Ask your #MCM with Jesse Roper

This week we’re crushing on Jesse Roper.

Jesse Roper’s makes roots music with a modern touch.   His latest album, Access to Infinity was produced by Ian Davenport (July Talk, Band Of Skulls, Supergrass) at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios.  Reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, Jesse’s brings the psychedelic 70s vibe into the world of today. Check out the first single, Cherry, and you’ll see what I mean. 

Jesse is a performer who’s meant to live on th stage.  He’s performed alongsidethe likes of soul icon Booker T. Jones, blues baroness Beth Hart, and Canadian treasure Colin James. He’s headlined at Rifflandia and Rock the Shores, and just came off tour with Big Wreck.  

We go the chance to chat with Jesse, and are just grinning over his romantic side. Take a read below!


What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?

If I’m being honest it’s either her smile or her butt. I’m a butt and smile man. Personality is big, but chances are you probably see her before you talk. If she has both a nice booty and a magnetic smile I’m probably doing a lot of stuttering on my words if I get to talk to her.


What is your definition of romance?

Romance is that story of love and wild passion that you try to write with someone who hopefully tells the same tale to their friends as well. I’m kind of a big fan of the romance.


What is the best date you’ve ever been on?

The best date I’ve ever been on was the first hundred or two that I went on with the girl I’m with now. We couldn’t go to the gas station or the grocery store without it getting steamy. We were date pro’s. One time I remember getting kicked out of a restaurant patio for dancing too enthusiastically to the music of the band playing beside us. Other folks had been paying attention though and as soon as they saw us getting the boot, the whole patio stood up and started to boogie! It was a dance party all the sudden and everyone had a blast. What a great day.


What’s your instant deal breaker?

A bad attitude. I can’t stand self-entitled people and I hope I never come across that way.


What’s the strangest thing you have ever done to get a love interest’s attention?

Hmm…I have to think about that. I’m typically pretty shy about getting attention. I know I tried the getting super drunk till you have courage technique but never found it worked well. Probably staring and sweating. That doesn’t work so well either but sometimes you can’t help it.  I think I’ve grown into a bit more of a “Hi! My name is Jesse” kind of guy. Much less intense than the stare and sweat combo.


What’s the strangest thing someone has done to get your attention?

Throwing a beer can at me was one I’ll never forget. It hit me right in the chin and I was soaked from the neck down. She got my attention though!


If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?

Don’t be an ass hole! Be nice! Open doors for people and share whatever happiness you have. I could elaborate more but I think you get what I’m saying.

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is a Toronto based writer with a serious addiction to music. Corporate drone by day, renegade rocker by night, writing is her creative outlet. Nadia has written for the Examiner (.com) on live music in Toronto and Indie Music in Canada, and was a weekly columnist for Don't Believe a Word I Say. She has never been in a band but plays an awesome air guitar and also the tambourine. Nadia is the co-founder, Managing Editor and resident Music lover (and editor) for Addicted.
Nadia Elkharadly

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