Cooper has been a part of the Ottawa music scene for years leading the way at bringing the local scene to the Canadian public. He has written and published music for BMG and has opened for household Canadian names such as 5440, The Trews, Wide Mouth Mason and Jeff Martin of Tea Party. Ben’s acclaimed song writing has led him to winning the 2005 Canadian Music Week Songwriting Competition and the 2003 Emergenza Music Festival. From iconic venues including Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern, Wakefield’s Blacksheep Inn and Ottawa’a Barrymore Musical Hall, to widely-attended festivals such as the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest, Ben Cooper’s roots as a professional musician have spread both across the region and the airwaves.
Ben Cooper & Highway Sunrise Band
Currently, Ben Cooper & Highway Sunrise Band, are a Pop Rock/Country cover group from Ottawa Ontario and is one of the top event bands in the city. Rooted by their influences and delivering the best hits in pop, rock and country music with songs dating back from the 50’s to today’s hottest music.
The newly formed quartet are forging a musical path of their own. This collaboration of guitarist Chris Gagnon, bassist Dan Joseph, drummer Dan Loach and vocalist Ben Cooper are built upon a common dedication to the craft of performing to a large array of audiences with many collective years in the industry. Individually these four musicians have a wealth of experience under their belts.