Spirit Cool

Spirit Cool also known as Spirit[1] (born May 8, 1976)[citation needed] is a Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist and acoustic live looping artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1][2][3] He is a former Guinness World Recordholder for longest marathon guitar playing.[4]

Spirit Cool
Spirit Cool
Spirit Cool
Background information
Born (1976-05-08) May 8, 1976 (age 44)
GenresAcoustic, Live looping, Pop
Occupation(s)Singer, Guitarist, Looping artist
InstrumentsGuitar, drums
Years active2011–present
LabelsSpiritCool Entertainment

He was placed in the "Top 20 Lower Mainland Best New Acts" in the 2013 CBC Music's Searchlight Contest, selected by public vote.[3]

Early lifeEdit

In the 1990s, he played in Poetic Justice, a Kitsilano based band. Later, he toured across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan. He has performed with members from Trooper, Prism, Poetic Justice and other bands.[3] He left his construction job to pursue his career in music in 2011, reportedly by Surrey Now.[1]


In 2013, he released his debut album, All The Pieces, which was well received.[1] He uses an acoustic live looping technique to perform original music with an acoustic guitar and his voice.[3][1] Spirit released singles, Where, Oh Where in November 2017, followed by Give It All Back and Hands.[2]

Spirit was placed in the "Top 20 Lower Mainland Best New Acts" in the 2013 CBC Music's Searchlight competition.[3]

World recordEdit

In May 2018, he entered in the Guinness Book of World's Records for longest marathon guitar playing.[5] He played the guitar for 124.5 hours over six days, breaking the world record of 114 hours of guitar playing, which was previously held by David Browne from Ireland.[4] Later in July 2018, Australian's Scott Burford broke Spirit's record by playing continuous guitar for over 125 hours.[6]


Year Track Artist(s)
2013 Come to Think of It Spirit Cool
2013 Thief Spirit Cool
2013 Nothing On Me Spirit Cool
2013 No Goodbyes Spirit Cool
2013 Leave Alone to Love Spirit Cool
2013 Still Waters Run Deep Spirit Cool
2013 Crosshaven Spirit Cool
2013 Tornado Spirit Cool
2013 Soul for Sale Spirit Cool
2013 When It Rains Spirit Cool
2017 Hands Spirit Cool
2017 Where, Oh Where Spirit Cool
2017 Give It All Back Spirit Cool

Albums listEdit

Year Albums's Name
2013 All the Pieces
2018 Hands



In May 2018, he raised $10,000 funds for the Canadian Cancer Society by performing at the River Rock Casino Resort[9] in memory of his parents, who both died of cancer.[4][10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e Zillich, Tom (February 4, 2016). "MUSIC: Spirit, Surrey's skilled acoustic live-looper, loses his 'Cool'". The Now.
  2. ^ a b c "Spirit Cool – Songs". iTunes Store. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e Garstin, Michaela (September 26, 2013). "North Shore acoustic live looper voted among best new acts". Tri-City News. Archived from the original on September 19, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Kotyk, Alyse Kotyk (May 17, 2018). "Guitarist plays 124 hours over six days, breaking world record". Vancourier.com.
  6. ^ Drewitt-Smith, Ainslie (July 20, 2018). "Wollongong musician Scott Burford completes 125-hour guitar marathon in world record attempt". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  7. ^ "Spirit Cool" "CD Baby". store.cdbaby.com. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  8. ^ "All the Pieces". Deezer. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "Spirit and the Challenge". Canadian Cancer Society. May 7, 2018. Archived from the original on July 31, 2018.
  10. ^ "B.C. guitarist aims to play for 116 hours, break Guinness record for charity". Columbia Valleyp Pioneer. April 24, 2018.

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