Interview: B Sides, Radio Play, and Immaterial Media

Check out this interview I did with Lily Clark that hit Marquix Global this week. We had a great conversation and I admit, I love this bit from the intro: 

The notion of a 'B Side' lost its treasured perch in the vernacular of modern music with the advent of the CD, then quietly retired from consideration to become a sentimental cipher of times long past in the age of immaterial media. Now it's a term understood by comparatively ancient people (anyone over thirty) to talk about rituals of the physical world that could barely be comprehended by today's youth (save in the sense of a game cartridge or the like).

OK, so I don't yet consider myself ancient, but this certainly strikes a chord for me and captures the feel I had putting tracks together for The B SidesStill, as an artist, I have to admit I'm having a ball with immaterial media and the flexibility of releases that come with it. (By the way, if you haven't picked up Born, you should do that.)

So thanks, Lily, and thanks Marquix for picking it up and posting!

Brian Copeland Band Wins Academia Award!

Weehoo I am excited to announce that my album "The B Sides" won an Academia Award for Best Alternative Rock Album! Not only that, but we were selected as one of seven Executive Top Picks among hundreds of contestants. Here is a quote from the judges: 

I am honored to win this award and want to thank my bandmates for their awesome contributions and all of you for your support. If you have not yet, check out the record here: Listen to The B Sides  

Woot woot!!!


Jimmy Mak's Recap

Such an amazing night at Jimmy Mak's Friday night - it was exciting to play for a packed house and what a great vibe!!! Thanks to all of you that were able to make it out and share the evening with us. Outstanding performances by my band - Arcellus Sykes, Jeff Koch and Mike Snyder. And greats sets by Michele Van Kleef, Christina Cooper and their bands. If you have not heard our new single "Born," you can check it out here.  

BCB Recording Update



Hey all! Over the past month, I have been working on a group of new songs with engineer/producer Rob Stroup and it is sounding soooo good! Great performances from Anders Bergstrom on drums, Arcellus Sykes on bass, Wayne Thompson on keys and Bob Dunham on guitar. We are going to release this batch of songs one at a time as digital singles. The first of these is a tune called "Born" and we will release this at our next Portland show at Jimmy Mak's on Friday June 6. The song will be available on itunes, but it you come to the show, you will get a free copy!  So set aside June 6 on your calendars - it is going to be a big one!

BCB Update

Hey everyone! Sorry I have been so out of touch lately. I have been taking a much-needed break from live shows for the past 6 months to spend more time with my awesome one-year old baby boy and write some new music. I have been working with Rob Stroup Productions on some new tunes that I am excited to share with you all soon! I am also excited to get back on the stage again. We have some great shows coming up this spring, starting with Thurs May 8 at McMenamin’s St Francis School in Bend and Friday June 6 at Jimmy Mak’s with Michele Van Kleef. Stay tuned and see you soon!


BCB at Jimmy Mak's THIS Friday!

Hey everyone! Nearly a year has passed since we released our latest CD “ The B Sides” to a standing room only crowd at Jimmy Mak’s in Portland’s Pearl District. Let’s do it again!

My band will be returning to the Jimmy Mak’s stage thisFriday September 13th. We have special night planned, featuring Portland’s Jake Oken-Berg and his band, along with the Ian James Band. Our performance will feature my full band: Jeff Koch on guitar, Arcellus Sykes on bass, Brud Giles on drums, and Amanda Brees on vocals. I am very excited to announce that Matt Burnett will be joining us on piano as well! Music starts at 8 pm sharp and BCB will go on around 9:15 p.m.

The club holds about 200, but seating is limited. If you want a place to sit, I recommend calling ahead to make reservations – seats still available but going fast. This is a BIG night for us and we hope to see you there!!! Here are more details:

Fri September 13thJimmy Mak’s
Brian Copeland Band EP Release w/ Jake Oken-Berg and the Ian James Band
8 pm/$10 door, for reservations call 503.295.6542.

8:00 pm – Jake Oken-Berg
9:15 pm – Brian Copeland Band
11:00 pm – Ian James Band

Thanks and see YOU at the show!!!


#2 on the PDX Charts!

Brian Copeland Band was selected to be a featured artist on ReverbNation last week! This has been a big deal for us – we have connected with hundreds of new people all over the world and had tons of visits to the site. As a result of all this activity, we made it to #1 on the Portland pop/rock charts! Please come visit our ReverbNation page at Brian Copeland Band. And thanks everyone for dropping by and supporting us!!!

Hopefully by now you have checked out my latest 4-song EP The B Sides. I am very proud of this recording and would like you all to hear it!  You can now check it out atThe B Sides. Take a listen and buy all four tunes or just one!

Lots of exciting stuff coming up this summer – see YOU at the show!


BCB Update

Hey all!  As many of you know, I am about to become a dad!!!  I will be taking a few months off from live shows to adjust to this new life, but am currently booking and expecting a full schedule of shows this upcoming summer and fall. We are also working on a few videos for some of the new music, so look for those in the upcoming months. You can keep up with upcoming shows and other news by checking in at the following links:

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New music on itunes at: itunes

Keep in touch!!!