Copilots are a five piece rock band from Vancouver, B.C. Formed in 2005, their debut self-titled(2007) CD recieved glowing reviews across Canada. The band is Skye Brooks - guitar/vocals (Inhabitants, Fond Of Tigers, Veda Hille, Ndidi Onukwulu), Pete Schmitt - bass/vocals (Inhabitants, Josh Martinez), Chad MacQuarrie - guitar/vocals (Dark Blue World, NOW Orchestra, Carol Pope), Karma Sohn - keys/vocals and Dylan Smith - drums. There is an interesting history to some of these Copilots as Skye Brooks is known for his explosive drumming skills with his Juno Award nominated band Inhabitants and the genre-busting Fond Of Tigers. Skye also regularily backs up unique songstresses Veda Hille, Ndid Onukwulu and Jill Barber. With Copilots Skye picks up the guitar and steps to the mic. Chad MacQuarrie once led the critically acclaimedhardcore band Karen Foster that now backs up Carol Pope on her Western Canadian dates.
These musicians backgrounds are equally rooted in creative/improvised music as well as the many facets of rock and roll. Their adventurous spirit reveals itself in memeorable melodies, propulsive and seamless odd time rhythms, and dream-like lryrisism that explores the subconsious, human nature and the power of the wilderness. A restrained intensity simmers throughout their performances, at times boiling over into ecstatic abandon.