Sally Cooper Duo
available for hire, based in Queensland
The Sally Cooper Duo has been one of Australasias' Premier professional entertainment acts in the 5 star hotel industry for the last 10 years.
Sally Cooper and Phillip Stone are the core members of the group, they also work with floating members (always Australias’ best, and occasionally from The U.S.A) to form a Trio and up to a 5 piece band.
Australian Vocalist Sally Cooper covers all the Divas, from Ella to Aretha, from Billie Holiday to Norah Jones, from Eva Cassidy to Janis Joplin, but when she sings, she treats every note as though it were her own, and each note she sings IS!
The most velvety of jazz vocals ranging to spine tingling Bluesy belting.
When Sally Cooper sings Jazz, the abundant amount of live performance experience she has allows her to offer a "street credibility" to the genre.
Sally ' educational background began Sydney with studies of Music theatre, classical operatic, jazz and contemporary singing with luminaries of Australian theater, The Australian Opera, and The NSW conservatorium of music. She has fronted her own band, Trio and Duo "The Sally Cooper Band, Trio and Duo" for the last 10 years and has been enjoying her busy schedule of performances in Premium venues across Sydney, Australia, and Internationally since its formation. In her backing band, she always picks and chooses the best available, and has been fortunate enough to work with musicians who have also supported artists such as Barbara Streisand, Madonna, Frank Zappa, James Taylor and Steve Vai.
Thanks to her wealth of knowlege and experience about her craft she is also in demand in Australia as a vocal coach.
Guitarist in the duo Phillip Stone has been the permanent member and musical director of Sallys Band since he joined in 1999. Phillip is often praised by qualified International musical contemporaries as really BEING a master of the guitar. Covering styles that range from George Benson to Jimi Hendrix, from Pat Metheny and Wes Montgomery to Larry Carlton. Sophisticated acoustic jazz guitar stylings to showstopping electric Blues Rock.
Phillip has a biography as a performing and recording musician, clinician and teacher that reads like a whos' who of The Australian music industry. Highlights of his career include regular peformances at The Sydney Opera house and? musical director for a showband that entertained The Duchess Of York. He has worked in bands alongside artists such as Daryl Braithwaite, (from Sherbet,) Buddy Guy and Rick Price. The Addition of Phillip Stone to Sally Coopers team elevated their success to a world class standard. As a Duo they been performing in 5 star hotels internationally (in India, Thailand, Singapore, China, South Korea, Japan, Bahrain, and Tahiti,) for the last 5 years.