13 Oct 2017

JP Cooper

  • Venue: Leeds University Union
  • Doors:
  • Curfew:
  • Price(s): General Admission £17.25 - all prices include booking fee of £1.25 per ticket
  • Age: Over 14s only

JP Cooper

The Event:

Manchester’s JP Cooper is a self-made, self-taught musician who manages to exist effortlessly within two scenes generally considered to be at varying ends of the sonic spectrum. Learning his craft on the Indie Rock scene, but later connecting with the Manchester Sing Out Gospel Choir, John Paul Cooper’s exquisite vocal seamlessly encompasses the best of both worlds.This is meaningful music from the mind of someone who’s lived life, loss and longing. The singer defines the idea of what it is to be a truly singular artist who both defies convention and resists comparison. “I don’t want to be seen as a singer/ songwriter because people lump you into that sulky troubadour box,” points out JP with a quick laugh. “I want to be a bit more than that. I want to make great music and grow. I’ve always loved and admired artists that evolve; people like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Björk. Hopefully I can be an artist who will explore and transform in a similar way.”

After being hailed as “The Future Sound of Radio 1” by Zane Lowe, releasing his ‘When The Darkness Comes’ EP, and creating a storm at SXSW, JP returned in 2016 with his incredible track ‘Five More Days’, featuring Avelino. This year has also seen JP release the smash hit ‘September Song’ which has over 11 million global streams, support Stevie Wonder on the main stage at British Summer Time, along with performances at Bestival, T in The Park and Festival No.6, and not forgetting his Platinum-selling collaboration with Jonas Blue, ‘Perfect Strangers’, which now has over 240 million plays on Spotify. 

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About the Venue:

The 1000 capacity Stylus venue is an award-winning main room club and live events venue at the heart of the Union’s venue complex on -2 of the Union Building. With a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, multiple dance floors and amazing views of the enormous main stage, Stylus has something to offer everyone.

Stylus has been hot-listed as the venue to play if you’re on the way up, recently hosting gigs from the likes of Rizzle Kicks, Foxes, Duke Dumont, Ellie Golding, Public Enemy and loads more…

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Tickets:

The approved Box Office for all events happening at the Union is: LeedsTickets.com

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