Saturday 6th May 2017 - 8:00pm - Ocean Room
All Tickets: £7.50
Nick Capaldi – a UK singer/songwriter whose debut single hit the Amazon Hot New Release list within a week of release and remained in the Top 20 Best Selling New Release list for five weeks. With Radio 2’s Bob Harris a big fan, and a track from his debut EP making a highly acclaimed appearance on the MOJO ‘Songs In The Key of Paul’ album, it’s fair to say that Nick Capaldi is one of the UK’s hottest rising musicians. With a new album and string of singles set for 2017, Capaldi is proving that, when it comes to innovative rock/pop, he’s producing probably the freshest, most relevant sound on our musically creative shores.
Bristol born, Nick Capaldi, wasn’t into music much – until, at the age of 14, he heard Blur’s ‘Parklife’ – BANG! he was instantly hooked. He learnt to play the guitar, began writing music and by the age of 16 Nick was playing across pubs in Weymouth, setting up his first band, Emphasis, in 2000. A fortuitous blossoming friendship with Bob Harris led to the Radio 2 DJ writing the sleeve notes on Nick’s debut EP. which was entitled ‘The Golden Summer’.
Nick’s follow up EP, ‘Lover’s Leap’, was produced by Brendon Benson from The Raconteurs and recorded in Nashville. ‘Lover’s Leap’ was recorded in just two days and garnered high media acclaim. The track, ‘In My Shoes’ grabbed the interest of Bob Harris, who invited Nick up for a live session and the fourth track on the EP ‘First of the Runaways’ was selected for a special MOJO Paul McCartney album called ‘Songs In the Key of Paul’.
As you embark on an incredible journey through Capaldi’s forthcoming album, ‘Neon Heart’, you’ll quickly realise that he’s an artist who likes melodies to be bouncy and positive. Delivering most of the album instrumentals himself (bass guitar, piano, harmonica), as well as self production at his own studios in Dorset, with mixing by Tim Hamill at Sonic One Studios in Wales; and releasing the album through his own Grinning Dog Records label, has enabled Capaldi to create a sound which aligns on-point with his true vision of a pioneering musical direction.
Nick opens his upcoming Neon Heart Tour at Weymouth Pavilion.