Stephie Coplan, A09

The first gig Stephie Coplan, A09, of indie rock band Stephie Coplan and the Pedestrians, landed was at the Midway Café in Jamaica Plain just weeks after graduation. Still a solo artist, Coplan had seven, soulful songs that first set—none of which revolved around romance.

Stephie Coplan, A11

“I made a very conscious decision to not write about relationships,” she writes. “I was going to be the first female song writer in the history of the universe to never write a song about a boy. Obviously that didn’t work out.”

What did work out: Coplan drew breath and inspiration from those who’d done her right, wrong, and a little bit of both. “Jerk,” a catchy hit that’s made its way around the country, brought this classical and jazz-trained pianist and her Pedestrians to Boston in June as part of the 101.7 WFNX Seaport Six show, where they opened for CAKE and Two Door Cinema Club.


“I think the dream for all of us is just sustainability, to be able to play music all the time. And if fame and fortune happen along the way that would be sweet, but that’s not the plan.” The plan: tour full-time. Coplan, whose voice is often compared to Emily Haines’ of Metric, is well on her way.

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