The Hope, The Fear
28th March 2024 - 7:30 pm

The Hope, The Fear headline show

Oporto, Leeds

Special Guests TBC

When the only constant in life is change, all you have is Hope and Fear.

The Hope The Fear is the pseudonym of multi-instrumentalist Alex Fletcher. In 2022, this Leeds-based artist embarked on a creative journey, initially crafting a few notes and melodies that soon evolved into something more profound.

Driven by the innate desire to narrate tales, Fletcher’s focus transformed, turning the music into a powerful mechanism—a tool for expressing the intricate tapestry of life. With each song, he skilfully paints a vivid portrait, capturing the essence of family, love, loss, and the complexities of human emotions.

Rooted in the gritty and unbridled atmospheres of England’s basements and clubs, The Hope, The Fear pays homage to the formidable grassroots bands of the North while infusing a distinctive Americana flavour.

Beneath the surface, echoes of influential songwriters like Jason Isbell and Sam Fender can be discerned, guiding the listener through the enchanting landscapes of the North. Amidst the crashing sounds that resonate like a cathedral, there’s an undeniable invitation—an outstretched hand drawing you closer.

Having toured the world as part of various musical acts, Alex has graced prestigious venues and festivals, earning recognition on BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 6. Yet, it’s within The Hope, The Fear that he leaves an indelible mark. The music emanates rawness, fulfilment, and guidance.

This is more than just music; it’s a message, a prayer, a mantra—a cascading flow of truth and honesty.


Oporto 33 Call Ln
Leeds LS1 7BT