Date: 12 February 2010 08:34:11
Subject: Simon Hopper News -
Fans' Gig Sat 6th March + other stuff
Simon Hopper Fans' Gig Saturday 6th March
New CD Release - 'The Beautiful and Cruel'
Summer Tour – Scotland and the North of England
Greetings from Hopper HQ
* Simon Hopper Fans' Gig Saturday 6th March
I’ll be playing our annual fans' gig on Saturday 6th March, supported by
regular band members Leigh (Trowbridge, guitars/vox), Andee (Price,
bass/mandolin/vox) and Kevin (Richards, percussion/vox). The new cd (see
below) will be available at the gig. This is the third year for this now
regular event - do come, you'll be welcome! To help with organisation, please
let me know if you'll be joining us by replying to this email.
Simon Hopper Fans' Gig '10
Sundridge Park Lawn Tennis and Squash Racquets
Lawn Close, off Garden Road,
020 8464 9106
Kick Off: 7.30pm
Entry: Free (with collection)
Support: Ian McFarlane Duo
Travel: B.R. Sundridge Park, Bus 314
* New CD Release - 'The Beautiful and Cruel'
We’ve been busy here at Hopper HQ and I am looking
forward to sharing the fruits of our recent activity with you. In December
Leigh and I travelled to Malmo in the south of Sweden to record a new
collection of songs with the help of some fine Swedish musicians.
It's called 'The Beautiful and Cruel' and you might
recognise several of the songs from it since they have formed the backbone of
our live sets for the last year or so. They include 'Warp and Weft', 'Two in
the Margins' and 'Flat Shoes'. This album is a departure from the largely
social and political material of the last couple of cds and deals mostly with
affairs of the heart – though there is room for a couple of Hopper
observations on 'what people get up to'. I hope that you will agree that this
12-song album is a worthy addition to the Hopper canon.
The cd will be available at gigs and by mail order
(send a cheque made out to J S Hopper for £10.00 inc p+p to 'The Beautiful and
Cruel, 47 Vaughan Lodge, Fair Acres, Bromley, BR2 9BN). We’re hoping that the
cd will soon be available in shops and via the web; I’ll keep you posted. It’s
still in production, so keep an eye on <http://www.simonhopper.co.uk/buy.html
to find out when it’s available.
I will be touring with Andee in the north of England
and Scotland in late July/early August this year. More news to follow.
All the best!