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Gabe (guitar, vocals) and Kelsey (vocals, keys) lead the family, along with Steven (lead guitar), Corey (bass), Markus (cello), and David (drums)

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Like all families, Kopecky Family Band beats with the same heart and writes in the same blood. Whilst the band might not share actual familial bonds, the ties that keep this Nashville 6-piece together are just as strong.

The Family began creating music together in Nashville in Fall 2007. What began as late night talks about life and dreams gradually flowed into eccentric, beautiful music. Kelsey and Gabe settled on the name (Kelsey’s last name lent itself well to a sort of ‘family band’ name), and recruited their friends to join the fold.
Gabe (guitar, vocals) and Kelsey (vocals, keys) lead the family, along with Steven (lead guitar), Corey (bass), Markus (cello), and David (drums). The music is emotive, the lyrics evoking raw honesty and vulnerability. The band will undoubtedly capture your attention with their unmistakable power and presence. The sounds created by the booming and orchestral-like 6-piece challenge the listener’s ear and yet offer sweet melodies to sing along with. You’ll be dancing up a storm by the end of a Kopecky set, and perhaps also be holding a maraca or two!

The band debuted their first EP, Embraces in 2008. In spring of 2010, the family packed into their 15-passenger van (lovingly called “The War Wagon”, RIP) and headed to Austin for their first SXSW. It was during their performance at Next Big Nashville in the same year that they picked up steam, catching the ears of some influential folks. They headed back into the studio after this with Partners in Crime, Russ Long and Chris Grainger (Wilco) and produced The Disaster EP which was released in August 2010.

They trekked to New York City the same year, hitting up CMJ where they won over NPR‘s own Bob Boilen; and were invited to play the official Paste Magazine showcase. Straight back into the studio after CMJ, the band produced the follow up to The Disaster, the perfect compliment entitled Of Epic Proportions. The EP comprised digital B-Sides & rarities including “Howlin’ at the Moon“ and a remix of “God & Me”.

A limited edition split 7? vinyl with Seattle friends Ivan & Alyosha followed, as did several more tours and another SXSW jaunt. The band played 7 or so showcases this time around, with a marked performance at the infamous Paste Magazine showcase. And to keep themselves really busy early in 2011, the band played the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, notching up 3 amazing sets and amassing several new friends and fans along the way. In other 2011 news, a deal was inked management company Red Light. Large tours alongside GIVERS and Gomez helped close out a super successful year, as did another visit to CMJ.

Early 2012 finally meant a break in the band’s relentless touring schedule, and the chance to get away to work on their debut full-length album, which had already begun with ideas and songs being hatched whilst on the road. After a co-headlining tour with The Lumineers in April, the family once again bunkered down to put the finishing touches on the album. The result is Kids Raising Kids, a culmination of 5 years of hard work shared amongst friends, family, and fans. The album is due out later in the year.

Never the types to sit still, Camp Kopecky play their first Lollapalooza in August and will then head to Austin for ACL in October. There’s indeed a lot on the horizon for this party of 6. There’s never a dull moment when you’re #PartoftheFamily.
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Kopecky Family Band announce CDN tour dates

It's been a while since Kopecky Family Band's sold-out show at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, but the Nashville-natives are coming back for more. The band has just announced a string of North American tour dates with plenty of Canadian stops in support of Said The Whale. Dates are listed below, click bit.ly target="_blank">HERE for a full list and ticket info.

KOPECKY FAMILY BAND CANADIAN SHOWS
11/11 - Salle Multi - Quebec City, QC#
11/12 - La Sala Rossa – Montreal,QC#
11/13 – Ritual - Ottawa ON#
11/14 - Brass Taps – Guelph, ON#
11/16 - Rockfords - St Catherines, ON#
11/20 - London Music Hall – London, ON#

# with Said the Whale


Check out their full-length debut Kids Raising Kids right smarturl.it target="_blank">HERE on iTunes.
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Watch Kopecky Family Band's new video for "Hope"

Nashville natives Kopecky Family Band have released a new video for their song "Hope." The track is fresh off their debut release, Kids Raising Kids, which is now available both bit.ly target="_blank">digitally on iTunes or dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE as a physical format.

The six-piece have a string of American tour dates on the horizon coming up for this May. Click www.dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE for a full list.
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Kopecky Family Band's debut album now available everywhere

A crowd-pleaser for fans and critics alike, Kopecky Family Band's Kids Raising Kids is now available on CD. Head out to your local music store or click dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE to purchase.

Can't wait? You can grab the album digitally via iTunes HERE.
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Dine Alone welcomes Kopecky Family Band

We're proud to announce the Canadian release of Kopecky Family Band’s debut Kids Raising Kids, available now!

The album perfectly captures the Nashville band’s infectious hook-heavy sound; a product of five years of non-stop performing and hard work.

Relentless touring has seen them play alongside big names, such as Dine Alone’s own The Lumineers and they’re certainly no strangers to playing larger audiences. with massive festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, CMJ, SXSW, and more. They've also garnered critical acclaim from Paste Magazine, NME, Rolling Stone Magazine — and the list goes on.

Check out the video for the band’s first single, “Heartbeat,” via www.rollingstone.com “target="_blank">Rolling Stone Magazine , and a stripped down version of the track fromwww.youtube.com “target="_blank"> WFUV .

Kopecky Family Band will start off the new year touring through the US. You can find all tour dates dinealonerecords.com “target="_blank">HERE.

dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">Grab Kids Raising Kids HERE on iTunes.

Grab the hook-heavy “Are You Listening” for FREE on the bit.ly target="_blank">Dine Alone Holiday Sampler.
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