Jody Cooper
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Jody Cooper

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Jody Cooper Music
Ab67616d0000b2735588bf3726e40875bfe504ac Tremble Single 2021
Ab67616d0000b273d1907aacf4dc53101dc3c413 Lullaby Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273843f0f70380e42640ed1fca3 One Single 2017
Ab67616d0000b2734141e4d127cc32e1e624a12d Serenades & Odes to a Cracked World, Pt. 1 Album 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Serenades & Odes to a Cracked World (Part 1) Album 2017
Ab67616d0000b273431900407b66e6f3d0b4286a Free Thyself Album 2012
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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Immortal Friend Single 2015
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Silence Single 2015
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder The Troubadour EP 2013
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Free Thyself Album 2012
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Growing Up Album 2012
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Ten a Penny Album 2007
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English: “For as long as I can remember I’ve been driven, whether intentionally or unintentionally, to march to the beat of my own drum.

So, when I write songs, I’m drawn to challenge perceptions of what is real, and the uncomfortable truths that are often revealed in the process.”

So says Jody Cooper - singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, performer, “walking jukebox” and now German citizen. Described as a “one-man indie pop activist” (Devon Jackson – Rolling Stone), it is easy to be deceived by his catchy melodies and incredibly expressive voice, and believe that there is nothing beneath the surface. But it is precisely what is under that surface that interests Jody. After a six-week whirlwind tour of New Zealand and three months of creative Corona isolation in the wilds of Hessen, Jody is back with a collection of new songs that he simply calls “The Love & Loss Project.” Not an album, or an EP, but an evolving online work that will tease out one song at a time into 2021 and beyond.

Growing up in the eighties as an English boy in a rural Scottish town, Jody always stood out without even trying: “People would look at me strangely because I spoke 'funny', so I learnt to embrace that and combine it with my love of performing in order to feel accepted”. Starting with violin lessons and classroom performances in an R.A.F. flight jacket and shades at the age of six – for which he inherited the moniker 'Elton Cooper' – and later teaching himself piano, bass and guitar. “I couldn't really read music”, he remembers. “Luckily, I discovered I had a natural aptitude for picking things up simply by listening to them”. At the age of fourteen, after a suggestion from a friend, he tried his hand at songwriting. “Ah…the existential teenage angst,” laughs Jody. “Some people pour their heart out into diaries, I poured mine into songs. It was very therapeutic.” At sixteen he awoke one morning with a voice in his head telling him he would be a musician. From then on, music became the only thing that mattered.

After many years performing solo and in bands as a self-employed musician, Jody’s self-determination enabled him to fulfil two long-held dreams: the release of his own first album ‘Ten a Penny’ (2007) – a self-financed and self-produced project five years in the making – and studying music full-time in the home town of his childhood idols The Beatles. It was during his time in Liverpool that he became part of 'Sense of Sound' (an a cappella group whose collaborations include Seal, Damon Albarn, Jon Bon Jovi and Imogen Heap) and, with them, earned his first Guinness World Record. Several releases and European tours followed ('Growing Up' and 'Free Thyself' (2012); 'The Troubadour' EP (2013)) and, in 2013, after years playing for British audiences, he left the UK to start a new life in Germany. In 2015 he released his first download-only singles: “Silence” – inspired by the plight of the Bahá'ís in Iran – and “Immortal Friend” – a song written for his brother and occasional band colleague Robbie Cooper: an enthusiastic drummer who died of cancer in 2014.

Following his first visit and concerts in the U.S. in 2016, 2017 saw the release of his most ambitious project to date: 'Serenades and Odes to a Cracked World (Part 1) – his first crowd- funded concept album on the theme of disintegration. 2019 was a year of collaborations: being a part of the world’s biggest rock band at Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena; a joint singer-songwriter tour with fellow musician and friend Omid Gollmer; and initiating his first international online collaborative project entitled ’19’ to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the “Báb” (the “Gate”, 1819-1850).

Jody currently juggles his time between parenthood, writing and recording from his home studio, and preparing his band for world domination – one gig at a time.

Jody's enormous repertoire (over 450 songs and counting!), and vocal versatility has rightly earned him the name the 'walking jukebox'. With a typical setlist including songs from artists such as David Bowie, Queen, Tracy Chapman, Michael Jackson, Blondie and Coldplay, audiences can expect an entertaining and high-quality event. If desired, Jody can turn the focus of his gigs into 'request concerts'.

Deutsch:

Sänger, Songwriter, 'Walking Jukebox' – Der Britische Musiker Jody Cooper mit der enormen Stimme ist seit seiner Kindheit begeisterter Sänger und Performer und wusste mit 16 Jahren, dass Musik seine große Leidenschaft ist. Seitdem arbeitet er ununterbrochen an seiner professionellen Karriere.

Musikalisch kombiniert er die besten Elemente aus Rock, Blues, Folk, Funk und Soul mit tiefgründigen Texten, welche von der Bedeutung des Menschseins handeln.

Einige bisherige Highlights waren ein Auftritt für die britische Künstlerin Sandi Thom (“I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker With Flowers in My Hair“, 2006), die Veröffentlichung von drei Alben und einer EP (“Ten a Penny”, 2007, “Growing Up“, 2012, “Free Thyself”, 2012, und “The Troubadour” EP, 2013), zwei erfolgreiche Hauskonzert-Tourneen durch Deutschland im Sommer 2012 und 2013 sowie mehrere Auftritte als Freddie Mercury in der spektakulären Berliner Tribute-Band “Queen II” in 2014. 2015 macht er den 4. Platz in Sennheisers “B D1 and Only” weltweiter Wettbewerb und hat drei neue Projecte gebracht: seine erst Single “Silence”, das Deutschlandweite Projekt “The Beatles: Electronic Unplugged” und die Single/Video “Immortal Friend”, deren Einnahmen der Wohltätigkeitsstiftung Marie Curie zukommen.

Nach einer spannenden ersten Kalifornien Tournee (2016) und Neuseeland (2020), verspricht 2021, ein weiteres Jahr voller Musikalische Highlights zu werden: mehr Auftritte als Freddie Mercury und sein über Kickstarter erfolgreich finanziertes 'Concept Album' “Serenades and Odes to a Cracked World” und sein neues Werk: ‘The Love & Loss Projekt’ (komplett mit Band).

Jody‘s enormes Repertoire (über 500 leider) beinhaltet unzählige Coverversionen von den ‘50ern bis heute. Mit kraftvoller und facettenreicher Stimme interpretiert er große Hits auf ganz persönliche Weise. Zu seinem Standardprogramm gehören u.a. Michael Jackson, the Beatles, David Bowie, Tracy Chapman und Queen, und nicht zu Unrecht wird er öfters als “wandelnde Jukebox” bezeichnet. Sie haben ein Songwunsch? Jody kann ein "Wünschkonzert" anbieten!

Das Publikum zeigt sich stets begeistert von dem abwechslungsreichen und professionellen Musikprogramm des charmanten Künstlers.