Giles Cooper (producer)

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Giles Cooper
Occupationpromoter (entertainment), music promoter, producer
Websitegcelive.com

Giles Cooper is a British entertainment producer, concert promoter and marketer.[1] He is managing director of Soho Media Group,[2] a production and marketing company and CEO of Giles Cooper Entertainment t/a GCE Live. He is chairman of the Royal Variety Charity,[3] and since 2010 has been one of the producers of its annual fund-raising event, the Royal Variety Performance.[4]

Cooper was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006, and received the Freedom of the City of London in 2014.[5]

Work[edit]

Cooper worked for music magazines including Melody Maker and New Musical Express,[4] and was later involved in the launch of the entertainment magazines, Uncut, Vox and Loaded.[citation needed] From 1992, he worked in music marketing at Sold Out, an advertising agency.[citation needed]

In 1998 he founded a marketing agency, Media Junction,[6] later named the Soho Media Group.[citation needed]

Cooper was a volunteer with the Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund – now known as the Royal Variety Charity – from 2007.[7] In 2010 he was elected chairman of the charity.[8] He organises, and is one of the producers of, the Royal Variety Performance, an annual fundraising event.[9][10] In 2015, Cooper was one of the producers of a Sunday Night at the London Palladium show[11] with Des O'Connor and Jimmy Tarbuck to raise funds for the charity.[12]

Cooper has promoted music tours for bands such as Placebo and the Happy Mondays [13] and theatre and spoken-word tours for BBC TV presenters such as Simon Reeve [14] and [15] and Dan Snow. [16]

Cooper is also well known for presenting and producing outdoor concerts in the grounds of English Heritage and other stately homes such as Kenwood House on London’s Hampstead Heath [17] and Audley End House and Gardens in Saffron Walden, Essex [18]

He has also produced shows for artists such as Kris Kristofferson [19], Alfie Boe,[20], Hacienda Classical, Orbital and Leftfield [21], Jose Carreras [22], the Human League and, ABC [23] and the Jacksons [18]

Recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The man bringing the stars to Swansea's Tawe Fest". South Wales Evening Post. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  2. ^ "#6 of 6 Photos & Pictures – View Soho Media Group Profile Photos London". www.lacartes.com. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  3. ^ Royal Variety Management. Royal Variety Charity Accessed October 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Giles Cooper - biography. Royal Variety Charity Accessed October 2017.
  5. ^ "Giles Cooper Freedom of City of London agenda records official" (PDF). Democracy.cityoflondon.gov. 18 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Job Postings in London United Kingdom for company Media Junction Ltd". Enternships. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  7. ^ Madison Antus (29 June 2015). "Entertainment charity EABF changes name, expands remit". Screendaily.com. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  8. ^ Welcome; Chairman Giles Cooper . Royal Variety Charity. Accessed October 2017.
  9. ^ Royal Variety Performance Management. Royal Variety Charity. Accessed October 2017.
  10. ^ Royal Variety Performance. Royal Variety Charity. Accessed October 2017.
  11. ^ "Des O'Connor and Jimmy Tarbuck join forces at Palladium". WhatsOnStage.com. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  12. ^ [s.n.] (15 October 2015). Night at London Palladium. Royal Variety Charity. Accessed October 2017.
  13. ^ Jake Keith (17 August 2017). "Happy Mondays' Dundee show rescheduled". The Courier. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  14. ^ Tom Hawker (12 September 2018). "Simon Reeve: "There are extraordinary things happening close to home"". Wander Lust. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  15. ^ Charles Hutchinson (23 October 2018). "Reeve's tales as intrepid traveller Simon ventures to Harrogate Royal Hall". The Press. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  16. ^ "An Audience with DAN SNOW". Kent Online. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Demand prompts Kenwood concerts return". Live UK. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  18. ^ a b Martin Neal (26 November 2018). "Get your dancing shoes on - disco legends The Jacksons are coming". Essex Live. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Kris Kristofferson confirms Kenwood House in 2018". Music News. 2 December 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Alfie Boe". Blue Dot Ticket Online. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  21. ^ Molly Long (28 June 2018). "Thousands Enjoy Heritage Concert Series At Kenwood House". IQ Magazine. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  22. ^ Bridget Galton (26 November 2018). "Jose Carreras says his farewell to London at Kenwood House". Ham High. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  23. ^ "The Human League, ABC And Belinda Carlisle Announced For Heritage Live Show At Audley End House & Gardens". Broadway World. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  24. ^ "Giles Cooper Biography". Royal Variety Charity. 17 September 2006. Retrieved 9 April 2019.

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