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BJ Cole


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BJ COLE is a unique innovator on the Pedal Steel Guitar who has carved out a formidable reputation as a session musician, and established his own artistic identity with the release of five of his own albums. He has recorded with many of the great names in popular music, such as Elton John, Marc Bolan, Scott Walker, Beck, Bjork, Sting, David Sylvian and many others. In recent years such recording activities have led to BJ playing on tour dates with The Verve, REM and Sting.

BJ was a founder member of the British post psychedelic band COCHISE. He went on to write and record his seminal experimental album ‘The New Hovering Dog’ (United Artists 1973). The 1970’s saw BJ establishing his session career with groundbreaking recordings with Steve Marriott, Elton John, Dave Edmunds and Gerry Rafferty as well as extensive touring with the bands of Kiki Dee and Andy Fairweather Low. On top of this BJ found time to establish Cow Pie Records which led to his long term association with Hank Wangford. In the 1980’s BJ consolidated his status as a session musician with defining work for Shakin Stevens, David Sylvian, Deacon Blue and Depeche Mode.

BJ returned to his artistic career in1989 with ‘TRANSPARENT MUSIC’ (Hannibal Records), an instrumental album that took the Pedal Steel Guitar into an impressionistic musical world.

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  • hurleygurley

    I have adored transparent music for years. A mix of country, electronica and new age. Perfectly soothing!

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • dr0neh

    idm omg :DDD great stuff btw

    5 Jan 2010 Reply

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