Kopek
OriginDublin, Ireland
GenresAlternative rock
Hard rock
Years active2002–present
LabelsReligion Music
Century Media
MembersDaniel Jordan
Brad Kinsella
Eoin Ryan
Websitekopekofficial.com

Kopek are an Irish rock band from Dublin, Ireland composed of Daniel Jordan (guitar, vocals), Brad Kinsella (bass, vocals) and Eoin Ryan (drums).

History

Formation and early gigs

Original drummer Shane Cooney and bassist Brad Kinsella grew up as next-door neighbors in Dublin, and shared a love of classic and modern rock music. The first singer who answered their ad in a local musician's magazine was Daniel Jordan from Ashbourne, and from there the band Bloom was born, although they subsequently took on the name Kopek. Early gigs around Dublin included many battle of the bands contests, which the trio won regularly. From 2002 to 2009, Kopek toured and continued to win competitions around the world. In 2005, Kopek won the Best Live Act at the Global Battle Of The Bands, garnering them $100,000 and a world tour.[1] Their single "Cocaine Chest Pains" reached number 25 in the American active rock charts and went top ten in Canada in rock for ten weeks. In 2009, Dublin-based record company Religion Music signed the band to a multi-album deal from Dublin based indie label Plug Artists.

White Collar Lies

Kopek's debut album, White Collar Lies, was released on iTunes in June 2010, and a physical release on 18 January 2011. The album was met with high praise: "White Collar Lies by Kopek is genius through and through, and is an astonishing feat for a debut album. If Kopek's musical talents and writing abilities continue to increase and mature in the direction in which they are currently pointed then they are poised to conquer the world."[2] The single "Love is Dead" was featured in the film Saw 3D. Kopek toured the United States for six months from January to July 2011 in support of their debut album, White Collar Lies. In 2012, they signed a European record deal for the release of White Collar Lies with "Love is Dead" as the album's lead single.

Mooncroozer

In October 2019, Jordan and Ryan announced the formation of their new band Mooncroozer. The first single "Until The Lights" was released on Facebook in November 2019, and the second single "No Sign of Life" in December.

Discography

Studio albums

YearAlbum detailsUS
Heat.

[3]
2010White Collar Lies[4]
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Religion Music
  • Format: CD
36
2014Rise
  • Released: November 7, 2014
  • Label: BMG
  • Format: digital download
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Reissues

YearAlbum detailsUS
Heat.

[3]
2012White Collar Lies [European Release][5]
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Another Century
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Singles

YearSongPeak chart positionsAlbum
IRL
[6]
CAN
Rock

[7]
US
Main.
2007"Stop"22Non-album single
2010"Cocaine Chest Pains"925White Collar Lies
"Love Is Dead"
2014"Revolution"Rise
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Awards

"Best Live Act" (2005) at Global Battle of the Bands

References

  1. ^ "GBOB – The Global Stage for All Musicians". Gbob.com. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 October 2021. Retrieved 23 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "Kopek > White Collar Lies > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Sound of the Shore". The Irish Times. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  5. ^ "KOPEK Sign With Century Media Records Imprint Another Century White Collar Lies Album Details Revealed". BraveWords. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Discography Kopek". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Active Rock - September 6, 2011". America's Music Charts. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011.

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