• 25th January 2018

    I am very much looking forward to these September Dates supporting Jose Gonzalez.

  • 25th January 2018

    Got just s small handful of shows left before I hunker down into record making

    Jan 31 UK Lewes – Con Club
    Feb 1 LUX Luxenbourg- De wellen Club
    Feb 2 FR Montbeliard – Scene National
    Feb 3 BE Leffinge – De Swerver
    Feb 4 UK Oxford – The Bullington
    Feb 5 UK Wolverhampton – New Hampton Arts Center

  • 27th July 2017

    Memories Are Now Fall Tours 2017 – Europe and UK
    Nov 10 Groningen NL, Lutherse Kerk
    Nov 11 Utrecht NL, Le Guess Who
    Nov 12 Gent BE, Minard
    Nov 15 Lund SE, Mejeriet
    Nov 16 Oslo NO, John Dee
    Nov 18 Gothenburg SE, Pulservik
    Nov 21 Angers FR, Joker’s Pub
    Nov 22 Pau FR, Ferronerie
    Nov 23 Paris FR, Chorus Festival

    w special guest Lucas Oswald
    Nov 26 Guilford UK, Boiler Room
    Nov 27 Birmingham UK, Hare & Hounds
    Nov 28 Manchester UK, Stoller Hall
    Nov 30 Bristol UK, Thekla
    Dec 1 London UK, Union Chapel
    Dec 2 Brighton UK, The Haunt
    Dec 3 Milton Keyes, The Stables
    Dec 6 Dublin IRE, The Workmans Club
    Dec 7 Belfast UK, The Strand Art Centre
    Dec 8 Glasgow UK, King Tuts
    Dec 9 Leeds UK, Brudenell Social Club

    Tickets www.jescahoop.com/tour

  • 2nd February 2017

    Jesca Hoop Video preimier The Lost Sky lead track from Memories Are Now on Stereogum

  • 2nd February 2017

    Today my new record is streamable on NPR

  • 17th November 2016

    I’m so happy to tell you that I have a new record set for release on Feb 10th 2017 !!!! Celebrate good times !!! Ive named this batch of rock solid babes Memories Are Now…for isn’t it the truth!! The Future, after all, is no place to put your better days !! What is more is that Memories Are Now will be coming out on the best indie label in the universe Sub Pop records !!!! Read more about it here, listen to the lead track The Lost Sky, watch the video and pre order yours today!! http://www.stereogum.com/1910663/jesca-hoop-the-lost-sky-video/video/ Go to Sub Pop to read in greater detail and have another chance at pre order here.

  • 29th June 2016


  • 22nd April 2016

    WFUV recently hosted a performance by Beam & Hoop – which is now archived on their site and streaming audio and video. Listen and watch at here.

  • 14th April 2016

    Thanks to Stereogum for premiering the video for “Every Songbird Says” – directed by Nacho Rodríguez and Sara López. Watch the video via Stereogum.

  • 7th April 2016

    NPR is now streaming ‘Love Letter For For Fire’ in full – one week before the album’s release date.

    Read Stephen Thompson’s review of the album and listen to all 13 songs – here.

  • 6th April 2016

    Jesca Hoop to Support Guy Garvey for Guy Garvey’s Meltdown

  • 11th March 2016

    Official video for Valley Clouds from the upcoming duets album Love Letter For Fire from Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop!
    - Team Hoop

  • 25th February 2016

    Wondering how ’Love Letter For Fire’ came to life? This short film has the answers from Beam & Hoop along with stripped down performances. Enjoy!
    - Team Hoop

  • 10th February 2016

    Hello Good People !!! Some of you may recall that I have been working on an album of duets with Iron and Wine (Sam Beam). Well, the time has come at last and I am so very happy to announce today that the album is set for release worldwide on April 15 2016 under Sub Pop. The project is called Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop Love Letter For Fire. I am truly delighted at the existence of these of songs and I am so very grateful for the experience of writing and recording them with Sam. I hope they bring you all joy and deepen for you the beauty in life !! I look forward to visiting your great cities and singing these songs for you !!! Please read more about Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop Love Letter For Fire here in this official Sub Pop announcement, find tour dates and listen to a tune: Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop Love Letter For Fire
  • 28th October 2015

    Jonathan Meiburg has just announced the release of his next Shearwater record titled Jet Plane and Oxbow !! I had the pleasure of touring all throughout 2014 as a member of the Jonathan’s band taking us across the states and all through Europe. What good times we had ! After the tours settled down Jonathan asked me if I would lay down some supportive voices on a handful of songs for his (then upcoming) album. In no way do I a feature on any of these songs, Jonathan has got it more than covered but my timbres can be sensed peppered throughout the album. It was a real treat to play a part !! Jonathan and his producer Danny Reisch are two of my favourite people on God’s green earth

    Read about it hear on Pitchfork.

    Pitchfork- Shearwater Announce New Album Jet Plane and Oxbow, Share Quiet Americans

  • 4th October 2015

    I am very happy to contribute a cover of David Bowie’s John Im only Dancing for the release of A Salute to The Thin White Duke out on Cleopatra Records Now !!! Very happy to be in the company of Dum Dum Girls, Electric Six, Rogue Wave, Magic Wands, The Muffs, Kittie, and more! Check it out here on Band Camp !!

    A Salute To The Thin White Duke on Band Camp

  • 4th September 2015

    Hello Good People !!

    Well, Its turning to Autumn again !!! My goodness gracious !! Amazing how time is flying by !!! This year, as planned has held much creative on the home front for me. Ive made a couple records , done some fun side projects , played some festivals and am working on renovating the house that I am living in !!! Its been some time since i sent a letter to you all. I thought i should reach out, say hello and update the curious.

    Hoop What Happened ? Hoop What’s UP ?

    UK Festivals
    One more Festival for Hoop !!!

    I play Ramsbottom Festival Sept 19th http://ramsbottomfestival.com/ This could very well be my last gig of 2015 !! I am playing a solo set and really looking forward to it !! Festival Season this year was great fun !! I brought my band to Latitude, Kendall Calling and L Fest. UK festivals environments are basically states of madness… and mud !!

    Jesca Hoop & Iron and Wine Album of Duets I have mentioned a couple times in the past that I co-wrote an album of duets with Sam Beam aka Iron and Wine http://www.ironandwine.com/. We recorded this album in March up in Portland Oregon with producer Tucker Martine http://www.florarecording.com/ with a sublime cast of musicians ( whom I shall reveal at a later date). The recording process took 10 fun filled days. Making records is for me one of the most satisfying processes as the exploration of the songs unfold their discoveries into living breathing records. A surprise every time !!! I do believe our entire cast was overwhelmed with joy by the end. Both Sam and I having worked so hard to write the tunes, were especially overjoyed to hear the songs come to life … and its ummm Fucking Beautiful !! Since then the record has been mixed and is now in the process of being set up for release with rough aim of early 2016 !! I shall keep you posted !! Hoop’s ‘ Memories Are Now’ My Solo record which I recorded producer and friend Blake Mills http://www.blakemillsonline.com/ has been mixed and is also being set up for release. I have named this album Memories Are Now. Its a very stark record but energetic, emotional and poetic work. Memories Are Now is my new baby and the apple of my eye !! Again, the joy and satisfaction and pride that I walked away with when I finally had the mixes in my happy little hands is long lasting !! I will disclose more about this work as the release approaches !!

    Hoop and Fingathing

    I joined up with Manchester band Fingathing to do a cover of disco classic I Feel Love originally by Donna Summers. Its harder to sing than you might think !!! Big Lungs !!

    Its been released on a compilation put out by label Tru Thoughts .. check it !!

    Hoop in VR with Filmatics

    I worked with the film company Filmaticshttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Filmatics/406659752795991?fref=tsto record the song Ribbon Bow for a film they are shooting in Virtual Reality. VR is a very exciting new medium and technology that I am sure will become hugely popular !! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_reality. The potential is limitless !! Filmatics is creating a seance in VR … ummm RAD …. of which will feature my version of Ribbon Bow. Did I mention that the Ditty Bops since BV’s on Ribbon Bow ? https://www.facebook.com/TheDittyBops/photos_stream

    Hoop on All Shook UP w Marc Riley
    I appeared on Marc Rileys http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00c72y1 new online series All Shook Up http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02srs4j/all-shook-up-the-wytches-jesca-hoop-richard-dawson
    And here one that didnt make the show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rriuKq7hTE

    Hoop the Roofer
    As far as the house is concerned… I can see the sky from my shower… I better get back up on that roof !!! The Manchester rain is coming…. as usual !!!!

    Ok folks that is all for now !! Autumn is my favourite of seasons !! I hope you enjoy its bounty in crispness, coolness and colours and may your baskets weigh heavy with harvest !!

    oh and…. Hoop’s Dreams

    And if you have any interest in the mysterious world of Dreaming
    I’ve been the most adventurous dreamer lately… and mostly in the water !! Here is a recent sleepy time excursion. http://youareinnocentwhenyoudream.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/red-boots-on.html

    Yours Truly Hoop x www.jescahoop.com https://twitter.com/JescaHoop https://www.facebook.com/music
  • 22nd January 2015

    Hello Good People !!

    I am happy to to be writing you on the turn of a new year !
    I hope this letter finds you feeling fresh, renewed and ready as we step into the rhythm of 2015 !
    So much music on the horizon !! So many good times on their way !!

    Ive got some wonderful events to coming up !! Here we go

    Iron and Wine and Jesca Hoop Album of Duets/ Blake Mills and Hoop tour UK Europe/ Hoop’s new Record

    Iron and Wine and Jesca Hoop Album of Duets !!!!!

    You know, you never know who is about come into your life. One day you are without and the next you are breathing in the answered prayer. In 2014 Sam Beam aka Iron and WIne came calling. This was a welcomed surprise as I have loved his records for several years !! Long story short we spent 2014 co-writing a batch of 20 some odd duetted tunes !!!!! We are over the moon with the alchemical results !!!! The songs are loooooooovely !!! We will be taking our favourites of the bunch to record this spring !! I am so excited to me able now to announce this collaborative work as it has been the light of my life recently ! More on the Iron and Wine and Jesca Hoop record as efforts progress !!

    Blake Mills and Hoop Tour UK Europe

    Do you know Blake Mills ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AetBG8e-ECs
    Before he is a phenomenal guitar player and fantastic songwriter, arranger, producer etc etc…. he is an old friend, brother, musical companion and conspirator !! Blake has played on all my studio albums and informed the sound of those records in a big way!!
    Blake has a new record out and he is coming over to the UK, Amsterdam and Paris to play for us all ! You really don’t want to miss this !!! I am going to open show and then join him on the stage for some numbers… as is our nature !
    Please come !! you will thank me later !!

    Get your tickets here Feb 9th Brighton – Komedia http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blake-mills-tickets
    Feb 10th London- Union Chapel -http://www.communionmusic.co.uk/live/events/10-feb-15-blake-mills-union-chapel/
    Feb 12th Manchester- St Phillpis Church http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blake-mills-tickets
    Feb 13th Glasgow- CCA http://www.seetickets.com/Redirect/ByShowCode/834608
    Feb 16th Paris- Cafe de la Danse http://livenationfh.trium.fr/index.php/12/manifestation/8863
    Feb 17th Amsterdam- Tolhuistuin http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/140371

    Hoop’s new record

    LP4 is what I call it for now as it does not yet have a proper name. Although it feels like a 1st, I have recorded my 4th studio album !! This one is a slow cooker. I want you all to know that the work is simmering over a slow steady fire and will be made available when the time is right. Patience is a virtue and all good things to those who wait (note to self). I look forward to telling you more about it as the release comes near.

    Ok friends

    that is all for the time being…
    you enjoy yourselves !! Catch the rhythm of days and nights and dream big vivid dreams in your deep sound sleep !!

    speaking of which ….. a new dream blog…. its been a little while !!! Ive been dreaming up a storm lately !!
    this one is worth sharing.. “I think”

  • 25th July 2014

    Jesca Hoop Back on the Road!

    Photograph courtesy of Jack Kirwin

    Hello Good People! It has been a relatively quiet summer with most of my work happening at home. Home improvements and the final stages of a new record fill my cup as of late. I have been experimenting with weather control as I mix versions of my new record play through my studio speakers. I should apologise to Manchester for the hail we experienced in the middle of a hot summer’s day… too much high end on the vocal. Of course Manchester is not on a fault line… there was just a bit too much low end on that bass drum! Rumble!!!!! Yes, I’ve got some explaining to do. Then there is some work of a collaborative and secret nature that has my imagination stretching in search of edible melodies and evocative phrases. I look forward to the time when I can reveal this collaboration to you all, my dear listeners. So it is a divining rod pulling me here and there, rather than an aeroplane at the moment. But this insular mode can only last so long as the plane ticket is staring me in the face, and I must fly again…

    At the end of this month, I will be joining Iron & Wine for the 5th Annual Midwives Benefit in Austin, Texas. The benefit directly benefits a foundation called Mercy in Action. To read more about it, please follow this link .

    There are also a couple of Manchester events for my people in my home town!! Manchester Pride, which I am very much looking forward to. I believe the event is being performed only by women…which is fun for us gals, but not so much for the boys. So we will have a chance to bring the boys in with the Undressed Festival in August, which I am headlining on the second day.

    Then we have a festival in Denmark – I love playing in Denmark!!

    And look … more dates with Iron & Wine… this time around Europe, as well as a few stateside dates.
    So go ahead, and have a gander. Follow the link to buy a ticket for a show near you!!

    Saturday 26th July – 5th Annual Midwive’s Benefit – Austin, TX
    Tickets available here

    Sunday 3rd August – Kraak, Manchester, UK
    Tickets available here

    Sunday 17th August – Undressed Festival, Manchester, UK
    Tickets available here

    Saturday 23rd August – Manchester Pride Festival, Manchester, UK
    Tickets available here

    Saturday 6th September – Aarhus Festival, Denmark
    More information available here

    Back on the Road with Iron & Wine!

    Sunday 14th September – The Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
    Tickets available here

    Monday 15th September – State Theater, Kalamazoo, MI
    Tickets available here

    Tuesday 16th September – Buskirk-Chumley Center, Bloomington, IN
    Tickets available here

    Wednesday 17th September – The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
    Tickets available here

    Thursday 18th September –The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
    Tickets available here

    Hoop on Iron & Wine Tour in Europe

    Wednesday 5th November 2014 – Kulturkirche, Koln, Germany
    Tickets available here

    Thursday 6th November 2014 – Ringkirche, Wiesbaden, Germany
    Tickets available here

    Saturday 8th November – Apostel Paulus Kirche, Berlin, Germany
    Tickets available here

    Sunday 9th November – Kammerspielle, Munich, Germany
    Tickets available here

    Tuesday 11th November – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Tickets available here

    Wednesday 12th November – Pustervik, Goteborg, Sweden
    Tickets available here

    Sunday 16th November – Adelphi, London, UK
    Tickets available here

    Monday 17th November – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
    Tickets available here

  • 4th July 2014

    Hoop is delighted to announce that she will be performing as part of Hey! Manchester?‘s Undressed festival in Manchester, 16th-17th August.

    Early-bird tickets are on sale from 10am today (Friday 4th July).

    More information and tickets can be found here.

    Team Hoop x

    Photograph courtesy of Jack Kirwan