Coolhand are a contemporary blues/rock band from the UK founded by Luke Bradshaw (guitarist) and Darren Edwards (vocalist).
Their debut self titled album ‘Coolhand’ was released in 2014 and comprises of twelve original songs/compositions written by Bradshaw and Edwards. The album also includes co writing credits from Gareth Kedward (Virtual Life, Summertime Shuffle, Dead Man’s Hand, Looking Back) and Alle Pearse (Hardly The Time).
The album was simultaneously written and recorded with Darren taking vocal duties and Luke not only playing/recording all the guitar parts but also a number of the other instruments too. In addition Luke also engineered and produced the album.
The album includes contributions/performances from the following musicians:
Quinton Quammie - Drums (Such a Fool, Everything, Hardly The Time, Give Love a Chance, Stand Up).
Paul Smith - Drums (Virtual Life, Summertime Shuffle, Dead Man’s Hand, Looking Back, Pretender Love).
Ryan Aston - Drums (Can’t Carry On).
Pablo Roberts Morales - Bass guitar (Virtual Life, Summertime Shuffle, Dead Man’s Hand, Looking Back).
Guy Morgan - Fretless Bass (Hardly The Time).
Gareth Kedward - Keyboards (Virtual Life, Summertime Shuffle, Dead Man’s Hand, Such a Fool, Looking Back, Pretender Love).
Jonathan Thomas - Pedal steel guitar (Give Love a Chance).
Sammi Broad - Backing Vocals (Virtual Life, Summertime Shuffle, Dead Man’s Hand, Looking Back, Pretender Love)
Coolhand’s debut self titled album was released in 2014 and received rave reviews from critics and the public alike and even peaked at number 15 in the IBBA monthly chart (one position below the late, great BB King the month of his death).
‘Coolhand - Live at The Globe’ was recorded on the 4th July 2015 at a sold out show at the renowned music venue in Cardiff South Wales. As well as live versions of all songs from their debut studio album ‘Live at The Globe’ also included three previously unreleased songs (Just a Man, Ode to Law and She’s Hot).
Performing alongside Luke and Darren the Coolhand live band includes Gareth Kedward - keyboards, Pablo Roberts Morales - bass guitar, Rhys Roberts - drums, Sammi Broad - backing vocals.
Coolhand's latest single 'Peace Of Mind' was released in November 2020 and was included in the 'Coolhand Live In Lockdown' live stream performance and interview (which can be viewed in full on the 'videos' page).
Coolhand are currently recording their next studio album which will be released in the not too distant future.