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Geoff Cooper

Drummer, Drum Teacher and Producer

Geoff Cooper has enjoyed a long professional career spanning over four decades and still going strong. The son of drummer Dick Cooper, he began his love-affair with drums at the age of 3 and started playing live gigs at 14, turning full professional at 21. A versatile and tasteful drummer he was soon in demand for live performances and studio recording.During a hard working career he has toured with Rock, Blues, Tribute and Funk bands; Played Theatre Shows; Radio, TV, and countless Recording sessions; Cruise Liners, and 60's acts - "Mr. Versatile" has done them all!

"Some of the bands with whom I've spent many a happy hour!"
Scylla (1973-1976) Dale Nathan(vocal),Phil Hunt(guitar), Ken Hunt(guitar), Geoff Cooper(drums), Ron Cunnington(bass) replaced 1976 by Peter Barker.
Earthbound (1978-1979) Jutta Neinhaus(vocal), Martin Thurn(guitar), Dick Brett(bass), Geoff Cooper(drums), Mike Morgan (mandoline/guitar)
Voyeur (1983-1988) Kris Gordelia(vocal), Steve Allen(guitar), Mal Davies(bass), Geoff Cooper(drums), Richard Green(keyboards) replaced by Andy Street
Strolling Bones (1983-1985) Steve Elson(vocal), Tom Nolan (guitar), Anthony "wims" Wimshurst(guitar), Rob Wilson(bass), Geoff Cooper(drums)
Broken English (1987-1988) Steve Elson(vocal), Alan Coates(guitar), Jamie Moses(guitar), Steve Stroud (bass) replaced by Mal Foster, Geoff Cooper(drums)
Counterfeit Stones (1991-1997) Steve Elson(vocal), Michel Austin(guitar), Pete Whittard(guitar), Tyeb Fghoul(bass), Geoff Cooper(drums), Neo Mzimba aka "Muddy Vision"(percussion)
Killer Penguins (1997-2008) John Bodkin(guitar/vocal), David Page(guitar/vocal), Chris Hookway(guitar), Geoff Cooper(drums)
Ummugummaa (2004-2006) Ian Ellis(bass/vocal), Chris Staines(guitar/vocal), Geoff Cooper(drums), Hoagy Davies(keyboards) replaced by Gonzalo "Gonz" Carrera
Since relocating to North Norfolk in 2011 Geoff can regularly be seen playing with "The Shunters", the house band of "The Norfolk Blues Society", whose regular jam sessions help keep "The Blues" thriving in Norfolk

Geoff has always enjoyed playing drums in varied musical environments and built a reputation as a solid and reliable “dep”. Some of the bands that have called upon his services are: