Jacko Hooper

FRESH: ‘Muttered Words’ – Jacko Hooper

Jacko Hooper sings “Muttered Words”

British singer/songwriter Jacko Hooper made his debut in 2014 With the song “For You” and has offered the odd song ever since. But 2020 has been quite prolific for this outstanding artist as he releases his fifth and final song of this year, “Muttered Words”, today. A gorgeous acoustic number for those cold winter days, “Muttered Words” is a perfect end for a year that has seen Jacko’s songs aired on BBC Introducing and tour with the likes of James Blunt and Freya Ridings.

“Muttered Words” follows on from “How Lucky We Are” from the Brighton based artist, who combines mesmerising soulful vocals, beautiful acoustic guitar and achingly honest words by seeking influence from the things around him that mean the most. Originally writing in the comfort of his bedroom with just the four walls around him to judge, he first began to venture out after a fortuitous video was filmed by a close friend and uploaded onto YouTube.

Demand for these let him to head out and start playing shows around the UK to his ever growing, painfully committed and loyal following. Jacko quickly caught the eye of French videographer Rod Maurice of Le Hiboo who invited him to Paris to headline the Café De Lanse with Flo Morrissey in support, quickly followed by a short European tour. When he’s not singing, Jacko also runs Brighton’s premiere folk promotions company and boutique record label, Folklore Sessions which has hosted over 200 acts at their monthly showcases since 2014 as well as hundreds of other shows across the south of England!

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!