Copeland was an American rock band, originally formed in 2001 by singer Aaron Marsh (who also plays the guitar, mellotron, organ, and piano) with his friend, bassist and backup singer James Likeness, in the city of Lakeland, Florida. Aaron Marsh attended a performing arts high school, Harrison Arts Center. Bryan Laurenson, guitarist, and Jonathan Bucklew, drummer (who took the place of Rusty, ex-drummer of Copeland and drummer on Beneath Medicine Tree) give the band an original sound. In 2002, they signed a record deal with independent label The Militia Group and released their debut album Beneath Medicine Tree a year later. In 2004, 2005, and 2006 they performed at the annual Cornerstone Florida Festival in Orlando, Florida. In Motion, Copeland’s second full length CD, was released on March 22, 2005. It was produced by Matt Goldman and Aaron Marsh, and mixed by Ken Andrews.
So, here is a band that if you were to mention their name, many and i mean many would go, huh? Copeland is one of the best band, if not the best of bands to me. Their songs, rhythm and lyrics speaks originality and uniqueness. Though I’ve only come to know of them end of last year, they have touched a part of me in a short time and I found myself hooked on to their songs within the first song that I hear from them, ( brightest
). Sadly, they are breaking up due to reasons of their own and they are currently on a farewell tour and I was lucky enough to went to their concert in Damansara, on last Sunday. The concert was truly amazing and breath-taking, Aaron Marsh’s voice, live, was simply soothing. Towards the end of the concert, when they performed ‘Brightest’, it really hit me hard that they are breaking up..I was lucky much to get their autographs and a photo with Aaron, but it is still devastating to know of this fact, but as John said to me when he was signing his autograph on my poster, he said..
there are happy times and there are sad times.
life goes on.