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Lawrence Cooley is a New York-based singer-songwriter who transcends convention and instead focuses on the raw emotion of his beautifully crafted melodies, soulful vocals, and willingness to bare it all on stage. His catalog of original songs speaks for itself pulling from his deep understanding of music, from all genres. These days you can catch him hypnotizing audiences, creating a full band sound, from one single acoustic instrument, Cooley’s signature 810 Taylor.

He first lays down a percussive groove drumming on his guitar, followed by rhythm guitar parts, all recorded live through his Boss loop station, then colored by his creative vocals, creating his distinct, record-quality sound.

This complex live performance can only be truly appreciated by witnessing it in person.

See him live at his residency every Friday at @L’escalerestaurant Greenwich CT. 

For all other shows and updates go to


                                                           Cooley Bio


Born in Tarrytown, NY to an English Lit. professor and French teacher, Cooley was heavily encouraged to explore his creative writing and master his craft of live performance.  


A veteran of the stage, Cooley has been recording, and performing professionally since the age of Sixteen.


At the age of 10 Cooley wrote his first song, the moment he laid his fingers on the Casio keyboard, his parents gifted him that Christmas. By the age of 13 Cooley formed and fronted his first band as lead Guitarist and vocalist. His band went onto place first in every competition they entered and caught the attention of the stage band conductor of Valhalla High School, who brought Cooley into conducting the band himself, to win All County Band. Jamie Rollins, singer, who at the time placed #1 in Star Search (the first version of American Idol), took notice and joined Lawrence’s band as lead singer, further developing Cooley’s vocal abilities. The desire Cooley had to record his original songs, forced him to work 12-hour shifts over the weekends, and additional weekday nights, to pay for studio time, all the while maintaining an A grade in high school.

This was the start of Lawrence Cooley’s recording career.


He recorded his first records at North Lake Studios, with Eddie Kramer.

and with Mike D’amico at Chunky Studios


He wrote and recorded The Stewart International Airport Jingle, among 25 more during his early years as a songwriter.


As the lead singer & guitarist of Straight Wired (One of the top-drawing bands in NYC and the North East coast), known for their debut at Woodstock ’94, and their signing with Kivel Records, was followed by the creation of his band BLUU evolving with former bandmates, adding Papa Guyo on drums (Formerly of Sly and the Family Stone), featuring Chris Creviston on Saxophone. BLUU became a major draw at the Bitter End and other NYC Venues. The energy of that era, amongst other notable artists, such as Gavin Degraw, and Colin Smith, led to Lawrence’s solo career, signing with Aimee Berger @ 2 Generations Management.


Which led to his first solo record titled, PIE STUDIO SESSIONS, produced by, Russ Desalvo.

“I have been a successful songwriter in the industry for many years I don’t know if I could write a song as beautiful as Brother” Russ Desalvo


Represented by Bob Donnelly  Entertainment Lawyer.

“He will go down with his sword fighting” Bob Donnelly


The title track of the album “Brother” featuring a string arrangement scored by

Rob Matthes, , performed by the select NY philharmonic, string Quartet.

“I listen to this song to inspire me before a show, it’s my favorite Quartet arrangement” Rob Matthes.

This album also credits Shane Keister, on B-3Organ and Piano

And Frank Vilardi on Drums


Brother won awards and went on to support the Montel Williams M.S foundation.


Cooley’s Next Album, Utopian World, Produced by Nunzio Signore

and mastered by Rob Fraboni,

This album caught the attention of many, including producer David Foster,

who selected Cooley to appear on the Star Tomorrow, NBC Show.


Cooley’s next endeavor was to sign a production deal with producer Kiyanu Kim (former guitarist for Gwen Stefani), to record his next album, Listen In.


In the midst of recording the album, and show dates, Lawrence found the time to create and co-found the Montauk Music Festival with partner Ken Giustino, continuing a longstanding family tradition of generations in Montauk. The benefits of establishing the festival were a true labor of love for Lawrence, booking over one hundred original acts such as Meghan Trainor at age 14, generating millions, and bringing talent and industry to the fore.


Cooley’s latest effort, “Unrivaled” produced by Hanan Rubenstein, , is now available on YouTube new video release shot in Ireland, and Montauk.


Currently, Cooley is writing, recording, and self-producing his new Material at his studio.

With a strong production and development team behind him

and working alongside Richie Monica

For tour Dates and New Music visit- http//

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