This was in the late ‘70’s, and Bradley had already established himself as a formidable guitar player who sometimes fronted his own band “Bradley Kopp and Friends” playing around the area. Lorrie was in a band called Spoons at the time, with players who are still well known in the Colorado and Nashville music scenes.
Within a year they shared the stage: Bradley playing lead guitar and Lorrie singing backup. They grew to be fast friends and stayed in touch until a few years later when Bradley moved to Austin and developed a reputation as one of the hot, go-to lead guitar players, a reputation he still carries in the Texas music scene today. Over that time Bradley played with the likes of Alejandro Escovedo, Charlie Robison, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Jimmy LaFave to name-drop a few, and found himself touring the world, playing for crowds of up to 20,000 and on shows like The Tonight Show, while living out of a suitcase a lot of the time. When he was back in Austin he played, engineered and produced in the studio as well, with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tish Hinojosa, Joe Ely among others.
Lorrie stayed in Boulder to raise her kids, and continued to build her own music and tv career, headlining several bands and working in tv as a commercial and voice actor. During this time she was part of a fertile music scene, working with folks from Firefall (Jock Bartley and Rick Roberts), Spirit and Heart (Mark Andes) and sharing the stage and studio with other well known artists such as John Denver, Tracy Nelson, Rodney Dangerfield, Maria Muldaur, Jon Ims and Gretchen Peters.
When they re-connected in the mid ‘90’s, both had careers in full swing: Bradley in Austin and Lorrie in Boulder. The one thing that differed from any other time in their past was that this time, they were both single. Joining forces seemed right. The spark could finally ignite.
Lorrie says she was a mail-order bride and the only thing those brides had that she didn’t was a covered wagon. Hers was a Ryder truck, and by the end of the ‘90’s it was hitched and headed for Austin. She regretted leaving the showband she’d been with for over a decade, but within a short time in Austin, she’d established herself singing backup with recording artist Sara Hickman, who helped her get a foothold in her new hometown by giving her a glowing introduction into the Austin music scene. Along with her magical musical partnership with Bradley, and her studio work as a support singer and singer/songwriter, Lorrie sings with the popular 9-piece showband Reunion, and continues to be the voice of local commercials, video games and audio books.
Now, with their second CD “A Deep Oasis” (Koppertunes Redboot Records, InBetweens Records) tucked comfortably under their belts, they’re planning their upcoming cd releases and tours in US and Europe.