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John Cooper

Telephone Number :  01782 784167   or   07521112031

Email address :  john@johnbcooper.co.uk

Website :  Johnbcooper.co.uk

Address :  17 Ian Road,  Newchapel,  Stoke On Trent,  ST7 4PP 

About John

John showed interest in music at the age of 11 when his dad and sister attended music lessons, playing the electronic organ. It wasn’t long before they realised that John had an ear for music. He would often come home after their lesson and play the tune that they were learning before them, without the aid of music. You would often catch John balancing on one leg so he could play the pedals, although it wasn't long before he was tall enough to reach them while sitting on the organ stool.

John then had lessons and was often put forward into Yamaha Electone festivals where he was successful in getting to the the England finals. He would take his inspiration from players such as Glyn Madden and Max Takano.

At the age of 16 he left school and was teaching classes for the Yamaha music school. He also had an active part in demonstrating keyboards, pianos and the then top of the range organ Yamaha EL90, which was his dream to one day own. Sadly that was never to happen as finances were never that good.

John got married at the age of 21 but as money was needed he was forced to sell his beloved Yamaha HS6, this turned into a Fiat Panda! He then only kept up with music by teaching the keyboard, but always missed the enjoyment of playing the organ.

Sixteen years later and now John has his ultimate dream organ, the Yamaha EL900m. John has always prided himself on making the organ sound like a full orchestra, big band or traditional organ,  the EL900m has allowed him to do just this. He spends time on making his arrangements unique and full of feeling, he uses his own rhythms to add that personal touch and never uses multi-tracking as he believes in playing the organ live making it also entertaining to watch.

John has put together a concert that he feels has something for everyone from modern day to past classics. As an added bonus a screen and projector system can be provided on request at no extra cost.

Please visit my website for audio clips.

 

News update :- As of 2016 John  has be touring the UK with the new Yamaha Stagea ELS 02c.  John is enjoying performing on this powerful instrument and using it to its full potential,  LIVE! This is the new Electone from Yamaha and not available in the UK it was purchased through www.tarotrade.com 

John's Photo Gallery

My new ELS 02c North Staffs Charity concert My new ELS 02c

John's Concert Diary

John's Festival appearances

John will also be featured at the following festivals this year.

2018

August 20th

   Music In Llandudno

Concerts in 2017
December 11thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
December 13thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
Concerts in 2018
January 31stBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
February 13thBlackpool Keyboard Club
February 17thEASTBOURNE FESTIVAL - Cumberland Hotel - Topnote Events Festival. £235 Half Board - Contact Andrew 01757 708509 or Tony Stace 01609 748295
February 18thEASTBOURNE FESTIVAL - Cumberland Hotel - Topnote Events Festival. £235 Half Board - Contact Andrew 01757 708509 or Tony Stace 01609 748295
February 27thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
March 8thSleaford Organ Club
March 16th TOPNOTE EVENTS:Fairfield Manor 4* Hotel, York Festival. £265pp - Details Andrew 01757 708509 or Tony 01609 748295
March 17th TOPNOTE EVENTS:Fairfield Manor 4* Hotel, York Festival. £265pp - Details Andrew 01757 708509 or Tony 01609 748295
March 20thBedworth Organ Society
March 27thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
March 29thStockport Organ & Keyboard Club (more details)

Something different

April 21stBelper & District Organ & Keyboard Club
April 23rdLeyland In Tune
May 3rdWeston Organ and Keyboard Club
June 4thNuneaton and District Organ Society
June 12thCardiff Live Music Club
June 19thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
June 28thKingswinford and District Organ Society
July 10thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club
July 22ndRutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club
August 21stMusical Breaks (more details)

Kensington Hotel, Llandudno, Evening Concert

September 5thGrimsby Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club
September 6thScunthorpe Organ Society
September 9thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

SHOWTIME 2.30pm

September 25thGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
October 4thNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
October 21stStilton In Tune
October 26thCrawley Keyboard Club
November 8thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society
November 14thHailsham Organ Club
December 2ndScarborough Electronic Organ Society (more details)

Sunday 2.30pm

December 6thHarrogate Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
December 10thDerby Organ and Keyboard Club