Kopecky Family Band was birthed from Gabe's (guitar/vocals/trombone) and Kelsey's (vocals/keyboards/percussion/exuberance) Belmont University practice room sessions. During the fall of 2007, writing sessions grew one member at a time until all of these friends were playing together.Kopecky Family Band wrote their entire first EP that fall and played a few shows in Nashville before releasing their debut, The Embraces EP, in November 2008. What started as late night talks about life and dreams gradually flowed into eccentric and beautiful music that has propelled Kopecky Family Band into the forefront of the deep Nashville music scene that boasts critical darlings Paper Route, Brooke Waggoner and Joy Williams
Leading Kopecky Family Band are singers Gabe and Kelsey, along with Steven (lead guitar), Corey (bass), Markus (cello), and David (drums). Their music is honest, raw and vulnerable, while capturing your attention through its unmistakable power and presence. The sounds created by the booming and orchestral-like septet are emotional, layered and orchestral. Sometimes light with delicate strings or pulsing with the rhythm of seven performers driving in unison towards the hole. These passionate performers cull influence from Arcade Fire to Grant Lee Buffalo, but Kopecky Family Band has an unmistakably modern sound in that no one influence rings so clear as to overshadow their distinctive voice.
Kopecky Family Band has a time-line with oodles of notable events including their 2008 CD release party for the Embraces EP. The party was the talk of the town with its theatrical décor, black tie dress code, and opening act of a string quartet. Excitement continued well into the fall of ’09 when the Kopecky Family Band’s performance took the Next Big Nashville Music Festival by surprise. In the spring of 2010, it was time for the family to pack into their 15-passenger van (which they call “The War Wagon”) and head to Austin, TX for their showcase at SXSW as one of ASCAP’s notable bands to watch. A follow up performance at Next Big Nashville in 2010 had A & R reps scurrying to put their Blackberrys away and listen.
Kopecky Family Band returned from a mammoth CMJ 2010 where they won over NPR’s own Bob Boilen and were invited to play at the official Paste Magazine showcase. Since then, the band released a limited edition split 7? vinyl with Seattle friends, Ivan & Alyosha, and returned to Austin yet again for SXSW. The band played the infamous Paste Magazine showcase, Schubas Day Party, Next Big Nashville and performed for Austin’s KUT during the festival.
In the midst of all those buzz generating shows, Kopecky Family Band produced The Disaster EP which was released earlier in 2010. Straight back into the studio after CMJ, the band produced the follow up to The Disaster. (Of Epic Proportions) is comprised of digital B-Sides & rarities featuring “Howlin’ at the Moon”, a live show romp, and a remix of “God & Me.”
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