Kopasetic are a roots, folk and reggae outfit from Canberra, Australia. The five piece draw from a diverse range of musical influences and are known in Canberra for the musicianship behind their unique originals, contemporary covers and instrumentals. Kopasetic's original music is riddled with soundscapes from around the world and has created a "deep, heavy dialect of folk music" not commonly heard in Canberra, let alone Australia. The off-beat music is characterised by the presence of thought-provoking lyrics, deft fingerstyle guitar, lead bass work and a worldly drum presence. For an acoustic band, Kopasetic's sound is a powerhouse, and they never cease to surprise audiences with the depth of emotion each member can pull from their instrument.
As a group of young musicians based in Canberra, 2019 saw them break through the fog of Canberra’s music scene by featuring at local festivals and in a series of sold out shows, including their own debut EP launch. Already, 2020 has showed no signs of Kopasetic slowing down – the past three months have seen a New Zealand tour, two interstate festivals, supporting ARIA award winning artist Jeff Lang and nabbing the headline slot of the ‘Roots and Reggae by the Lake’ festival – which saw around 350 people crammed into Lennox Gardens to revel in live tunes. A must see for those into the likes of the Wailers, the Cat Empire, Ray Lamontagne and Fortunate Youth.