Like all families, Kopecky Family Band beats with the same heart and writes in the same blood. The Family began creating together in Nashville, Tennessee in the Fall of 2007. What started as late night talks about life and dreams gradually flowed into eccentric and beautiful music that has propelled this band into the forefront of the fast-moving Nashville music scene.
Leading the family are singers Gabe and Kelsey, along with Steven (lead guitar), Corey (bass), Markus (cello), Benjamin (violin), and David (drums). The emotion of their music is raw and vulnerable while it maintains an unmistakable power and presence. The sounds created by the booming and orchestral-like septet challenge the listener’s ear while still offering simply singable melodies.
The family has a timeline with many notable events including their 2008 CD release party for the “Embraces EP.” This release was the talk of the town with its theatrical décor, black tie dress code, and opening act of a string quartet. Excitement continued to garner into the fall of 2009 when the Kopecky family’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 (of which they call “The War Wagon”) and head to Austin, TX for their showcase at South by Southwest Music Festival as one of ASCAP’s notable bands to watch. In the studio with Partners in Crime, Russ Long and Chris Grainger (Wilco, Sixpence None the Richer), Kopecky has garnered national attention for their August 3rd 2010 release of their record entitled “The Disaster.” Anyone who encounters the Kopeckys will testify there is never a dull moment in this family of 7. Kopecky Family Band has shown that they are more than just a band to watch, but a band to grow with.
For more information and to listen to their music check out their website: Kopecky Family Band