Ross Copperman is from Roanoke Virginia. He however now lives in London. Ross started playing piano at the age of 3 and has been singing and making music for as long as he can remember. Ross started writing songs in college and a teacher encouraged him to keep it up. Ross Copperman soon won several prestigious competitions, one of which earned him a 40 date US college tour. After this it didn’t long for record deals to start being offered to Ross who finally made the decision of signing with a UK label. This blue eyed soul boy of indie rock he then moved to London and his career started taking off. Here is what Ross Copperman has to say about his new CD “Welcome to Reality”, having a song played on a popular television show and much more.
Tell me about your newest CD?
RC – My New album is called “Welcome to Reality” and it’s a 13 track record. It is basically my life from the past 2 years. It is a very raw and real exploration of my past experiences.
What are your other CDS called and when released?
RC – My first CD was called “Believe” and it was released about 3 years ago.
Where do you typically play or do you go all over?
RC – I have played over the United States and I am currently touring the UK.
When did you realize music was your life’s ambition?
RC – I got to open a show for Phil Vassar my freshman year at my college. It was my first real gig and in it was about a 5000 seat arena. That is when I realized that this is what I wanted to do.
How long did it take to you to get your break in music?
RC – I toured the U.S for about a year and a half selling my independent album “Believe.” Then we started to shop for record deals. About 6 months after that we struck a bit of luck with Phonogenic Records/RCA. That is the label that I am currently signed with.
What has been the best thing to happen to you in the music business?
RC – Getting a record deal, it’s the one thing I always dreamed about but never really thought would happen.
Do you write any of your own songs?
RC – I write all my own songs.
When did you write your first song?
RC – I wrote my first song when I was kid entering a competition called OM. I had to write the theme music to a play my group was doing. (Laughs)
What was the inspiration for it?
RC – Blue whales and the ocean. (Laughter)
What genre would you describe your music as?
RC – My music is Rock/Pop
What are some of your musical influences?
RC – Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Travis, Jellyfish and Remy Zero.
I saw that you had a couple songs air on television shows can you tell me about that?
RC – “All she wrote” was used on ER and actually played on CBS during the NFL playoffs.
How was it to hear your own song on television?
RC – Hearing your song on a TV show is very surreal, quite a cool experience.
Do you have any upcoming shows or concerts? Where?
RC – I have 4 shows coming up. Mainly showcases for press/media in London. I’ll be playing all the summer festivals in the UK.
How was it to move from Virginia to London in the way your life changed or things you had to get used to?
RC – It was a tough move at first but after a year I am getting use to it. (Laughs) There were definitely many things I had to get use to.
Is there anything you miss about being in the states and Virginia?
RC – I miss driving my car. I miss the mountains.
What websites can fans visit to find out more about you?
RC – www.myspace.com/rosscopperman and www.rosscopperman.com
Is there anything that you really want people to know about you?
RC – I juggle. (laughter)