Budding young New York talent Gus Dapperton has been quietly releasing music for the past year, building up a devoted following in the process. This summer the 20-year-old artist dropped breakthrough single ‘I’m Just Snacking’, which quickly broke 1M views on YouTube. The up-and-coming singer is heading out on a short tour of Europe early next year, playing his first ever date in England at our very own Soup Kitchen next 2nd February.
Dapperton’s quick progression stems from success in an 8th grade songwriting competition, developing his musical skills out of middle school by producing local rappers. A multi instrumentalist, Gus plays everything himself, sings, and records and mixes all of his own material. “The biggest inspiration is film and cinema. That’s how I write with the visual in mind and turn that into stories have never been told in a way no one has ever heard”, says Dapperton. Catch him in the intimate surrounds of Soup’s basement this February.
Gus Dapperton performs at Soup Kitchen on Friday 2nd February 2018. Tickets are available here.
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