In the early years the band has profiled into a lively combination of singing and dancing, and has started working their way up the Croatian scene as an opening act for Stampedo, Gego and Picigin band. In 2006 the band has signed a discography contract with Aquarius Records (Universal Music Group), shortly followed by the first album Riba (eng. Fish), which clearly displays the band’s playfulness, memorable melodies, harmony singing and all the other elements of a life on an island. The band is soon marked as an ethno band, and joined Ethno Section of Croatian Musicians Union. In 2007 Kopito won the recognition and award Zlatna Koogla (eng. Golden Globe) for the best new performer.
In the same year, the band began to be regularly included in yearly compilations of WOMEX, World Music Expo, the most important international professional market of world music. In 2008 band has published second album Teotar Akvarelo (eng. Watercolor Theater, Aquarius Records), thus extending the boundaries of Croatian island’s music. Critics have praised the album and marked it as one of top ten albums of the year. The same year Kopito has been invited to World ethno orchestra in Rattvik, Sweden, where they had two concerts representing Croatia.
Also, the band has worked on music for multimedia CD of Joško Božanić – Terra Incognita, Croatia on Atlantic, Brest 2008, under the patronage of President of Republic Croatia. In 2009 German radio WDR invited Kopito to a live concert for radio and live audience in Domicil Hall in Dortmund, as part of the Balkan Music Festival. All band members are esteemed musicians, graduated on Musical Academies in Split, Zagreb and Vienna. They are part of different musical, film and theater projects in Croatia, and winners of various awards, recognitions and scholarships in Croatia as well as the region. The band has a recognizable outfit, striped sailor shirts. Currently, the band is working on new materials, preparing the third album. Kopito has played more than 300 concerts, and with their specific approach to music they promise many more nice and cheerful musical encounters. Kopito members are: * Pavle Sviličić – vocal, guitar, mandolin, bas * Tonći Sviličić – guitar, vocal * Vlade Matulić – clarinet, vocal * Luka Abrus – keyboards, vocal * Goran Jurković – saxophone, vocal * Josip Konfić – drums, percussion, vocal Read more on Last.fm.
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