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Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew
Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew
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Mix the kick of Government Mule, the rock based jam of the Allman Brothers, and you might come close to this guitar wielding, all original , southern jam -roc
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Peak position #26
Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew have made a career mixing alt country, rock and jam with a fun loving rumble of massive guitar n' bass enthusiasm. In four years they've built a legion of fans from coast to coast who can't get enough of the bands furry rock mentality.
Band/artist history
FESTIVALS & CONCERTS MUSIC MUSIC / ECMA Rock Show at 2005 ECMAs Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada Atlantic Folk Alliance at MNB Suite in Halifax, NS Sennheiser / Garrison Guitars Festival of Song Halifax, NS Midpoint Music Festival Blues Rock Show in Cincinnati, OH Babylon - CO-ED Jamboree Ultimate Frisbee Championship Northern Lights Music Festival Headliner in Sudbury, ON EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS Songwriters Circle United States Tour with the GRAMMY NOMINATED North MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS NEMO Performance at the Legendary HOUSE OF BLUES in Boston, MA USA MINGLEFEST headlining artist in Cape Breton, NS FLAPS OFF THE SIDE OF THE MOON Headlining Artist in Ottawa, ON EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS CBC LIVE BROADCAST Nationally Televised Performer Great Canadian Music Dream Nationally Televised Performer Headliner at 2003 CANADA GAMES EVOLVE Music Festival Performer in Anitgonish, NS Canadian Music Week, NXNE and New Music West Festival Performers Extensive National Tours of Canada plus tours in the United States of the Pacific Coast, New England, the East Coast and Central US States NOMINATIONS & INDUSTRY RECOGNITION: Nominated East Coast Music Awards ROCK ALBUM of the Year 2004 Chosen by Canadian Musician Magazine as one of Canadas Best Unsigned Bands 2003 CHRIS COLEPAUGH Grand Prize Winner in NB 2002 Songwriting Competition Finalist in the CBC Great Canadian Music Dream featuring a National Televised Performance on February 12th, 2003 Nominated East Coast Music Awards ROCK ARTIST of the Year 2002 East Coast Talent Search Winner 1998 ( worked with Producer Kevin Scott MacMichael ) Chris Colepaugh and Lynn Daigle are sponsored by DAquisto Strings in NY, USA Featured in CBC Television Mini-Documentary and Le Journal in Vancouver, BC Featured in Interview, Performance and Video on Much Music
Have you performed in front of an audience?
The band has toured Canada extensively with over fifteen national ( Canadian ) coats-to-coast tours and have made frequent trips to perform in the United States. Part of the US itineraries have included tour dates with the North Mississippi Allstars, a prestigious evening of music at the Legendary House Of Blues in Boston, MA and several tours of New England. Also CCCC have toured on the West coast in Washington, Oregon and two tours of California.
Your musical influences
Southern Jam Rock. Imagine Led Zeppelin and Blues Traveler rolled in to one with an Allman Brothers and Black Crowes feel.
What equipment do you use?
Gibson 335 with two custom Traynor heads and a Randall cabinet.
Anything else?
TELEGRAPH JOURNAL : Fredericton, NB October 2003 Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew unveiled In Time, their latest foray into jam band-classic rock fusion. As opposed to most messy jam organizations, Colepaugh keeps his rockin' tightly focused, full of solid riffs and well-structured tunes. TIMES TRANSCRIPT : Moncton, NB October 2003 The '70s live on in the music of Moncton's Chris Colepaugh. His new disc, In Time, has the kick of Government Mule and is a fest o' crunchy guitar licks. THE CAMPUS : Lennoxville, PQ October 2003 Ive had the pleasure of catching the Cosmic Crew two or three times now and with each show I find myself more and more in tune with the bands morphing style of music. THE ENQUIRER : Cincinnati, OH September 2003 Canadian power trio Chris Colepaugh & the Cosmic Crew rocked the blues at Mr. Pitiful's, the bearded Colepaugh wielding his red Gibson 335 with old-fashioned guitar heroics. THE EDMONTON JOURNAL : Edmonton, AB May 2003 The upward direction that Chris Colepaughs career has taken is a sure sign that rock music fuelled instrumental intensity does have an audience in Canada. SUMMIT UP: Banff, AB May 2002 Chris Colepaugh has that same addictive sound that music lovers will quit their jobs and load up their VW vans for, and spend days on the road just to trade stories with other fans and to be present at every show. REVERB: Halifax, NS October 2001 Monctons quadruple C has gone through many changes since 1995, and TRIP is evidence of all the blood, sweat and miles the duo of CHRIS COLEPAUGH and LYNN DAIGLE have witnessed. It is a well-crafted and serious piece of blues rock jammery. EXCLAIM: Toronto, ON December 2001 Moncton's Chris Colepaugh and Lynn Daigle are the Cosmic Crew, and they transform this Eastern community into a rolling and rocking landscape where one swears they can actually see the Golden Gate Bridge off in the horizon. SOOTODAY.COM: Sault Ste Marie, ON - October 2002 They have been called one Eastern Canada's hardest working bands, and Colepaugh himself has received high praise for his soulful and passionate guitar playing, as well as his songwriting. Imagine Bachman Turner Overdrive meeting the Grateful Dead and you will start to get the picture. They rock, they groove, they play the blues and they are not to be missed. See you there.