Lawrence Cooley

Acoustic Guitar from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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18 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2010

$500 - $3000 per event
About
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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10+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Wedding Ceremony

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Bar Mitzvah

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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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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Absolutely phenomenal performer and entertainer!!! I will hire Lawrence everytime the opportunity arises. He is a 10 on a scale from 1 to 5!

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Lawrence Cooley is a real professional with a deep passion and appreciation for music and life. From day one I knew Lawrence Cooley was the pick for us. My wife and I were married 08/25/2012.I am horrible at following up on feedback as you can see on this timely reply. Lawrance is one of those unforgettable artist that will engage and captivate a special moment no matter what the occasion may be. He really made our wedding day special, intimate and unforgettable.

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Graduation Party

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Lawerence was super flexible, learned a song per our request, has an extensive play list, was willing to travel for a relatively short performance and received tons of positive comments from our guests. Some guests asked for his information that night. We wouldn't think twice about reccomending him and requesting him to play again.

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5 out of 5 stars! Lawrence is very talented and passionate about his music, we highly recommend him for any occasion! Very accomodating and audience engaging!

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Lawrence was amazing! Everyone at the wedding had great things to say. The performance was perfect, and Jonathan was unbelievable on guitar. Lawrence's voice was terrific, and the energy was awesome! I wouldn't have had anyone else play my wedding, thanks Lawrence!

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2017
Oct
14
Wedding Ceremony
Long Island, NY
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Sep
16
Baron's Cove
Sag Harbor, NY
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Sep
9
Bar Mitzvah
Asbury Park, NJ
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Sep
2
Engagement Party
Port Jefferson, NY
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Sep
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
Glen Ridge, NJ
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Aug
6
Paddy's on the Bay
Bronx, NY
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Jul
29
Baron's Cove
Sag Harbor, NY
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Jul
22
Paddy's on the Island
Bronx, NY
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jul
20
Center Street Public House
Darien, CT
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Jul
15
Private Party
Thornwood, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Jul
11
Harvest on Fort Pond Bay
Montauk, NY
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Jul
1
Wedding Penfield Pavillion
Fairfield, CT
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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Alternative Singer
Alternative Guitar
Funk Guitar
Beach Music One Man Band
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Bachelor Parties
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Lawrence Cooley will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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