"Kooper" is a band started by nineteen year old Kooper Jodoin. Kooper, who has been playing the guitar since the age of 11, started out as a solo artist, but has since added guitarist Sam Byrd, bassist Nat Stuart, and drummer Solomon Nichols. With a sound heavily influenced by artists like Steve Vai, Van Halen, and Dream Theater, Kooper is a musical force to be reckoned with. In addition to writing great music and performing, charity work is a big part of their repertoire. A portion of their merchandise proceeds are donated to charity and they play at charity events whenever possible.