The output of a solo artist is a very personal vision, but this is what can aid an artist to develop real connections with an audience through music. Especially when one such songwriter crafts his music with real heart & dedicated attention. Jordan Rooker is amongst this body of artists.
Everything developed by Jordan whether it be artwork, video or any live performance, serves a supporting role to the songs, which unashamedly come first above all else. Advances in technology have really brought the culture of DIY artists to the forefront, with the influences of external powers diminishing as a result. Served up as an unashamed focused body of music fresh from the heart and straight to the listener’s ears.
The craftsmanship of his work is thorough and creative with real flair. Expect well-crafted melodies, Sonically ambitious timbres, but above all, expect it to be real.
Jordan first made himself known to the world in October 2017 upon releasing a lyric video for What I Need, which caused an instant buzz online, gathering thousands of views on Facebook & YouTube over a matter of days. In December 2017, Jordan performed his first sellout show at Café Totem in Sheffield along with the release of his debut EP Lost at Sea on 10th December 2017 which was met with public and critical acclaim.
Since then, Jordan has been invited to perform a vast range of shows in 2018 including The Holmfirth Picturedrome, The Leadmill (supporting King No-One) and headlining the Folk Forest over Tramlines weekend in Sheffield. Jordan has very recently been dubbed by The Sheffield Star as one of the next acts from Sheffield to make it big. In light of this short spark of success, Jordan & his band are now to embark on a UK tour in November performing in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, York, Doncaster & Sheffield. In coincidence with his UK tour, Jordan will be releasing new track titled The Sound of Sirens on 21st October 2018 on Spotify, Apple Music & CD.
Jordan will perform at The Basement in York on November 1st, and also has a date at The Leopard in Doncaster on November 2nd, Santiagos in Leeds on November 10th, and Yellow Ach Studios in Sheffield on November 25th.
Photo by Phil Tyas.