Roman Candle Presents Jesca Hoop
Sunday 27th November, 7.30PM.
St Mary's Creative Space, Chester
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Roman Candle is delighted to welcome Jesca Hoop back to St Mary's Creative Space, Chester. Special guest to Chloe Foy.
Sunday 27th November, doors 7.30PM. Tickets £18 advance from See Tickets.
California-born but now based in Manchester, UK, Jesca Hoop is what you’d call a musician’s musician. Discovered by Tom Waits, and brought on tour by Peter Gabriel to sing in his band, it was a phone call from Elbow’s Guy Garvey that saw her move to the UK. Her most recent album “Stonechild”, produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, This is the Kit), received huge acclaim from fans and critics alike, and it’s easy to see why: her beautiful songs, rooted in the folk tradition are intricately detailed, acoustic-led pieces that teem with ideas.
Chloe Foy writes a brand of melodic, homegrown music bursting with colourful lyrical and textural inflections evocative of much of the music she loves. Taking inspiration from classical music as much as wider transatlantic trends in folk and indie, Chloe’s songs comprise of carefully constructed arrangements that delicately compliment her cryptic lyrics.
With her strikingly beautiful voice and emotionally direct songwriting, Chloe has captured the attention of rapidly growing UK and US audiences. With the release of her singles ‘Asylum’, ‘Flaws’, ‘Oh You Are Not Well’ and ‘In The Middle Of The Night’, she has earnt the praise and airtime of the likes of NPR Radio’s Bob Boilen and the BBC’s Steve Lamacq.
In 2021 Chloe released her debut album, ‘Where Shall We Begin’, which continued to garner the acclaim of fans and critics alike. Tracks from the album regularly featured on BBC 6 Music, with support coming from Guy Garvey and Radcliffe & Maconie, and rave reviews came flooding in from the likes of Clash Magazine (8/10) and Line of Best Fit (9/10). With the album charting in the UK Folk Chart Top 40, Chloe truly cemented herself as an artist that flies the flag for the independent singer-songwriter with skill and finesse.
The album coincided with a successful headline UK tour in October 2021, where Chloe played in major cities such as Manchester, Glasgow, London and Liverpool. The 23-date run was rounded off by support shows for the likes of Eliza Shaddad, Sam Brookes, and Courtney Marie Andrews. Much like her album, Chloe’s live show has been well received by fans and critics, with the Narc magazine in particular describing one show as brimming with “tender folk stylings… [and] sensitive moments abound in the lyrics… yet there is overall a comforting and uplifting mood swing.
Following a stellar year both in the studio and on the road, Chloe’s appetite for success is stronger than ever and there is certainly more to come from one of the UK’s most exciting singer-songwriters.