Gary “Coops” Cooper

Gary profileA full on hard rock/metal nut since 1979, I live and breathe it and will get buried in my leather jacket bought for £10 in 82 and only held together with shoelaces now. I love photography – any type but especially gigs and lucky enough to own some decent kit (as in my two Nikon D610s). I feel naked without them!

From: originally Aberdeen, now Edinburgh (Loanhead)

Preferred genres: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues

5 Favourite bands: Molly Hatchet, Saxon, UFO, Motorhead, Iron Maiden

5 Favourite albums: Killers – Iron Maiden, On Parole – Motorhead, Wheels of Steel – Saxon, Beatin the Odds – Molly Hatchet, Strangers in the Night – UFO

Favourite venues: Bannermans Edinburgh naturally!!!, 02 ABC Glasgow, King Tuts Glasgow, Backstage at the Green Kinross, The Caves Edinburgh, The Jam House Edinburgh, The Garage Glasgow, The Cathouse Glasgow

First gig: Judas Priest British Steel tour 1980 at the Edinburgh Odeon with a young Iron Maiden as support band

Favourite gig: Barb Wire Dolls 2014 at Bannermans, was mind blowing awesome, what a band!!!

Favourite drink: Trooper, Guinness, Newcastle brown, Jack Daniels

Favourite food: Vindaloo

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