I was 9 years old when I discovered rock music, sitting in my living room (probably playing My Little Pony) when I heard this amazing sound coming from the TV, it was 1987 and Def Leppard were performing their hit single 'Animal' on a weekly chart show called 'The Roxy'. I got up and stood right in front of the TV the whole time they were on. I couldn't believe my eyes and ears, the long hair, ripped jeans, twin guitars and even a one armed drummer!
The year was 1987, the album was Appetite for Destruction, and the rest they say is history! Copey buckled up for the ride of her life on the good ship Rock! With a love of GnR, Skid Row, Crue, Poison, she docked a little in the 90s at grunge harbour, but is firmly back on board. Still loving the classics and all New Wave. She can often be found at many a gig and festival. Ahoy there m’hearties! Remember, if the boat is a-rockin’, DO come a-knockin’!!!
My biggest teenage crush was rock and metal, and I never got over it. Age 13 I began my now vast vinyl, cassette and CD collection with bands like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Guns n Roses, Skid Row, Thunder, Y&T, DIO, Queensryche and White Lion. I discovered new music from Tommy Vance on Radio 1’s Rock Show and from rock nights at my local boozer, and I bought EVERYTHING. Classic Rock and Heavy Metal are still my best loved, but I’m also into Alternative and even some Prog.
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My Influences always date back to my childhood,Mainly being Led Zeppelin,Trex and Black Sabbath.My life has always been revolved around music,gig's,watching my family play in bands and supporting the local music scene.I have done promoting in the past putting on gigs in Wolverhampton and Birmingham.I love gigs,festivals and nothing more than kicking back with a good vinyl and a drink with friends
My love of metal started at around 10 years old when my dad first showed me Slipknots self titled album and instantly fell in love. As the years have gone my love of metal core and melodic metal has evolved with some of my favourite bands such as Ice Nine Kills, Gojira and Trivium. Music amazes me every day and I’m hoping I can influence my little boy to be a tattooed metal head like his parents!
I have been blessed with a family who have, generally, incredible music taste. My older brother in particular introduced me to the likes of Thin Lizzy, AC/DC & Blacksabbath. My Mum dealt with the punk side of things and my sister is now married to an ex-metal band front man! I love a good gig and the more eclectic the music, the better. Genre challenging is awesome and I’m currently enamoured by Babymetal. I’m growing my vinyl collection and am always on the lookout for new artists to rock out to!