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~Chuk Cooley~ / Bio

About Chuk Cooley
< Being kin to the late great Spade Cooley, king of country & western swing music from the 1930s era, it seems the apple didn't fall far from the tree. But for protégé Chuk Cooley, nothing has come easy. After leaving home in Odessa , TX at the age of fifteen, crossing the country on a battered old motorcycle, living on the streets and sleeping under bridges... After surviving numerous addictions and two life-threatening drug overdoses... After serving hard time with both the Texas and Oklahoma D.O.C... Most would have given up by now! But eight years in prison actually gave Chuk Cooley a sense of awareness, the time to truly find himself, and an education in the craft of writing meaningful songs. Music is all Chuk Cooley has left in this world. Besides his five beautiful children (all of whom sing and play music), he has found that songwriting provides freedom from the pain of his life. FREEDOM to just let go and be himself. Like many, he has had a wretched battle against the demons of addiction -- the needle and the spoon. And like many he has lost much... two families, and several career opportunities. But whenever his faith in life began to waver, always the gift of music was there in front of him. During those darkest days, always there was an acoustic guitar just waiting to be picked up. Chuk grew up watching his father Dallas Cooley write and play songs, and once behind bars he finally learned to play the guitar himself. Having been out of prison for 15 years, with several attempted bands behind him, he has tried time and time again to make it. But Chuk now gives ALL with his own words and his own songs - at his life long journey. His goal is to truly live life, and to right his wrongs by sharing his story and writing music that inspires and touches people's souls. Chuk Cooley has toured and recorded all over the United States with the bands Berserkr, Two Doors Down, and Hellablack. Since going "solo" he has released two EPs titled "Takin' Down Demons" and "The Slow crawl", Plus his critically acclaimed "Chuk Cooley & the Demon Hammers-Born Rebels " cd and his newest release "Give All or Give Nothing" which has already since its summer release 2015 has had 7 number one Reverb Nation chart busting hits, plus 2 top 40 hits. Now on a mission to share his life-changing experience of redemption with the whole world - using a story-teller's theme that is set to a backdrop of heavy Southern acoustic rock unlike any other act known to day. A must see powerhouse & soulful performance.
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Chuk Cooley is a bluesy, southern, tattooed rocker sharing his life changing story through songs and story telling.-It's a story of courage and change that he calls “Heart and soul anthems from the streets of hell”. After many years of being in and out of bands, Chuk finally has gone solo… with words and music he has written over 30 years of hard life. With just an acoustic guitar,his voice, and with his hard edge real life stories that he calls his spit wisdom, he tours the U.S. and shares this acoustic life music with everyone that will listen. Chuk is a 7 time award winning, 14 time nominated music and video/film star. He was quoted by the Currentland Magazine to be Tulsa Oklahoma's best kept music secret and local living legend. Chuk Cooley has played with Black Label Society,Motley Crue,Danzig,Whitesnake,Poison,All that Remains,Godsmack,Tesla,ZZ Top, Buck Cherry,The Marshall Tucker Band, Dee Snider,Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Crowbar,Super Joint Ritual, Corrosion of Conformity,Bret Michaels, Jim Dandy of Black Oak Arkansas,Blue Oyster Cult, Dax Riggs,Jackyl,Rev Theory,Sevendust,Saliva,Texas Hippie Coalition,Papa Roach,Three Days Grace,Seether,Skillet,Sick Puppies, My Darkest Days,Saving Abel,Adelitas Way,
Taking Dawn, Burn Halo, Stone Sour, Theory Of A Deadman,Chevelle, Cinderella,Slash, Hellyeah, Queensryche, Chickenfoot,Rob Zombie,Megadeth,Black Stone Cherry,Creed,Chevelle,P.O.D.,Puddle of Mud,Volbeat,The Darkness, Acid Bath and many more...

General Info

Band Members
CHUK COOLEY -Vocals,Acoustic guitar,Primary Songwriter,SCOTT LEVAN-Lead Electric Guitar,* TIMBO KELLY - bass, Keyboards,* ANDY TAYLOR - Drums
Artist Name
~Chuk Cooley~
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/chukcooley
Active Since
10/07
Genres
Singer Songwriter / Rock / Acoustic Southern Rock

Contact Info

Location
Tulsa, OK
Manager
Chuk Cooley

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