Studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory.
Guitarist of Sabrina Starke; he also leads his own trio : Lingo. Played with funkband Nilfisq and many other bands.
Winner Erasmus Jazz Prize 2010.
Bert Cools appeared as a guest on the album of Alexandre Cavaliere's Pink Free Evolution.
He also participated in the special project "Michel Herr features the new generation of Belgian jazz musicians" during the 2010 edition of the Saint-Jazz-ten-Noode festival.