Artists: A-F

Bill Cooper

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Bill Cooper is a singer from San Antonio Texas with a growing international fan base.

“My first love has always been music. The urge to perform started when I was 4 years old. It was 1973 and my family was gathered around the TV to watch CBS broadcast Elvis Aloha From Hawaii. I was drawn like a magnet. I grabbed my plastic guitar and stood on the coffee table during the entire show…shaking my leg, etc. I was mesmerized and Elvis’ music was instantly burned into my brain. Not a day went by that I didn’t seek out to listen to one of his songs. Elvis inspired me to sing and his story of growing up poor and rising to the top gave me hope as a child who also grew up in very modest surroundings.

I started singing publicly in high school when some friends of mine started a little 50’s band called “Danny and the Memories.” We listened to every song from the 50’s and 60’s when others were into Culture Club.

Singing followed me to college where I sang in every performing ensemble while attending school so I could qualify for a music scholarship (I paid my own way through school). I was in heaven soaking up soaking up Puccini to Tito Puente like a sponge. Music was therapeutic, it helped me get through tough times. After graduating, I went into the working world and didn’t sing again publicly for 15 years.

The spark that rekindled my drive to sing again was when Lisa Marie Presley released her first CD in 2003, “To Whom It May Concern.” It was inspirational to see someone my age (Lisa and I were both born in ’68) taking that musical leap of faith. I started practicing and visualizing the dream once again.

After years of planning, I finally made it happen. In 2012, I recorded a song called “Wrong Reputation” and released it on iTunes October 2. A second song, “Love Will Leave You Lonely” was released in 2013. The songs, available on most online music outlets, are the first in a series of recordings that will ultimately make up an album.

It’s never too late to pursue your passion.” – Bill Cooper

Links:
Website: www.billcooperonline.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/billcooperonline
Twitter: www.twitter.com/billcooper
ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/billcooperonline

Videos:
Wrong Reputation Official Lyric Video: http://vimeo.com/61239145
Love Will Leave You Lonely Promo Video: http://vimeo.com/69671102