Anthony Coote

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Anthony Coote is an English musician (guitar/bass guitar/keyboards/vocal) who has worked with a number of groups and individuals.

He was recruited to Ruby Blue in 1988 following an advertisement in the Melody Maker magazine and was present on their best known album recording "Down from Above" (1989). Anthony co-wrote the music to 'Primitive Man', the opening track with Rebecca Pidgeon.He provided the lead guitar solo for the remix of the John Martyn single "Deny This Love" (Permanent Records,Perm S12) from the album The Apprentice (1990). Because of personal differences[citation needed] Ruby Blue split in the early 1990s with Rebecca Pidgeon marrying the playwright David Mamet in 1991 before moving to America.

Rebecca signed to the Chesky label and Anthony collaborated in her first two CDs "The Raven" (1994) and "The New York Girls' Club" (1996) which were recorded in New York. Anthony was featured guitarist on both.

Following the dissolution of Ruby Blue Anthony joined the group Animals That Swim[1] replacing Lenie Mets as bass guitar player in 1993. Anthony left the group in 1996. In 1997 he featured as bassist on the David Gedge led group Cinerama.

Anthony's latest appearance is with the South African pianist Richard Wilson as guitarist on the album "Archipelago" (2006) which was recorded on the cruise ship The World.

Anthony is currently working in London as one half of the La Dolce Vita violin/guitar duo.[2]


  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Biography: Animals That Swim". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Anthony Coote". Retrieved 21 September 2014.