Coxy started drum lessons at 15, eventually being taught by American Show Drummer Alan Mansfield in Latin, Jazz and Rock and Roll. He turned professional playing 6 nights a week in Rock and Roll Bands as well as becoming one of the top session drummers in Australia- playing on 20+ gold albums.
Toured New Zealand and Australia with the Bee Gees and Russell Morris..
Toured in America, Canada and Australia with the Little River Band replacing an injured Derek Pellicci.
Toured South Africa with Cliff Richard.
Played in Las Vegas, America for International artists including Tom Jones, Joe Cocker,
From 1979 until 1987 Coxy ran The Roxy, the great Rock and Roll pub in Melbourne. The catchcry “Coxy from the Roxy” in his raspy, Aussie voice on radio ads became legendary.
Coxy currently plays with Coxy’s Magic Carpet Ride as well as other bands and session work when available. He is a freelance drummer who is available for professional gigs.
The bands are available for Corporate Events, Conferences, Weddings, Birthday Parties.
TV PRESENTER and HOST
Postcards on Channel 9 for 5 years.
Coxy’s Big Break on Channel 7 for 11 years.
Both very high rating Lifestyle, Travel Shows.
Started on 3DB on the Smithy and Cox Show weekdays from 6pm until 9pm.
When 3DB was sold, Coxy and Gavin Wood launched 3TT doing the Gavin and Coxy Breakfast Show even when 3TT became TTFM(101.1 FM).
3MP Juke Box Saturday nights with Coxy from 6pm until midnight followed and stayed for 10 years.
Coxy can still be heard on radio doing ads, as a guest or giving interviews about his current projects. His amiable personality together with the gravelly voice and sense of humour are always entertaining.
TV, RADIO THEATRE COMMERCIALS & VOICEOVERS
Southern Motors. Copperart, BBQ’s Galore, High and Mighty, and numerous others followed.
More recently the Spirit of Tasmania, Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer, Government announcements, Hyundai and a social media campaign for Sporting Bets.
His ability and passion is to make a product stand out from the rest through his distinctive personality and voiceovers.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES & PERSONAL APPEARANCES
M.C. for The Royal Children’s Hospital Chairman’s function, Variety Financial Ball, Insurance and Bank conferences, Food and Wine Festivals, Truck and Hot Rod weekends, Weddings, Engagement and Birthday parties.
Personal Appearances for promotions, as a surprise or just because people love to meet Coxy.
AFTER DINNER SPEAKER
Coxy’s life in the entertainment industry has been long and varied. As a raconteur he is second to none. His talks cover TV, radio, music, advertising, travel and life in general. He is a genial speaker who can be “one of the boys” but is equally comfortable with the ladies and mixed audiences.
HOST OF TRAVEL TOURS
22 day Canada/ Alaska APT tour August 2016 (see attached brochure)
15 day Amsterdam to Budapest APT tour May 2017 (see attached)
22 day Canada/ Alaska APT tour August 2017(see attached0
Helen or Rita (03) 52443666