Joe and Phil have performed together at many top clubs and festivals. Here is a partial list:
Clearwater Jazz Holiday, FL (festival)
Red Hook Brewery, NH (festival)
White Mountain Blues Festival, NH
Lincoln Center, NY
Harborlights Pavilion, Boston
MLB All-Star Game, Boston
Boston Blues Cruise
House of Blues, Boston
Salisbury Beach Club, NH
Windows on the World, NY
Supper Club, NY
Chan's Egg Rolls and Jazz, RI
Chicken Box, Nantucket
Hot Tin Roof, Martha's Vineyard
Sea Note, MA
Sittin' Bull, MA
Bank St. Cafe, CT
Numerous private and corporate events
Before the turn of the millennium -- during those heady days of dot-com millionaires and soaring stock markets -- Gentleman Joe Cooper and Phil DeVille met while touring with JFK Jr.'s favorite swing band, Bellevue Cadillac.
Joe captivated audiences with his rich, soulful baritone and larger-than-life stage presence. Phil tore the house down on keys, drawing upon years of experience performing with legends like Freddy Fender, Little Anthony, The Shirelles, The Crystals, and Junior Walker. They met. They clicked. And they made the music swing...
Headlining at Windows on the World atop the World Trade Center, they were the highest band in Manhattan. Performing for festival crowds of 20,000, they earned standing ovations and rave reviews from the national music press. You remember: Martinis and cigars. Cadillac SUVs. Bigger was better. And we all thought it would last forever.
Then everything came crashing down. We were left wondering what was real and what was illusion.
So here we are. Not since 1929 has there been such a dramatic reversal of fortune. But what was real then is real now: Folks are stripping down to basics, trying their best to get by. Rent parties are back.
People are hungry for some good old-fashioned entertainment. Even the Three Stooges are rumored to be headed back to the big screen.
When you peel away all the glitzy trappings of an indulgent age, what still matters is the music. A blues-belting crooner and a boogie-woogie piano man fit these times like a well-worn pair of shoes.
No fancy electronics. No lip-syncing posers. Two seasoned cats and a piano. As real as it gets. Coming to a rent party near you.
Joe Cooper - Vocals
Phil DeVille - Vocals, Piano, Harmonica
New CD: "Rent Party Tonight!"
featuring In the House, Don't Tell Your Sister, Rock Me, My Baby's Smokin', Good Enough, I Don't Get Up in the Morning, High in the Sky, Cadillac Strut, Messin' with Me, Drink Drink Drink, Silky and the Chief, That Girl
Phil wrote "High in the Sky" at 37,000 feet in first class while working as a jet technician.
Joe Cooper's Vocals
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"With gospel exuberance and testifying moans, vocalist "Gentleman" Joe Cooper leads this octet-plus ..."With gospel exuberance and testifying moans, vocalist "Gentleman" Joe Cooper leads this octet-plus through 10 soaring numbers that cover most every shade of the blues."
Jazz Fest Embraces Entertaining Mix (Music Review: Clearwater Jazz Holiday)
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"Singer "Gentleman" Joe Cooper, who drew comparisons to Cab Calloway in his fiery red zoot suit, bro..."Singer "Gentleman" Joe Cooper, who drew comparisons to Cab Calloway in his fiery red zoot suit, brought liveliness to the humorous lyrics."