Kopecky Family Band

Kopecky Family Band

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Kopecky Family Band isn’t a group of blood relatives, but a band whose members have a deep bond from years of touring, writing and recording together. They swing like Poi Dog Pondering with a more pronounced Baroque Pop feel & the sense that they could go all Arcade Fire on you in a second.


Like all families, Kopecky Family Band beats with the same heart and writes in the same blood. ‘The Family’ began creating music together in Nashville, Tennessee in the Fall of 2007. What began as late night talks about life and dreams gradually flowed into eccentric and beautiful music that has led to numerous tours, including adventures to CMJ, SXSW and Bonnaroo, three EP releases and friendships across the country.

Meet the Kopecky Family Band from Nashville

Leading the family are singers Gabe and Kelsey, along with Steven (lead guitar), Corey (bass), Markus (cello), and David (drums). The music is emotive, and evokes raw honesty and vulnerability, whilst capturing your attention through its unmistakable power and presence. The sounds created by the booming and orchestral-like 6-piece challenge the listener’s ear while still offering sweet melodies to sing along with.

The family has a time-line with oodles of notable events including their 2008 CD release party for the Embraces EP. The party was the talk of the town with its theatrical décor, black tie dress code, and opening act of a string quartet. Excitement continued into the fall of ’09 when the Kopecky Family’s performance took the Next Big Nashville Music Festival by surprise.

In the spring of 2010, it was time for the family to pack into their 15-passenger van (which was lovingly called “The War Wagon”) and head to Austin, TX for their showcase at SXSW as one of ASCAP’s notable bands to watch. A follow up performance at Next Big Nashville in 2010 had A & R reps scurrying to put their Blackberrys away and listen. When in the studio with Partners in Crime, Russ Long and Chris Grainger (Wilco, Sixpence None the Richer), the Kopecky clan produced The Disaster EP which was released in August 2010.

The Kopeckys followed up SXSW with a mammoth CMJ 2010, where they won over NPR‘s own Bob Boilen and were invited to play at the official Paste Magazine showcase before becoming the darlings of ‘Store-Cute’ and online retailer, Fred Flare.

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 is comprised of digital B-Sides & rarities, featuring crowd favorite “Howlin’ at the Moon“, and a remix of “God & Me” that explores the band’s varied and broad scope to produce amazing and diverse sounds.

Since then, the band released a limited edition split 7? vinyl with Seattle friends Ivan & Alyosha, and returned to Austin yet again for SXSW. The band played the infamous Paste Magazine showcase, Schubas Day Party, Next Big Nashville and performed for Austin’s KUT during the festival. The band attended Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival for the first time as performers in 2011, as well as returning to CMJ in New York playing shows for Baeble Music and Paste Magazine.

And to cap off a stellar 2011, Kopecky Family Band were voted one of the Top 20 New Acts and one of the Top 50 Live Acts of 2011 by long-time supporters, Paste Magazine. The accolades kept rolling in, this time with Amazon deeming 'Animal' one of the Top 100 Songs of 2011. The band started 2012 off with a bang by premiering their first Daytrotter Session in January.

The band is set to release their debut full length album this Summer, amid more touring across the country visiting new and old fans.


Kopecky Family Band - Embraces (EP), 2008
Singles - "Guns" & "Trainwreck"

Kopecky Family Band - The Disaster (EP), 2010
Singles - "Birds" and "Lucky"

Kopecky Family Band (Christmas) - Our Remedy (Single) - 2010

Kopecky Family Band - Of Epic Proportions (EP), 2011
Singles - "Howlin' at the Moon", "Animal"

Kopecky Family Band / Ivan & Alyosha, Split 7"

Kopecky Family Band (Christmas) - Angels We Have Heard (Single) - 2011

Stream: kopeckyfamilyband.bandcamp.com

Set List

10 songs...45 minutes
God & Me
Red Devil
My Way
Angry Eyes