Manchester photographer Shay Rowan shares his pictures and thoughts on the Charlie Cooper show at Matt & Phreds.
Gliding through the closely gathered tables at Matt & Phred’s – a venue well known and respected on the soul and jazz circuit – Manchester based singer Charlie Cooper takes her place before her nine piece band and launches into what will become a two set performance.
In a full length black dress she combines stunning looks with a voice that contains both power and subtle elegance.
In a full length black dress she combines stunning looks with a voice that contains both power and subtle elegance as she threads a selection of her own soon to be released compositions amongst excellent covers from some of the giants of soul and blues such as Etta James and Al Green. The quality of her live performance and the strength already evident in her song writing ability surely means that before very long her set will be completely her own and that will indeed be something to see.