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with Devin Cooper
From the Promoter
Olivia Rose feels her music is like her personality; Country with a little edge.
Already having 10 years of stage experience behind her, this 18 year old is getting set to have her biggest year yet. Her debut single "Make up to Mud" has a chorus that will leave you singing it long after she has delivered the last note proving she is a gifted songwriter. The last four years have been a whirlwind of amazing opportunities for Olivia Rose. Having already performed on some of Alberta’s finest stages, including opening for Brett Kissel, Cold Creek County, Chad Brownlee, Charlie Major and more, the next year will prove to be her biggest challenge yet. Her second single "Please Maybe" helped her reach the top 10 regionally the CBC Song quest search with submissions from across Canada.. This up & coming county artist received the 2016 Mayors Youth Award as well as the Rising Star award at the Edmonton Music Awards and is currently up for nomination at the Alberta County Music Awards. With new music slotted for an early 2017 release, Olivia Rose is just getting started. Stay connected with her at oliviarosemusic.ca.
Devin Cooper is a 21-year-old Bluesy Rock ‘N Roll & Country artist from Calgary, AB.
After the release of an EP (2013) and two singles (2014 & 2015), Devin has narrowed down on his sound with his latest single, with storytelling lyrics and bluesy rock music. From the raw and emotional opening lines of "No Chasing You" (Fall 2017), to the groovy head bobbing mid-section, with tasteful guitar licks influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, and powerful choruses, Cooper’s new single encompasses the elements of blues, rock and country. He grew up listening to artists such as Eric Clapton, Colin James, and ZZ Top. More recently Cooper has been influenced by artists such as Kip Moore and The Cadillac Three. “We all took elements of our personal life where someone has left us high and dry, and brought them together to create this song. It is something a lot of people can relate to,” says Cooper.
“No Chasing You” was recorded at OCL Studio’s, outside of Calgary, and co-produced by Spencer Cheyne (Brett Kissel, Jocelyn Alice, George Canyon) and Justin Kudding (Brett Kissel). The song features Cooper on lead guitar and vocals, Russ Broom (Jann Arden, Colin James, Johnny Reid) on rhythm guitar, Adam Dowling (George Canyon) on drums, Brendan Waters on organ, Kudding on bass, and Annika Odegard (Leaving Thomas) on backing vocals. Cooper co-wrote “No Chasing You” with Calgary based singer-songwriter Aaron Pollock, and Kingston based singer-songwriter Amanda Sadler.
Over the past three years, Cooper’s combination of blues, rock ‘n roll and country has lead him to play on many different stages, with over 200 shows across Canada and the United States since the summer of 2013. Following the release of “No Chasing You” Cooper showcased at Canadian Country Music Week on the Diamonds in The Rough Stage in Saskatoon (Sept. 2017). Kicking off summer 2017, Cooper was the main entertainment on the Stampede Float, leading the Calgary Stampede Parade during the televised event. Cooper was direct support for rock legend Lou Gramm (Foreigner) at the Rock 104.5 Birthday Bash in Olds, AB, after releasing his single “Cross the Line” in 2015.
Cooper was nominated for Blues Recording of The Year at the 2016 YYC (Calgary) Music Awards. In 2014, while 17-years-old, his first single, “Till the Morning Comes”, hit #4 on the iTunes "New Blues Releases” charts.
“I’ve been writing a ton of new material lately, and am getting ready to head back into the studio. I’m really excited to get back to OCL and lay down some new tunes, which will be released in early 2018,” says Cooper.