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Cook at Matchbox Twenty concert at Las Vegas (The Venetian) - IBM Impact 2013-04-30.
|Birth name||David Kyle Cook|
August 29, 1975 |
|Origin||Indiana, United States|
|Genres||Alternative rock, pop rock, acoustic rock|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, piano, banjo, mandolin, percussion, drums|
|Associated acts||Matchbox Twenty, The New Left, Rob Thomas, Mick Jagger, John Waite|
|1979 Wine Red Gibson Les Paul
In Matchbox Twenty, Cook played the piano on the song "Hand Me Down" from the album More Than You Think You Are. He sang lead vocals on the track 'The Way' from their fourth studio album "North". He shares writing credits for all the songs on Exile on Mainstream and "Feel" and "Soul."
Cook is also the lead guitarist and lead vocalist for the band The New Left. The New Left consists of him and three other musicians—John Kibler, Brett Borges and Eamon Ryland. Cook, Kibler, and Borges played in a band called Downpour in high school.
Cook contributed to Mick Jagger's song "Visions of Paradise" on his solo record Goddess in the Doorway. Cook also played guitar on the song "...Something to Be" by Rob Thomas on his solo album of the same name.
Cook co-wrote, performed and produced several songs on John Waite's album Rough & Tumble. He performed on stage with Waite in February 2011 at the Boomtown Casino in New Orleans.
Cook is currently producing several artists in and around the Nashville area, and he co-wrote the song "Time to Let Me Go" by Gloriana.
While Matchbox Twenty was on a brief hiatus, Cook released songs solo via his MySpace page.
On stage Cook is most frequently seen playing a 1979 Wine Red Gibson Les Paul or a Danny Gatton series Fender Telecaster.
Cook and his wife, Sabrina, whom he married on June 13, 1999, have two daughters, Makenzie (February 23, 1999) and Ava (March 28, 2002). He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Cook played classical violin for five years before learning to play the guitar. His first guitar was a classical. His mother, Jackie Snyder, is a teacher in Frankfort, Indiana. He often credits her for much of his drive to succeed.
Cook attended the Atlanta Music Institute. He also lived in Oviedo, Florida for a time.