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Sam  Hooper Group

Sam Hooper Group

Blues / Funk / Indie Rock Cleveland, OH  US
I Won't Be Your Fool
I Won't Be Your Fool
You Heard Me Crying
You Heard Me Crying
Help Me Out of the Dark
Help Me Out of the Dark
Where the Lonely Go
Where the Lonely Go
All Caught Up in Your Love
All Caught Up in Your Love


Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (SamHooperGroup cover)


  • Fri

    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

  • 2014

    Apr 4

    Cleveland, OH, US | 12:00pm

    Dear Friends, I'm playing guitar as part of this special show this Friday at Nighttown. Hope you can make it! DETAILS: Okantah, The MKE Poet featuring Vince Robinson and the Jazz Poets with Special Guest Artists, The Hue People!! --- Most often compared to legendary poet and song writer, Gil Scott-Heron, Baba Okantah strives to bring maximum impact to "The Word." His music is eclectic and ranges from the blues to straight ahead jazz, with some p-funk flavor seasoning a hot hypnotic roots reggae groove. MKE performances are part ritual, part revival and part healing circle. The Muntu Kuntu Energy Poet likes to say, [my music] "ain't hip hop, but, it's hip!" Vince Robinson & the Jazz Poets were formed in 1997. Featuring Vince Robinson on keyboards; Derrick James, bass; Sam Hooper, guitars and Reggie Holmes on drums, they have performed at several venues including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland State University, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art as well as a guest appearance on the WVIZ--TV 25 program, Applause. Featuring Afi-Nur Nkrumah, Anita Rose Banks, Ceco Selinas and Steven E. Boyd, the Hue People are Cleveland's premier vocal ensemble. "Their instruments are four ... voices blended together to create a unique and powerful sound. It's difficult to describe how wonderful music sounds when it comes from talented and dedicated artists that commit mind, body and soul to their art. Hue People are cultural messengers that embody a blend of melodious African rhythms that resonate distinctly in every note." Join us for an evening of serious roots culture poetry and music in honor of the memories of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gil Scott-Heron!!! $20 at the door. For more information, call Nighttown at 216-795-0550 or log onto http://nighttowncleveland.com./

  • 2013

    Sep 28

    Cleveland, OH, US | 4:00pm

    Friends, We have a special event coming up next Saturday and we'd love for you to be a part of it! Gorillamusic.com Presents "ONCE MORE WITH FEELING" Saturday 9/28/13 SAM HOOPER GROUP at PEABODY'S !! 2045 E. 21st Street Cleveland, OH 44115 Cleveland State U is tearing down Peabody's! CSU is expanding so this will be one last blowout featuring several great bands before the wrecking ball comes and Peabody's moves once again. ***Our TIME slot will be determined by advance ticket sales, so.... PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR ADVANCE TICKETS! I have them 4 you. (also available online - see below)*** All ages welcome! (Under age/under 18 Tickets are available at the door for $3.00) To PURCHASE advance tickets ONLINE, GO HERE: ( http://www.gorillamusic.com/buy-tickets-gorilla-music-and-eagle-one-local-concerts-and-music-festivals-2/ ) -+++FOR US TO GET CREDIT, YOU MUST put the Artist Name: SAM HOOPER GROUP and Venue: PEABODY'S (Thanks !!) Please let me know if you've done that too, so I can keep track.+++ Since I've been unexpectedly living back in Cleveland this year, this will be the 1st Sam Hooper Group show here in 2013! COME HELP US RAISE THE ROOF! Love and blessings, -Sam

  • 2012

    May 10

    West Hollywood, CA, US | 8:00pm

    It's time to play, hope to see you in May! --Thursday May 10th 8:40PM-- SAM HOOPER GROUP at HOUSE OF BLUES 8430 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (323) 848-5100 -- ALL AGES SHOW! Bring the whole family! -- - Advance Tickets only $10.00 Can you believe it? (contact samhoopergroup@gmail.com or samhoopergroup on facebook for tickets) - We will be in the Voodoo Lounge at House of Blues so the volume will be at a comfortable level. No need for ear plugs :-) - Parking is easy to find on Sunset at one of many lots or on the street where the meters now take credit/debit cards! - Mark your calendars! http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/losangeles/ Let's get together for night of blues, funk soulful fun!

  • 2012

    Jan 29

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 8:00pm

    NEW SHOW - This SUNDAY 1/29 - 9:00pm! SAM HOOPER GROUP ROOM 5 143 N. La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 only $8 cover 323-938-2504 Come bring your friends, 'cause we gonna have a funky good time! http://room5lounge.com/


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  • 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!!!


  • Sam in Shanghai! (photo: http://www.fredericballart.com/ )


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

Label: FBJoy Records

Bio: SAM HOOPER Bio 2012 website: samhooper.com

Sam Hooper is a captivating American musician whose alluring blend of blues, rock and funk has thrilled audiences in China, Switzerland, Finland, and Japan. Originally from Cleveland, OH and well established on the Boston music scene,...See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Watching for my cue. Photo by Randy Norfus - Sam Hooper Group w Mike Null show at Nighttown http://t.co/h1kc132CzV


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