JP Cooper is joining the starry line-up for the Big Gig at Sheffield FLY DSA Arena on 22 July in support of the Invictus UK Trials.
The Mancunian singer songwriter has had over two billion audio streams around the world. Cooper has two Top Ten and platinum-selling singles, Perfect Strangers (with Jonas Blue) and September Song, and a Top Ten album, with his 2017 debut Raised Under Grey Skies.
JP Cooper is joining a line-up featuring Alfie Boe, classical artist Laura Wright, pop-sensation Heather Small and Suggs from Madness. The Game of Thrones actor Charles Dance is also performing a reading at the Big Gig.
The Big Gig, in support of the Invictus UK Trials, is produced and presented by Sheffield’s Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer Eliot Kennedy, and designer Emma Willis MBE, founder of the charity Style for Soldiers.
JP Cooper said: “I often wonder what good I am doing for the world by sitting around writing songs all day. In the grand scheme of things it seems quite useless, however I’m incredibly grateful to have been asked to perform for some real heroes who have made a huge difference for our country, and I can’t wait to see you all there.”
Cooper’s latest hit, Sing It With Me, featuring Astrid, has dominated this summer’s airwaves, a hit JP describes as a “pop monster” destined for the dancefloor.
JP Cooper spent the best part of a decade performing small venues with his school and college bands, while working in bars before striking out on his own. His fan base was built from the grassroots of Manchester’s open-mic scene, before signing with Island Records and achieving runaway international success with the Jonas Blue hook-up, Perfect Strangers.
Sheffield will host the Invictus UK Trials between 22 and 26 July 2019, giving nearly 500 competitors the chance to take part in an adaptive multi-sport event as part of their recovery journey, supported by their friends and family. The programme is delivered by a partnership of Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and the Royal British Legion.
The Big Gig, Sheffield FLY DSA Arena, Monday 22 July. Doors open 6.30pm, show starts 7.30pm. Tickets £25. A limited no. of VIP tickets to include after show party are available at £40.
Proceeds of The Big Gig will be donated to Invictus UK and Style for Soldiers to support the recovery journeys of our wounded, injured or sick.
Tickets can be purchased from:www.flydsaarena.co.uk