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Jody Cooper Short Info

English:

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, performer, busker and “Walking Jukebox“ - Jody Cooper has many guises. His own songs combine a love of melody and style experimentation borrowed from his parents record collection (The Beatles meets Kraftwerk) with his distinctive, powerful voice and lyrics that, as he puts it, “look beyond the surface, to tackle the reality of things and the uncomfortable truths they tell”.

Growing up in the eighties as an English boy in a rural Scottish town, Jody always felt he had to try harder than the next kid: “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 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”. He started writing his own songs at the age of fourteen, and 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 in bands as a self-employed musician, in 2006 he decided to go back to school and get a degree in music at the University of Liverpool. In 2007 he realised a long-held dream of releasing his own album entitled 'Ten a Penny' – a self-financed and self-produced project five years in the making. After a stint with 'Sense of Sound' (an a cappella group whose collaborations include Seal, Damon Albarn, Jon Bon Jovi and Imogen Heap), several releases and European tours followed ('Growing Up' and 'Free Thyself' (2012); 'The Troubadour' EP (2013)) and in 2013, after years playing for saturated British audiences and following in the footsteps of his childhood heroes The Beatles, he left the UK and relocated to Germany to pursue his music career. 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 exceptional drummer who died of a rare and aggressive form of cancer in 2014.

After his first visit and concerts to the U.S. in 2016, 2017 sees the release of his most ambitious project so far, 'Serenades and Odes to a Cracked World': his first crowd-funded concept album on the themes of disintegration (part 1) and integration (part 2, release TBC) and a new band to perform it with. Jody states: “With everything that's happening in the world, the time has come for people to start engaging with the problems around them in an attempt to make a positive change. This album is my attempt”.

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 in 2016, verspricht 2017, 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” (komplett mit neuer Band).

Jody‘s enormes Repertoire (über 450 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 "Wünschekonzert" anbieten!

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

English:

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, performer, busker and “Walking Jukebox“ - Jody Cooper has many guises. His own songs combine a love of melody and style experimentation borrowed from his parents record collection (The Beatles meets Kraftwerk) with his distinctive, powerful voice and lyrics that, as he puts it, “look beyond the surface, to tackle the reality of things and the uncomfortable truths they tell”.

Growing up in the eighties as an English boy in a rural Scottish town, Jody always felt he had to try harder than the next kid: “People would look at me strangely because I spoke 'funny', so I learnt to embrace that ...

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Jody Cooper on Tour

  • 01 | 07 | 2017 Leipzig (private) Jody Cooper
  • 01 | 07 | 2017 Villa Rosenthal, Leipzig (private) Jody Cooper
  • 05 | 08 | 2017 (private) Perfect Day
  • 12 | 08 | 2017 Bad Dürrenberg (private) Jody Cooper
  • 19 | 08 | 2017 Leipzig (private) Jody Cooper
  • 26 | 08 | 2017 Niksic, Montenegro Street Performers Festival
  • 27 | 08 | 2017 Niksic, Montenegro Street Performers Festival
  • 16 | 09 | 2017 Lindenau Sarah & The BeatBoyz
  • 16 | 09 | 2017 Erfurt (private) Jody Cooper

Past Gigs Jody Cooper

  • 06 | 2017 Sommerfest, Baha'i Haus der Andacht, Langenhain Jody Cooper
  • 06 | 2017 Leipzig (private) Jody Cooper
  • 06 | 2017 Horns Erben, Leipzig Jody Cooper's 'Serenades & Odes' album release concert
  • 05 | 2017 Dohna Jody Cooper
  • 03 | 2017 Altenburg Jody Cooper
  • 03 | 2017 Pool Garden, Leipzig Jody Cooper
  • 02 | 2017 Saalfeld Private function
  • 02 | 2017 Leipzig Private function
  • 02 | 2017 Bernburg Sarah & The BeatBoyz
  • 01 | 2017 Haus Leipzig, Leipzig Sarah & The BeatBoyz
  • 01 | 2017 Laucha Private
  • 12 | 2016 Grosspostwitz Private
  • 12 | 2016 Regis Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 11 | 2016 Dortmund Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 11 | 2016 Apels Garden, Taucha Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 11 | 2016 Radefeld Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 09 | 2016 Leipzig Wedding
  • 09 | 2016 Oldenburg Wedding
  • 09 | 2016 Scala Kulturpalast, Werder Jody Cooper presents: David Bowie & Freddie Mercury
  • 09 | 2016 Passagenfest, Leipzig MerQury
  • 07 | 2016 Strelln Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 07 | 2016 Delitzsch Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 07 | 2016 Wiltz, Luxembourg Wiltz Festival (with MerQury)
  • 07 | 2016 Heiligenhafen MerQury
  • 07 | 2016 Schortens MerQury
  • 07 | 2016 Wiltz, Luxembourg Wiltz Festival (with MerQury)
  • 07 | 2016 Gera Hofweisenparkfest
  • 06 | 2016 Flowerpower, Leipzig 'The Walking Jukebox' with Jody Cooper
  • 06 | 2016 Lauterbach Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 05 | 2016 Dresden Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 05 | 2016 Laurini, Zeitz
  • 05 | 2016 Ludwigsburg International Street Music Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Ludwigsburg International Street Music Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Ludwigsburg International Street Music Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Suhl Schwarzbiernacht
  • 04 | 2016 Flowerpower, Leipzig 'The Walking Jukebox' with Jody Cooper
  • 03 | 2016 Zur Linde, Markkleeberg Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 03 | 2016 Flowerpower, Leipzig 'The Walking Jukebox' with Jody Cooper
  • 03 | 2016 Scala Kulturpalast, Werder
  • 03 | 2016 Jena Schwarzbiernacht
  • 02 | 2016 Flowerpower, Leipzig 'The Walking Jukebox' with Jody Cooper
  • 01 | 2016 BA-HU Fasching, Leipzig Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 01 | 2016 Flowerpower, Leipzig 'The Walking Jukebox' with Jody Cooper
  • 01 | 2016 Berlin House Concert
  • 01 | 2016 Leipzig With The Beefees
  • 01 | 2016 Scala Kulturpalast, Werder
  • 12 | 2015 Zur Ratte, Leipzig With Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 12 | 2015 Orangerie, Markkleeberg With The Beefees
  • 12 | 2015 Laurini, Zeitz
  • 12 | 2015 Villa Rosenthal With Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 12 | 2015 Gera Wedding
  • 12 | 2015 Flowerpower, Leipzig 'The Walking Jukebox' with Jody Cooper
  • 12 | 2015 Jena Stadium, Jeda With Sarah & The Beatboyz
  • 11 | 2015 Hilchenbach A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 11 | 2015 Tanzpalast, Castrop-Rauxel A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 11 | 2015 Flowerpower, Leipzig 'The Walking Jukebox' with Jody CooperThe Walking Jukebox
  • 10 | 2015 Rheine A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 10 | 2015 Malsfeld A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 10 | 2015 House concert, Rheinbach-Wormersdorf A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 10 | 2015 Flowerpower, Leipzig 'The Walking Jukebox' with Jody Cooper
  • 09 | 2015 Rinteln A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 09 | 2015 Flowerpower, Leipzig 'The Walking Jukebox' with Jody Cooper
  • 08 | 2015 Rheine A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 08 | 2015 Hagen Hof, Enger A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 08 | 2015 Hagen Hof, Enger A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 08 | 2015 Vettweiß A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 08 | 2015 Leipzig Seeklang Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Waldfrieden, Leipzig
  • 07 | 2015 Eddersheim A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 07 | 2015 Wagner's Restaurant, Leipzig
  • 07 | 2015 House Concert (private), Korbach
  • 07 | 2015 Flowerpower, Leipzig
  • 07 | 2015 Wagner's Restaurant, Leipzig
  • 06 | 2015 Alt-Langenberg, Velbert A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 06 | 2015 Leverkusen A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 06 | 2015 Karli 68, Leipzig
  • 06 | 2015 Dusseldorf Private event, A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 05 | 2015 Goch Open-air festival (with Re-Cover)
  • 05 | 2015 Essen-Ketwig A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 05 | 2015 Potsdam House concert
  • 05 | 2015 Chocolate, Leipzig Star for Leipzig
  • 05 | 2015 Köln A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 04 | 2015 Markkleeberg Private party
  • 04 | 2015 11th: Tanzpalast Mythos, Castrop-Rauxel A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 04 | 2015 Rheine A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 04 | 2015 Duisburg A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 04 | 2015 Salzgitter A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 03 | 2015 Norhausen, Leverkusen A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 02 | 2015 Underground Dormagen, Dormagen A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 02 | 2015 Hagen Hof, Enger A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 01 | 2015 Moritzbastei, Leipzig Moritzbastei's New Year's Party
  • 01 | 2015 Big Easy, Leipzig
  • 01 | 2015 Halle House concert
  • 12 | 2014 "Alt-Langenberg", Velbert A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 12 | 2014 Alt-Langenberg", Velbert A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 12 | 2014 Hof Heide, Waldeck Private concert
  • 12 | 2014 Girkeller, Köln A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 12 | 2014 Korbach, North Hessen Private concert
  • 12 | 2014 Rumpelkammer, Leipzig Singer-Songwriter night (with Susann Großmann)
  • 11 | 2014 Groovestation, Dresden Dresden Song Slam
  • 11 | 2014 Wagner's Restaurant, Leipzig
  • 11 | 2014 Sax11 Studios, Meissen
  • 11 | 2014 Markkleeberg House concert
  • 11 | 2014 Gasthaus "Zum Eschenhof", Meissen
  • 10 | 2014 Chemnitz Chemnitz Song Slam
  • 10 | 2014 Wagner's Restaurant, Leipzig
  • 09 | 2014 Wagner's Restaurant, Leizpig
  • 09 | 2014 Wagner's Restaurant, Leipzig
  • 08 | 2014 Leipzig Wedding
  • 08 | 2014 Leipzig House concert
  • 08 | 2014 Wachtberg A Tribute to the Beatles (with Re-Cover)
  • 08 | 2014 Korbach, North Hessen House concert
  • 08 | 2014 Dresden Saxony Grand Song Slam
  • 08 | 2014 Wagner's Restaurant, Leipzig
  • 07 | 2014 Leipzig House concert
  • 06 | 2014 Pankow, Berlin Kunsfest (with Queen II)
  • 06 | 2014 Blühendes Barock, Ludwigsburg Internationales Strassenmusikfestival
  • 06 | 2014 Blühendes Barock, Ludwigsburg Internationales Strassenmusikfestival
  • 06 | 2014 Blühendes Barock, Ludwigsburg Internationales Strassenmusikfestival
  • 06 | 2014 Moritzbastei, Leipzig Song Slam
  • 06 | 2014 Airport Egelsbach, Frankfurt Queen II Magic Tribute (with Queen II)
  • 05 | 2014 Jagger, Berlin Queen II Magic Tribute (with Queen II)
  • 04 | 2014 Leipzig House concert
  • 03 | 2014 Moritzbastei, Leipzig Boho Dancer tour (support slot)
  • 03 | 2014 Jagger, Berlin Queen II + friends (with Queen II)
  • 01 | 2014 Leipzig House concert
  • 01 | 2014 Karstadt shopping centre, Gießen Special 45 years Beatles last gig celebration (with The Beatals)

Discography Jody Cooper

  • 2017 Serenades & Odes to a Cracked World (Part 1) Album | Jody Cooper Music
  • 2015 Immortal Friend Single | JustCoop Recordings
  • 2015 Silence Single | JustCoop Recordings
  • 2013 The Troubadour EP | JustCoop Recordings
  • 2012 Growing Up Album | JustCoop Recordings
  • 2012 Free Thyself Album | JustCoop Recordings
  • 2007 Ten a Penny Album | JustCoop Recordings

Media

  • Media Leave a Light On
  • Sound Waste of Oxygen
  • Video GTC SongStrassen: Jody Cooper
  • Sound The Rain (Reprise)
  • Video Jody Cooper - Immortal Frie...
  • Sound You Can't Make It On Your Own
  • Video Chesney Hawkes - The One & ...
  • Video Jody Cooper - "Waste of Oxy...
  • Sound 'Growing Up' Sampler
  • Video Jody Cooper - a portrait
  • Video David Bowie - This Is Not A...
  • Video Jody Cooper video - "The Loss"

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Origin

  • Leipzig DE

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