NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS
NOVEMBER = WESTERN CANADAIAN TOUR & DATE WITH WSO
JP is heading back on the road, delaying winter's nasty bite back home, with a handful of shows on Vancouver Island. Accompanied with the wonderful Natanielle Felicitas on cello, the pair are playing a string of house concert dates and a couple public shows. Have a look at the calendar, if you would like tickets to a house concert send us an email at email@example.com
You may also notice a few nights off. If you would like to host a house concert in BC we can make that a reality. Simply send an email to Aaron Jones firstname.lastname@example.org and he'll set you up! They're easy, fun and ridiculously unique.
Finally, JP will be playing a song with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Nov 28 at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg. If you missed JP with WSO in 2011, you get a do-over
HOE HOE HOE - LD THE PHONE!
Winnipeg! We are thrilled to announce the JP HOE HOE HOE HOLIDAY SHOW will take place at the Burton Cummings Theatre December 13th, 2013. This year’s event will be one big night of music and fun and will feature many special guests including Sweet Alibi.
We are really looking forward to spending the evening performing for you in this esteemed historic theatre.
Tickets go on sale Saturday October 19th, 2013 at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11004B4B97E8E19A
As always, the holiday show is a chance to relax with music, mild theatrics, and JP's attempt to offer some holiday cheer. This is the event:
No one will ask when you're proposing.
No one will ask for those TPS reports.
No one will be unbuttoning their pants at the table (Seriously folks, please do not unbutton your pants at the show).
With special guests Sweet Alibi lending their rich voices and inescapable talent to the mix, the massive holiday band is going to get you in the festive mood, like it or not.
JP HOE HOE HOE HOLIDAY SHOW is presented by Winnipeg Folk Festival, Virgin 103.1 Radio, City TV Breakfast Television and The Winnipeg Free Press.
PS: The Winnipeg Jets were kind enough to take December 13th off. Game night’s at the Burt!
We pleased to announce the Nothing's Gonna Harm You Video has just picked up video of the year at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards. With gorgeous stop motion animation created by Procter Bros Industries complimenting the first single off of Mannequin; the video speaks for itself. Thanks for all the votes, and please watch, share, watch, share, watch, share and snack.
The leaves are falling, the sweaters are being pulled from the attic, and beach shops that sell blue licorice ice cream must hibernate for another 8 months. JP has a few updates for the upcoming months.
He'll be off the road for Sept, but returns to Calgary with the band Oct 4 & 5 for the Breakout West Music Festival and Conference, where he is nominated for 3 more awards for the album Mannequin (a total of 6):
Outstanding Pop Recording
Independent Recording of the Year
Video of the Year
A HOUSE CONCERTING WE WILL GO!
In November JP will be heading out West on a house concert tour. The best way to see a house concert is to host one. They're easy, fun and incredibly memorable. If you're interested in hosting, please send an email to Aaron.Richard.Jones@gmail.com and he'll set you up with any answers you need.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD PARKER HOE!
While playing the Trout Forest Music Festival in Ear Falls Ontario, JP received the call someone was coming to dinner 3 weeks early. He raced home, (five hours away) and arrived in the nick of time. It wasn't pretty, but Parker arrived, tiny & healthy and the family couldn't be happier.
WHAT A SUMMER
Prior to surprise entrance, JP was enjoying an incredible summer playing festivals across the great Canadian prairies including:
The South Country Fair
Brandon Folk & Music Festival
Gimli Icelandic Festival
Trout Forest Music Festival
Harvest Sun Music Festival
We would love to thank everyone for coming out, the festivals for inviting the band, and the tremendous musicians who shared the stage with us. Festivals make JP's heart go boom.
AT THE WAG
Tomorrow JP Kicks off his summer schedule with a rooftop performance at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Tickets available at the WAG and all information can be found here: http://wag.ca/visit/entertainment/jazzontherooftop. It's going to be a dandy evening!
HERE COMES THE SUN
And just like that summer festival season is upon us. JP will head back out with the full band to festivals in Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba. All dates are posted in the tour section. Come one come all!
EXCLAIM PREMIERES VIDEO
Exclaim.ca is exclusive premiere venue for a live version of Conversation recorded at the Winnipeg Art Gallery last month. Coincidentally, JP and band will be playing a pair of sets June 20 on the WAG rooftop. Go watch the video, then click this link and get your tickets now.
JP HOE STILL ON TOUR!!!
JP heads back out for one final Western Canadian Tour in 2013. Some new cities are on the map, as well as the tried and true. We would love to fill these rooms; so please share the info with friends, family and music lovers throughout Western Canada. Help JP grow and he'll tour forever.
JP HOE ON TOUR!!!
JP is currently in Eastern Canada playing dates with the mesmerizing Ben Caplan. Following the dates with Ben, JP will head out to Atlantic Canada including a date at the gorgeous Capitol Theatre in Moncton NB. For all dates, and ticket information please check out the tour section or visit JP on his Facebook Music Page.
NEW MUSIC VIDEO!
We are so pleased to announce the release of JP Hoe's first official music video for the single 'Nothing's Gonna Harm You'. Thanks to Radio 2's on air support, and the creative wizards at Procter Bros Industries we now have sights to match the sound. Please watch and forward to your friends and family, even the ones you don't like. If this video doesn't mend the fence, nothing will. ENJOY!!!
FINAL TOUR DATES 2012
That's right folks, the 2012 touring schedule is coming to an end. JP is wrapping up a 2 month cross Canada tour Monday and Tuesday November 19th & 20th in Toronto ON. Come on down and celebrate an incredibly successful and grueling 11 months in and out of the van with the full 5 piece ensemble: drums, bass, cello, violin and guitars.
Monday - Cadillac Lounge - 9 PM (Full Set)
Tuesday - Supermarket - 8 PM (Mini Set)
HOE HOE HOE RETURNS
JP has decided to once again spread the holiday joy in his hometown of Winnipeg with the 9th Annual JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show. Since the NHL lockout has made so many Winnipeggers blue, this year's event will try to accommodate everyone looking for a great time...with 3 NIGHTS of joy and cheer! If you would like tickets, they're available at The Park Theatre, McNally Robinson, Into the Music and Music Trader. If you prefer buying tickets online please click the link and your wildest dreams will come true.
Less than a month away don't delay! HOE HO HOE.
CBC RADIO 2 ADDS JP!
That's right folks. If you haven't heard already, JP's first single Nothing's Gonna Harm You from his latest release Mannequin, has been added to regular rotation on CBC Radio 2's playlist! We couldn't be happier and want to return the favour to CBC. If you have a moment, send them an email or Tweet, let them know they should keep playing the single. This is the help JP needs from fans like yourself.
Thank you to everyone who came out coast to coast to see JP and the Truly Richards showcase the new record Mannequin. New fans, old fans, and good friends on and off the stage made for plenty of memories. Enjoy the record, another tour is being routed for the fall. Canada, let's work together and get on this.
GET YOUR COPY OF MANNEQUIN TODAY!Copies of the new record are available throughout the country at these fine stores:
Into The Music
If you prefer the digital version head to:
Media Net Digital
Rogers Wireless Full Track
MANNEQUIN CD RELEASE
Greetings! JP here. I'm elated to bring you the good news...the record is done. It's called Mannequin, and as you can tell from the album cover, even my pecs are bursting with excitement.
We'll be heading across Canada promoting the new record the following week, but the official launch will be here in Winnipeg. We'll be joined by The 'incredible' New Lightweights as special guests for the night, and I promise you a musical event you will not forget. I will also mention, if we sell out the West End, there is a very good chance another Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show will be in the mix come December.
HOT 103 Presents
The JP Hoe 'MANNEQUIN'
May 10, 2012
WEST END CULTURAL CENTRE
w/ Special Guests The New Lightweights
Doors: 7:15PM Show 8:00PM
Tickets: $20 available at McNally Robinson, Into the Music, Music Trader, WECC
and online at ticketbreak.com
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Hello, friends and fans! What a wonderful 2011. Professionally, I travelled to new places including Greenland and Canada's Arctic, back to LA, back to NYC, back to Toronto and so much in between. I managed to finish the upcoming record, MANNEQUIN, and will be releasing it in the next month or so. I had a few more song placements on tv shows, authored a song for a provincial campaign and chatted with Norah Jones. Well maybe we only said "excuse me" to each other, but those are just details. We ended the year on another high note, with a couple of sold out Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Shows with good friends Chic Gamine and a 10 person band.
Thanks you so much for your continued support in 2011, and with a new record I hope to see you all in 2012! Have a healthy and happy year.
PS: GO JETS GO!
JP HOE HOE HOE HOLIDAY SHOW
It's that time of year again! After a very busy year here...there...and everywhere, JP is back home in Winnipeg and ready to celebrate the holly and the jolly.
This year's special guests include members of the Juno Award winning group CHIC GAMINE! Tickets for both nights have sold out 3 years running,
and we expect the same amount of cheer. Get your tickets early or you may get a lump of coal instead of music, whimsy and pounds of magic.
You can pick up your tickets in person at:
The Park Theatre
Into the Music
or online at http://www.ticketbreak.com/parktheatre
GOOD FALL TO YOU ALL!
2011 has been an incredible year for singer songwriter JP Hoe. The first half has been spent recording a record he is incredibly proud of,
coupled with showcases across North America and capped off with the task of writing and recording a tune for Travel Manitoba.
Summer saw JP performing numerous shows with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for crowds up to 30,000 strong, breaking in new venues on rooftops "The Cube",
as well as a handful of private house concerts. The productive year does not stop there. This fall he will be working with Adventure Canada and their
Heart of the Arctic Adventure Cruise, starting in Greenland and exploring the southern coast of Baffin Island. He then heads to the Quebec's famous
Black Sheep Inn, The Living Room in New York City followed by OCFF in Niagara Falls. We are also very pleased to report to Winnipeggers that the
JP HOE HOE HOE HOLIDAY SHOW will be back for another installment this December. Pre sale tickets will go on sale in the next couple of weeks,
so keep your eye on on this site.
Have a great fall Richards! and Go Jet's Go!
JP VS. THE ARCTIC
Up above you will see an artist's rendering of what JP in the arctic may look like.
JP has teamed up with Adventure Canada to explore secluded corners of the planet and bring a piece of JP's art to Greenland and Canada's northern shores. The two week trip will be a mixture of concerts as well as exploration among uninhabited islands as well as remote communities. JP says, "I'm excited and have no idea what to expect. I'm just hoping that the old lady from Titanic isn't on the ship, she's bad luck."
If you would like more information on all of Adventure Canada's adventure cruises click the link. I'm sure JP will let us know all about it.
Featuring: JP Hoe
Date: Sept. 12-24, 2011
24 hours a day
Location: Kangerlussuaq-Iqaluit, Greenland-Canada
GO EAST YOUNG MAN
Immediately following the conclusion of JP Grylls' acrtic adventure, he will be making an appearance at the Black Sheep Inn Sunday Sept 25, 4PM. The Black Sheep is one of JP's favourite venues in the world and the poutine is apparently extraordinary!
Hey New Yorkers! JP will be heading back to Manhattan with an invasion of acts from Winnipeg to play another one of JP's favourite venues, The Living Room. Located in the Lower East side, the night will welcome among other artists, Ruth Moody (Wailing Jenny's, Chic Gamine and Del Barber). The show is free at the door and starts at 7, though we are not sure at this time when JP will be on. More details to come.
Are you an Ontario folk festival lover? You may catch JP playing a few sets Oct 14-15 at the Ontario Conference of Folk Festivals. Long nights of music and story telling. JP will be showing off samples from the upcoming record and will hopefully continue to play more and more festivals in central Canada next summer.
House Concerts and Holiday Party's!
As you start to think about the end of the year, we would like to let fans know that along with concerts in public venues, when available,
JP continues to surge in the world of house concerts as well as private functions, ie: the Company Christmas Party.
If you need any information please contact Aaron Jones and he'll send you all the info you'll need.
SHOTS WITH THE WSO
THE JP HOE PROM SHOW (FINAL ONE)
That's right folks the final JP Hoe Prom Show will take place June 18,
2011 at Winnipeg's Park Theatre. An event that encompasses all the best parts of prom life and myth.
We will transport you back to the moment you grew hair on your chest or shaved those legs for the first time.
With prizes for best costumes, the coronation of the king and queen of the prom, photo booth, student council elections
and so much more this is going to be another incredible night. So gather your friends, find your boyfriend's jacket you never gave back,
rent that limo you never had last time and get your tickets, this is going to be so much fun, you just might thank us!
Saturday June 18, 2011
The Park Theatre
Tickets $20 in advance
Tickets available at:
The Park Theatre
Into the Music
and online at www.ticketbreak.com
For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=226711710675712
HIGH SCHOOL SINGER-SONGWRITER CONTEST
Also, if you ARE or KNOW of a high school student who has singer-songwriter written all over them,
and is ready to showcase it at the JP HOE PROM SHOW we're having a contest!
JP wants to encourage young singer songwriters in Winnipeg to keep developing their craft and reward those who have.
Drop off CD's with a sample of what you do to the Park Theatre with "JP HOE PROM SHOW" written on the front,
along with contact information, grade and school. The contest is open to current high school students and the deadline for submissions is June 8,
with the winners being announced on HOT 103. Get busy.
MAY MAY MAY
So far May has been a wonderful blur for JP. He began the month in Ottawa participating in the National Arts Centre's Prairie Scene Festival.
With three showcases (solo, duo & full band) he managed to captured the attention of many of the well respected international guests.
An incredible experience no doubt there will be many offshoots from that week in May.
JP also recently joined Travel Manitoba in Quebec City for the Rendez Vous Canada (RVC) conference. Showcasing songs from the upcoming record for the over 1400 international tourism operators and sharing his love of his hometown and prairie province, RVC was an exciting opportunity for JP to wear his hometown love on his sleeve. Also, he ate like a king.
JP and sideman Matthew Harder headed West for a few weeks visiting the quainter destinations that make up this great country.
House concerts, old steeples and bars oh my! Thank you to all of our hosts who made the tour so incredibly successful as well as everyone who came out.
If you liked what you saw and would like to host a house concert of your own please contact Aaron Jones at
email@example.com and he'll help you create your own unforgettable evening.
AND THE VERDICT WAS...
JP received some warm words regarding his set at this year's Canadian Music Week courtesy of the Au Review:
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
JP is proud to be showcasing at the 2011 Canadian Music Week in Toronto this March. He'll be bringing an intimate version of the set which includes a
number of songs that JP is currently recording for his upcoming record.
Free Times Cafe
320 College, Toronto ON
March 9, 11 PM
PRAIRIE SCENEPhoto credit - Trevor Lush
JP and band visited Ottawa over the weekend and was honoured to help launch the National Arts Centre's Prairie Scene Arts Festival.
A festival that takes over Canada's capital for two weeks showcasing the best Manitoba and Saskatchewan have to offer.
JP will be playing 1 solo show and 1 show with the Truly Richards (his band) date and times are in the tour section.
Get your tickets and check in with your prairie neighbours to the West.
Photo credit - Jake Harper Hyatt
JP recently headed down to Memphis for the 2011 International Folk Alliance Conference. A conference festival like no other,
where concerts run 24 hours throughout the massive Marriott hotel and the whiff of bbq lasted from moment of touchdown until the third day back home.
JP played a number of well received concerts and discovered more great music from the Great White North. Thanks Memphis!
YOU SAY GOODBYE 010, AND I'LL SAY HELLO 011!
What a wonderful year to look back upon. 2010 saw JP crisscrossing the continent and the planet earth, showcasing in LA, Toronto, and Memphis to name
a few cities and then went ahead and crisscrossed the globe making his first (but not last venture) to beautiful Australia. 010 also saw JP dip his
toes into the television world being sought out to write 11 songs for a Canada Day television program, and placements on MTV shows like the Real World
New Orleans. He capped the year off with
2 more sold out JP HOE HOE HOE HOLIDAY SHOWS and the release of his first HOE HOE HOE HOLIDAY SONGS EP available all year long on itunes!
Hello hello 2011! What is on the docket for this year? JP has been spending the -30C temperatures in the comfort of the studio, halfway completing the upcoming album. On the heels of the award nominated Dear John Letters, the new record is already creating a bit of a buzz, stay tuned. February will see JP head back to Memphis for Rendez-Vous ribs and the North American Folk Alliance, followed by Canadian Music Week in Toronto, the Prairie Scene Music Festival in Ottawa and then down south to the Californian coast. Mixed in will be a number of house concerts across the country, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on hosting. Finally, JP will be heading back to Oz in May with dates still to come, and this time he's ready to try a little roo.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped make 2010 such an productive year, 2011 brings a new record, new opportunities and more restaurants to sample!
THE 5th ANNUAL JP HOE HOE HOE HOLIDAY SHOW
That's right folks, JP's annual Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday show is back in Winnipeg December 17 & 18 at the Park Theatre. He will be joined by the his caroling musical family including Fred Penner, Quinzy, and House of Doc and will be rounded out with special guests throughout the evening. If you haven't been before, than expect the unexpected, and if you're a return audience member, JP yearns to exceed you previous expectations. A night filled with music, laughs, holiday treats, moustaches, and merriment it's a night to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Tickets are on sale today!
The JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show
Presented by HOT 103 and CITY TV
December 17 & 18, 2010
The Park Theatre
Doors: 7:15 Show: 8 PM
Tix: $20 avail at The Park Theatre, McNally Robinson, Into the Music, Music Trader and online at ticketbreak.com
Get December 17th Tickets
Get December 18th Tickets
JP recently returned from the land down under performing at the One Movement Music Festival & Conference as well as the Folk in the Foothills Folk Festival. Showcasing for industry and music lovers alike, JP performed numerous sets, had a fantastic experience and plans on returning bi-annually to the big island. A big thanks to everyone who came out and made JP feel right at home. We'll see you soon mates.
HOUSE CONCERT TOUR
The end of September saw JP along with sideman extraordinaire Matthew Harder hit the road, en route to Australia, playing a Western Canadian house concert tour. The shows were well received and displayed the rich intimacy JP's house are developing a reputation for. If you would like more information, please send Aaron Jones an email at email@example.com
THE REAL WORD NEW ORLEANS
If you were curious, then answer is yes, JP's song Last Good Thing was added to the Real World New Orleans in September. Keep your ears peeled for more placements in the future and send an email to your must see television program encouraging them to add your favourite JP song!
LIVING ROOMS AND BEYOND
JP Hoe and sideman extraordinaire Matthew Harder head to Canada's west coast NEXT WEEK en route to a couple of festivals in Australia.
Along the way they will be filling living rooms with song and story via their incredible house show format.
Most shows can be attended by the public but do require a reservation in advance.
If you live in one of these towns and would like more information or would like to reserve your seat please contact Aaron Jones:
Wednesday Sept 29, Regina SK
Thursday Sept 30, Spruce Grove AB
Friday Oct 1, Calgary AB
Saturday Oct 2, Calgary AB
Sunday Oct 3, Vancouver BC
Seats are always limited at house concerts so we suggest you enquire today!
HOUSE CONCERT WINNER
Congrats to ticket holder 641401, you have won yourself a house
concert for you and 29 of your closest friends and family. Thanks for
coming out to the show last night and thank you delving into the wild
world of house concerts! We gonna have a party!
On June 3, 2010 Winnipeg based singer songwriter JP Hoe returns to the home of his debut solo performance,
the West End Cultural Centre (WECC), recording the concert capturing what makes this artist unique amongst his peers.
The gripping performance, finely crafted songs, incredible voice, and dry sense of humour will fill the hall as they do at his perennially sold out
JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday shows. The recording will be added as a companion download for his next release due out late 2010 early 2011.
The upcoming concert will showcase songs new and old, as Hoe will be joined throughout the night with guest appearances from other local artists,
supported all night by his one and only Truly Richards.
Tix are $12, available at www.ticketworkshop.com, McNally Robinson, Into the Music, Music Trader and the WECC.
JP BREAKING NEWS
JP is hard at work finishing the material for the upcoming record.
He'll be showcasing at a few festivals this summer and is eager to get back into the studio.
Who will take the producer reigns this time around...you would need a sorting hat to find that information.
JP has also added a new blog entry and is adding a couple songs on the download site this week.
Join up for the newsletter and you too can have access to unreleased material. Finally, the playoffs are around the bend, GO SENS GO!
Happy spring everyone
JP HOE RECEIVES 2 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS
Last month JP was nominated for 2 Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA), with the award show on September 20, 2009 in Brandon Manitoba. These are JP's second and third WCMA nominations to date, already receiving the recommendation of Outstanding Pop Recording for his 2006 album The Live Beta Project. This year's nods come in the form Outstanding Pop Recording for The Dear John Letters and Songwriter of the Year. Unfortunately voting is not open to the public, but JP is thrilled to be nominated, and is very thankful for the recognition.
DREAMS COME TRUE FOR JP HOE PROM KING
This past June saw the first annual JP HOE PROM SHOW take place and
like any good prom we crowned a King and Queen. This year's King was
given his crown and helped make our evening a smashing success.
Normally he would go back to his kingdom and the story would end
there. However we received word that our King and the crown have gone
on to bigger and better things. At a recent Green Day concert the
King was asked (wearing his crown) to get on stage and sing a Green
Day song with the band, then...as you can see below he passed the
throne to another. We not saying we're miracle workers, but we're
saying good things happen to those who love the concerts! Way to go
CBC CONCERTS ON DEMAND
Hello Richards, for those of you who could not be there, CBC Radio recorded our CD release party in Winnipeg last September at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. It was a magnificent spectacle with the help of many friends new and old, including The Truly Richards, members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Ruth Moody to name but a few. If you want to hear what you missed, click on the link below to the CBC website and your wildest audio dreams will come true, probably. But check it out, email your friends and family, we want the world to hear this broadcast. Now go! http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/concerts/20080913jphoe
I PREFER TO WATCH.
Who doesn't? JP has recently uploaded 17 new videos to YOUTUBE and they were not meant no to be unwatched. So, grab some chow mein, dim the lights, unplug the phone and head to YOUTUBE and search JP HOE. By the time you finish watching them all, just try and tell us you have stress, just try.
FACEBOOKED YA SUCKA!
Seriously folks, lets add ourselves to the JP Hoe fan page on
Facebook and see if we can overload the facebook mega computer! The
fan page is the first page to post new videos and songs, and we would
like JP Hoe fans to connect and thank each other for supporting great
music. And if that doesn't move you, how about
"Everyone in high school is doing it? Don't you want to be cool like us?", so go.
House concerts YOU can host!
Clubs are fun, and pubs even more cosy, but the most intimate way to listen to a concert...in your living room. A house concert. You may have heard of them, you may have gone to one, or you may be a regular host, well JP is always looking for unique concert opportunities. They're a mixture of music, storytelling, friends, food, wine, interaction, and conversation with the artist. If this sounds appealing, please go to the website to find out how to contact us, we'll provide you with the details and what you'll need.
Upcoming Live Shows
|Nov 12||Calgary, AB||Calgary House Concert|
|Nov 13||Kamloops, BC||Kamloops House Concert|
|Nov 14||Gabriola Island, BC||Gabriola Island House Concert|
|Nov 15||Ladysmith, BC||Ladysmith House Concert|
|Nov 16||Victoria, BC||Victoria House Concert|
|Nov 21||Duncan, BC||Duncan Garage Showroom (s/g of Unwed Mothers)|
|Nov 23||Courtnay, BC||Winterfest (daytime)|
|Nov 23||Black Creek, BC||Black Creek House Concert|
|Nov 25||Esterhazy, SK||Esterhazy House Concert|
|Nov 28||Winnipeg, MB||WSO - Centennial Concert Hall|
|Dec 13||Winnipeg, MB||The Burton Cummings Theatre|
Click here for show info