Jamie R Hawkins & Phil Cooper
Sun 09 Dec 2018
If youre looking for new singer-songwriters to get behind, this double-headliner is the gig for you.
Jamie R Hawkins is an Award Winning Singer Songwriter whose songs have won him critical acclaim in the UK and around the world – he has been described as “a powerful mixture of storyteller, philosopher and poet”, his lyrics as “poignant and witty” and his performances, “emotive and captivating. His song ‘Bloody Good Xmas’ won the acoustic/folk category in the 2011 UK Songwriting Contest and went on to achieve a #2 position in the Amazon download charts. He has since gone from strength to strength, forging for himself a dedicated and growing fan-base in the U.K, particularly in the Southwest of England. In March 2016 he released his second EP, Capacity To Change to critical acclaim and embarked upon his first solo European Tour. 2017 saw the release of his third EP, The Bitter End and the completion of a third European tour. His successes overseas have secured him more future tour dates and a recording deal with independent Swiss label, Funk Street Records. Jamie is currently working on his fourth UK EP which is expected to be released in the Autumn of 2018.
Phil is a contemporary singer/songwriter who has earned excellent reviews from the national press, with his thought provoking songwriting and energetic live performances drawing comparisons to Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook and Ben Folds. During his live shows, he makes a real connection with the crowd, whether its handing out dozens of egg shakers, or passing around his doodle book for the audience to draw in. Every now and then youll catch him unplugging his guitar and shunning the stage to stand right in among the captivated audience.
2016 was an exciting prospect that saw Phil turning his back on his life in executive management (he was Technical Director for an internet company) and plunge head first into a fully professional music career with the help of his first solo studio album, Things Ill Never Say. 2018 saw the release of his third solo album, Thoughts & Observations which is available on vinyl as well as all the usual formats.