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Ray Cooper

Feb 2nd 2018 @ Reading St Mary's Church

Reading, United Kingdom
I Was There
Friday, February 2nd, 2018
7:00 PM
Reading St Mary's Church
Reading, United Kingdom
Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm

Ray Cooper is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Sweden, and a regular at Village Concerts.

Ray grew up in England and started to play in bands when he was 16. Moving between rock, punk, pop and world music, and working as a singer, bass guitar player and cellist, he finally hooked up with Oysterband in 1988 and began a long exploration into his own roots. 
Moving to Sweden in 2000, Cooper continued playing with Oysterband, eventually touring in 27 countries and recording 19 albums. In 2012 they won 3 awards from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for best group, best album and best traditional track and were dubbed by fROOTS magazine as one of the 3 'Icons Of Folk'. Despite their success, Cooper took the decision to leave the band and go solo in February 2013 and has since been touring Europe extensively.

His first solo album 'Tales of Love War and Death by Hanging' was released in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim.

His second album, 'Palace Of Tears' was released in September 2014.

This visit to Village Concerts is part of his tour promoting his third album.
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