Les Cooper added to the CAST Engineering family of artists!
September 8, 2016
Please give a warm welcome Mr Les Cooper to the CAST Engineering family! Les is a multi Juno Award winning producer, songwriter, arranger and multi instrumentalist. He's been an avid user of the Casper lately and is a master of TONE. Please take a moment and read a bit more about Les and his impressive accomplishments -
Les Cooper is a Juno award winning Producer, Arranger, Multi-instrumentalist and Songwriter from the Greater Toronto Area. his compositions and productions have been featured on television shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, The L Word, Fringe and One Tree Hill. His productions have won several awards including a recent Juno for "The Good Lovelies" most recent album and several Juno nominations for other projects. He has received critical acclaim across North America, Europe and Australia.
Recently, Les has been getting quite a bit of attention for his arranging and orchestration skills. He has composed commissions for Symphony Nova Scotia as well as several works for Canadian artists such as Jill Barber, Andy Stochansky, Craig Cardiff, Meaghan Smith and David Myles. His arrangements have frequently been compared to great arrangers of the past such as Nelson Riddle and Duke Ellington, earning him a reputation as a composer with a classic and timeless sound.
MEGHAN SMITH (PRODUCER) Juno award for Best New Artist for Crickets Orchestra THE GOOD LOVELIES (PRODUCER) self-titled release won the Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (group). THE GOOD LOVELIES - (PRODUCER) 'Let The Rain Fall' is currently nominated for a 2012 Juno award for best album in the Roots and Traditional category. The album also won a CFMA award for best vocal album. JILL BARBER 's (PRODUCER) "For All Time" earned a Juno Award nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year and won the ECMA for both Album of the Year and Female Vocal Album of the Year. JILL BARBER'S (PRODUCER) "Chances" won the ECMA for Jazz Recording of the Year and Female Album of the Year. MADISON VIOLET's "Fool For Trying" was nominated for the Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year. The song 'the ransom' - winner best song of the year for John Lennon Songwriting contest