We’re pleased to welcome Dartmoor-born guitarist, cellist, singer & songwriter Dominie Hooper to Ramsgate on November 30th!
Following an incredible track record as a collaborator and session musician working with the likes of Tom Odell, 8X Grammy-nominated Yola, BBC Folk Award winner Ríoghnach Connolly, and Alabaster Deplume, 2022 has seen the launch of Hooper’s ambitious solo venture: breathing new life into alternative music through seeds of alt-rock and British folk…
“Spine-tingling…and just a very real sounding, grounded piece of singing and songwriting” – Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland
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 Phil Self and Dave Hamblett.
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 6Music, 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 and empowerment is the name of the game.
With a debut album rumoured to be in the works, 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.
“Gorgeously complex…compelling listening” – Folking.com
“Confident and impressive” – Fatea Magazine
“The breadth of her talent is immediately apparent.” – Under The Radar Magazine