Shane Cooley Music
VOTE FOR SHANE - AU NEWS
January - Feb. 4th
Austin Chronicle has put out their music poll for the "Best of" in 2014.
Please vote! Thanks!
Under the "Best Austin Musicians" category:
SONGWRITER: Shane Cooley
Under "Best in Austin" category:
BEST NEW AUSTIN BAND: Shane Cooley & The Lucky Kings
VOTE FOR SHANE - WILL'S ROOM
Vote for Shane on Will's Room Live every week Friday-Thursday.
ARTICLE: DAILY PRESS NEWS
Shane is featured in The Daily Press in an article by Mike Holtzclaw. It mentions his upcoming CD that has just been completed.
Read articlel...The Daily Press
"Elizabeth City" by Shane Cooley. This song has become a fan favorite. Performed here at The Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA with Paulo Franco, Turtle Zwaldo, Dan Sessler and Jack Cooley.
THE GREEN PORCH SESSIONS
Released December 20, 2013
By Shane Cooley and Paulo Franco
Before making his move to Austin, Texas, Shane met Richmond favorite Paulo Franco by both being finalists in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. The two artists began to co-write songs together on Paulo’s porch, the result is The Green Porch Sessions, a collection of co-writes and solo tunes. Cooley and Franco shine together as storytellers.
There is a heart-stopping conviction to the words written and sung by Shane Cooley. His poetry serves up a slice of life that is equally beautiful and truthful. He also inherits his distinctive voice from his 3rd cousin, the late Hollywood actor and entertainer Sterling Holloway (known particularly for being the cartoon voice of Disney's Winnie the Pooh and many others). Whether he's performing his folky, intimate solo sets, or pumping out intricately cathartic Indie Folk Rock with his band, The Lucky Kings, Cooley's shows are consistently moving. The 27-year-old has earned his battle scars from years of touring the United States and Europe, independent and self-managed. Originally from rural Virginia, he is currently working out of the music Mecca of Austin, TX, where he is quickly gaining momentum.
Cooley's prolific writing is only matched by his persistence as an artist. After graduating from the College of William and Mary in 2010, he has almost constantly been on the road, honing his skills and learning from other artists. His music has been recognized by contests such as the International Acoustic Music Awards (two time runner-up), Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, and many others.
Request Shane's songs on the following Radio Station FACEBOOK pages:
Big Star 97 (TX)
NRP Out of The Box (VA)
Hunter at Sunrise (VA)
Radio Crystal Blue (PA)
The Penguin (NJ)
Will's Room Live (Ireland)
THE LUCKY KINGS
Shane started up a band in Austin called "The Lucky Kings". He still plays solo but loves to rock out with his band. Shane says, "There's nothing like the excitement of playing onstage with a great band. The feeling that these dedicated musicians are playing my music is energizing."