Colour Film with Les Cooper
95 King Street East
Hamilton, ON, L8N 1A9
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
This event is all ages
Imagine Nick Drake cheering up a bit and working with Beck. That's the sound of Colour Film, the new identity of Hamilton's Matthew de Zoete. Blending pop and folk, Colour Film debuts with Super 8, an EP that sets six cinematic songs in an atmosphere of shimmering guitars and keys with a driving rhythm section. Tapping a vein of sincerity, Colour Film shines a light on old friends, new families, and waking up on the right side of the wrong bed. The songs come alive on the big screen behind your eyes.
Les Cooper is a multiple award-winning producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Hamilton. His compositions and productions have been featured on television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, The L Word , Fringe and One Tree Hill. His productions have won several awards including The Good Lovelies and Meaghan Smith, who took mome Junos in 2010 and 2011 respectively. He has had several Juno nominations for other projects including Madison Violet and Jill Barber, and his work on The Good Lovelies' recent album Burn the Plan earned him a Producer of the Year nomination at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Cooper has received critical acclaim across North America, Europe and Australia, and has recently been getting quite a bit of attention for his arranging and orchestration skills. He has composed commissions for Symphony Nova Scotia as well as several works for Canadian artists such as Jill Barber, Andy Stochansky, Craig Cardiff, Meaghan Smith and David Myles. His arrangements have frequently been compared to the great arrangers of the past such as Nelson Riddle and Duke Ellington, earning him a reputation as a composer with a classic and timeless sound.