Georges COCQ began playing guitar as a self-taught at the age of 16, listening to Hendrix and Clapton. For this native of Le Havre, just across the English Channel to discover the English blues, he frequented Soho, the Marquis Club and other Rainbow Theater, becoming fascinated by Peter Green, Alvin Lee, Rory Gallagher and then Gary Moore. In order to perfect his skills and understanding, he followed a classical training at the National Conservatory of Le Havre, then became a professional guitarist at the age of 24. He played many concerts throughout France, sharing the stage with Wishbone Ash, Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood), Eddie and the Hot Rods or Little Bob.
He participates in many studio sessions, notably in Paris -Studio Barclay- for various events (rock bands, tapes, musicals, records) and transcriptions for the magazine "Guitare Magazine".
He first taught guitar in cultural centres and then opened his own school in Le Havre. In 1995 he joined the network of Ibanez schools and was approved by the Music Academy International to train future students.
In 2004, he returned to his Breton origins by moving to the Custom Guitar Shop in Saint Brieuc. With about a hundred students per week, his school is one of the most popular in France.
Always passionate about Blues/Rock, Georges Cocq also plays classical guitar, bass, picking (he is also passionate about the origins of the Blues such as Mississippi John Hurt, Mance Lipcomb, Blind Boy Fuller and many others). Every year, he leads improvisation and harmony workshops.
- Acoustic guitar
- Classical Guitar
- Electric guitar