The Kopterz have been an integral part of the New England music scene since the early 1980s combining melodic and harmony based pop music with hard driving rock n roll.

Joe Brien, Joe Petty, Joe Donovan and Pete Webber have been playing together since the 1970s in high school and there after. The Kopterz first record was released as a 45 rpm in 1982 which included The One That Got Away backed with Your All I Need. The record garnered favorable reviews with some comparing The Kopterz to the early Hollies.

The second release in 1984 entitled simply The Kopterz went to press as an EP. It included the pop radio hit Sunnyside along with the edgier Walk Away and a reggae tune called Me Or You. In addition the record was noted for the cover of the 1965 Beatles song And Your Bird Can Sing. The record was well received and Sunnyside was named song of the week twice on local radio station WMGX.

In December 1986 The Kopterz released a full length lp entitled Dancin Disorder. The album featured 15 songs mixing pop sensibilities with a rock n roll attitude delivering the most diverse collection of songs The Kopterz had released to date. Ballads like The Fall and rockers like Telling You and 3-D began popping up across the airwaves. With Dancin Disorder flying high in 1987 The Kopterz once again returned to the studio determined to record the backlog of material that the band had been writing.

By 1988 some 28 songs were in various stages of completion when the band scrapped the project due to internal and financial pressures. 1989 saw The Kopterz refocused and back in the studio to record the EP Twistin In The Wind. Although critics hailed the effort The Kopterz formally disbanded at the end of the year.

 

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