Cooper’s Run - Has shared the stage with Lady Antebellum, Glen Campbell & Kenny Rogers and it all started like this..

New Zealand IDOL finalist, Ashley Cooper, singer / songwriter Michael Tipping make up the hottest duo in the Southern Hemisphere!

Michael and Ashley began performing as a duo in September of 2008. They started out working clubs and private parties around northern New Zealand, their home. In October, just one month later, they were named the winners of the Rising Star Award at the Variety Artist Club Annual Awards Show. From that moment on, demand for their music has sky-rocketed, and they’ve been working non-stop in New Zealand, Australia and USA.

vid and skilled songwriters, these two also got the nod as New Zealand Country Music Song Writers of the Year. Coopers Run were the very first Kiwi's to appear on the Country Music Association's Global Artist Party in Nashville Tennessee! The event was viewed by over 40 million people, and they were backed by legendary singer / songwriter Pam Tillis's band.

During the trip to the United States, Coopers Run met producer Jeff Huskins. Huskins was immediately convinced of the star quality of these young people. Rarely does the entire package walk in your door. They simply have it whatever it is.

That very same night, sessions were scheduled using the finest engineers and musicians in Nashville, and the results are phenomenal! Make no mistake Coopers Run will be a major force in the music industry. There’s no limit to their potential, and the record companies that have heard the project are completely knocked out. Upon arriving home from their United States trip, they were booked to open for Glen Campbell’s New Zealand tour.

In April 2011 Cooper’s Run was hand selected by management to support Grammy award winning Nashville band Lady Antebellum for their first NZ show and in 2012 they took to the stage with NZ icon John Rowels to support Kenny Rogers in his 2 sell out NZ shows. Coopers Run has appeared on the Johnny High Country Music Revue, the springboard for such superstars LeAnn Rimes, Steve Holy, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Morris, Linda Davis, Box Car Willie, and John Anderson.

In 2010 Coopers Run were crowned New Zealand Country Duo/Group of the year at the National Country Music awards.

In 2013 Coopers Run completed a six month contract with Carnival Cruise Lines based in Florida and servicing the Eastern and Western Caribbean, Mexico and Grand Bahamas’. 2013 saw another huge year for Cooper’s Run releasing their studio album “Unfinished” along with re-claiming their title as NCMA Duo-Group of the year.

From a 2 piece through to a full blown band Cooper's Run are the perfect band for your next event, wedding and everything in between.

Ideal for: dance music corporate function, private party, wedding, country themed event

Sample repertoire:

Lace Covered Window
Linda On My Mind
Some days You Gotta Dance
I Fall To Pieces
Rocky Top
Tumbling Tumble Weeds
Don't Rock The Jukebox
Whiskey Under The Bridge
Tennessee Waltz
Lunch bach Texas
Country Roads
Islands In The Stream
Liza Jane
He'll Have To Go
Walking After Midnight
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Wagon Wheel
Oh Lonesome Me
I Walk The Line
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
All My Ex's
Blue Bayou
Good Hearted Woman
Rhinestone Cowboy
Play Something Country
Stand By Your Man
Mama Tried
Four Strong Winds
Silver Threads and Golden Needles
The Gambler
Ring of Fire
Coal Miners Daughter
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Only Mama That'll Walk The Line
He Stopped Loving Her Today
Let Er Rip
Folsom Prison
Every Little Thing
Boot Scootin Boggie
Why Haven't I Heard From You
The Dance
White Liar
Man I Feel Like A Woman
Neon Moon
Redneck Woman
Your Cheating Heart
On The Road Again

Heya Pete 
They were absolutely freaking amazing!!!!
They were exceptional, I'll definitely hire them again, 
Cheers mate,
Josh Millan
Bright Black
Engagement and Surprise Wedding
Rangataua Hall

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