‘I formed my first band there. It deepened my love for music and allowed me to explore music in an extremely free way. I was inspired by the tutors and also the people I met there…that stays with you’.
JP Cooper is a neo-soul singer/songwriter from Manchester who studied with Access back in 2002. He is signed to Island Records and has some pretty impressive collabs under his belt.
In 2016, JP featured on Jonas Blues number one hit, Perfect Strangers and opened for Stevie Wonder in Hyde Park which he says is a career highlight. In 2018, he released his debut album, Raised Under Grey Skies, which took the number 2 position in the album charts. It also features a collab with award winning grime artist, Stormzy.
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