No strangers to performance, CO-OP brings a big, powerful sound to their show. Forming in 2014, CO-OP began gathering a small following in the local Phoenix scene. Within a few years, having shared a stage with rock legends like Motley Crue, The Hollywood Vampires and Alice Cooper, CO-OP is expanding their influence beyond Arizona and even outside the United States.
Founder and frontman Dash Cooper’s powerful vocals mix a classic rock undertone with the strength and grit of modern rock, while guitar player Jeremy Tabor introduces heavy riffs mixed with melodic hooks that keep the music powerful and interesting. Justin Swartzentruber (bass) and Cory Michalski (drums) hold down the foundation.
Not content to stick only to pursuing their careers in music, CO-OP often puts their skills to work helping raise funds for Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center. The work has often brought with it opportunities to perform as a back-up band along with other philanthropic volunteers such as Alex Lifeson (Rush), Danny Seraphine (Chicago) and Tommy Thayer of Kiss.
2017 brought the band on their first tour with label mates One Eyed Doll and Dollskin. In 2018, the band played direct support for FLAW on their Spring tour. Their debut album was released worldwide on June 15, 2018 under Ellefson’s EMP Label Group, with their first single “N.O.W.” having gained radio airplay nationwide and their second single “Howl” spending 13 weeks in the Billboard Rock Indicator Chart Top 40.
Other artists CO-OP has performed with:
Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, KISS, The Hollywood Vampires, Korn, Trivium, Steel Panther, One Eyed Doll, Doll Skin, Max Cavalara of Soul Fly, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Tommy Thayer of KISS, Robbie Krieger of The Doors, 9 Electric, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, Beasto Blanco, Johnny Lang, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Orianthi, P.O.D., Thousand Foot Crutch, Ted Nugent, Night Ranger, Danny Seraphine of Chicago, Love and Death, Colt Ford, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Lita Ford, Rob Zombie, Bret Michaels of Poison, Tom Kiefer of Cinderella, The Iron Maidens, Lola Black, The Chimpz, Future Leaders of the World, Great White, Slaughter, Jackyl, Fireflight, Don Felder of The Eagles, LA Guns, Buried as Thieves.