The Lamb | Wednesday March 18th 2020
Doors 7.30 Showtime 8.00
Ray Cooper is an English/ Scottish/ Irish, and now Swedish, singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist.
Moving between rock, punk, pop and world music, and working as a singer, bass guitar player and cellist, hooked up with Oysterband in 1988. 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’.
He moved to Sweden in 2000, went solo in 2013 and has since been touring Europe extensively. �His debut album Tales of Love War and Death by Hanging was released in 2010.
The album has a strongly historical theme and was recorded in a small log cabin in Sweden.
His second album Palace Of Tears released 2013. The latest album ‘Between The Golden Age & The Promised Land’ came out in 2018
Influences; ‘T-Bone Burnett, Ennio Morricone, Rick Rubin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, June Tabor, the folk music of Sweden and Scotland, America and everything I have heard’. On stage he plays cello, mandolin, piano, guitar and harmonica.