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Jody Cooper is a Scottish singer/songwriter and performer living and working in Germany.  He is know for his energetic and enthusiastic renditions of classic songs and his own material.

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About Jody

Jody Cooper Musician, performing

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, performer, busker and 'walking jukebox' – Jody Cooper has many guises. Having performed in front of audiences since before he could remember, you could say music was a career Jody was destined to follow. “I was always performing,” Jody says, “but I never considered music as a career.” All that changed when, at the age of 16, he awoke suddenly with a voice in his head telling him he would be a musician. “It was like I was being called!”, he remembers. “From then on I knew exactly who I was and what I wanted to be.” Jody's music style reflects the many and varied influences along the way – from the pop-rock of The Beatles to the audio canvases of Mike Oldfield – all wrapped up in a powerfully soulful voice, a melodic sensibility and thought-provoking lyrics drawn from life experiences as well as being a Bahá'í.

In 2007 he realised a long-held dream with his self-produced début album Ten a Penny, and since then there have been many highlights, including graduating with a music degree, three Semi-Finalist statuses in the prestigious UK Songwriting Contest, and joining the acclaimed Sense of Sound Singers – a group whose collaborations include artists such as Massive Attack, Damon Albarn, Jon Bon Jovi and Brian Eno. “It was an amazing feeling singing and being part of such a big, organic, creative and vibrant music group” Jody states. “There was no room for egos. Everyone had their part to play in bringing the music together.”

2012 saw the release of two new albums – Growing Up and the Bahá'í-inspired Free Thyself (both recorded in six weeks and released on the same day!) – and a living-room concert tour of Germany to promote them. In 2013 he released his first EP entitled The Troubadour, and made the big change of relocating from Liverpool to Leipzig in Germany. “It was a difficult decision,” he says, “but I realised if I wanted my career to move forward then I was going to have to do something drastic about it.”

2015 marked the release of Jody's first single Silence, finishing fourth place by public vote in the international Sennheiser competition 'Be D1 and Only', performed at Berlin Messe's I.F.A trade show and released his first charity single Immortal Friend for Marie Curie in honour of his brother Robbie, who died of a rare form of cancer in 2014. "It was the hardest song I've ever had to write," he reflects, "but I felt compelled to put into words how I was feeling."

2016 witnessed Jody's first concerts in the U.S. and the start of his biggest project to-date: a concept double-album about the themes of integration and disintegration, the first half to be released on 2nd June 2017. "As a human being, when you look at the world around you and what's going on, it's easy to become down, angry or feel powerless," he says. "As a Bahá'í, however, I know that all of these forces that try to bring humanity down are a necessary step in our collective evolution towards a new and united vision of ourselves."

Jody is a firm believer in knowing your own identity and staying true to it. As he puts it: "Always be yourself...because if you can't be that, what can you be?"

Jody Cooper Musician

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what other people think

“Jody Cooper has a talent that will not go unrecognized for long. His songs have an indie rock feel and are the perfect blend of vocals and instruments. After listening to them, you'll find yourself humming the tune and singing the lyrics throughout the day. Jody's songs and style blend right in with the big name bands of today. Take a listen to any of Jody's albums and you'll see why he is definitely on his way up.....way, way up. I have no doubt he'll be coming to a radio station near you very soon.”
Jennifer, New York

“Whilst we were volunteering in a show, Jody was a patient tutor helping me learn some vocal parts for some complex backing singer parts to a collection of Queen songs we did jointly as part of a show. Specifically he tried to help in every which way, with confidence, finding excerpts to study from and making himself available to tutor myself and others, whilst at the same time, ensuring it was accurate as possible with how the show's director intended it. And yes we did do the beginning of Bohemian Rhapsody... and nailed it. He's great fun but also very calm under pressure and encouraging to those that need it.”
Emma, Liverpool

“Jody is very self motivated and passionate about his career as a singer. His impressive tones can often be heard around Liverpool city centre as he woos the masses with his distinctive voice.”
Jennifer John, artistic director, Sense of Sound Liverpool

"As a music fan, first and foremost, his own music comes across as the culmination of trying to make something that he himself would like to listen to. There's no attempt to grab onto the tail strings of any current fad or phenomenon. Just good old music like they used to make, back in the day. In todays current climate of blink and you'll miss them manufactured pop acts, this is a blessing. Music should always be enjoyed, from conception to listening. To plagiarise ABBA for a moment, Jody...thank you for the music.”
Jonathan, Shetland

“Jody's musicianship is class, but what really sets him apart from the crowd is his voice, which simply has extraordinary power. When he really lets go, it's an all-out aural assault, in the style of the greats like Freddie Mercury. Many hours of enjoyable repeated listening at home, and a fantastic live show too! Thank you Jody.”
Arjun, Cambridge 

“Undoubtedly the highpoint was Jody – what a talent! We will be talking about him for a long time.”
James Haluch | HA Service Director | EnterpriseMouchel

“Jody is a fantastic musician able to perform and compose in a diverse range of styles.Highly recommended!”
Geoff, Cornwall

 

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Buy Jody Cooper's Serenades and Odes to a Cracked World Part One

Serenades and Odes to a Cracked World Part 1

Album (2017)

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Buy Jody Cooper's Immortal Friend

Immortal Friend

Charity Single (2015)

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Buy Jody Cooper's Silence

Silence

Single (2015)

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Buy Jody Cooper's The Troubadour

The Troubadour

EP (2013)

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Buy Jody Cooper's Free Thryself

Free Thyself

Album (2012)

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Buy Jody Cooper's Growing Up

Growing Up

Album (2012)

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Buy Jody Cooper's Ten an Penny

Ten a Penny

Album (2007)

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dates

Jody Cooper Live Dates
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Jody's 'Serenades & Odes' Tour
Bremen
Mon 24th Jul 2017
Jody's 'Serenades & Odes' Tour
Bremen
Sat 5th Aug 2017
Private Party
(with Perfect Day)
Sat 12th Aug 2017
Private Party
Bad Dürrenberg
Fri 18th Aug 2017
Jody's 'Serenades & Odes' Tour
Pool Garden - Leipzig
Sat 19th Aug 2017
Private Party
Leipzig
Sat 26th Aug 2017
Street Performers Festival
Nikšic, Montenegro
Sun 27th Aug 2017
Street Performers Festival
Nikšic, Montenegro
Sat 9th Sep 2017
Jody's 'Serenades & Odes' Tour
Korbach
Sat 16th Sep 2017
Private Party
Erfurt
Fri 6th Oct 2017
Jody's 'Serenades & Odes' Tour
Scala Kulturpalast - Werder (Havel)
Sun 8th Oct 2017
Jody's 'Serenades & Odes' Tour
Frankfurt
Sat 4th Nov 2017
Private Party
Radefeld (with Sarah & the BeatBoyz)
Thu 23rd Nov 2017
Private Party
Pirna (with Sarah & the BeatBoyz)
Fri 24th Nov 2017
Private Party
Pirna (with Sarah & the BeatBoyz)
Fri 1st Dec 2017
Private Party
Dortmund (with Sarah & the BeatBoyz)
Sun 31st Dec 2017
New Year's Eve Party
Kurhaus, Bernburg (with Sarah & the BeatBoyz)

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