One of my favorite Central Florida musicians is Emily Kopp and if you haven’t heard her music yet, here is a chance to pick up her new single, for a donation to charity.
Her single, “Chasing Streetlights,” is available vis Cadence & Cause for a donation. A small 50 cent donation will provide a child with medication for treatment and protection against the seven most common neglected tropical diseases for a year.
Yesterday (June 13), House of Blues Orlando hosted an event called Local Brews Local Grooves that featured sampling of beers made in Florida along with live entertainment.
The event started at 4pm. It cost $5 to get in and then $3 a piece for a 3oz pour of beer. You could get a wristband for $15 that gave you 5 pours and a souvenier plastic cup. No real savings for buying 5 at a time, which I found odd, but I figured I’d buy the wristband to limit myself to 5 samples. We also got a booklet offering beer descriptions and a layout map of the breweries.
Orlando’s own Emily Kopp returns to Orlando on her current tour of the Southeast U.S. with a show at BackBooth on March 6.
Kopp is an engaging singer-songwriter whose sound marries bluesy soulful vocals with indie-pop melodies. She moved to Orlando to study at UCF, and also worked for a local music venue where she learned about the business side of the music. She honed her own sound in the meantime and soon was sharing the stage with artists like Marc Cohn, Brandi Carlisle, and Michelle Branch.
This week, via her Facebook page, Orlando musician Emily Kopp let it be known that she will be releasing new music this fall.
The album, currently titled “Serendipity Find Me,” will drop October 15, 2013. I’m sure there will be a release party/show around that date where you can get your hands on a copy.
In the meantime, Kopp will be headlining a show at The Social on August 1, where I’m sure she’ll play tunes from the upcoming album. Tickets are only $10 in advance ($12 day of), and joining her will be Built to Be Broken and Laney Jones.
She also released an album teaser video for everyone to enjoy:
Singer-songwriter Todd Carey will be heading out on the road in November and December for his “Winter Tour,” which kicks off in Orlando at the BackBooth on November 28, 2012.
Carey is touring in support of his new EP, The Duets Project, featuring stripped down and more intimate recordings of songs from his catalog.
Prior to this, he released After The Morning After EP, in 2010, which hit the Top 40 on iTunes’ Pop Chart. He has also had songs from his Watching Waiting album featured in the film, Palo Alto, and on MTV’s “The Real World.”
Carey will be playing the BackBooth with Sarah Miles (who also appears on The Duets Project), as well as Orlando’s own Emily Kopp.
Tickets for the show are $10, and can be bought online and at the club.
Want to check out Carey’s music before the show? Here’s a video of “Float Away” (feat. Aylsse Fischer):
Singer-songwriter Emily Kopp may only be 20, but she grew up playing drums for bands and entertaining the masses at wine bars and coffee shops with her guitar.
Now she’s striking out on her own with her first single, “How Did We Get Here,” off her upcoming debut EP, Just Clothes.
Her soulful pop has grabbed the ears of artists she’s met working at a live music venue, such as Marc Cohn, Joshua Radin, Joe Bonamassa, and Marc Broussard, whom she now considers to be mentors and friends. She says she also finds herself inspired by artists like Norah Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae and Adele (who currently is #1 on the Billboard singles charts).
In anticipation of the October 2011 release of Just Clothes, Kopp plans to hit the road on a tour of the southeastern U.S. starting with a show this Friday, July 1, at Will’s Pub (1040 N. Mills Ave., Orlando).
Tickets to the show are $8 in advance (purchase online at plazaliveorlando.com) and $10 at the door, and it starts at 8pm.
You can also follow the latest on Kopp, including tour dates, at her Facebook page.
In the meantime, check out Emily Kopp via this video for “How Did We Get Here” – I really like it, and I think you will, too. It can also be downloaded from iTunes.