The new age duo 2002 consists of Texas-based multi-instrumentalists/vocalists Pamela and Randy Copus. Both husband and wife had an early interest in music: Pamela started piano lessons at age six and went on to study keyboards, flute, piccolo, oboe, guitar, violin, and the bagpipes, while Randy studied voice, guitar, piano, keyboards, trumpet, and tuba before learning about recording and production. Randy worked as a recording engineer, session musician and vocalist, producer, and composer in studios in New York, L.A., New Orleans, Dallas, and Austin before forming 2002 with Pamela in the early '90s. Their 1992 debut album, Wings, introduced the duo's lush arrangements, epic choral vocals, and spacious productions. Releases like 1995's Savitri, 1997's Chrysalis, 1998's Land of Forever, and 2000's River of Stars defined them as one of the '90s most distinctive new age talents. Keeping busy in their namesake year, 2002 released their first career retrospective, The Sacred Well, as well as a new album, Across an Ocean of Dreams. The duo discussed changing their name once the year had passed, but in 2003 This Moment Now appeared with their original moniker intact.
~ Heather Phares