I’ve just discovered the Winnie Coopers this week, and I like them. They are selfstyled geeks from the Gold Coast, 90km down the road from Brisbane, and they are playing at Uber Nightclub, 100 Boundary St West End, on Saturday night, May 5 (click here for a Google Map showing where Uber is).
From the Winnie Coopers bio page on the website:
Remember those students at school who sat down the front, finished their homework and joined the school council? Taunted. Rejected. Disillusioned. They now seek revenge in the form of the Gold Coast hip hop crew The Winnie Coopers. The project started in 2002 with founding member and vocalist The Educator and various collaborating friends. Since then, The Winnie Coopers has evolved into the current five piece line up comprised of (left to right above) Big Bad (turntables and percussion), Young Tubs (bass and vocals), The Educator, Eloquence (vocals and guitar) and Fingers Malone (drums).
As well as the main Winnie Coopers website, there’s also a Winnie Coopers myspace page where you can listen to 4 of their tracks. My favourite would have to be Eating Disorder, which starts:
The Winnie Coopers and Dizz – Don’t lock up your daughters
But lock the fridge – ‘Cause we’re ready to order
I want whipped cream on steak – you can keep your water
I have a problem – an Eating Disorder
The myspace page has also got the video for ‘Geek Manifesto’. And yes, they are named after the character from The Wonder Years.
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