UK-based Alice Cooper tribute band Gallus Cooper, formed in 2007, have build a solid reputation throughout Britain for their accurate renditions of many of Alice Cooper, Alice Cooper Band and shock rock’s best songs. As their reputation has spread they have been playing throughout the UK on a regular basis.
One of their main highlights so far has been “Rock Radio 96.3fm” Halloween Ball in Manchester 2010 in front of 1,200 people. The show continues to evolve each year, with more tracks being added and expanding the theatrical aspects of the shows including appearances from the snakes used by Alice Cooper himself, such as “Lady MacBeth” and “Dali”, the snake used during his 2011 U.K Tour – a big thanks to Bill Crowe). Straight jackets, electric chairs, on-stage dancers and Nurses make this an unforgettable tribute show.
Alice Cooper himself found out about the band in November 2007, courtesy of 96.3 Rock Radio DJ Kieron Elliott, who owned up to having played a massive wind-up earlier on the day of Alice’s Scottish gig, claiming to be “Mr. Furnier’s” attorney and looking for massive royalties from lead singer “Gallus”. On meeting Alice and his band Eric Singer also demanded a T shirt from Gallus backstage.
Gallus has been featured in many newspaper articles and on TV, including being featured on the Hour Show on STV. A rep from the Performing Rights Society checked out Gallus’s next gig, reportedly sent by “Mr. Alice Cooper” to check that due royalties were being paid!
Gallus himself was also asked & played 2 nights at Glasgow’s famous Armadillo (part of the SECC Complex) in August 2010. He played Alice as part of “I Was There”, a rock musical based on the story of the Glasgow Apollo. (Read a review on S1 play.com).
Gallus now have over 2,500 fans on Facebook and over 900 on MySpace, – so look out for Gallus Cooper on their 2012 Killers UK Tour & hope they’re coming to a town near you. If they are, watch out………….