CO-OP featuring the son of the shock rocker Alice Cooper to release their first full length album in 2018 .
“The band's name could be a play on senior Cooper's nickname, which junior has inherited, coop, or maybe it's CO-OP as in co-operative. It doesn't really matter the band stands on their own two feet big time.”
- Dave Stott, Devils Gate Media
Dash Cooper, and Mark Savale, met early in their childhood and soon became close friends. As they grew up, they each began developing their own individual passion for music. Lead singer Dash Cooper (son of Rock legend Alice Cooper) certainly inherited his father's talent for Rock vocals and songwriting, and while he was finding his own voice, Mark pursued his passions for drums.
They played locally around Phoenix, but it wasn’t until they added lead guitarist Court Stumpf in 2012 that the band started building what would eventually become CO-OP. A graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Stumpf pioneered CO-OP's new direction and sound. The band most recently added Justin Swartzentruber on bass, and the young Kolby Peoples on rhythm guitar to finalize the quintet, culminating their "desert hard rock" vibe.
Taking influence from a wide spectrum of bands and musicians--from AC/DC and Led Zeppelin to Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, and Corrosion of Conformity--CO-OP started brewing their own individual brand of rock. They recorded at Full Well Studios with the help of producer Mike Bolenbach at the helm of the console.
Jeremy Baca, and Trade Sound Productions maintain management for the band. In 2016 the band signed with EMP Label group.www.emplabelgroup.com