2002

Biography

Randy and Pamela Copus, the husband-and-wife duo who together form 2002, have cultivated a wonderful musical chemistry over the years. The soothing, ethereal, and richly layered music that is their signature sound has given them resident status on Billboard’s New Age Chart for more than six years.

Perfectionists in both their art and their craft, Randy plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards, while Pamela plays flutes, harp, keyboards, a WX5, and whatever exotic instruments she collects during her travels. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices and layering them to create a “virtual” choir which echoes a celestial, angelic quality. The vocals are multidimensional, with words and chants in Sanskrit, Spanish, Latin, and Japanese to represent sacred traditions throughout the world.

2002 finds their inspiration through myths and legend, eclectic instruments, or simply by spending time together in the studio.  Pamela and Randy say their music has always had a strong visual aspect — they don’t just hear the music; they see it in their minds as it is formed. An album or song idea can be born out an image such as a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, a particularly starry sky or a magical night spent camping in Chaco Canyon.

“Music is an extension of all that is natural and so has the power to restore the natural balance of joy and healing,” say Randy and Pamela. Certainly the power of 2002’s music to restore and heal and bring joy is something that has been confirmed through many, many letters from fans who write to tell their beautiful stories of how 2002’s music has been with them during the most significant and profound experiences of their lives.

 

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Celtic Fairy Dream – Album Reviews

Artist Interview – ‘Celtic Fairy Dream’

Texas based trio, 2002, is Pamela, Randy and Sarah Copus. Celtic Fairy Dream, their recent recording is a superb suite of meditative music and songs. Anne Marie Kennedy spoke to them about it and their back catalogue of creative, innovative successes.

Anne Marie Kennedy, Irish Music Magazine

 

ALBUM REVIEW – ‘Celtic Fairy Dream’

Amazing beauty for troubled times. I was just blown away when I first encountered and reviewed 2002’s music on their “A World Away” album… their new release hits the streets on April 24th, 2020, and is full of amazing beauty for these troubled times… to get an up-close-and-personal look at their masterful performance style, I (most strongly) recommend that you watch the opener for the new album, “Castle of Dromore.“

Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

 

ALBUM REVIEW – ‘Celtic Fairy Dream’

One of the world’s premier New Age music ensembles, 2002 has a sizeable worldwide audience. While husband and wife Randy and Pamela Copus have produced many albums as a duo, their last few releases have featured their daughter, Sarah, who is truly a rising star as a lead vocalist. The young Sarah is a blossoming star, with a voice at the very least 10 times better than Enya’s already, and getting better. There is no other way to describe it. It’s true. I believe she is like an eternally blossoming red rose in our hearts. What is here is so beautiful and fresh, but there is so much more to come. What we have here is just the beginning.

Dyan Garris, NewAgeCD.com

 

ALBUM REVIEW – ‘Celtic Fairy Dream’

If you like theme-based music, nothing beats the albums of 2002: A duo of husband (Randy) and wife (Pamela), and their talented young daughter (Sarah). Continuing their journey on their last album “Celtic Fairy Lullaby,” the group is bringing another album this April–“Celtic Fairy Dream.” When I finished listening to the whole album, it felt as if I had traveled the worlds of fantasy and dreams, where your body and mind does not hinder the joy that your being is entitled to feel. Lightness and softness cascades through every song.

Vivek Kumar, New Music Alert

 

ALBUM REVIEW – ‘Celtic Fairy Dream’

If there are any superstars in the new age/Celtic genres, 2002 is certainly in that category. Pamela and Randy Copus released their first album as a duo in 1992 and later became one of the best-selling names on the Real Music label before forming their own label, Galactic Playground Music. Their daughter, Sarah, started coming aboard at the age of 10 and the group is now a full-fledged trio that records all of their music in their state-of-the-art home studio in Texas. Celtic Fairy Dream is something of a follow-up to their 2016 album, Celtic Fairy Lullaby, but is more a second collection of stories rather than a sequel or continuation of the first album. 

-Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com

 

ALBUM REVIEW – ‘Celtic Fairy Dream’

In a brief but insightful documentary about the creation of their gently transcendent, traditional new album Celtic Fairy Dream, 2002’s Randy Copus made a comment that seems uniquely prescient for its release in the Spring of 2020, when the world is going through unprecedented collective challenges. Speaking long before the coronavirus pandemic, he said, “The more stressful times become, the more we need relaxing music to take us away from some of that stress. If our music can help with that, we’ve done something good.”

-Jonathan Widran, The JW Vibe

 

ALBUM REVIEW – ‘Celtic Fairy Dream’

Take heart, for it is a wondrous time to visit the fairy realm. You can do this handily when you immerse yourself into the fanciful music of 2002’s latest album Celtic Fairy Dream. Blending ancient refrains with futuristic waves of sound, the family trio of Sarah, Pamela, and Randy Copus proves once again on album number 20 why the music of 2002 is so highly sought. 2002’s soundscapes have ranged from New Age to ambient to Celtic and to World throughout a career of more than two decades. They have specialized in creating a treasury of music that is as harmonically rich as it is timeless. 

-RJ Lannan, Artisan Music Reviews

 

ALBUM REVIEW – ‘Celtic Fairy Dream’

Another stunning offering from 2002, every composition herein magically unfolds like the turning of sparkling pages of a fairytale picture book. Sure to be embraced by many adults and children alike, Celtic Fairy Dream is another must-have album for fans of Celtic, ethereal and fantasy music in the spirit of Enya, Clannad and Loreena McKennitt!

Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes Radio

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