Hi! I’m Andy Coco, a musician, producer, sound engineer, voice talent, and DJ, working daily in music and audio production and performance – and totally loving it!
I also have the great pleasure of singing and playing bass guitar in a bunch of great bands. I co-founded a New Orleans songs & styles review band called Gumbohead in the late 90’s, then built new soul jazz performance combos called Hip Grease and the Dogtown Allstars in the early 2000s.
The Rhythm Section Road Show was a performing combo built in 2010 as an offshoot of my weekly radio show on KDHX, “The Rhythm Section,” on which I spun soul jazz and R&B each Friday from 12-2pm CST on 88.1fm and kdhx.org. (that started in January 2002, and ran until August 26, 2023)
Currently, you can catch me performing solo and in duo combinastions as Andy Coco & Co, with my dance band, Andy Coco’s NOLA Funk and Rhythm & Blues Revue, and the soul-jazz combo Dogtown Records Allstars. Or with recording projects The Service, and Hip Grease, and I regularly throw label showcase events “Dogtown Records Presents…” at clubs in the St. Louis area.
You can also see me playing bass ands singing with Sean Canan’s VooDoo Players, the 11 member Rolling Stones tribute Street Fighting Band, and also with the Cree Rider Family Band, with whom I recorded and released several records.
In late 2014 I founded Dogtown Records, a production company and private studio based in the Dogtown neighborhood of St. Louis, MO, specializing in musician services, booking, event production, live performance a/v recording, mixing, editing, & publishing. I love to work with musicians trying to capture a live sound, make a pro sounding demo, or working to capture lightning in a bottle.
Music produced by and published on the DR imprint is available for listening, download, and purchase at:
BandCamp | dogtownrecordsstl.bandcamp.com
I am proud to do my part to help elevate the status of contemporary popular music from the Mississippi River region as a true and unique art form, worthy of civic and national pride; a tradition that is growing and richening everyday. St. Louis has a rich history in contribution to the development of modern music, from jazz, ragtime. and blues, to soul, funk and hip-hop, our town features an incredibly vibrant live music scene and musicians’ culture to this day. Let me show you. 🙂
RFT Article profiling me, published in August of 2023
RFT Article about Funk Fest 13 by Thomas Crone