16th May 2018
Hoop to guest with London Contemporary Voices at Union Chapel May 26th
London Contemporary Voices’ fourth annual summer concert at Union Chapel will celebrate women in music, with a programme comprised of work by female artists and composers across a variety of genres. London’s leading alternative choir will be joined onstage by guests including experimental folk artist Jesca Hoop, South Indian singer Deepa Nair Rasiya (known for her work with George Harrison and Ravi Shankar) and L.A.-based composer KÁRYYN, an Armenian electronic artist hotly-tipped by Björk. The diverse and exciting programme will also see LCV cover songs by a number of female classical, folk and leftfield song-writers, including Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, Imogen Heap, Laura Mvula, Nao, Susanne Sundfor and London Grammar.
16th May 2018
Hoop to play How the Light Gets In the worlds biggest Philosphy and Music Festival May 27th
30th April 2018
Hoop joins stellar line up to support Paul Simon at Hyde Park British Summer Time Festival July 15th 2018
25th January 2018
Hoop to support Jose Gonzales Sept 2018
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
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
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 2016Hello 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.
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 !!
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 ?
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 DreamingYours Truly Hoop x www.jescahoop.com https://twitter.com/JescaHoop https://www.facebook.com/music
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