JoanneCooperSA 14


Johannesburg South Africa   Feb 2013  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Janis Ian, Joan Baez, Carole King, John Denver, Bob Dylan. Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin

I am a singer-song writer from Johannesburg South Africa. I have been writing songs since the beginning of 2013. This is my third FAWM. (Gosh time flies!)

I have a trip to Egypt scheduled slap bang in the middle of FAWM this year but may take my laptop and USB mic and see what happens.

If there are any Band in a box users out there that may be interested, I recently launched a course called β€œFirst song With Band in a box”. The link is here


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  • @berni1954  Apr 19

    Haven't forgotten you. Been busy with a translation project. Hopefully, things will wind down a bit next week.

  • @wacha  Mar 20

    Thank you for your kind words. I had a great time working on "Join Me In Death". Arthur writes great lyrics, as soon as I read them I knew I needed to work on this song.

    "Quilted Heart" ended up being a much different song than I intended but where it took me was much better than I what I was planning for the song.

  • @berni1954  Mar 5

    Hi Joanne,

    I am up to my ears in a long translation at the moment. But when the tide of words goes down a bit I will drop you a line and talk about that vocal overdub of your song.

  • @keithcuts Mar 3

    Thanks! I’m reading the manual now... do you use RealBand much?

  • @berni1954  Mar 1

    Tonight I went to an open mike night locally and the guy who runs it asked me if i could help him sing the chorus on this song he often does with a female partner who can hit the high notes. I said, if it is in your repertoire, I probably can. (Because they tend to play the same 20 songs week after week πŸ˜€ ). Unbelievably, it turned out to be a song I always thought was called "I don't want to fall in love". I had no idea what the real title was, nor that it was by CI until after the song finished when I asked him: "Who is that by?" Imagine my jaw dropping when he said "It's by Chris Isaac. It's called "Wicked Game". My jaw dropped even further when I got home and read your message suggesting I give that exact song a listen πŸ˜€

    "Tis fate I tell thee, Starbuck." - Ahab in "Moby Dick" πŸ˜€

    Will be in touch via email pronto.

  • @mdavisto  Mar 1

    Heyyyyy JayCoop! Congrats on the win! Will be popping past in the next few days to give ears.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 28

    Love love love ❀️❀️❀️
    Your music is such a beautiful gift
    I am forever grateful for your generosity and awed by your craftsmanship and talent!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 28


  • @kahlo2013  Feb 27

    Of course!

  • @oneslowtyper  Feb 25

    You're very welcome to use "One Piece". Those are the challenges I absolutely love, when you're given a bunch of random words and create something that is anything but random. I'm looking forward to hearing your voice once again!

  • @oneslowtyper  Feb 25

    Thank you so much for the song and your kind words, Joanne. I don't know if you also participate in the 50/90 site, which is a summer version of FAWM, with all the same people. Anyway, I have what I think is a greater variety of my lyrics there, and a link in my bio. Not sure if you have to be a member for the link to work. I also subscribed to your youtube channel... quite nice, I must say!

  • @oneslowtyper  Feb 25

    Hi Joanne, thank you so much for browsing my lyrics. After hearing your beautiful vocals, I would be honored that you would want to bring my words to life! Feel free to pick from the bunch, and you're welcome to make any changes if you feel the need.

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  • @kahlo2013  Feb 24

    Go for it! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌ

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 24

    Go for it! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌ

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 24

    Ah ha!! I love it Jo!!!! The chorus is perfect!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 24

    Thanks and you know you can grab anything open although admittedly my board is a bit of a mess

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 24

    Of course! Yes, pleas

  • @keithcuts Feb 23

    I’ve been watching your biab videos on YouTube the last two days. Thanks for these!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 10

    Jo! Thank you! Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so grateful for the music you have brought to my words and into my life!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 7

    I just changed good to free I'm V2 1 I think it sounds better and conveys more for dreams

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 7

    YES of course!!!

  • @xfloorpunchx Feb 4

    Thank you so much and keep up the good work !

  • @boyatheart  Feb 4

    Thank you for your nice comment on my song.

  • @johnhudome  Feb 4

    Hi Joanne, I'll get you some lyrics by the end of today, I hope. That could be early tomorrow your time.
    Thanks for your comment on Here We Go Again.

  • @marthie Feb 4

    Thank you for feedback on "what are you doing right now"

  • @arthurrossi Feb 3

    Dear Joanne! I noticed only now you put music to "Eye of the Strom" - and in such a beautiful way! I love the melody and the chorus is awesome and memrable... And your singing is the icing on the cake... Thank you so much! May I ask you for a favor? Could you be so kind and send me the MP3 on my email address, which is
    ? Thanks so much again!

  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 2

    Thanks for your nice comments, I'' Scottish but lived in Benoni for twelve years. I enjoyed your song too, I'm a huge Joan Baez fan.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 1

    Hey Joanne! Thanks so much for your kind words and for being willing to give it a try πŸ˜€

  • @krayzie003  Jan 30

    Congrats on being included in the top 40 contributors for the 2017 User Showcase Awards on the PG Music forums.

  • @mdavisto  Jan 29

    Yo Coop. Here we go again.

  • @krayzie003  Jan 29

    Hey Joanne, it's Samuel Davis from the PG Music forums. Glad I found you on here. I look forward to seeing what your FAWMing brings.

  • @tseaver  Jan 29


    BTW, your SoundCloud link is busted: the profile form wants just the account ID, not the full URL.

  • @johnhudome  Jan 29

    Hi Joanne. Let's get together on a song again this year.

  • @arthurrossi Jan 28

    Hi Joanne! I am very happy to see you back in FAWM! I wish you a gorgeous and prolific month!

  • @kahlo2013  Jan 20

    Welcome back to the FAWMily, Joanne!!! I anxiously await hearing your new music and hope I may entice you with some lyrics!