Steve Kopandy
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Steve Kopandy

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The best kept secret in music


"Review of Scripted EP"

Australian Steve Kopandy is working hard to earn a name for himself in these parts. Alongside his band Paperadio, his EP Scripted is doing this cause no harm at all. The beautifully pared down sound of opener Carry On sits perfectly alongside Steve’s rough plaintive voice, complimented throughout by Angie Graham’s angelic backing vocals. Tidal Wave has the buoyancy and vibrant pop sensibilities of fellow countryman Neil Finn.

An Hour & a Heart is the forlorn stuff that singer/ songwriters thrive on but is elevated above standard fare by some classy production and Steve’s lack of shoe gazing pretentiousness. In fact that is one shining difference that sets Kopandy above the majority of his peers; his honest lack of pretence. Couple that with the ability to pen a great tune and that’s not a bad start by any standards. - Mark Grassick – Irish Freelance Music Journalist

"Live review"

As the Director of Songwriters Live, one of the biggest showcase nights for original music in Sydney and Newcastle, I have seen over 500 artists perform in the 5 years I have been in operation. Every now and then an artist comes along that stops the crowd in their tracks and makes them hang off every word sung and Steve Kopandy is one of those artists. He is passionate, enigmatic and above all, a great songwriter. His songs are melodic, well crafted and to the point. His voice is sweet, clear, very emotive and he has a strong presence which is paramount in order to deliver his music. I definitely rate him as one of our top performers and have him earmarked for a big future in the music industry. - 'Songwriters Live' Director and good friend, Keith Armitage

"Review of single 'Tidal Wave'"

In light of recent events in the Pacific, "Tidal Wave" is an unfortunate title for a new love song, but Steve Kopandy has come to England from Australia to ply the waters of the pop/ rock world and he's not going to let a tsunami stand in his way. Like the brothers Finn before him--perhaps more Tim than the soulful Neil--Steve is reaching out to new continents with his light rock. - Editors


Scripted EP
© Steve Kopandy 2004
Released December 2004
1. Carry On
2. Tidal Wave
3. An Hour and a Heart
4. My Sisters Wedding Song

Silver Things EP
© Steve Kopandy 2002
Released October 2002
1. Take this Town
2. Some Candles
3. Silver Things
4. She’s so Stark
5. Driving
6. Tuesday


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At 26 years old, Steve Kopandy has been writing and performing for over 12 years and has taken his music as far as the UK, USA and Europe, and as close to home as good old Newcastle Australia. His acoustic driven music is inspired, melodic, easy to listen to and always well produced.

As a young teenager 1991 to 1995, Steve was learning instruments, writing songs and singing in school choirs. Since 1995, Steve has written for and performed in various pop/rock bands, predominantly as the front man for Paperadio, where he gained most of his performing, writing, recording and management experience. Steve has performed to thousands of people and sold over 3000 CDs in Paperadio and other bands, performing from Brisbane to Melbourne and throughout the UK.

He released his first Solo EP in 2003, a collection of six demos, entitled Silver Things. Steve put together a line-up of local friends and began performing around Sydney and Newcastle, promoting the EP and refining his writing and performing.

In October 2003, Steve moved to London with Paperadio and has since been spending plenty of time performing with the band on stages throughout the UK, and working with the highly recognised pop producer Andy Bradfield (Beth Orton, Rufus Wainwright, Manic Street Preachers).

Steve released his first studio EP entitled 'Scripted' in Dec 2004. The EP is acoustic guitar driven with kicked back drums and lots of electric guitar and harmony layers and was produced in Melbourne by David Carr (Taxiride, Antiskeptic).

In 2005, Steve took his original songs and new EP straight into the West End music clubs in London, playing regularly amongst local and Australian counterparts. It was London that sharpened him up as a performer and a writer. He also spent a lot of time in Continental Europe and has penned songs in Paris, Berlin, Belgrade and Sarajevo, being inspired by these amazing places and people within them.

He left Paperadio in London and returned to Newcastle late in 2005 to be closer to his family and to work with David Carr on what will become his first full length album. With recording underway, the release is expected to be late 2006. In the mean time, Steve will continue performing in Australia, and looking for more oppertunities to get his current release on radio.