I'm a folksinger turned songwriter. Drawing on 40 years of singing folk songs, and 60 years of life experience, I write songs about real things, usually in a narrative sort of way and usually with a chorus. Find out more about me at www myspace.com/brianhoopersouthampton or brianhooper.uwclub.net.
The 60s songwriters started me off - Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, and their predecessors Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Then I discovered people singing similar stuff in English accents - Richard Thompson, Billy Bragg, and lots of traditional singers. Through a week-long songwriting course in 2005, Harvey Andrews changed my musical life.