Kyle Cook

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Kyle Cook
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Cook at Matchbox Twenty concert at Las Vegas (The Venetian) - IBM Impact 2013-04-30.
Background information
Birth name David Kyle Cook
Born (1975-08-29) August 29, 1975 (age 41)
Frankfort, Indiana
Origin Indiana, United States
Genres Alternative rock, pop rock, acoustic rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, piano, banjo
Years active 1992–present
Labels Atlantic
Associated acts Matchbox Twenty, The New Left, [Maurico], Rob Thomas, Mick Jagger, John Waite
Notable instruments
1979 Wine Red Gibson Les Paul
Fender Telecaster

David Kyle Cook (born August 29, 1975 in Frankfort, Indiana) is an American musician, best known as a former member of the band Matchbox Twenty. He played lead guitar and banjo and sung backing vocals for the band.


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.

Kyle Cook co-wrote Love and Theft's 2013 single "If You Ever Get Lonely."

Cook opened his own Record Label - The Tennessee Recording Company, which he opened with longtime friend and collaborator, Mike Fiorentino, and web developer Ben Shaw in 2013.

Cook plans to release a solo album - Wolves, in 2015. Wolves will be the first full album from The Tennessee Recording Company.

Cook and Sheila Marshall, a Texas country artist, released an EP entitled "Rivers and Rust" in 2016 and have been touring under this name with members of Marshall's former band.

Personal life[edit]

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 Institute of Music in Norcross, Georgia. He also lived in Oviedo, Florida for a time.

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