Happy Birthday to Arctic Monkeys’ Guitarist, Jamie Robert Cook!
Cook was born 8 July 1985 in High Green, Sheffield. He attended Ecclesfield Secondary School in Chapeltown, Sheffield. Originally a neighbour of fellow band member Alex Turner, the legend says that Cook and the other members got instruments as gifts over Christmas and came together to form a band in 2002 and thus began the music career of Cook and his fellow monkeys.
Cook used to join Matt and Andy in backing vocals, but has gradually shied away from singing duties to completely focus as lead guitarist. His towering, monolithic riffs are a key component in the groups’ stew of hard rock and pop elements.
Despite travelling around the world, Cook has maintained residence in the Sheffield area and never forgets his Northern England roots.