The Coo with Jake Morgan, Naomi Wood & Phoebe Hopwood @ Cloak and Dagger, Bristol
Come along to ‘The Coo Revue’ as it rolls into Bristol’s Cloak & Dagger – A travelling feast of music, poetry and spoken word hosted by international indie folk band ‘The Coo’.
This evening they will be joined by singer songwriter Jake Morgan and spoken word artists Naomi Wood & Phoebe Hopwood.
“…some artists just sound like they were made to work together and The Coo are no exception, their harmonies are a soothing balm for the chaos of today.”
Folk Radio UK
The Coo’s journey started with a serendipitous meeting at an Amsterdam open mic, and has since evolved into a deep musical and personal relationship that bridges the North Sea. Matt Arthur (The Violet Hum) and Jara Holdert (Lewin) write and sing songs together in two-part harmony, reminiscent of the warm late 60s and early 70s sound of artists such as Carole King & James Taylor and Angus & Julia Stone. Expect intimate, captivating and melodic acoustic performances this spring as they tour the UK for the first time since the lockdown.
“a gorgeously warm folk-pop combo”
Jake Morgan is a folk singer‐songwriter born Cardiff 1979, originally from Lichfield, England now living in Bristol. Weaving together threads of folk, country, bluegrass, jazz and blues, his husky voice and vintage writing style are evocative of a bygone musical time, with emotionally driven and widely relatable songs that draw influence from his life and travels. Think Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Cat Stevens and you’re getting close.
“Lovely folky vibe”
Adam Crowther, BBC Radio Bristol
‘Naomi is a Brighton based performance artist merging the circus with storytelling and poetry. She creates pieces that incite riotous acts of joyful disobedience celebrating empowerment and rebellion. Naomi has a self published first collection called ‘This is a Heist’ and runs creative writing workshops at the Feminist Bookshop when not performing’
Instagram – @naomiwoodwrites
Phoebe Hopwood is a London-based poet, whose main themes explore female empowerment, love, sustainability and finding joy in the everyday. She has been published in The Survivor Zine and Life Continues After, and her poem Seven Years was chosen as part of the virtual exhibition, Asking for It and GOLKK’s, quARTine. Phoebe has performed as part of Beatfreeks Poetry Jam and Boomsatsuma’s international event, Borderlines.