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"Collette's amazing voice is a revelation" - Jazz Views
"Startlingly unique voice, been missing for far too long, goosepimpingly good" - Morning Star Reviews
Breakfast Track of the Week - Jazz FM
"Collette's vocal range and connection to the lyrics are sublime, make no mistake Collette Cooper is a unique voice" - Simply Jazz Talks
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Collette Cooper is a critically acclaimed artist signed to the independent label Thelonious Punk Records championed by BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music, Soho Radio and Jazz FM. Her influences go back as far as Bessie Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Nina Simone, Kurt Weill, and Billie Holiday.
Collette is difficult to fit into any box – she has a unique sound of her own.
Her music is eclectic with dramatic, dark, and sometimes theatrical tones, with a strong blues and jazz influence. Her truly unique style and visually captivating performance leave audiences enchanted and wanting more with her raspy, hauntingly unique vocals.
Her vocal style is often described as ‘Janis Joplin channeling Edith Piaf with a sprinkling of Esther Phillips’. Her original work is timeless yet fresh, and her versions of covers are unlike anything else you’ve ever heard, she completely makes them her own. Collette plays at all major venues in and around London with sold-out performances at the Jazz Café, the Blues Kitchen, The 100 Club, The Roundhouse, The Piano Bar Soho, amongst others.
Alongside her musical and acting career, Collette is also an activist. She currently has a piece of her artwork in The Now Exhibition curated By Leah Wood. An exhibition bringing awareness to the current climate and helping raise money for Drop4Drop charity. Collette has performed for Samuel l Jackson’s charity One For The Boys at Abbey
Road Studios recently performed for Vivienne Westwood’s Cool Earth charity in an effort to save the planet and is an ambassador for the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity. She recently performed a gala night in their honor at the Grosvenor House Hotel alongside KT Tunstall and Texas. Collette is also a proud ambassador for the Wild at Heart Foundation, a London-based dog rescue charity.
“When I’m creating, I see myself as a blank canvas, painting all my emotions all over it”
Collette Cooper - 2019
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‘Collette has the most extraordinary voice, it gives me goose-bumps! Someone I’ve fallen for, oozing sass and attitude. ’ - Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music.
‘A voice that is incomparable! CC your music is amazing! I love it! I listened and immediately loved the sound.' – Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music
‘Just lovely’ – Claudia Winkleman, BBC Radio 2.
‘Wow, what a voice’ – Sara Cox BBC Radio 2.
‘The imitable Collette Cooper. Superb. Wow - what a voice” We will be hearing a lot more from her”’ - Jonathan Ross
‘I am Collette’s biggest fan. Her music is some of the best music I’ve heard. I love her
voice, so unique as is her music. Love it!’ - Nick Grimshaw, BBC Radio 1
‘Best birthday ever was when Collette sang with her band,’ - Sheridan Smith
'A voice like chocolate' - Liane Carroll
'Unique vocals of Miss Cooper, a lady who has the ability to deliver the complete gamut of emotions from just one line of a song. A rare talent.' - Tony Minvielle, JazzFM
'Collette is magnificent, the authentic yet historical vocal delivery is outstanding. Collette's voice sounds like a catalog of my favorite vocalist from Bessie Smith to Edif Piaf yet completely original. No fat or bullshit, just solid, on point, and on time. Brilliant! The best I've heard in years - outstanding work!' - Michael Williams, Radio Broadcaster & TV Much Music ★★★★★
'Dripping with poise and charisma, Cooper commands attention with mere presence alone, the fact that she’s such a talented singer just places a seal on her performance. Whether recorded in the studio or in front of a live audience, Collette Cooper is an artist with an authentic and unpretentious sound that needs to be added to your music collection. We’d also strongly recommend seeing her live for the full experience, she’s an elegant and emotive delight' - Hedd Magazine ★★★★★
The album in aid of Nordoff Robbins
DON'T THROW YOUR
BIG FAT LIAR
Breakfast Track of the Week - Jazz FM
Sisters in the Shadows Podcast
From Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thorton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Clora Bryant, All-Female Orchestras and Janis Joplin up to Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, Nubya Garcia, Laura Jurd and Brittany Howard, woman have always played a vital - and often overlooked - role in the evolution of Blues and Jazz.
In this new podcast series, Sisters In The Shadows - Women In Blues And Jazz, musician and actor Collette Cooper (herself heavily influenced by those iconic names) explores the careers of female artists – particularly celebrates the black female artists - from the earliest days to the present
time to mark over a century of Blues and Jazz.
In this new podcast from Pod People Productions, Collette talks to artists and broadcasters such as Soweto Kinch, Huey Morgan, Cherise Adams-Burnett, Camilla George and many more about their favourite Blues and Jazz Divas and Composers, where they first discovered them, who are their influences and why they’ll never be forgotten.
In aid of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity which Collette a proud ambassador for. Produced by the award-winning team at Podpeople Productions
Tomorrow May Be My Last
Our first theatre piece Janis - Tomorrow May Be My Last is the story of the first queen of rock. Written and performed by Collette Cooper.
Musical Directors, Mike Hanson, Jack Parry
Janis is a one-woman play, driven by her music, performed with an incredible live band (TSP Band), and set in a festival in the late ’60s. Janis is an emotionally charged production that captures her funny energetic personality while exploring the dangerous path of excess her free spirit took her down.
Collette portrays an iconic artist by delving deeply into the inner turmoil that drove and ultimately destroyed her. It tells the story as raw and honest as her voice, as gut-wrenching as her music, and as vivid as her memory.
The show features some of her best-loved songs and also debuting an original track, ‘Tomorrow May Be My Last’ written by Collette Cooper and Mike Hanson, recently played on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio London,
Tomorrow May Be My Last directed by Niall Phillips. Produced by Thelonious Punk Productions
"Cooper sings superbly. At times if you close your eyes you could have been listening to Joplin herself” - London Theatre 1
“A powerful performance by Collette Cooper. She manages to make the small Union Theatre feel like a vast stadium: The music is brash and ballsy and faithful to the original, and it’s as close as any of us are going to get to a real Janis Joplin concert” -Everything Theatre
“To say that Cooper embodies Janis would be an understatement-she is possessed by her and through her passionate, powerful performance we are brought as close as it is possible to get to an intimate, intense evening with our heroine” - The Peg Review
“Cooper captures the raucous, charismatic & defiant spirit of Joplin in a tour de force performance” - CNJ
“This piece is written with honesty and integrity, speaking from the heart of the era and from Janis Joplin herself. Expect to be immersed in the birth of the age of Aquarius – come dressed for the occasion! Collette Cooper (Janis Joplin) has you in her grasp from the moment she takes the stage” - Fairy Powered Productions
“Cooper is outstanding- You see Janis stripped bare and this was so well done that I felt tears hover before I was once again transported into the fabulous world of Janis on stage" - Angrybaby
"Collette Coopers performance was electrifying” - Fad Magazine