Every now and then a voice comes along that makes you sit up and listen. We can’t think of a better recent example of that than JP Cooper whose When the Darkness Comes EP is due out on 26 January.
His is a soulful sound, in places reminiscent of Terence Trent D’Arby (or Sananda Maitreya as he’s now known!) but with a richness and versatility that suggests he can lend this voice to a multitude of different genres.
Cooper has been plying his trade for a couple of years now but deserve a big break, and the tracks on this EP will hopefully deliver just that. Catch his February UK tour dates in small venues before he goes large.
JP Cooper – When the Darkness Comes
Guildford (The Boileroom – 1 February)
Bristol (The Old Bookshop – 2 February)
Gloucester (Guildhall – 4 February)
London (The Islington – 9-13 February)
Leeds (Oporto Bar & Restaurant – 15 February)
Leicester (The Soundhouse – 19 February)
Stoke-on-Trent (The Sugarmill – 20 February)
Liverpool (Leaf on Bold Street – 22 February)
Ballater (The Deeside Inn – 25 February)
Stornaway (The Woodlands Centre – 27 February)