February 7, 2015 @
The Waverley Hotel
Jesse Roper is clearly a blues-rock barnburner and was a standalone highlight on last year’s festival circuit. Roper’s regional radio hit, Yukon Girl, showed him to be a slide guitar sensation.
Victoria BC’s Jesse Roper is magnetic. “I was mesmerized by his energy. It [is]raw and it just draws you in.” – Dylan Willows (Vicfest Promoter). With an explosive live show, the genuine quality and charisma of his versatile blues rooted soul, rock and country funk is as approachable as his charm. Quickly gaining momentum, the wheels on Jesse’s faithful van keep turning, chronicling a year of extensive touring and success of becoming a major festival draw.
With a critically acclaimed full length album (Son of John) under his belt, Jesse Roper is releasing his highly anticipated sophomore release, Red Bird, early 2015 with Blue Heron Music. Without losing the sentimental and vintage authenticity of blues, the new album is blazing its own path in the music scene not unlike modern yet retro influenced musicians such as the Black Keys and Jack White. An exporting artist with a solid team, a major radio campaign and a non-stop touring itinerary, Jesse Roper’s career is rapidly gaining strength, quickly becoming a staple on modern rock radio.
Incapable of holding back, Jesse always delivers the show of his life whether it be headlining at major festivals in front of thousands of fans such as Sunfest, Rifflandia and Rock the Shores, or touring across the country during his residency as a CN rail musician. Jesse has shared the stage with many great artists, awards have been won, but his musical existence is more than that; it is purely about performing, touring and loving it until the day he joins that great jam session in the sky…