Jesse Roper

Canadian rocker Jesse Roper is back with the charismatic new single ‘Horizons’.

Working closely with famed Juno nominated producer Gus van Go (The Stills, Whitehorse, Arkells, The Trews, Sam Roberts) on this new collection of songs has pushed Roper into creating some of his best work, “Recording with Gus and Werner F was on a whole new level. They really cared where the songs were headed and that they ended up just right”, Roper confides. “Everything was broken down to the finest details and nothing was allowed to sit at just “ok”. It was all about getting the vibe right.”

And the vibe is certainly right. There’s a depth, a vulnerability, to this new body of work that hasn’t necessarily been at the forefront of Roper’s previous offerings. With  a richer infusion of vintage rhythm and blues as background, Roper’s unique, soulful vocals are given space to soar. The result brings to mind sun-baked, dusty roads and hot, sticky nights on crowded dance floors. Like contemporaries Nathaniel Rateliff and Jack White, Roper tells his story with heart.

New single ‘Horizons’ is an enigmatic track, created from a late night while peering up at the stars. “I'd been sitting on it for about 3 years before I recorded it knowing I had a cool idea there but was really stuck with how to move forward with it, Roper shares, “Sometimes these tunes don’t reveal themselves until they’re shouting back at you.” The recording experience was one of Roper’s favourite to date, and the dynamic working style that he and Gus Van Go share is clear in this latest offering.

The heart of 'Horizons' is propelled forward by pulsing percussion and undulating guitar, with Roper’s expansive vocals taking centre stage. The layered production style lends to a mysterious, almost seductive, edge to Roper’s soulful refrains; it tantilizes and charms, hooking the listener in. If you’re not slinking your hips at the start, you certainly will be before the 2:37 running time is up.

The title of the track is in reference to “the endless expanse of something unexplained”, Roper explains. And while, certainly this year, that rings true, there’s definitely some bright spots on the horizon for Jesse Roper.


Download Full Biography

Single Downloads: Horizons | Brightside | Right Now | Drivin' East
Music Downloads
: Download Access to Infinity (2017)  Download Red Bird (2015)  |   Download Son of John (2013) 
Links: Website Facebook  |  YouTube

Live Band Performance Videos: Shiny Round Nickel | Redbird | Coming From Nothing | Journey Man
Live Solo Performance Videos: CherryAnytime Of Night | Fool In Love | Devil's Dance | Hurricane's Eye

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Promo Photos: Promo Photo - Photo Credit: Kim Jay Photography  Promo Photo - Photo Credit: Kim Jay Photography   | Promo Photo B&W - Photo Credit: Kim Jay Photography


Industry Stats: 12,500 Facebook Fans 8.5+ Million Spotity  |  1,500,000+ Youtube Views | 20,000 Albums Sold | 9,500 Instagram

What people are saying about Jesse Roper
"I was mesmerized by his energy. It was raw and it just draws you in." - Dylan Willows (VICfest Promoter)

"Metchosin's Jesse Roper unleashed a blues-rock barnburner set that served as the standalone highlight for much of the day. Roper was a Rock the Shores sleeper, much like Saskatoon hard-charger Reignwolf - another 12:30 p.m. day-starter - from last year's festival. Roper's regional radio hit, Yukon Girl, showed Roper to be a slide guitar sensation. The only bigger question that remains: how on Earth did Roper make it through his entire set in incredible heat wearing an alpaca poncho? Only the rock gods hold the answer. The fact he played his set barefooted might have helped."" - Times Colonist

"To excel in any field, it takes 50% skill and 50% attitude. While it's mathematically impossible, Jesse has 100% of both. He plays music like a world class artist while maintaining his infectious smile and absolute love for his craft. His music is an experience not to be missed - whether you're listening to it on the radio or it's melting your face in a live setting."  - Bryan Capistrano, The Zone @ 91-3

“If you want real, honest bluesy rock that delivers a clean punch, look to Jesse Roper and his merry band of superb musicians. Their generous helpings of flawlessly executed sonic deliciousness come with a side order of thoughtfulness. Stand up for these boys.” - Scott James - The 100.3 Q FM

News Articles

Pemberton Music Festival, Vancouver BC
Rifflandia Festival,
Victoria BC
Rock the Shores, Colwood BC
Burnaby Blues Festival, Burnaby, BC
Las Vegas Blue Bender, Las Vegas, NV
Tall Tree Festival, Port Renfrew, BC
2 Back to Back Sold out Shows at Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria BC
Rock of the Woods, Duncan BC
SunFest, Cowichan Valley, BC
V.I.C. Fest, Victoria, BC
Up+Downtown Festival, Edmonton AB
Victoria BC Day Festival,
Victoria, BC
Otalith, Uculet, BC
North Country Fair, Slave Lake, BC

Tash Sultana - Vancouver, BC
Big Wreck - Western Canada
Burton Cummings - Western Canada
Colin James
- Nanaimo, BC
Booker T - Victoria and Nanaimo, BC
Johnny Reid - 2 shows Niagara on the Lake, ON
Beth Hart - Vancouver, BC
Keith Urban - Duncan, BC
Chilliwack - Vancouver Island, BC
Tower of Power Support
- Victoria, BC
Jimy Cuddy - Creemore, ON
Spirit of the West - Vancouver, BC
Amanda Marshall - Niagara-on-Lake, ON
Lee Bryce - Duncan, BC
Current Swell - Victoria, BC

Contact information
Morgan Brooker, Artist Manager, Blue Heron Music
[email protected] | 250-884-1652

Sarah Litt, Booking Agent, Paquin Artists Agency
[email protected]