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Upcoming shows: Memorial... His Lordship... Florry + Memorial... Bad Bad Hats... Dana Gavanski... Caoilfhionn Rose... The Lovely Eggs... James Yorkston... Rain Parade... Matthew and the Atlas... Gratis: Makushin... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Tusks... Roddy Woomble... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Skinny Lister... The Unthanks in Winter... Emily Barker...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 19 September 2024
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with Dominie Hooper for the first time!

Simmering memory and unspoken truth righteously seethe in songs with tenderness, anger and startling leaps of joy and optimism. To see it live is to truly feel it – Dominie Hooper, long-time session musician, collaborator and multi-instrumentalist, takes flight in the centre of a stage wrapped in musical alchemy with bandmate mainstays Twm Dylan, Phil Self and Dave Hamblett.

Her folk-steeped debut EP ANNO was described as ‘beautiful, challenging, fruitful… captivating’ (Liverpool Sound & Vision) and ‘confident and impressive’ (Fatea magazine), and was triumphantly celebrated with a sell-out debut headline tour.

Hooper’s latest single releases Hastings, Haul Anchor and Robin, all produced by Kate Stables (This Is The Kit) and supported by both Help Musicians and PRSF’s Women Make Music, have received a wave of media acclaim with spins on BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Scotland and more. With a sound-world edging away from her folk roots and into heavier, more distorted psych grooves and raw soaring vocals, self-knowledge with empowerment is the name of the game. Dominie and her band toured the UK this spring as main support to This Is The Kit, and this summer sees her playing major festivals.

With a debut album in the works for next year, it’s a good time to catch Dominie Hooper live – her unexpectedly joyful stage presence makes you feel in the company of an old friend, and the on-stage connection undeniable. Prepare for a hug and a punch in the gut. This exhilarating new voice is bound to make waves in the world of alt-folk and beyond.

‘Spine-tingling…and just a very real sounding, grounded piece of singing and songwriting’ – Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland

‘That’s brilliant isn’t it … Absolutely beautiful’ – Shaun Keaveny, Community Garden Radio

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