To celebrate his 30th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 26th September, WLKO JOHNSON has confirmed his special guest will be Dr John Cooper Clarke.
Poet, movie star, rock star, TV & radio presenter, comedian, and social & cultural commentator, John Cooper Clarke first shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original people’s poet.
John Cooper Clarke’s career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever. His influence is relevant in today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark look continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge. His influence can be heard within the keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys and Plan B.
John has been involved in two global No.1 albums in the last two years; with The Arctic Monkeys putting one of John’s best loved poems, “I Wanna Be Yours” to music on their critically acclaimed “A:M” album.
Wilko will be joined on stage at the Royal Albert Hall by his band members Norman Watt-Roy (bass), Dylan Howe (drums)