Striding Edge - Other Band / Group | USA, Illinois(no reviews)
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Live Music. Performing as a duo or with a full band behind them, Jeff & Cindy are accomplished entertainers. They perform many styles including Rock, Pop, Country, and Easy Listening. Jeff performs songs by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Neil Diamond, Monkees, James Blunt, Bee Gees, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Hollies, Eagles, Frank Sinatra and much more. Jeff is an impressionist and listeners are always amazed at how he can sound exactly like many different vocalists. Cindy sings songs made famous by The Carpenters, Shania Twain, Dusty Springfield, KT Tunstall, Sheryl
... Crowe, Carrie Underwood just to name a few.
Acoustic Live Music. Similar to the Live Music listed above, Jeff & Cindy can perform acoustically, without backing tracks, just using acoustic or electric guitars and our sound system. If one prefers, Jeff can perform as a solo artist and has many years of experience performing for both dinner and lunch crowds at many restaurants in both the Chicago area as well in Britain. They can also perform at wedding ceremonies as well.
We literally know THOUSANDS of songs, probably more than 10,000. Jeff has an unbelievable memory!!!!!
Striding Edge is a duo act consisting of two lead vocalists, the husband & wife team of Jeff & Cindy Copland and at times, various backing musicians. Jeff began his musical career a long time ago when he started taking guitar lessons at the age of 12. He practiced very diligently and would sometimes spend 4 hours a day. When he was a freshman at Hersey High School, in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, he formed a band with 4 other students called Aquillus. This was a very successful band for a bunch of high school kids. They played many dances at Hersey and other area high schools as well as m ... any private parties & functions. It was during this time that Jeff started singing as well as playing guitar. In college, Jeff took some classical guitar classes to broaden his knowledge of the guitar as two of his influences; Steve Howe of Yes and Peter Frampton both studied classical guitar. He also took some voice lessons and classes in college to make him a better singer. Jeff was even singing arias in Italian and didn't know the English translation! He continued to play with many different rock & pop bands in the ensuing years and while working a part time job at a bank during his college years, he met and began dating his wife Cindy. They hit it off immediately and one thing that helped build their relationship was their mutual love for music. Jeff has written many songs over the years with about 200 of them in various stages of completion. Cindy & Jeff formed a live act called Striding Edge a few years ago. The name comes from an arête at the top of a mountain called Helvellyn in The Lake District in Northern England. Performing as a duo or with a full band behind them, Jeff & Cindy are accomplished entertainers. They perform many styles including Rock, Pop, Country, and Easy Listening. Jeff performs songs by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Neil Diamond, Monkees, James Blunt, Bee Gees, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Hollies, Eagles, Frank Sinatra and much more. Jeff is an impressionist and listeners are always amazed at how he can sound exactly like many different vocalists. Cindy sings songs made famous by The Carpenters, Shania Twain, Dusty Springfield, KT Tunstall, Sheryl Crowe, Carrie Underwood just to name a few. Some of Jeff's influences on guitar are: George Harrison, Eric Johnson, Chris Spedding, Peter Frampton, Jan Akkerman, Albert Lee, Alvin Lee, Chet Atkins, Christopher Parkening, Andre Segovia, Hank Marvin, Jeff Beck, Joe Pass, Tim Renwick, Howard Roberts, Wes Montgomery, Mick Taylor and too many more to list here. Jeff loves music that is in the pop/rock genre and likes vocal harmonies as well. Some of his favourite groups of all time are: The Beatles, The Hollies, Squeeze, Rockpile and many more. Two current groups that they like.....and have met the members of both bands.....are Travis and The Feeling, the latter of which call themselves "pop archeologists" which is also what Striding Edge is all about; writing and performing great pop/rock music that is melodic, fun, danceable, easy to listen to with driving rhythms and vocal harmonies with many influences from the entire history of the pop/rock genre from the 1950s to the present day. On the debut single, "Any Other Way" Jeff plays all the instruments and performs all the vocal tracks. There are 4 rhythm guitars, 2 lead guitar parts in harmony, bass, drums, keyboards, lead & harmony vocals. We hope you like the single and the future music that will follow very soon. We want to make music that makes people happy!
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