Jim Cooper

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Jim Cooper - started in music as a 17-year-old in Riverton, Southland, New Zealand, and later moved over to Australia

Jim was originally from Riverton, Southland, New Zealand.  He found music at a very early age and has continued to perform since that time.  His first band venture was with local group The Courtells, and they performed around the Invercargill region in the early 60s.  He moved up to Christchurch with a group known as The Mark 4 Enterprise, and reputedly played at The Pride Of Place in 1963.  Jim now lives and performs in Australia with his group Kaoss Rok.


Jim Cooper
as a 17-year-old back in good 'ole Riverton

Jim Cooper
Back in the early days

Courtells - Jim Cooper, Brian Huliston, Robin Adam, Tony Topping
and Ron Stuart (front)


The Cannonball Boogie Band at The Texas Tavern, Kings Cross, Sydney
Laurie Allen, Murray Wright and Jim Cooper - circa 1975

Jim Cooper - Playing Paramatta,
Sydney, Australia

Cooper's Cannonball Boogie Band
Laurie Allen, Murray Wright and Jim Cooper