With one of the most thrilling voices in the music theatre and cabaret industry, be among the first to experience the incredible collection of songs from Vincent Hooper’s new album, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow.
Inspired by artists like Barbra Streisand, Billy Porter and Freddie Mercury, the album is ultimately an exciting fusion of theatrical post-modern diva jazz. Tracks include What Do You Want Me To Be, Don’t Cry, Dragonfly, I’m Falling, Feels Like Home, Dreamer and Here Today, Gone Tomorrow.
Hooper says the album has been a labour of love, though the orchestrations are now as lush as he imagined them, with a live band that includes piano, drums, bass, strings, cello and trumpet, the music was written on a second-hand piano that his partner got him for Christmas a few years ago.
“You could call it a concept album, and certainly when you listen from start to finish there is a real theatrical journey there, but there should also be enough individual journey if you choose to listen to each song separately,” says Hooper.
Known for his powerhouse vocals and his work in many major musicals including The Rocky Horror Show, Avenue Q and Heathers, Vincent is a co-host on Joy 94.9, and regularly tours across Australia with theatre shows, cabaret and live music.
For those in Melbourne, the album will be officially launched at the new jazz venue, Classic Southside on Sunday 23 February – 6.00pm. The night will feature Vincent and his band, plus special guests Dolly Diamond, Michael Cormick and Mama Alto. Tickets available through EventBrite.
Image: Vincent Hooper: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (supplied)