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Dr Hoppo's Urban Rooftops (2022 and onwards)

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Mission statement Rocket launch

'Dr Hoppo's Urban Rooftops' is my latest musical project: a seed intended to grow into a big band playing jazz, latin, soul, funk, rock, dance music, mixing up genres to keep audiences entertained. I'm inspired by the great showman band leaders like Machito, Artie Shaw, Perez Prado and so on...I'll get there one day...

For now, in early 2022, expect a first set of jazz and other cool music, followed by a second set of vibrant dance music, all played to soothe and ravish your ears and your spirit.

The Urban Rooftops are: prima chanteuse Lauren Mullarkey, with Dave Howells on lead vocals and guitar, Mick Gilbourne on percussion, Myke Wilson on drums, Rob Murray on bass and Dr Steve (Hoppo) Hopkins on the pianoforte. And a rooftops night will always feature exciting special guests, see adjacent box 'Next gig'.

I also care that my guests are comfortable and have a good time. Come to a gig and I'll make sure you get a seat at a table, maybe meet some new friends and there'll be space to dance if you want to.

This current grouping evolved out of my earlier project The Archangel Orchestra.  I aim to gradually rebuild the larger ensemble - but this time via smaller steps!

From our last gig

Flier for Gig 15th May 2022

Next gig: Sunday 15th May 2022 at the Carlton Club, Whalley Range, doors open 7 pm

Special guests: Steve Arrand (trumpet), Neil Shaw-Hulme (saxes) and Helen Pillinger (saxes)

Tickets now on sale at

Poster for Gig 15th May 2022

Urban Rooftop pages