After a stellar 2019 in Canberra which featured a series of sold-out shows, an EP created and many good times, Kopasetic are heading across to New Zealand with Alec Randles. The tour will make stops in Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Queenstown. Click the cities above for more information.
Kopasetic are headlining this unprecedented lakeside Canberra jam alongside local legends Liam Wright and Black Cypress. "In a grassroots movement, local roots and reggae musicians have teamed up with local small business to offer a lakeside DIY mini-festival for Canberra audiences - featuring live music, DJs, freshly made artisan foods + refreshing beverages."
Day of the Dead Fiesta - Canberra is a yearly community celebration of Latin American & Multicultural music, dance, food and art. Hosted by locals Los Chavos, the event is in its 7th year and features live local and interstate bands, cultural performances, food and craft stalls; the day is a family friendly community event.
Kopasetic are making moves and spreading roots music into Canberra's local scene. At this house gig, Kopasetic will be shooting out their roots talent alongside local and interstate folk, rock, and punk bands to celebrate the launch of Australia's newest record label - Black Mountain Records. Not many tickets are left - message Black Mountain Records on Facebook for details.
Fresh from a sold out EP launch in early August, Kopasetic have been invited to perform at Canberra's Folk & Roots BigJam - an exciting festival at Old Canberra Inn featuring ten of Canberra's emerging and established folk and roots artists. Kopasetic are set to perform at around 8pm, wedged inbetween the remarkable Guyy and the Fox and headliners Zambezi Sounds. This is a jam not to be missed.
Rhapsody Blues EP Launch
Friday 2nd August 2019
76 Alinga St, Canberra City
Local Canberra band Kopasetic are set to launch their debut EP 'Rhapsody Blues' at Smith's Alternative. Recorded at Amberly Studios overlooking Namadgi's mountains and the Bullen Range, the EP features a unique dialect of roots music influenced by folk, reggae, ska and fingerstyle guitar. Each track on the EP tells a story about powerlessness and politics in the information age, with lyrics that enliven themes of modern oligarchy, environmentalism and social justice. Kopasetic's influences include Neil Young, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Tommy Emmanuel, Fela Kuti, Fortunate Youth and Ray Lamontagne.
Joining Kopasetic on the night will be the acoustic indie rock band Bobby James. Taking from influences such as Andrew Bird, Death Cab for Cutie, Hozier, etc, Bobby James delivers captivating performances, with soothing catchy melodies and driving worldly rhythms. The four piece band recently started their first recordings, and is set to release their debut EP towards the end of 2019.