NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- RCA recording artist Marc Copely is
growing into a top favorite at Modern Rock radio (#2 most added), Active Rock
radio (#3 most added) and College radio with his first single "Surprise,"
which garnered 62 adds in its first week and became the #6 most added song at
the College format.
Copely is currently on tour with The Tragically Hip in support of his
recently released LIMITED LIFETIME GUARANTEE. His hometown paper, the
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, calls the debut "a triumph of style, as he
comfortably structures a diverse batch of songs into a ... cohesive package.
LIMITED LIFETIME GUARANTEE gets across the point that Copely is an artist with
broad tastes and multiple skills."
Robert Doerschuk of AllMusicGuide.com concurs: "The blue-collar spin of
the lyrics and undeniable energy of his delivery throughout LIMITED LIFETIME
GUARANTEE was enough to position Copely as a working-class hero of
It is a prophetic quote about an artist who grew up in a working class
town where honesty, integrity and "doing it on your own" was the only path to
your dreams. Now a New York City resident, Copely hails from Main South in
Worcester, MA where he cut his musical teeth playing an old guitar his parents
bought for him at Sears. In his early days, Marc immersed himself in his
passion: learning and playing his guitar, reading provocative, and cutting
edge literature by authors such as Kerouac, crafting songs and honing his art.
He developed this early obsession and passion about music aided by friends
of his older brother who further inspired him by introducing the burgeoning
young rocker to music by artists like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, BB King and
The result is LIMITED LIFETIME GUARANTEE, a debut that is filled with the
romanticism and struggle of a great-American songwriter and guitarist. The
collection-produced by David Werner and co-written by Copely and Werner -- is
a journey through this artistic awakening.
The 11 songs, combine unforgettably hummable choruses with deeply personal
themes of jealousy, guilt and love in its purest form. LIMITED LIFETIME
GUARANTEE reflects Copely's gritty upbringing as well as his passionate soul.
Copely is quickly becoming a critic's favorite; Muze.com had this to say
about the songs:
"Massachusetts singer-songwriter Marc Copely treads a fine line
betweenalternative pop smarts and well-crafted songsmithery on his major
labeldebut. LIMITED LIFETIME GUARANTEE is an amalgam of shards of
half-remembered '60s riffs, graceful ballads, world-weary lyrics, and the kind
of pureromanticism which, if there's any justice in Billboard Chartland,
should netthis twenty-something heartthrob a host of willing and able
Adding to the excitement, the video for the first single, "Surprise" was
lensed by legendary director Meirt Avis, who is best known for his work with
U2 on classic videos such as "With or Without You" and "Where the Streets Have
No Name" as well as Bruce Springsteen's "Brilliant Disguise." The clip --
with an underlying theme of a love gone bad -- combines abstract animated
images with grainy shots of Copely's guitar playing.
Catch Marc Copely on the road this summer:
July 16th Chicago, IL House of Blues
July 17th Chicago, IL House of Blues
July 18th Chicago, IL House of Blues
July 19th Chicago, IL House of Blues
July 20th Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
July 23rd Washington, DC 9:30 Club
July 24th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
July 26th Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre
July 27th Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre
July 28th Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre
August dates to be announced on http://www.marccopely.com in the coming
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