Greg Copeland was born Gregory Andre Copeland in Portsmouth, Virginia (USA).
There was always music being played in the Copeland household.
Greg´s mother Delores Copeland was a Gospel Singer with an excellent voice.
„I can still remember as a small child how my Mother used to sing me a song before I went to sleep at night. She had so much emotion in her voice. Just by her singing I could tell if she was happy or sad.
Her perserverance and the love that she showed me and my brother while raising us alone still influences me deeply and has had a great impact on my singing and songwriting“. Being influenced by artists such as Robert Johnson, Leadbelly and Muddy Waters has helped Greg to develop his unique singing style. „When I sing I want you to feel my hurt, my pain, my happiness and my sadness. I want to ask for forgiveness if I did something wrong and forgive people if they have done me wrong. All these things I try to do with my music.“
Greg is a Bluesman through and through and is the leader of his Acoustic Blues Duo called „Deep Down South“ and in 2013 released their critically acclaimed CD titled „An Acoustic Journey To The Blues“. „ I don´t just sing notes, I sing emotions also.“ Greg has also graced the stage with some of Europe´s finest musicians such as renowned blues guitarist Gregor Hilden, Blues legend Guitar Crusher and has worked extensively with his long time friend and Internationally acclaimed Roots, Folk and Blues Singer/Songwriter Big Daddy Wilson. He has also displayed his talent as a Soul Singer as the leader of the Greg Copeland Band and as the former frontman for the band Greg Copeland and the Soul Gang.
While growing up Greg was and still is heavily influenced by artists such as James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Robert Johnson, Howlin´Wolf and many others. These influences have helped Greg to develop his own unique singing style. You can describe his singing style as Smooth, Slick and Down South Dirty. He is a Funk, Soul and Bluesman through and through. Greg is also an accomplished songwriter who has collaborated and performed with artists such as ex-Eruption keyboarder Gerry Williams, Blues guitarist Gregor Hilden and internationally acclaimed and long time friend Roots, Folk and Blues Singer/Songwriter Big Daddy Wilson and many others.
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Greg Copeland and Steve ‘Guitar’ Gilles New Zealand tour 2016 Tour Dates