RCA Recording Artist Marc Copely Releases Debut CD, LIMITED LIFETIME GUARANTEE And Goes on Tour with the Tragically Hip

Successful Radio Story Developing as First Single, 'Surprise' Jumps on Modern

Rock, Mainstream and Active Rock and is #6 Most Added at College Radio

Video for 'Surprise' Lensed by Meirt Avis, Legendary Director of U2 and

Bruce Springsteen Videos

Jul 22, 2002, 01:00 ET from RCA

    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
 stadium-sized potential."
     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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