Johnny Hooker - Dublin - Sugar Club

JOHNNY HOOKER - DUBLIN

SUGAR CLUB - 28 JUNE

Johnny Hooker is a performer and songwriter from Pernambuco/Brazil that describes himself as “a fierce woman in a man’s body with tearful eyes”. 

He was awarded “Best Male Performer” at the “Brazilian Music Awards” and dazed the musical industry with his first solo album “Eu Vou Fazer uma Macumba pra te Amarrar, Maldito!”, which was chosen as one of the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone magazine. With it, he led us through a journey into passionate love stories in the city of Recife with a combination of rhythms.

Johnny blends local styles like samba, brega, frevo, guitarrada and axé music, seeking to reestablish the identity of his own country and composing unapologetic Northeastern songs that challenge gender and Brazilian expressions.

After becoming a social media hit and touring Brazil for two years, Johnny Hooker released his second album “Coração”, having performed over 60 concerts around the world, surpassing the mark of 100,000 attendees.
“Coração” is a deeper immersion into Brazilian and Latin music appreciation that follows Hooker’s trademark, an ongoing audio, visual and performative exploration. The artistic direction now turns to a combination of “Tropicalismo” and the American Blue-eyed Soul. “Like if Caetano Veloso and David Bowie had a son in Recife”, says Johnny. Since the record's release, there have been performances in 20 Brazilian capitals, as well as Berlin and Barcelona in 2018. 

During his new EU tour, he will perform in Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Leiria and Dublin. 
Named Champion of Equality by the UN Brazil's "Livres & Iguais" campaign, Hooker will headline at Arraial Pride, on June 22nd, 2019. It will mark the 20th edition of the Lisbon Pride.

Vídeos about Hooker:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rSUKG1o8ys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jigI3DqS1M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-tsRbq_EqQ
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJohndonovan

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hookerjohnny