Meet the Artist
Loving the Dream
Performing before hundreds of thousands of people during his career, COOLEY has been called one of the most versatile entertainers anywhere. Throughout his native Pacific Northwest and beyond, COOLEY’s remarkable voice has evoked smiles, laughter and tears from Seattle to Portland to Tokyo.
COOLEY began his career in his early teens performing in elaborate musicals like Hello Dolly and knew immediately he wanted to be in show business. He began his pop music career by embracing the dynamic sounds of the 70s & 80s as he became an accomplished, self-taught piano player.
Next, he performed in 50s-60s show bands impersonating Little Richard before he started his own band featuring the great crooners of the 1940s and the explosive rock, blues & boogie artists that defined pop music into the new millennium.
Performing for the military across the Pacific, on four major cruise lines, playing shows with the Beach Boys, The Shirelles, Chubby Checker and Bobby Vee his career took off with great demand.
Today COOLEY performs nightclubs, cruise ships, casinos and private affairs locally and overseas featuring his original music plus a vast and distinct repertoire of hit songs from Sinatra to Springsteen and beyond. COOLEY also created a community outreach program assisting with music and theater in schools and entertaining seniors audiences.
Stand Out Performances
Atria West 86th, New York NY
Ceasar’s Palace, Las Vegas NV
Del Webb’s Club at Westpark, Roseville CA
City of Vancouver Tree Lighting
KGW-TV Studio, “Portland Today” Show
Holland America Zaandam, Alaska Inside Passage
West Hills Village 100k Audience Show, Portland OR
All Senior Picnic, Richland WA
Beatles Rooftop Concert 50th Anniversary
Oberhofen Castle, Thunersee Switzerland
National Auto Dealers • Mass Mutual • Nike • Arco Oil Company • American Public Power Assn • Oregon Symphony • Honeywell • General Motors • Tri-Met • OMSI • Washington Dental Association • Toyota • Seattle Sonics • Lewis & Clark College • Deloitte Consulting • United States Marine Corps • Microsoft • HBA of Portland • Gard & Gerber • Washington Environmental Council • Multi-Services • Welch Allyn • Washington State University • Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation • Prime, Inc. • Providence Health System • Nordstrom • Eastmorland Hospital • PGR Schultz • George Fox University • Metro West Ambulance • Institute of Industrial Engineers • CSI Contruction • Copacino + Fujikado • Ponzi Vinyards • OHSU • Subscription Club • University of Portland • Pacific Lutheran University • Davis Wright Tremaine • Oregon Bankers Association
CONCERT & EVENT VENUES
Washington State Convention and Trade Center • Oregon Convention Center • Key Arena • Rose Garden Arena • Meydenbauer Center • Seven Feathers Casino • Portland Art Museum • Bierhuebeli, Bern, Switzerland • Experience Music Project • PGE Park• Oregon Zoo • Roseland Theater • Museum of Flight • Portland Center for the Performing Arts • McMenamins Kennedy School • Union Station, Seattle • Rex Hill Winery • Alderbrook Resort • Tiffany Center • Melody Ballroom • DeLille Cellars • Chinese Room at Smith Tower • Evergreen Aviation Museum • The Old Church • Resort at the Mountain • McMenamins Crystal Ballroom • Skansonia • Tacoma Country Club • Linfield College • Sun River Resort • Kiana Lodge • Lake Union Café • Argosy Cruises • The Ruins • Viscount Ballroom • McMenamins Edgefield • Pacific Northwest College of Art • Caledon Retreat • Bell Harbor Conference Center • Stimpson-Green Mansion • Bethany Vineyard
Washington Athletic Club • Waverly Country Club • Columbia Towers Club • Multnomah Athletic Club
• Inglewood Golf Club • Sunset Club • University Club • Rainier Club • Harbor Club Seattle • Illahe Hills County Club • Women’s University Club • Royal Oaks Country Club • Whidbey Golf & Country Club • Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club • Harbor Club Bellevue • Broadmoor Golf Club • Seattle Tennis Club • Town Club • Portland Golf Club • Oregon Golf Club • Seattle Golf Club
Fairmont Olympic • Benson Hotel • Zurich Hilton • Portland Hilton • Westin Seattle • Hotel Park Lauren, Bolzano, Italy • Salish Lodge • Hotel Vintage Plaza • Portland Marriott • Sandman Calgary • Grand Hyatt Seattle • Riverplace Hotel • Tacoma Sheraton • Columbia Gorge Hotel • Edgewater Inn • Sandman Regina • Sheraton Airport • Timberline Lodge • Salishan Lodge • Westin Bellevue • Vancouver Hilton • Woodmark Hotel • Fifth Avenue Suites • Red Lion Hotel on the River • Governor Hotel • Embassy Suites Portland • Skamainia Lodge • Seattle Sheraton
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Rose Festival • Bite of Seattle • Fort Vancouver 4th of July • Seafair • Bite of Portland • Dancing For Doernbecher • Pioneer Courthouse Square • McMinnville Mayor’s Ball • Seattle Street of Dreams • Portland Street of Dreams • Seven Feathers Brew Fest • International Pinot Noir Celebration • Holy Rosary Church • Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts • Taste of Beaverton • Vancouver Sausage Fest • Taste of Edmonds • Oregon State Fair • Clark County Fair
Salty’s at Alki • Tommy O’s • Vie de Boheme • Tony Starlight’s • The Phoenix • Hayden’s Lakefront Grill • Kells Irish Pub • Berbati’s Pan • Tillicum • Salty’s on the Columbia • Der Hinterhof (Leavenworth) • Valley River Inn • Paragon Rest. & Lounge • Swissotel, Zurich • Aqua Dome, Tirol Austria • Lola’s Room at the Crystal • Chesery Casino, Gstaad • Gray’s at the Park (Hilton) • Top Shelf