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Hope London started life as an artist in a studio squat under the elevated train in Jamaica, New York and never thought seriously about performing. 'I met Grace Jones in a lawyer’s office in Manhattan and stumbled on Tom Waits at a record company in Los Angeles but didn’t get either of their phone numbers.'

An unconscious objector to career planning, Hope worked in a deli in Brooklyn, became a lawyer for artists, a cartoon animator in LA and director of Castlefield Gallery in Manchester before transplanting to rural Scotland. After just a few evenings of live music and whisky down the pub, Hope was playing piano and singing for the first time since dimly remembered days in a high school rock band belting out Janis Joplin covers.

Hope has performed at Scotland’s Eden Festival, the Wigtown Book Festival, the Dumfries Music Conference, Nice ‘n Sleazy and The Blue Arrow in Glasgow and the Carlton Arms Hotel in New York. The album “Aim Low” is on Spotify and iTunes.

“There’s jazz, torch songs...the New Orleans barfly communing with the New York bartender at 3 am... ghosts of beat poets, the ring stain of a Bukowski memory...” (Alex Main, http://www.newhellfireclub.co.uk/news/ ).

Says Hope, 'All that stuff must’ve seeped into my subconscious over the years, now it’s seeping out.'

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    40 minutes
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    United Kingdom
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  • Filmmaker
    Ruari Barber Fleming