Lawrence Cooley - Acoustic Guitarist - New York City, NY - Hero Main
Lawrence Cooley - Acoustic Guitarist - New York City, NY - Hero Gallery 1Lawrence Cooley - Acoustic Guitarist - New York City, NY - Hero Gallery 2
Lawrence Cooley - Acoustic Guitarist - New York City, NY - Hero Gallery 3Lawrence Cooley - Acoustic Guitarist - New York City, NY - Hero Gallery 4

Lawrence Cooley

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

  • Avg 5.0 | 11 Reviews
  • 26 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $650 per event

About Vendor

Learn more about this vendor for your event.

A Veteran of the stage, Lawrence Cooley has been performing professionally since the age of 16. In the beginning, for over 10 years, Lawrence served as the lead singer & guitarist of Straight Wired one of the most popular, top-drawing acts in the tri-state area, also known for his debut at Woodstock ’94. For the past 20 years, Lawrence has developed and perfected his one-man acoustic band, wowing audiences from the Hamptons, N.YC., the tri-state to St. Barth’s, French West Indies, and beyond, establishing a solid Nationwide following. What separates Lawrence from other solo acoustic acts, is his unique ability to; hypnotize an audience with his impressive acoustic sets, by laying down a percussive groove, drumming on his guitar while recording it through a loop station, and steadily building on top of his live loop recording, until he creates a full band sound with a single instrument. Lawrence creates a “FULL BAND SOUND” on the spot, with no pre-recordings, this is a live show. The result is a truly dynamic performance beyond the typical solo acoustic experience. Steve Tarkanish, of Stars Productions, after hearing Lawrence offered him a contract and said, "In all these years I have yet to hear a voice like his that can emulate so many artists, sing so many different styles, and still have a unique sound of its own. If you closed your eyes while listening to Lawrence sing you could believe you’re listening to the actual artist being covered”, i.e. Dave Matthews, Bob Marley, John Mayor, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, etc. Lawrence’s ever-expanding set list includes hits from the '50s through, to today. Being a versatile musician, he can also cater to your special request list, DJ and Master of Ceremony, providing top-quality sound and professionalism at any type of location. Lawrence has the experience, friendly attitude, and know-how, to make your event Memorable. Through his resources, he can also provide additional instrumental accompaniment upon request, including a full band. Please forward questions and requests to this website for processing. Be speaking with you very soon. Thank you, Lawrence Cooley.

Reviews

Check out these verified reviews from bookings on The Bash.

Avg 5.0 | 11 Reviews

See all 11 Reviews

Review by Aimee O.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on October 9, 2022From New Fairfield, CT

Lawrence was AMAZING!!! He is so talented and made the whole party! Highly recommend him and will definitely book him again. He took requests and even songs he didn't know he was easily able to play! Thank you!

Review by Anthony S.

Private PartyReviewed on December 31, 2021From Highland Park, NJ

Lawrence was great. He really got the party going, accommodated the requests from the guests and stayed longer than requested when it seemed there was no way to stop the party. He is also very musically talented. We enjoyed mostly familiar hits with his own twist on songs. All the guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music from Lawrence.

Lawrence Cooley:

Thank you Anthony for your kind review. Everyone at the party was very nice to me and I enjoyed playing for everyone.. I had a very merry New Year 2022, thanks to you and your family and guests! I hope to be able to perform for you again in the future. All the best, Lawrence

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.

Awards & Badges

See why this vendor is top rated on The Bash.

Song List

Get a feel for the songs performed by this vendor. Contact them directly for special requests.

  • 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

Calendar

We recommend that you contact the vendor to confirm that the event date is open.

• : Booked Events

Choose the Date of Your Event

Date Selected: 12/5/2022

Booked Events

: The Bash Verified Bookings

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events

Past Events

November 26, 2022 • Wine Tasting Party
Sat3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Oxford, CT
October 9, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun3:30 PM - 7:30 PM New Fairfield, CT
August 5, 2022 • Private Party
Fri7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Southampton, NY
December 31, 2021 • Private Party
Fri9:30 PM - 12:00 AM Highland Park, NJ
October 10, 2021 • Private Party
Sun4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cold Spring, NY
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

Share Lawrence Cooley

Information displayed on this page is courtesy of Lawrence Cooley

Plan, book, celebrate—with confidence

Find local vendors to bring your celebration to life.

Badge with check mark

Trusted Vendors

With verified reviews and thousands of ratings, it's easy to book the perfect vendor for all types of events—no matter how big or small.

credit card protected by a shield

Free Booking Platform

It's free to book and make secure online payments through The Bash. Once the booking is confirmed, it's covered by Our Guarantee.

envelope and phone with 5 stars

Top-Rated Service

Our US based team of Account Specialists are here to help every step of the way. Since 1997, we've connected planners with vendors for over half a million events.