Influenced by his drummer father, Cooke picked up the drums as a child, learning and playing as part of a local drum corps before starting his own bands as a teenager. After high school, he took his talents to the recording studio and the national stage and quickly emerged as one of Canada's top touring and session musicians.
In 2004, Cooke relocated to Los Angeles and has since worked with some of music's biggest names.
Some of the artists/bands he has toured and/or recorded with Ringo Starr, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, The Eurythmics, Colbie Caillat, Colin Hay (Men at Work), The Voice, Melissa Ethrdige, Mandy Moore, Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Kelly Clarkson, Mick Jagger, Hilary Duff, Julian Lennon, Hannah Montana, Smash Mouth, Pointer Sisters, High School Musical, David Archuletta, Jessie Mcartney, Selena Gomez, Five for Fighting, Natasha Beddingfield, Joe Bonamasa, Taylor Hicks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Red Light King, Caleb Johnson, Alanis Morissette, Rik Emmett (triumph), Alannah Myles and K’naan.
He endorses Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads, and Regal Tip Sticks.
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