Kopek (band)

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Kopek
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Alternative rock
Hard rock
Years active 2002–present
Labels Religion Music
Century Media
Website kopekofficial.com
Members Daniel Jordan
Brad Kinsella
Eoin Ryan

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

History[edit]

Formation and early gigs[edit]

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.

White Collar Lies[edit]

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 6 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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details US
Heat.

[3]
2010 White Collar Lies
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Religion Music
  • Format: CD
36
2012 White Collar Lies [European Release][4]
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Another Century
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
IRL
[5]
CAN
Rock

[6]
US
Main.
2007 "Stop" 22 Non-album single
2010 "Cocaine Chest Pains" 9 25 White Collar Lies
"Love Is Dead"
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Awards[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]