Geoff "Coxy" Cox is best known as the drummer from Brian Cadd's Band and Little River Band and more recently as host of Coxy On Tour
, a show about travel destinations for Victorians, covering local, interstate and overseas destinations.
...Geoff Cox - or Coxy - as everyone calls him, is a versatile performer.
From TV presenter to rock n roll wildman to dad.
Coxy began his
musical career at the age of thirteen banging saucepan lids with spoons.He
progressed from saucepan lids to drums when he
school drum corps and by age 15 was taking professional lessons from American drummer, Alan Mansfield.
In 1967, Geoff
turned professional and joined his
first band the Keith McKay Trio.
...Geoff commenced his recording career in 1973 when he joined the Brian Cadd Band and they recorded a self-titled album.
Since then he
has recorded with some of Australia's top artists, such as Renee Geyer, Colleen Hewett, Lynda George, Lee Conway, Normie Rowe and Kamahl.Geoff's
live music career grew at the same pace as his
recording career and between 1974 and 1978 he
was a member of many bands including The Bootleg Family band recording a top ten hit the "Shoop Shoop Song", Avalanche, recording a self-titled album and touring Australia supporting David Essex.
From album recordings the studio work expanded and Geoff
found himself playing on a wide variety of television, radio and movie themes.His
first television commercial was the "This Day Tonight" theme for Channel 2 and his
movies include "Man From Snowy River", "Pharlap", "Cars That Ate Paris", "Alvin Purple" and "Alvin Rides Again."
A chance radio interview kick-started a new career for Geoff
.Start in radio came in 1977 while Geoff
was being interviewed by Greg Smith on DB Music (now TTFM) about Avalanche and the Rock n Roll Industry.
Smith and Cox
could be heard chatting about Rock and Roll and DB Music between 6-9pm weekdays and 9-12 Sunday mornings.
..."The Smithy and Cox Show" ended mid-1978 when Derek Pellici burnt his hands and Geoff was asked to join the "Little River Band" as drummer for a four-month tour of the USA and Canada. During this time the band supported bands such as Boz Scaggs, Jimmy Buffett, Doobee Brothers and the Eagles and were themselves supported by "The Marshall Tucker Band."
On his return to Melbourne in late 1978 Geoff
put together Cox's Crew, a group of studio musicians including Wendy Stapleton.
career further into television, comparing Grandstand, the Channel 7 Sports Show, then appeared as a guest judge on New Faces and also took to acting with a small part in the popular series "Skyways."
Geoff's versatility has seen him work for many companies in varying capacities, from corporate videos to store openings.
1988 saw Geoff return to radio, again with 3DB, but now owned by the Albert Family it became 3TT and then on to the FM band to become TTFM.Geoff
worked the prime time breakfast shift for 3 years and considers that time invaluable experience, to be part of the birth of a totally new station and then to also be part of its FM launch, some 2 years later.Geoff
has been seen on your television screen and heard on your radio for companies such as Copperart
, High and Mighty
, ICI Chlorine
, Melbourne City Toyota
, Vision Express
and Stan Cash to name a few.