Tony Copeland
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Tony Copeland


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New 2010 Release-"Panoramic View"

Radio Airplay Tracks:

KTSU 90.9 FM, is playing:
"Audrey Tia"
Joyful Noise



Tony did much of his early practicing, in the closet. The story goes like this... “Tony Copeland” born and raised in the small port town of Portsmouth, Virginia, began playing music at an early age, after his parents Floyd, and Velma, purchased two guitars, one each for him and one for his older brother “Reneal”. While his father was hard at work as a Longshoreman, his mother would take him and his seven siblings to church, filled with a host of musicians. The young musicians including Tony honed their skills by watching and imitating the older guys.

Tony did much of his early practicing, in the closet. The story goes like this...his father managed and sang bass vocals in a local quartet (“The Golden Tones”) who eventually disbanded. Floyd brought the musical instruments (guitar, bass, amplifier and microphone) home and put them away in the closet. Tony would sneak in while his father was away and practice on these instruments in the dark. Too short to turn on the light, and afraid that he would be exposed by the other siblings, was the reason for this unusual practice behavior.

Tony is a graduate of Manor High School. While working at a London Fog coat factory in 1990, he attended Commonwealth College and Rice Aviation where he studied to become a certified Airframe repairman. He quit after the sudden and death of his younger brother “Gary”. He also retired his efforts as a career musician for a short while.

Tony taught himself to play by listening to other great musicians and artist such as, Stanley Clarke, Fourplay, Johnnie “Guitar” Watson, Ernie Isley, George Duke, Ron Smith formerly of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Earl Kluh etc…

Panoramic View was written and produced by Copeland. It is a collecting of instrumentals which reflects the way he view and understands life. He seems to somehow see it as one big picture. His commitment to the jazz audience is what keeps him hard at work producing inspiring music for them all. He loves to improvise on his Gretcsh hollow body guitar.

In summary when you hear or see Tony live, you'll get a mixture of the 80's R&B, and the 90's jazz sound, all put together producing a current and unique sound. "It's got that positive vibe"

For Booking: Danay Records PO Box 740061 Houston TX 77274
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