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Monday, March 14

Cope - Funky-Jam-Rockers -Tour Dates and More!

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Florida Based Funk-Rockers, Cope, Announce their Debut at Wannee
Springfest 2011

Some would argue that Cope the one of the hottest band in the sunshine state right now, if not the entire Southeast. Following a powerful late night set at Bear Creek
Music Fest 2010 and in the midst of their Wannee Springfest debut, Tampa,
FL based funk-jam-rockers Cope hit the midwest for a week of dates. The
brief tour will take them throughout their old home state of Ohio and
conclude with a finally on Saturday, March 12 at the Crooked I in Erie,
PA. Several other dates for late spring/early summer have also been
announced.
The guys will also be hitting the festival circuit hard this year and have
plans to headline several smaller festivals. Details will follow. Check
out the following links for some fresh Cope shows.

1/28/11 w/opening act The Heavy Pets - last 3 tracks featuring guests, The
Heavy Pets
http://www.archive.org/details/COPE2011-01-28.matrix.flac16

2/25/11 w/opening act Spiritual Rez
http://www.archive.org/details/COPE2011-02-25.matrixx.flac16

Tampa, Florida based funky-jam-rockers Cope have been grinding their way
into live music fans hearts for the past decade and a half one note at a
time. If versatility were a musical genre, then Cope would be the sound’s
poster child. Two of the band’s members, Dennis Stadelman and Juan
Montero, play dual roles. Dennis primarily rocks the guitar and, on
occasion, picks the banjo while Montero splits his time between keyboards
and a nasty sax. The band is rounded out with drummer Dave Gerulat and
Kenny Stadelman (yes, he and Dennis are brothers!) on bass.

In today’s technologically savvy live music scene most bands have more
laptops on stage than band members and worse vocals than an old man
singing in the shower. Cope is living proof that some bands are still
capable of writing tasteful, welcoming lyrics and singing them with
trained vocals. The Stadelman brother’s familial voices open the door for
amazing harmonies sung over twisting rhythms, a steady backbeat and
flawless timing between band mates. Their sound incorporates influences
from several corners of the music world; bands like the Grateful Dead and
the Beatles and genres like jazz, funk, reggae, bluegrass and 90’s
alternative/grunge all play a role in defining what is Cope.

The past few years have been nothing but bliss for the 4 piece. They are
arguably the hottest act in the southeast. A jaw dropping set at the
Blackwater Music Fest (feat. STS9, the Disco Biscuits, Galactic) preceded
an on fire, late night set at Bear Creek Music Fest in 2010. The guys have
recently shared the stage with acts such as Jeremiah Puddleduck (feat.
Mark KaranThe Other Ones, Ratdog & John Molo – Phil and Friends, John
Fogerty) and Perpetual Groove. Cope’s debut at Wannee Spring Fest (the
Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL) is also quickly
approaching. Bands like The Heavy Pets, Papadosio and Spiritual Rez drool
for the opportunity to be the opening act for Cope when they come to
Tampa.

For Cope it is about more than just the music. Their moniker is derived
from their outlook on life; coping with the love and labor that each day
brings to us. A Cope experience is about more than a band getting on stage
and playing notes. It is about cutting loose, leaving the problems that we
all face from day-to-day at the door, having a good time and getting down.

Tour Dates

Saturday, March 19
10:00pm
FARM TO FAMILY FEST – High Springs, FL

Friday, March 25
10:00pm
Ringside Café - St. Petersburg Fl.

Saturday, March 26
10:00pm
Ringside Cafe - St. Petersburg, FL
Elemental Groove Theory with Cope

Sunday, April 3
10:00pm
Jam in the Hammock – Naples, FL

Tuesday, April 12
8:00pm
WANEE SPRING FEST!!!! – Live Oak, FL
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

Friday, April 22
9:00pm
Bamboo Room - Lake Worth, FL
COPE AND DONNA HOPKINS

Saturday, April 23
9:00pm
Skippers Smokehouse – Tampa, FL
COPE AND DONNA HOPKINS CD RELEASE

Friday, May 6
8:30pm
12 Bar - New Orleans, LA
with Everyone

Friday, May 13
8:00pm
Local 662 - St. Pete FL
COPE AND BOBBY LEE RODGERS

Saturday, May 14
8:00pm
McRaney's Tavern! – Orlando, FL
COPE AND BOBBY LEE RODGERS

Friday, May 20
9:00pm
Orange Blossom Jamboree – Brooksville, FL

Saturday, May 28
12:00pm
Bands on Sands

Saturday, June 11
9:00pm
Dunedin BreweryDunedin, FL