|Born||October 2, 1979|
|Origin||New Orleans, Baton Rouge|
|Instruments||voice, Hammond organ, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, electric bass|
Brian Coogan is a keyboardist and vocalist from New Orleans, Louisiana.
A versatile musician, Coogan plays in many different contexts and projects, ranging from funk to jazz to rock, including many subgenres within. He is often found as a sideman on gigs with other New Orleanians such as Johnny Vidocavich, Khris Royal, Mike Dillon, and Alex McMurray. A long-time connection with drummer Simon Lott (both grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) has led to many projects that include both of them, notably the now-defunct Maelstrom Trio, with Skerik.
In recent years he has toured nationally as a member of John Ellis & Double-Wide, Maelstrom Trio, Bonerama, Stanton Moore's Trio, and Bobby Previte's Coalition of the Willing. He is a former member of Big Sam's Funky Nation (appearing in the circa 2004 edition), and Galactic-spinoff Good Enough for Good Times. As of August, Coogan has joined Pretty Lights to promote his new album, A Color Map of the Sun and plays keyboard for the new live band in the Analog Future Tour.
- http://liveneworleans.com/detail.php?id=820 Interview by Jason Songe at LiveNewOrleans.com