Ray Cooper / The Kilpecks

Mar 12 2020 19:30 - 23:00

The Green Dragon Hotel, The Green Dragon Hotel, HR4 9BG Hereford

The Wild Hare Club presents an evening of melodic, contemporary folk with Ray Cooper & special guests The Kilpecks

Please note: this will be a seated event.

The Wild Hare Club is delighted to welcome back Ray Cooper who sold out his last WHC show and is well known for his long stint as bass and cello player with Oysterband. Now resident in Sweden, this show is part of Ray’s ‘The Promised Land Tour 2020’ to promote his third solo album, Between The Golden Age and the Promised Land, on which he plays all the instruments - piano, guitar, cello, mandolin, harmonium, bass and percussion. Like its predecessors, Tales of Love War and Death by Hanging and Palace of Tears, the album is full of stories and takes the listener on a journey from the English countryside, to Flanders, Venice, Beirut, and even to the moon in the song Ocean of Storms. Benefitting from a stripped-down production, inspired in part by Rick Rubin’s work with Johnny Cash, the album is simple, raw, joyous, and unashamedly romantic and does justice to the warmth of his live performance.

Special guests The Kilpecks will be opening the show. The group is quickly making a name for itself on the back of some thoughtful, melodious compositions that deal with eternal themes but often with a contemporary twist, such as Haunted Man, which is an ancient tale of revenge but was penned in the wake of #MeToo.

The Wild Hare Club is a pop-up club putting on an eclectic range of live events in Hereford and the surrounds and - against the odds - is now celebrating its 15th year. To avoid FOMO – do please sign yourself up to the mailing list, you’ll be made very welcome.