Dave Cooper (musician)

Dave Cooper (musician)

Dave Cooper - born in 1959, in Pershore, Worcestershire. Lead singer of eighties NWOBHM band Scorched Earth, Lead Singer original rock band 'Badland' and now a solo artist.

Dave Cooper


Early career

As a youngster, he enjoyed a successful choir career at Pershore Abbey, singing solo with the Vienna Boys' Choir circa 1972, 'Jesu, Word of God Incarnate' (Ave Verum)

New Wave of Heavy Metal - Scorched Earth

In 1982 he joined new wave of heavy metal band, Scorched Earth as the band's lead singer Dave Cooper
Scorched Earth The band were signed to Carrere Records and enjoyed success with the 4 track EP 'Tomorrow Never Comes', released in 1985, which is still to be found in current editions of the Rare Record Guide.

Career Highlights

During his eighties career, the band supported rock legend Bryan Adams at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1985, performed for Radio One in Concert and the BBC Sessions. For twenty years he went on tour with a variety of notable artists, providing back stage production, before coming out of singing retirement in 2008 to form original rock band BADLAND Ready to Roll Interview In 2011, as a solo artist, he released his first track for nearly 30 years...'Lord's Prayer'.

Reference test

Interview with Dave Cooper and Badland.[1] Scorched Earth Discography on Discogs [2] Scorched Earth Discography Archaic Magazine [3] Scorched Earth Line Up with Dave Cooper on Rockmine [4]


  1. ^ http://www.getreadytoroll.com/interviews/badland.htm
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/Scorched+Earth+(2)
  3. ^ http://www.archaic-magazine.com/showband.php?bid=6413
  4. ^ http://www.rockmine.com/S_Cyclo/SCyclo7.html

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