- BMA MAGAZINE
"magnificent and beautiful"
- TRIPLE J
"(the music) is endearing and thought-provoking... it's impressive"
- Nigel McRae - Owner, Smith's Alternative (Canberra Live Music Venue of the Year [National Live Music Awards])
"Kopasetic are doing wonderful things for roots, blues and folk music in Canberra"
With humble beginnings in 2019 as a three-piece in the Canberra cafe scene, Kopasetic burst into the broader live scene when selected to headline the 'Roots n Reggae by the Lake' festival, drawing crowds in excess of 700 people. The band continue to feature at prime live music opportunities in Canberra, and are consistently present at any multi-bill show centred around roots and reggae music. Fast forward to 2022 in a post-COVID-19 world, the band has added three new members (keyboards, hand percussion, lead mandolin and electric guitar). While COVID proved to be a speedbump for the music industry, the band look back on their past few years of activity as a bedrock to move forward, which includes headlining local festivals, touring across New Zealand, and routinely selling out headline shows in Canberra's prime live music venues. With a likeliness to the Cat Empire, Stick Figure, Ray Lamontagne and Fortunate Youth, music enthusiasts revel in Alec Randles' deft fingerstyle guitar ability, Henry Overton's bass solos and the sharp, worldly drum works of James Briguglio.
Kopasetic are a six-piece band that delve into the world of mystique hidden within the fusion of roots, folk and reggae music. Their originals and instrumentals thoroughly explore the depths of these genres, venturing from driving off-beat grooves to Celtic instrumentals and delicate folk ballads, dressed with lyrics that touch upon themes of social justice, disillusionment, self-discovery and righteousness. Having dominated their local scene over the past two years, including taking out support roles for legendary names in Australian folk music (Jeff Lang, Kim Churchill) it’s no surprise to see that their original roots and folk sound is igniting a wave of enthusiasm for folk and roots music across the country.
‘⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐’ – BMA Magazine
‘Magnificent and beautiful’ – Triple J