A land for the many
The Simon Hopper Band
Simon Hopper is a singer I songwriter who has been on the folk / roots scene for some time. A few years ago he ran the now defunct Bromley Acoustic Music Club and in 2006 re - emerged with his band.  The four piece consists of Simon on acoustic guitar, Leigh Trowbridge on electric guitar, Andee Price electric bass and mandolin and John Fisher on drums (bigger venues and recording). Andee is classically trained and all four perform vocals.
We are asked to file the music under jazz-in?uenced acoustic and soul-based folk rock.  I thought it a sandwich of love songs and enigmatic political diatribes, pleasantly produced, nicely played and with a fairly obvious folk influence.  The lyrics are contained in the accompanying booklet.
The band has a number of gigs and on February 5"‘ appears at The Barge in Gillingham.
The CD (£12) is available from The Simon Hopper Band, 47 Vaughan lodge, Fair
Acres Bromley BR2 9BN
Ivan North.
Orpington Folk Club
Orpington Folk Music & Song