David Hope & Robert John Hope

Fri 1 March 2019

David Hope & Robert John Hope

David Hope (IRL)
David Hope is an Irish folk troubadour from the West coast of Ireland.

Over the past 14 years, David has gigged & toured extensively in both his native Ireland and mainland Europe, averaging in excess of 200 shows per year. During this time, Hope has built a reputation as one of the very best live performers on the touring circuit today. Drawing his audience in with his storytelling wit, personality and Irish charm, it is the beauty and depth of his songs, which are delivered with the lived in, almost sepia tone of his impressive voice & the raw elegance of his guitar playing that succeeds in holding audiences long after the show has finished.

David has performed a variety of shows across Europe including numerous festivals in Switzerland (Blue Balls Luzern, Songbird Festival Davos), Germany, Sweden and toured with Declan Sinnott (IRL), The Duke Spirit (UK), Sophie Hunger (CH) and Beth Hart (USA). In Ireland, he has toured nationally with folk/blues chanteuse Mary Coughlan (IRL), Barnaby Bright (USA) and opened for a variety of Irish artists such as Damien Dempsey, Mick Flannery, The Stunning, Mundy, Mary Black, John Spillane and whipping boy.

David has independently released four critically acclaimed records in recent years. The album, ‘A Picture’, produced in 2007 by Terry Woods (Steeleye Span / The Pogues) received great reviews and airplay and was promoted with appearances on national Irish television. A 7-track EP ‘Daybreak Someplace’ was released in 2009 to rave reviews.

2011 saw Hope work with highly acclaimed musician and producer, Declan Sinnott (Christy Moore / Moving Hearts) who produced a second EP entitled ‘Hell or High Water’. The first single ‘Hell or High Water’ was released in April 2011 to great reviews and radioplay and was followed up with Hope’s first music video, produced by IMTV award winning film maker, Shaun O’Connor.

A second full studio album, ‘Scarecrow’, was released in early 2013 to rave reviews – with the album reaching No. 3 in the Singer / Songwriter Album Chart on iTunes. ‘Scarecrow’ was released in Germany in January 2015 on deepdive records to stellar reviews and nationwide airplay.


Robert John Hope (IRL / DE)
Robert John is an Irish, Berlin based singer/songwriter whose music is rooted in folk and alternative pop/rock.

“The Unravelling” is the debut solo EP by Robert John Hope, an Irish, Berlin based singer-songwriter. Hope’s music is rooted in ambient folk and alternative pop/rock, and his vocals have been described as “ethereal” (Hotpress Magazine) (IRE), and to having a vocal range veering from “Matt Bellamy style dramatics, to Eddie Vedder and Thom Yorke” (Mail On Sunday) (UK.)

As front man of Irish outfit Senakah, Robert spent 8 years touring America and Europe both with the band and as a solo artist, releasing two albums to critical acclaim. With three top 20 chart hits in Ireland under his belt, he travelled to the US playing close to 300 shows in over 40 states, taking in legendary venues such as the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood and the Boulder Theatre, as well as the South By Southwest Festival, touring and jamming with Parliament-Funkadelic and Talking Heads legend Bernie Worrell along the way.

2017 saw Robert take to the road around Europe with his new band, opening for acts such as Foals at Scala in London, with appearances at the Doolin Folk Festival in Ireland, and the Carnival of Cultures festival in Berlin also thrown into the mix.

June, 2018 will see the release of “The Unravelling” to be followed by his debut solo album in 2019.