31 May 2005
Rachel from Hopper's new material and live dates 
Rachel Ratajski (formerly Morris) who was the singer in Hopper is working on tracks with a new guitarist. The new stuff is mainly acoustic but they are recruiting a drummer and possibly a bass player too. They are are going under the name of Klee.

This Saturday 3 June they play at Slappers at the Arts Theatre Club in Frith Street and then the following Saturday at Turnmills.

Arts Theatre Club
50 Frith St
London W1D 4SQ
Tel: 020 7287 9236
7.00 GBP entry

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