Thursday - December, 27 @ 7:00pm
You’d be hard-pressed to define Copilot. The Massachusetts-based group are made up of powerhouse vocalist Maggie Quealy, charismatic frontman Ry McDonald, bassist Austin Beveridge, and drummer Dylan Allwine.
Quealy and McDonald attended the same high school together, but it wasn't until after graduating college the two started their musical journey. After returning home from playing music on a cruise ship in 2015, McDonald saw a video of Quealy belting on Youtube and reached out to her to make musical fusion. It was like they'd been singing together forever. Before long they drew the attention of local venues and wrote their first album "Downbeat." Made entirely in memory of McDonald's old band member Jake Gregg. (Suncooked)
When it comes to sound, Copilot aren’t so much making music as they are crafting an experience. You could call them Americana because of their twangy harmonies or even pop thanks to their danceable beats, but maybe nouns aren’t quite right. Adjectives, on the other hand, might do them justice.
In-your-face. Energetic. Powerful. Catchy. Melodic. Refreshing.
Versatile vocals and harmonies drive the band: a soulful ache, a ferocious howl, a buttery croon. Instrumental camaraderie is important too: foot-stomping percussion, quiet guitar lines, twinkling rhythms. Copilot’s real talent lies in skillfully mixing and matching these elements to cultivate the perfect package of retro-pop goodness that does not just suggest repeat playings but demands it.
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon-Sat: 5PM-Close
- Sun: 6PM-Close
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
Unless the show is ticketed we are always No Cover and we let you decide how much to Donate to the Musicians if you are so inclined.