coo·per – noun \ `kü-p r,`ku-\
Origin: By way of England and New England.
1. an alternative rock band whose style blends elements of folk rock, pop, modern rock and classic rock 'n' roll. Their music is characterized by highly melodic tunes and generally optimistic lyrics.
Cooper consists of Tim Bradshaw and Ed Toth. The band's name comes from the boxer Henry Cooper. Or the original Mini Cooper. Or the people who make barrels. Or just an idea of what a band name might be. Tim and Ed have played with some seriously acclaimed people. In Tim's corner, we have, amongst others, David Gray, John Mayer, Josh Ritter, Liz Phair, MIA, and Dog’s Eye View. In Ed's corner, we have Vertical Horizon, The Doobie Brothers, The Lawnboys, and Jennifer Culture. Between them, they've played all over the world. Together they played one gig. One gig and one album. They've been likened to Robyn Hitchcock, Freedy Johnston, Elvis Costello and Elbow.