Nick Capaldi

Nick Capaldi

Nick Capaldi was born in Bristol 26th November 1980. In 1988 the Capaldi family moved to Dorset where Nick spent much of his time exploring the coast with his dog Tim. He was a keen book reader and developed a growing imagination that ultimately needed an outlet of some kind.

In 1994 Nick enrolled in guitar lessons in primary school where he became the star pupil. In finding this new passion in music, the next thing to do was have a go at writing a song –

“I remember sitting at the kitchen table writing this song called ‘keep on’. My parents were out and my little sister was in the living room watching TV, I finished it and took it in to play to her. I thought it was rubbish but she didn’t, which made me happy. I haven’t stopped writing since”.

Nick formed the band EmphaSiS in 2002 which over the next 6 years would see many changes in the 3 piece line up. In 2005 the band won a local radio competition to be the opening act for a pop concert held at Weymouth Football Stadium which included artists such as Girls Aloud, Mark Owen, Samantha Fox, and Peter Andre. They then went on to win best local band award.

In 2008 Nick decided to take a break from the band and came back with a fresh vision of continuing as a solo artist. Teaming up with Steve Balsamo and studio owner Tim Hamill he recorded four new songs, one of which ‘In My Shoes’ grabbed the attention of Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey when it was played by legendary DJ Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2.

Chris introduced Nick to the man who became his manager – Everaldo Pechler and agreed to produce his debut album ‘A Shade of Orange’ The first single to be released from the album was ‘Stanley Arms Brigade’ on limited edition orange 7” Vinyl.

The song saw its debut on BBC Radio 2 by DJ Alex Lester. A week later Bob Harris picked his own favourite ‘No Time Love’ from the album for his Sunday show.