Jarvis Cocker is a short-sighted musician & broadcaster who was born in the north of England in the 20th century. He was lead singer with Pulp for 34 years. He has also released two solo albums. His lyric collection “Mother, Brother, Lover” was published by Faber in 2011. Between 2009 & 2017 he presented the BBC 6 Music programme “Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service” as well as the ongoing, award-winning BBC Radio 4 documentary series “Wireless Nights”. He has honorary doctorates from both Sheffield Hallam University & Central Saint Martin’s School of Art (which he attended 1988-91). Deutsche Grammophon released “Room 29”: a song-cycle written in collaboration with the Canadian pianist Chilly Gonzales which they presented at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival. In conjunction with Steve Mackey he has devised “Dancefloor Meditations”: an attempt to combine a guided meditation class with a nightclub experience. In March & April 2018 he played tiny clubs & caverns throughout the UK, presenting his new musical ensemble: “JARV IS…”. His second book “This Book Is A Song” will be published by Jonathan Cape in Spring 2020. He lives in Paris & London. His star-sign is Virgo.
Photograph: Bradley Wood