James Van Cooper
James Van Cooper is a charismatic young man who creates music that sometimes
conceals deep wounds referencing a time when he relinquished power to his
demons, now a James is liberated, rejoicing in life's rich pageantry.
Life's wrong turns are fertile ground for story telling and James Van Cooper
harnesses that past darkness telling tales of misfortune and redemption. James
music as well as being rooted in melancholy is also loaded with a new found
optimism and gentleness that's disarmingly incendiary and subversive.
For James his music career commenced in full throttle when threw himself head
first into the assorted over indulgent cliches that bestow a young rock God in the
making. James now 21,had since the age of 15 been lead singer/guitarist in an Australian
hard rock band. His band toured with Bruce Kulick of KISS and other rock
luminaries but by the still tender age 21 James abandoned a lifestyle of Rock N
Roll excess and retreated to a safe harbour working behind the scenes on
Australia's The X Factor. It was not long after that James made a journey to
Australian Country Music heartland of Tamworth and had chance meeting with the
legend Bill Chambers.