Influenced by his drummer father, Cooke picked up the drums as a child, learning and playing as part of a local drum corps before joining a local funk/reggae band 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. From live performances with Ringo Starr, Ian Gillan, Smash Mouth & Colbie Calait to recordings with Melissa Ethridge, Five For Fighting, & Kelly Clarkson.
He endorses Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads, and Regal Tip Sticks.