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Lawrence Cooley

Acoustic Guitarist from New York City, NY Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 9 Reviews
  • 22 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $500 per event

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Lawrence Cooley has been performing live for the better part of 20 years both as a solo artist as well as with numerous groups. Lawrence performs cover songs as a solo acoustic act and with his band in clubs, bars and private parties all over NYC, CT, NJ & The Hamptons (also willing to travel!). His ever expanding set list includes hits from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and today's top 50. Being a versatile musician, Lawrence can also can also cater to your special request list! With the ability to provide sound at any type of location, Lawrence has the experience, attitude and know how to make your event memorable. In addition to that, he can also provide add-on's such as a female counterpart, drums, bass and a full out rock band. Possessing the right sensibility and chops to appeal to both young and old, Lawrence covers the full spectrum of musical generations. A fan once noted that very few artists can go from a beautiful rendition of "What Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong, to "Crazy" by Seal, to "Blister in the Sun" by the Violent Femmes, to " Hey Hey" by Led Zeppelin, and play them all so uniquely, and passionately, leaving everyone in the room smiling and grooving. To compare Lawrence to other artists to get an idea of his style is of course difficult, but many people have said that he sounds like a funky Dave Matthew's when playing acoustic, and if your closed your eyes while listening to him cover a Bob Marley song you would think Bob had come back to life. But hey, don't take anyone else's word for it, see him play for yourself and tell us what you think! One thing is clear about Lawrence Cooley, he puts his heart and soul into what he loves to do, play music. Audiences are often left exhilarated and exhausted. He is a music lovers musician. If there is a song or sound you are looking for in a performer to move a crowd for a wedding, back yard celebration, beach bbq or graduation party, look no further - Lawrence Cooley delivers and then some. Lawrence covers the songs of his favorite artists with a penchant for making them his own. His vocal ability has been said to be his greatest quality. Steve Tarkanish, of Stars productions, after hearing him, offered him a contract and said, "In all these years I have yet to hear a voice like yours that can emulate so many artists, sing so many different styles and still have a unique sound of it's own". He will tear from his rendition of Ant's Marching by Dave Matthew's into Dave Mason's "Feelin' Alright" as if they were born of the same mother. Cooley's experience and versatility gives him the magnetic charm to appeal to everyone. Audiences are amazed at the obvious fact that Cooley not only delivers but exceeds their expectations. If there are two people in the room or two thousand, he has a way of pulling you in. He loves to interact with the audience, to him it is a challenge, the music being a shared experience. The result is a truly dynamic performance beyond the typical solo acoustic experience. For instance, he will lay down a percussive groove by drumming on his acoustic guitar while recording it through a loop station. Then he will overlay a bass line, then a rhythm part, until you hear a distinct full band sound. As the song progresses he intertwines more intriguing melodies and harmonies on his guitar, going from the crybaby (wa-wa pedal) to the slide guitar all in the same song. He has he natural ability to play a myriad of acoustic styles seamlessly, from funk to pop, to blues, to reggae, to soul, without blinking an eye.

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Review by Jenny S.

WeddingReviewed on August 7, 2021From Bridgewater, NJ

Lawrence was simply wonderful! He was a professional in every way, and easy-going. Handed the guitar over to my 21 year old niece for a moment at the end of the night. And he brought it down for us with a great jam upon my request. We were all very impressed with his talent and his ability to play a variety of requests that we made.

Review by Matthew P.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 14, 2017From Long Island, NY

Review by Jonathan L.

Bar MitzvahReviewed on September 9, 2017From Asbury Park, NJ

Lawrence performed at the cocktail hour of our son's Bar Mitzvah, and played a terrific playlist of 90s-00s acoustic songs. We worked on the playlist together based on a list he provides. Our guests raved about how good he sounded and overall we were very impressed with his performance. I will definitely use Lawrence for events in the future.

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Song List

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  • What a wonderful world | Louis Armstrong
  • Crash | DMB
  • Beautiful world | Colin Hay
  • Marry Me | Train
  • Three little birds | Bob Marley
  • Our House | C.S.N.Y
  • Come Away with Me | Norah Jones
  • Me & Julio Down By the Schoolyard | Simon & Garfunkel
  • Teach your children | C.S.N.Y
  • sister golden hair | America
  • Crazy | Gnarles Barkley
  • Hey ya | Andre 2000
  • The weight | The Band
  • A little help from my friends | Beatles
  • All you need is love | Beatles
  • Come together | Beatles
  • Help | Beatles
  • Obla di obla da | Beatles
  • Blackbird | Beatles
  • Midnight rider | Allman Brothers
  • Oh darlin' | Beatles
  • She came in through the bathroom window | Beatles
  • Twist & shout | Beatles
  • we can work it out | Beatles
  • Whipping post | Allman Brothers
  • Stand by me | Benny King
  • Ain't no sunshine | Bill Withers
  • Lean on me | Bill Withers
  • Use me | Bill Withers
  • She talks to angels | Black Crows
  • Can't find my way home | Blind Faith
  • Knockin on heavens door | Bob Dylan
  • Get up stand up | Bob Marley
  • No woman no cry | Bob Marley
  • Redemption song | Bob Marley
  • Roots rock reggae | Bob Marley
  • Stir it up | Bob Marley
  • Turn you lights down low | Bob Marley
  • Old time rock & roll | Bob Seegar
  • Living on a prayer | Bon Jovi
  • The letter | The Box Topps
  • Jump Jive n' wail | Brian Setzer
  • Suite Judy Blue Eyes | C.S.N.Y
  • wild world | Cat Stevens
  • I want you to want me | Cheap Trick
  • Delirium Tremens | Christy Moore
  • Ride on | Christy Moore
  • Johnny be good | Chuck Berry
  • Yellow | Coldplay
  • Brickhouse | Commodores
  • Sun glasses at night | Corey Hart
  • Mr. Jones | Counting Crows
  • Round here | Counting Crows
  • Proud mary | Credence Clearwater Revival
  • Ants marching | Dave Matthews Band
  • Crash | Dave Matthews Band
  • Crush | Dave Matthews Band
  • Everyday | Dave Matthews Band
  • Jimi thing | Dave Matthews Band
  • Typical situation | Dave Matthews Band
  • Babylon | David Gray
  • Counting blue cars | Dishwalla
  • Black water | Doobie brothers
  • Listen to the music | Doobie Brothers
  • Long train runnin | Doobie Brothers
  • Break on through | Doors
  • Don't you love her madly | Doors
  • Love me two times | Doors
  • Roadhouse blues | Doors
  • On broadway | The Drifters
  • Under the boardwalk | Drifters
  • From the beginning | E.L.P
  • Already gone | Eagles
  • Desperado | Eagles
  • Peaceful easy feeling | Eagles
  • Take it easy | Eagles
  • September | Earth wind & fire
  • Daniel | Elton John
  • Blue suede shoes | Elvis Presley
  • Can't help falling in love | Elvis Presley
  • Layla | Eric Clapton
  • Wonderful tonight | Eric Clapton
  • Dreams | Fleetwood Mac
  • Landslide | Fleetwood Mac
  • Sugar pie | Four Tops
  • Summerwind | Frank Sinatra
  • Free (to do what i want) | Free
  • My sweet lord | George Harrison
  • Found out about | Gin Blossoms
  • Name | Goo Goo Dolls
  • Slide | Goo Goo Dolls
  • Closer to home | Grand funk railroad
  • Truckin | Grateful Dead
  • Basket case | Greenday
  • Longview | Greenday
  • Patience | Guns & Roses
  • Sweet child of mine | Guns & Roses
  • I used to love her | Guns & Roses
  • Danny boy | Irish
  • Sitting Waiting Wishing | Jack Johnson
  • Sex machine | James Brown
  • Bobby Mcgee | Janis Joplin
  • Movin' on up | Jeffersons Theme Song
  • Right here right now | Jesus Jones
  • Skating Away | Jethro Tull
  • Bad bad lee roy brown | Jim Croce
  • Along the watchtower | Jimmy Hendrix
  • Jack & Diane | John Cougar
  • Pink houses | John Cougar
  • Folsum prison | Johnny Cash
  • Ring of fire | Johnny Cash
  • Dancing days | Led Zeppelin
  • Hey Hey | Led Zeppelin
  • Over the hills and far away | Led Zeppelin
  • Easy | Lionel Richie
  • Stuck on you | Lionel Richie
  • Danny's song | Loggins and Messina
  • Call me the breeze | Lynard Skynard
  • Sweet home alabama | Lynard Skynard
  • Can't you see | Marshall Tucker
  • Lets get it on | Marvin Gaye
  • Mercy mercy me | Marvin Gaye
  • Sexual healing | Marvin Gaye
  • What's going on | Marvin Gaye
  • Push | Matchbox 20
  • Down under | Men at work
  • Sweet caroline | Neil Diamond
  • Keep on rockin in a free world | Neil young
  • Heart of gold | Neil Young
  • Smells like teen spirit | Nirvana
  • Lion sleeps tonight | The Nylons
  • Wonderwall | Oasis
  • Late in the evening | Paul Simon
  • Me & Julio | Paul Simon
  • Daughter | Pearl Jam
  • Baby i love your way | Peter Frampton
  • Leaving on a jet plane | Peter Paul and Mary
  • Comfortably numb | Pink Floyd
  • Mother | Pink Floyd
  • Love Shack | B-52's
  • Wish you were here | Pink Floyd
  • Can't stand losing you | Police
  • Kiss | Prince
  • Purple rain | Prince
  • Amie | Pure prairie league
  • Losing my religion | R.E.M
  • You've lost that loving feeling | Righteous Brothers
  • Have I told you lately | Van Morrison
  • Wild horses | Rolling Stones
  • Pretty woman | Roy Orbison
  • You got it | Roy Orbison
  • Closer to he heart | Rush
  • Send me on my way | Rusted Root
  • Plush | S.T.P
  • Smooth operator | Sade
  • Black magic woman | Santana
  • Evil ways | Santana
  • Smooth | Santana
  • Crazy | Seal
  • People asking why | Seal
  • waiting for you | Seal
  • Whirlpool | Seal
  • Mrs. Robinson | Simon & Garfunkel
  • Everyday people | Sly and the family stone
  • If you want me to stay | Sly and the family stone
  • It's a family affair | Sly and the family stone
  • Tempted | Squeeze
  • Fly like an eagle | Steve Miller
  • Joker | Steve Miller
  • Take the money and run | Steve Miller
  • Pride & joy | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Santeria | Sublime
  • What I got | Sublime
  • My girl | Temptations
  • Papa was a rollin stone | Temptations
  • Wishing well | Terence Trent Darby
  • Signs | Tesla
  • Walk on the ocean | Toad and the wet sprockes
  • Possum kingdom | Toadies
  • Free fallin | Tom Petty
  • Mary janes last dance | Tom Petty
  • Desire | U2
  • One | U2
  • Red red wine | UB40
  • Brown eyed girl | Van Morrison
  • Moondance | Van Morrison
  • Wild nights | Van Morrison
  • Everything you want | Vertical Horizon
  • Blister in the sun | The Violent Femmes
  • Play that funky music | Wild Cherry
  • Mustang Sally | Wilson Pickett

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Date Selected: 9/19/2021

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Upcoming Events

October 10, 2021 • Private Party
Sun4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cold Spring, NY

Past Events

August 22, 2021 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sun1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Islip, NY
August 7, 2021 • Wedding
Sat4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bridgewater, NJ
March 5, 2020 • Corporate Function
Thu5:30 PM - 7:00 PM New York City, NY
October 14, 2017 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Long Island, NY
September 16, 2017 • Baron's Cove
Sat3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sag Harbor, NY
September 9, 2017 • Bar Mitzvah
Sat6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Asbury Park, NJ
September 2, 2017 • Engagement Party
Sat5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Port Jefferson, NY
September 2, 2017 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Glen Ridge, NJ
August 6, 2017 • Paddy's on the Bay
Sun3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Bronx, NY
July 29, 2017 • Baron's Cove
Sat3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sag Harbor, NY
July 22, 2017 • Paddy's on the Island
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bronx, NY
July 20, 2017 • Center Street Public House
Thu8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Darien, CT

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