The Mahogany Minute is designed for those who haven’t got a huge amount of time on their hands, and artists who have even less. Every artist continues the same lines, and we all get to learn a little bit more about them.

Last week JP Cooper returned with his latest EP ‘When The Darkness Comes’, a follow up to last years ‘Keep The Quiet Out’. His latest 4 track EP is a beautiful journey of love and loss, full of emotion to tug at your heartstrings. Cooper has flawlessly blended a mixture of folk, soul and blues, showcasing his undeniable talent for intricate songwriting, whilst his vocals remain breath-taking.

Hi, my name is… JP Cooper.

My parents… met whilst studying art at a college in North Manchester…got married, bought a house, and brought me and my 4 sisters into the world. They’re always in my heart.

I was born… on the 1st of November at around 1:40pm weighing 6lb 9oz.

Now you can find me… in Manchester, I love this city! I am however spending more and more time in London.

It all started when… my friend at school bought a guitar. I was about 15. 

Music has… been all I’ve worked at since I left high school. It gives me the opportunity to explore my own thoughts. Writing songs is like having a much needed conversation with a friend.

If I’m not in the studio or on stage… I’m with my son, swimming, playing with his train set, or chasing him around an indoor kids play centre. Other than that it’s lots of trains and travelling.

The music industry… is changing rapidly. 

I’ve never been… to dinner with a kangaroo.

I wish… I was really good at playing piano.

One song… is all it takes to communicate with millions.

If I’ve learnt something in the past three years… it’s that Ronan Keating was right when he said ‘life is a rollercoaster’.

This year’s highlight… has been sharing my new EP, ‘When The Darkness Comes’. It’s only January though…I’m sure there will be many.

If you listen to my music for the first time… do it somewhere that you won’t be distracted and wear headphones.

You can buy JP Cooper’s EP ‘When The Darkness Comes’ here