2/22 ~ Copperline playing the music of James Taylor

The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center presents:
Long Island’s own
Copperline playing the music of
James Taylor

Tribute band draws on JT’s “greatest hits” catalog as it pays homage
to one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our time

February 2, 2013, Dix Hills, NY – “When this old world starts getting you down,” head to the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center where Copperline, one of the top James Taylor tribute bands, will recreate many of JT’s greatest hits and even some of his more obscure songs that made him the country’s preeminent folksinger of the ‘60s folk era and beyond. The performance will be Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30. Tickets are just $35, $30 and $25.
Copperline performs JT’s songs from his career with great fidelity to the original. The band was founded by Canadian Norman Vincent who moved to Long Island almost 25 years ago. Greatly influenced by both James Taylor and Neil Young, he created Copperline to bring Taylor’s music closer to the New York area.
James Taylor returned to the music scene after dealing with some personal issues and was playing acoustic folks songs instead of electric guitar as he had in his previous band. He moved to London to get away from his past and approached Apple Records A&R man Peter Asher, whose sister was then engaged to Paul McCartney, after seeing an ad in the paper seeking young talent.
Playing acoustic, Taylor’s sound was markedly different from the others who applied for artistic support from Apple. This led Taylor to become the first non-Beatle ever to release a record on the Beatles’ label. But despite the fact that the Beatles gave Taylor studio time they had booked to record the White Album, James was not happy at how things were going. He needed a hit song to make it work.
This changed suddenly as he learned a close friend had died, and the song he wrote in response to her death (and the breakup of his former band Flying Machine), “Fire and Rain,” hit number three on the Billboard charts. His single “You’ve Got a Friend,” written by Carol King, would hit number one. By 1976 his Greatest Hits album would sell 12 million copies in the United States alone. By the ‘80s, he and then-wife folksinger Carly Simon were the country’s top earning couple in entertainment.
Copperline is a nine-piece band performing the best of James Taylor. The band’s attention to detail in recreating the James Taylor experience is evident in its live shows and in the audiences’ reactions. The band has established itself as the premier JT tribute band, as its many fans will attest.
Norman founded Copperline with Sal and Chris Mingoia, previous members of Triple Play, 2010 to put together amazing musicians and singers in an effort to recreate the James Taylor sound as if you were attending one of his live shows, as Taylor’s band is known to have some of the world’s best session players – from Russ Kunkel on drums to Leland Sklar on bass. Paul McCartney and George Harrison sang backup on Taylor’s early hit “Carolina in My Mind.”

The band is led by Norman Vincent on vocals and acoustic guitar and features Margaret Carton on vocals, Colleen Cripps Daly on vocals, Sal Mingoia on guitar and vocals, mandolin, nylon string guitar, Chris Mingoia on drums and vocals, Brian Connolly on piano, and Hammond Organ, William “Chilly Willie” Scoppettone on saxophone and keyboards, Robert Hintz on bass guitar and Justin Scheidling on percussion.

For more information and ticket sales, please contact The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center box office at (631) 656-2148

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