I crave adventure and love to travel at any and all times. ‘Another Day Down’ is about being stuck at home and feeling I am in limbo. I tend to become more irritable and my girlfriend tends to make suggestions as to how I could better spend my time. I ignore most of her suggestions, as I remain stuck in my own little jail cell world, where I don’t let myself do much. I’m frugal for the most part and I have a hard time spending money on anything that won’t directly further my musical career. I walk around telling myself to do things and I ignore those suggestions too.
Excited to share my new video for 'Brightside' filmed by pals over at Kludak.
Why release a video for a song that came out in December? Well I'm excited to announce that the amazing team at CDF Records in Italy is working the song over there and it's being played on Radiofreccia Top 20 and MTV Music Italia Top 10 Rock!
It's that time again. What's In My Garden, Man? is back in full force! THREE new videos are releasing this week so be sure to check them out today, tomorrow and Friday! BIG NEWS: WIMGM Website, Instagram and Merch are live now!!!
Keep up with all things WIMGM by subscribing to the newsletter (on the website) and subbing/following my new WIMGM socials: https://jesseroper.fanlink.to/WIMGM
On today’s episode of “what’s in my Garden Man”: Weeds!! The most persistent visitor of all the garden greens! #whatsinmygardenman #weeds #superduper #realmengarden #getterunder2000 #roundupisforlazypeople
My first Breakwater Cafe & Bistro residency was such a good time that we're doing the whole thing again. If you missed out last time this is your chance to join me for one last string of summer shows before I head back into the studio this fall!
Tickets are $35 each and go on sale Friday, August 21st at 12PM PDT here: http://www.bit.ly/JRBRKWTR3
The new music video for my tune "Right Now" is out now! Check it out here: http://www.bit.ly/JRRightNow
This one was super fun to film and I'm stoked on how it turned out! It was directed by Shiraz Higgins.
If you haven't given it a listen yet you can stream it here: http://www.fanlink.to/RoperRightNow or request it at your local radio station!
I want folks to be conscious of the fact that the leader of the world power doesn’t seem to think about what he’s saying. Theres a lot of damage being done from his errant comments and they’re serving to divide the country. I don’t think he’s an idiot. I just think he’s more focused on his legacy than the country.
I wrote the song more from an observational stand point. The news is blown up with stories of right vs left, rich vs poor, and the division in the people which is becoming more apparent as the months go past under the presidency. Maybe I’m just getting old and paying more attention.
Listen here: https://fanlink.to/RoperRightNow
After the overwhelming response and damn good time we had during my solo Breakwater Residency, we've decided to add two Nanaimo dates on July 17th at The Queen's! Tickets go on sale July 7th at 12PM PDT at https://bit.ly/JRQueens
Tickets to the last residency sold out in under 4 minutes so make sure you set a reminder!
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/272496107146198/
We're getting the Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good Band together on Thursday evening for a live concert stream. I'm beyond excited to play a gig with Linger, Matt & Chris. This is a FULL PRODUCTION show on a killer stage with all the bells and whistle, thanks to the amazing team over at Briere Production Group Inc!!
Stream will be live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jesseropermusic/) and YouTube.
Hope you can tune-in, gonna be a SUPER DUPER great time!!
We're extremely excited to finally announce a Victoria show. The band will be joining Jesse for The One Night Only Concert Series at Phillips Backyard on July 6th! They'll be joined by Yukon Blonde, Daniel Wesley, and Lo Waight and the Rattlesnakes. Presale tickets are available now at http://www.bit.ly/ROPERYYJ with the code 'redbird' until April 19th and general public tickets go on sale April 19th at 10:00 am PST. We've also got a VIP package that's extremely limited at only 40 people that includes a brewery tour, private acoustic show, and more. Yew!
After countless requests for sweet analog goodness of Jesse's 2015 release 'Red Bird', we're happy to announce it's finally available for presale. This release is extremely limited so head over to the store to claim yours now before they're all gone. We've also got a bundle available that includes a limited edition Red Bird T-Shirt, so grab it while you can!
See you all this summer!
"These tunes sound the closest to my imagination of any songs I’ve ever recorded. It’s as if Ben Kaplan (Mother Mother, Five Alarm Funk) surgically dissected them from my head and made them better along the way. I loved working with Ben. His sense of what’s awesome was on point. He also let me put my hand print on these tunes. After we finished recording we turned the rough mixes to 11 and drank beer while listening to them and other tracks he’d done on repeat. My favourite recording experience ever. I can’t wait to do more with the guy"
Take a listen: https://fanlink.to/GottaHaveIt
Excited to announce a couple more tour dates to my fall tour. We're headlining the Tofino Folk Festival on thanksgiving weekend which is gonna awesome. I'm also going to play a couple a couple Skookum After Dark parties including a FREE show at the Railway Club on Sept 6th!! Cheers!
The band and I are hitting the road this fall and I can't wait!! We're hitting the studio in September as well so we're going to have some new material for y'all!!! Make sure you sign up for my email newsletter to get the pre-sale code. Hope to see you on the road.
‼️Im going on tour with Big Wreck‼️
2018 is off to a good start already!! Starting in February and through till March I will be in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Washington and Cali!!
Tour stops and ticket links will be up on the site soon!
I'm coming to rip up some solo shows on your beautiful side of the country early November!!!
11/05 Moncton, NB: https://www.facebook.com/events/140389696593109/
11/06 Charlottetown, PEI: https://www.facebook.com/events/126339728072514
11/07 Halifax, NS: https://www.facebook.com/events/146473849297539/
11/09 Fredericton, NB: https://www.facebook.com/events/132491860727179
I hope you can make it out to one of the shows, or if have some friends in ⚓Eastern Canada⚓ it'd be sweet if you let them know I'm coming to rock!
I received a phone call from my manager telling me that I'd been booked to go on tour with Burton Cummings!!!! Listed below are the dates. I believe they're already sold out with the exception of New Westminster and Prince Albert Saskatchewan. Ask me I'm excited!! Ok ok the answer it yes!!!!!! Haha this be the dream:)
Tue-Oct-10 Duncan, BC Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
Thu-Oct-12 New Westminster, BC Massey Theatre
Fri-Oct-13 Mission, BC The Clarke Theatre
Mon-Oct-16 Vernon, BC Vernon & District Perf. Arts Centre
Tue-Oct-17 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Community Theatre
Fri-Oct-20 Red Deer, AB Red Deer Memorial Centre
Mon-Oct-23 Prince Albert, SK E.A. Rawlinson Centre For The Arts
Tue-Oct-24 Saskatoon, SK Dakota Dunes Casino
Thu-Oct-26 Camrose, AB Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Perf. Arts Ctr.
Fri-Oct-27 Medicine Hat, AB Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
Sun-Oct-29 Cranbrook, BC Key City Theatre
Mon-Oct-30 Trail, BC Charles Bailey Theatre
Jesse is currently recording a follow up album to Redbird in Vancouver at the famous Warehouse studios with his producer Ian Davenport. Ian has recorded some amazing artists including; Band of Skulls, Supergrass, Head of the Herd as well as the upcoming release from July Talk. The album is taking shape and Jesse can't wait for his fans to hear it!
Honored to have the opportunity to open for Booker T. Jones in Victoria at Alix Goolden Hall On Feb 12th and then in Vancouver at the The Vogue Theatre Feb 13th with my trio for both shows!!! Tickets are selling quick so make sure you pick up yours!
I'm stoked to announce that I will be performing at Sugar Nightclub in Victoria on New Years Eve!! Joining for a stellar night of music is my friends Band of Rascals, Fox Glove and everyone's favorite DJ keeping the groove going in between sets DJ Boitano. Tickets are available starting Wednesday November 17th at Lyles Place and Ticketweb. Lets rawk in 2016 together!
Friends, it's the last leg of the Peak Performance Project and I need your votes! Voting just opened, here is the link! http://bc.peakperformanceproject.com/vote/
I want to say thank you for your support throughout the past year, thanks for your vote and here is some music for free download. http://www.jesseroper.ca/voteppp
New acoustic album released!! I’ve just recorded and released an acoustic album benefiting Our Place Society. $6.17 is how much it costs Our Place society to feed one person, three meals in one day, so I’ve released my new acoustic album for download at $6.17 with all proceeds sponsoring a full day of meals at Our Place Society on October 6th!! I’m inspired by the support Our Place offers my hometown and want to give back to the community in the best way I know possible – through the love and enjoyment of live music. Check out my new initiative at http://www.foodforaday.ca, grab a download and please SHARE the word- together, October 6th we can offer over 1,200 meals to Greater Victoria’s most venerable citizens!
Can't wait to boogy my buns off in the YUKON!!! My good friends the Midnight Sons Band have invited us to rock out the North with them on October 3rd. Me and the boys are beyond excited to check out this beautiful part of the world. Gonna be a barn burner!!!! More info: http://jesseroper.ca/tour
My video for Quality time is out now: https://youtu.be/d0D7Erz3Wlc Now I'm asking for your wonderful help again to vote me into another video at this link here: http://www.storyhive.com/project/show/id/570. If we get It Ill be making a video for a single that I'm headed down to Seattle to record next week. This'll be my first time working with a fairly high profile producer and I'm nervous as to what he's going to want to change or muck about with. All part of the jump in with both feet approach I suppose. Could also be great though!! Thanks again for all of your help and support. I don't really have anything without folks lifting me up and I'm feeling pretty darn lucky these days
Big news, I am stoked to announce that I'll be competing this year at the 2016 International Blue Competition in Memphis this year after winning this past weekend at the White Rock Blues Society's Blues Challenge!
I'm headlining Kelowna BC's Canada Day! July 1st at Waterfront Park, admission is free. Catch me right before the fireworks!
So excited to find out that I've been selected as one of the top 12 finalists in the Peak Performance Project!
An awesome opportunity, the contest is put on by Vancouver radio station 102.7 The Peak and designed to educate, promote, develop and hopefully launch the careers of some of British Columbia’s top emerging artists. Along with the other 11 bands/artists, I will participate in a music “bootcamp” retreat with the top 12 from Alberta to complete a series of challenges, adjudicated by a panel of judges for a chance to win the top prize of $102,700!!
My video for my first single off Red Bird, "The Hurricane's Eye" is live now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb5H8X0glFw
Thank you too all of the Indie Gogo supporters and folks in general who helped along the way in the making of this fine feature. I hope you like it. Make sure to share it with as many newborn children as possible. I think my future success depends on this song being the first memory for the next generation! Video was filmed and directed by my good friend Shiraz
I am so excited to share my new album "Red Bird" with my fans, which will be available on iTunes and other digital distributors Friday January 23rd. The physical CDs will be available at my upcoming shows and in my online store (http://jesseroper.ca/store). I will also be getting it into some local stores so stay tuned!