Nov. 10, 2008
Ross Copperman, an alternative singer-songwriter from Roanoke, Virginia, will perform at Morningside College on Friday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and the Morningside Activities Council (MAC).
Copperman performs his music on a grand piano and combines several different genres from around the world to form his own unique sound. His music has been inspired by British rock artists such as U2, Radiohead, Muse, and Oasis.
His first single, “As I Choke,” was the most popular iTunes Single of the Week in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and notched 36,457 downloads in a one-week period. His second single, “All She Wrote,” entered the U.K. Top 40 in May 2007 and appeared on American television in an episode of “ER” and during National Football League games on CBS.
Copperman began playing the piano at the age of three and started composing songs when he attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Copperman opened a show for country music recording artist Phil Vassar while he was at James Madison and later earned a 40-date U.S. college tour. He eventually signed with the U.K. label Phonogenic/RCA Records and released his debut album, “Welcome to Reality,” in May 2007.