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Sam  Hooper Group

Sam Hooper Group

Blues / Funk / Indie Rock Cleveland, OH  US


  • Sat

    Jan 30

    Cleveland, OH, US | 8:00pm

    Looking forward to rocking the Happy Dog – Euclid Tavern again and for the first time this year! Derrick James will be back on 6-string bass! Along with David Lee Green-drums and Sakait Baksar-keyboards we’re looking forward to seeing you. Plus, my good buddy, Paul Bauer will be in from his teaching gig in Beijing. It’s the Chinese New Year break. We may be able to coax him onstage to sing something with us. Of course, gourmet Hot Dogs for everybody! All ages welcome. Hope to see YOU there!

  • Thu

    Jan 14

    Cleveland, OH, US | 8:30pm

    Happy to be be bringing the full band back to this gem of the Waterloo Arts District. Sam - guitar/vocals Sakait Baksar - keyboards/vocals Derrick James - bass/vocals David Lee Green - drums/vocals Join us for a blues/rock/funk Get Down, Throw Down!

  • 2015

    Dec 11

    Strongsville, OH, US | 5:00pm

    SHG (trio): Sam-gtr/vocals, Matt Urminski-bass, David Lee Green-drums 5:30-9:00pm, Flights & Bites Wine Tasting event 6-8pm, Always a fun time in the CAFE!

  • 2015

    Nov 27

    Cleveland, OH, US | 8:00pm

    The night after you've filled up on Thanksgiving Turkey, let's kick off the Holiday Season together! Blues/funk/rock/& Surprises just for you. Drinks, gourmet hot dogs. Dance if feel the urge. Only $5 at the door http://samhooper.com/shows/ Free PArKiNg in lot across the street and on the street. See YOU There!! Sam - guitar/vocals Sakait Baksar - keyboards/vocals Matt Urminski - bass/vocals David Lee Green - drums/vocals

  • 2015

    May 22

    Cleveland, OH, US | 8:00pm

    Our debut at the Bop Stop which is been newly re-imagined for education and entertainment by The Music Settlement. SAM HOOPER GROUP: Sam Hooper - guitar/vocals Keyboards - Sakait Baksar ( from Horns & Things) Bass - Derrick James (from Horns & Things) Drums - Reggie Holmes (played with Pharoah Sanders and Dizzy Gillespie) Sam Hooper is a captivating American musician whose alluring blend of blues, rock and funk has thrilled audiences in China, Switzerland, Finland, and Japan. His soulful vocals have been compared to Otis Redding and Robert Cray, while critics have likened his blistering guitar playing to Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana. His songs have been heard by millions of viewers on the hot daytime TV dramas All My Children and The Young & The Restless. Sam Hooper Group has opened for blues guitar legends Ronnie Earl and Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson and showcased at New York’s Soul of the Blues Festival and Alabama’s W. C. Handy Music Festival. In 2009, Hooper won Winner Guitar Center’s KING OF THE BLUES, Cerritos, CA Store Finals. A documentary of Hooper’s musical journey has appeared on Medford, MA Cable TV and is now on youtube.com. After many years in Boston and Los Angles, Hooper recently moved back to his hometown roots in Cleveland, OH. In 2014 he entertained all over Northeast Ohio with Vince Robinson & the Jazz Poets, Gaetano Letizia’s Underworld Blues Band, and Duffy Liturgical Dance Ensemble, among others. He’s performed at Nighttown, Rockefellers, The Cleveland Cultural Festival, Peabody’s, Westwood Country Club and several churches in the area. Sam Hooper and Sam Hooper Group’s CDs, “All Caught Up,” “EAST” and “LIVE in Shanghai” are now available on itunes. His newest recording, the EP, “Sam Hooper & Mike Null” will be released in 2015! For more information, visit: www.reverbnation/samhoopergroup www.facebook.com/samhoopermusic samhooper.com


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  • The Ohio Music Awards (Venue)
    The Ohio Music Awards
    Congrats on the ranking!Just a note - The 2015 Ohio Music Awards is underway! Listen to 2014 winners & enter yours @ www.theohiomusicawards.com Celebrate Ohio! OMA
  • Maria DiDonato (Artist)
    Maria DiDonato
    Sweet funky sounds. Lovin' I Won't Be Your Fool.
  • John Revitte (Artist)
    John Revitte
    Great blues passion in your vocal and excellent sound on "You Heard Me Crying" Sam!!!


  • Photo: J. Sean Bennett/Shanghai
  • Sakait Baksar, David Lee Green, Sam, Derrick James
  • Photo: Amonte Littlejohn


Sounds Like: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Official Page, Elvis Costello, Derek Trucks, John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr

Label: FBJoy Records

Bio: SAM HOOPER - Bio sam@samhooper.com
November 11, 2015

Sam Hooper is a captivating American musician from Cleveland, Ohio. His alluring blend of blues, rock and funk has thrilled audiences in China, Switzerland, Finland, Japan and the USA. His soulful vocals have been compared to Otis Reddi...See Full Bio

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