EP After The Storm at the Booth Museum of Natural History on Friday 7th October.
The EP, released on the 23rd September (listen below!), follows Hooper’s acclaimed debut For You. Building upon the pop sensibilities of his debut, After The Storm sees Hooper take influence from those sessions as he returns to his original songwriting style, addressing lost love and the hardships of life with a newly matured sound.
With each song reflecting a story or scenario that Hooper found himself in, After the Storm takes the listener on a deeply personal and relatable journey. The album sees a talented set of Brighton musicians come together, including Lewis Whittington (Rizzle Kicks) on drums, Chris Martyr (Calico) on bass, Rebecca Brandler (Paper Hawk) on backing vocals, Jack Wintermeyer (Wintermeyer) on bass and finally Hooper’s best friend and fellow musician Josh Trinnaman – of Luo fame – on keys.
Part of the YouTube generation, Jacko Hooper is already making a name for himself with over half a million views and counting, and live supports over the past two years including James Bay, Chet Faker, Foxes, James Blunt and many more. Hooper also recently performed at London’s Royal Festival hall for a celebration of youth culture in music, and curated Brighton’s most successful acoustic night Folklore (held every third Tuesday at The White Rabbit) – a monthly celebration of the country’s best singer-songwriters.
Having already accumulated so much under his belt, we’re excited to see what the future holds in store for the delicately-vocalled and multi-talented Brightonian. But first, we’ll be heading to his Booth Museum show…
Jacko Hooper plays the Booth Museum of Natural History to celebrate the launch of his EP After the Storm on Friday the 7th October. Tickets are £8 + booking fee, and are available to buy here.
Come and find us at Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton Freshers Fairs for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show!