Copyslut is a four piece cabaret rock band based in Oakland, CA that blends powerful vocals with groovy riffs and an explosive vulnerability. Onstage they bring audiences into a fiery cabaret of sex magic and gender bending. Their song writing merges art pop and heavy metal with a theatrical edge.
Founded by Chatz on vocals and Ray on guitar, the band consists of Eli Maliwan (bass) and Roxanne Medina (drums), making Copyslut a sultry foursome.
Copyslut was born on a cold summer day in 2017 during San Francisco’s Pride weekend in a blaze of glitter, filled with all the sass of Freddie Mercury. What started as a love project between three close friends (Chatz, Ray, and Kendal) sparked what is now a driven musical project grounded in healing through pleasure.
COPY: Nothing in music is written apriori. We are all influenced by the music we were exposed to, drawn to, and then stumbled upon. We celebrate how music invokes and honors the past with the nostalgia from our youth. We aim to heal through feeling good, right now. We always walk the line and push the edges of what is possible for the future. SLUT: Our bodies are beautiful. Pleasure in our bodies creates environments for connection and healing. We are all about letting go of shame - what a waste of space. We do not take ourselves too seriously - we are playful and sensual. COPYSLUT: It's fun to twin with people you like. Matching prom dresses anyone?
Chatz reaches and pulls you in. Her eye contact is penetrating and she has a way of making you feel like you are the only one in the room. She has the dynamic and sultry intensity of a stripper off broadway. Love is infinite for Chatz. It spills out of her so everyone can fill their cups and splash around with each other. Chatz puts a saddle on everything yummy and rides it like a spaceship with no rear view mirrors.
Ray Zamora (Cuervo) As soon as their amp is fired up and their guitar is held in their hands, you know you are about to get turned on and turned up. They allow you to witness them totally exposed. This crow-babe works their brujx magic with beautiful precise hands, showing you the most vulnerable parts of their genderbendy-soul. It's amazing to watch them swarm around the stage as the memorable riffs moves them and leaves all of us transfixed and wanting more.
Eli Maliwan We feel our dapper daddy bassist vibrating deep in our hips. His jazz influenced harmonies move us to groove and ground us in the present.
Roxanne Medina Blesses us with groovealicious beats and rock steady bad ass attitude. She'll leave you wanting more when she's done with you.
We are currently not booking any more shows this Spring as we are in pre production for recording our debut full length album.