CoPilot is a high energy Funk Rock Power trio of highly trained musicians with original sound influenced by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, and Led Zeppelin.


CoPilot's funk rock sound began through a love of a variety of musical styles. The band cites musical influences from Prince to John Coltrane to The Red Hot Chili Peppers. By incorporating their many different tastes Chipp Corderman, Derrick Englert and Allen Sleeman have created a sound uniquely their own. Their first album contains 12 songs, each one a distinctive blend of rock and funk. During their live performances they incorporate their original work with an eclectic blend of cover songs. Their covers include music from Bob Marley, Bill Withers, Jimi Hendrix, Parliament, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Brown, Prince, Wild Cherry, Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, Edgar Winter, Joe Cocker, and Eric Clapton.

The band started in 2003 in Richmond, Virginia by Chipp Corderman, Derrick Englert and Allen Sleeman. The guys met at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond where all three majored in music. CoPilot�s members grew up all over the state of Virginia; Chipp hails from Fredericksburg and Derrick from Virginia Beach, while Allen remains a true Richmond native. Their different hometowns have created opportunities to play all over the state and have helped them develop a statewide fan base.


Debut Album "On the Move
"give me the time" single
"what do you say" single

Set List

CoPilot's sets usually last between 50 and 60 minutes with a mix of both original and cover music. The venue, crowd and occasion dictate what songs are played. Copilot's repertoire as of winter 2007 is as follows:

Act Instead
Appachian Freight Train
Brain Freeze
Funk Rebellion
Human Race
The Hurricane Song
I Am
No Compromise
Nothing Without You
On the Move
Right Like We Should
The Scheme of Things
You Might Not Get Another Chance
Will You always be beside Me?
Watcha' Gonna Do about Me Now?
Take It
What Do You Say?
What I'm Doin'

Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith
Man in the Box - Alice in Chains
Got to get you into My Life - The Beatles
Let it Be - The Beatles
N.I.B. - Black Sabbath
War Pigs - Black Sabbath
Song 2 - Blur
Sex Machine - James Brown
Crossroads - Eric Clapton
Mother - Danzig
Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
The Final Countdown - Europe
Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter
Groove Me - King Floyd
Hair - Larry Graham
The Ja