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Soul Stories will be touring the East Coast of Australia through May 2016 taking some of the best live music venues on the eastern seaboard.


The new band 'Soul Stories' is the current manifestation of an ongoing musical journey featuring the original songwriting and music releases of Richard Cooke's music. The band features Electric guitarist/backing vocalist Tim Carson who cut his teeth playing in a range of Sydney bands. His versatile style incorporates lyrical guitar lines that weave seamlessly through Richard’s creations. Likable and talented bass player Mark Walters brings artful melodic bass lines to the mix, underpinned by an extensive background in composing and performing in the progressive rock genre on guitar and bass. Wollongong-grown Darren Bowater has been rocking it up with various South Coast bands for decades. Darren’s solid, energetic drumming style has been infused with more sensitive and complex percussion in response to this band’s diverse material.

Richard is also a passionate singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer, who is passionate about supporting other artists to manifest their creative dreams. His previous studio features releases from a wide variety of well-known and developing artists from around Australia and overseas.

Whilst holding a tertiary diploma in Sound Engineering from RMIT University, Richard also has a degree in Fine Art and likes to apply that same sense of composition in his production and mixing work.


Stay tuned for details about venues that will be part of the planned tour which will commence with a CD launch on the South Coast.




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After quite some time away from making albums Richard with his band 'Soul Stories' has a new album featuring 12 brand new tracks. Due for release this summer!

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We generally prefer to perform as a band but can play as a duo or trio upon request. Contact us to arrange a performance.

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