The Cocktail Nation is a radio show and podcast broadcast across the world via various radio stations. Every Saturday night your host Koop Kooper talks to the movers and shakers of the lounge and Exotica scene while mixing it up with the very best in swingin’ tunes from the 50s and 60s.
Talking about one of the greats of guitar this week in that of Al Viola, a man who has performed on countless albums and alone produced some fantastic lounge tunes on the guitar. I will tell you about the return of a comic that I think may have made me the man I am today and it may just have made you. There's the world of swank gig guide, some brand new music and a very cool mid mod architecture book you need to check out.
We are back this week with our monthly look at classic comedy and this week a great sketch by Bob Newhart. We also talk about record hunting, plus another book from the penthouse library on one of the coolest cats in lounge. How about some very rare instruments for your band or perhaps just to put on display in your pad. We have some new music to play for you plus the best party events from across the globe in our world of swank!
Talking cars this week with a man who has a fantastic blog about my favourite topic, cars. We talk swank texting, we check out the penthouse library with a book about the most beautiful woman in the world and we find out where the Bahooka Fish "Rufas" is going to retire to, along with our world of swank gig guide.
There is nothing better than a nice relaxing Cocktail Bar. Everybody has their favorites and I thought that his week we should talk about some of the cool cocktail bars for the jet set to visit across the globe along with the origins of the worlds most famous cocktails plus the history of "cocktailian culture". An all cocktail theme this week along with the look at the world of swank and all the retro news you count on the Cocktail Nation team to bring you.
Today we head to Belgium to find out about a brand new exotica band called The Left Arm of Buddha, if you are in the market for a new retro styled watch we have something you will just love. There’s a new literary segment for the "lounge lotharios" and the best lounge and exotica from across the globe.
Please pour yourself a drink and make yourself comfortable for your introduction to the silken-voiced Mr. Koop Kooper, the host of The Cocktail Nation — a lounge and exotica podcast out of the Sydney penthouse.
Kooper is a DJ, writer, voiceover artist and known around Sydney town as a hepster who is always on the lookout for new crazy music. He mostly listens to lounge and Exotica and loves the new stuff that is coming out these days in what is a vibrant scene. He is also an avid collector of late fifties and early sixties furniture for over fifteen years now.