SEEKING

Band to Join, Other, Trumpet, Vocalist.

ABOUT

To contact me, google my FB page- Benji Cooper Music

I've grown up around UK reggae and hip hop scenes, working in the music industry as a video director. I grew up playing blues-y lead guitar, before finding a love for finger-style acoustic guitar, but have always been involved in funk, reggae and blues rhythm too. Since coming to the US in 2014, I have picked up the sax as a main instrument to make looped hip hop music with, alongside beatbox and rap. I love all of these things. I recently played keys/organ and sax in a touring reggae band in Minneapolis, but am now new to Madison.

Screen name:
benjicooper
Member since:
Dec 16 2017
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
12
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Reggae
- Black Uhuru // Sly+Robbie
- Protoje
- Chronixx
- The Wailers
- Damian + Stephen Marley
- Toots + The Maytals


UK/EU Festival Scene:
- Roots Manuva
- Mouse Outfit
- Cut Capers
- Deluxe
- Too Many T's
- The Cat Empire
- Mr Woodnote
- Laid Blak
- Braintax
- Lazy Habits
- Dizraeli

US funk and hip hop:
- BB King
- James Brown
- Curtis Mayfield
- Jurassic 5
- Mos Def
- The Fugees
- Nas
- Chali 2na

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Saxophone:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Fender Strat
Tenor Sax
Beatbox
Rap

Boss RC-50 Loop Station
Boss GT-8 FX

Dynamic '57'/58' microphones for live sax/beatbox
Recording gear (Condenser mics / edrum kit / Production experience/ tools)

MUSIC