West Australian Acoustic Blues, Country and Folk singer-songwriter, Caddy Cooper, is a travelling soul at heart. After a year dotting across the globe from a British military tour in Afghanistan through Australia, Europe, India, festivals, extensive radio play and a tour spanning the length and breadth of Britain promoting her critically acclaimed debut album, Snapshot, Caddy returns in 2015 to do it all again with her band and a brand new album entitled Outside the Wire.
After training at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Music Theatre, Caddy played featured roles in musicals such as The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof and A Chorus Line. Caddy has performed in major theatres across the UK, Ireland and Australia and for the likes of Sir Richard Attenborough, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, the West Australian Agent General Kerry Sanderson and a number of BBC television personalities.
She was the lyricist and composer behind Australian pop sensation ‘ENVY’s singles Fever Fever Fever and Monster in Me and was awarded a prestigious Honourable Mention in the International Song of the Year Competition for her urban composition Tender Heart (Teenage Girl) in 2012.
"Outside the Wire" Marty's review:
From the opening country shuffle of "Get On Board" to the rollicking blues of "I Be Leaving You" and the acapella/doo-wop track "I Love You In the Morning", Caddy Cooper has combined all the elements of country, blues and folk roots in an album that shines from start to finish. Definitely and "all-killer, no-filler" effort, Caddy's crisp and eloquent vocals combined with a HOT backup band that includes searing and twangy guitar licks, a shuffling back beat, "front porch" harmonica, complimenting backup harmonies and 2 stand out duets with Paul Carella. Caddy's songwriting skills are exceptional, well crafted and tell stories that will make you sit up and listen.
Trying to pick a favorite track is a challenge but I'll mention the slow blues of the title track "Outside the Wire" and the country tinged "Far To Go". There is something here for all roots fans with an album that is polished without sounding commercial and deserving of repeated listens.
Find out more about Caddy Cooper here www.caddycooper.com
Caddy Cooper - Outside the Wire Tour
Thurs 26th March - Arlington Arts Centre
Sat 28th March - Wilde Theatre, SHP, Bracknell
Tues 31st March - Leith Folk Club, Edinburgh
Thurs 16th April - Bulls Head, Barnes
23rd - 24th May - Guitar Festival - South Hill Park arts Centre, Bracknell
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