Coopers Crew comprises seven musicians and two technicians (lighting and sound), most of whom have day jobs and come together at evenings and weekends to share their interest in music. All members are involved with other bands of various genres ranging from jazz, soul, folk, classical and everything else in between.
The band was originally formed when Christian (vocals) was asked to provide music for a 90th birthday party at the end of the Covid restrictions and she in turn approached some other musicians who were very keen to help out after two years of practising in the spare room!!!!!
They will play 2 sets for the performance in Aboyne and between sets Frank Ribbons will perform his acclaimed “Tam O Shanter”.
Coopers Crew mainly play folk, roots and occasional jazz music and comprise the following members:
Christian Cooper – Vocals
Paul Furze – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Andy Dack – Bass Guitar
Andy Leadbetter – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Doug Harris – Drums
Ed Friday – Trumpet/Recorders
Bill Griffin – Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet
Alan Sanderson – Sound Engineer
Alan McConnachie – Lighting