Jimmy “Cook” Corkery

Born in New York City, New York. Currently lives in San Francisco Bio-Jimmy

Jimmy’s musical influences are George Harrison, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Mick Abrahams, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Alvin Lee, Mick Ronson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Lee

Bands he has performed in:  Public Eye, The Blades, Gone Jackals, Under Cover, Heart & Soul, Word of Mouth, Rock O’Matics, Colony Street Band

Life Passions: Playing good music, Ireland, trying to stay upright on ski’s, Girl Scout cookies, family reunions, watching the 49ers while drinking Guinness and yelling at the TV

“When I was a whipper-snapper and my older brother started taking guitar lessons, I’d sneak into his room, pick up his guitar and figure out songs without knowing what the heck I was doing. I got my own guitar at the age of 12 and haven’t put it down yet. I can get lost in playing for hours at a time (ask my wife!) But even more cool and gratifying is playing with other musicians, creating a great sounding unit, and performing for a crowd of fun-loving, dancing maniacs! Nothing compares to being on stage, locked in a groove and looking out at a sea of heads bouncing up and down in unison. Straight to the sky on a natural high!”…Jimmy