Nick Capaldi

Nick Capaldi – a Dorset singer/songwriter whose debut single In My Shoes hit No.1 on the Amazon Hot New Release list within a week of release and remained in the Top 20 Best Selling New Releases for five weeks. A track from his debut EP made a highly acclaimed appearance on the MOJO ‘Songs In The Key of Paul McCartney’ album.

Nick made music with friends Steve Balsamo (The Storys/Lead role in Jesus Christ Superstar) and Tim Hamill in Swansea Wales. The sessions produced four quirky rock pop songs that were released on an EP called The Golden Summer. Tracks from this were played on BBC Radio 2 by Whispering Bob Harris who also wrote the sleeve notes for the EP. Nick was invited into Radio 2 to perform a session for Bob Harris’s weekend show.

Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones/Peter Frampton/Marillion) started to record Nick at The Fish Factory Studio in North London with Kimsey producing. The album featured guests Patrick Campbell-Lyons (60s group Nirvana), blues rock guitarist Marcus Bonfanti and Saint Jude Vocalist Lynne Jackaman.

Nick then met Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams and the Cardinals). Brad loved Nick’s songwriting and suggested doing some recording together in Nashville at Brendan Bensons studio. Benson (Raconteurs) produced and sung backing vocals on what was to be released as ‘Lovers Leap EP’ which also featured Jon Graboff (Cardinals) and Reno Bo (The Mooney Suzuki).

2017 saw Capaldi self-producing his next album Neon Heart as well as playing most of the instruments. 2020 saw the release of another self-produced album Tatty Hally and the Lost Magic’. This time Nick took on mixing/mastering duties as well. The album was released on 180g Gatefold Vinyl.

In 2020 Nick entered Abbey Road Studio 2 where four brand new songs were recorded for the EP ‘More Life Than You Can Shake A Stick At’ February 2021 on 10″ Gold Vinyl. Nick headlined The Raising Spirit Festival in 2021 and performed at Family Fest, local pubs and played a solo show at The Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne, with his band, The Neon Hearts. In 2022, he played festivals, headlining one and support act at another, as well as gigging at intimate nights at a local studio and bars.

In 2023, Nick released his highly acclaimed new album ‘You and All the Seasons’. The album has won 3 awards so far, including ‘Best Recorded Work’ at the OMAs in 2024. Singer David Essex described Nicks music on the album as “Very English with an early Genesis and Supertramp quality to it”. The album featured Albert Lee, Richard Digance, Ian Jennings, Robbie McIntosh (McCartney, The Pretenders), Jody Linscott (McCartney, Elton John, Mike Oldfield) and the London Community Gospel Choir to name a few. Fresh from winning the Original Music Award, Nick is set to perform at several venues/festivals in 2024 both as a solo artist and alongside a new full band including musicians, Robbie McIntosh and BJ Cole. Nick has a tour in Nashville on the cards in late 2024.

Check out Nick’s next gigs:

23rd Feb – Supporting Robbie a Tribute to Robbie Williams by Dan Budd, The Quicksilver Mail, doors 7.30pm.
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11th May – Rock ‘n’ Rollup, The Allendale Centre, Wimborne, 7.30pm.
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25th May – Wimborne Artisan Market, Wimborne Community Centre, 11am

8th May – Wimborne Folk Festival, The Stage In The Square, 7.15-8pm.
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20th July – Heads Up Charity Music Event, The Royal British Legion, Winton, 6pm

21st July – Raising Spirit Festival (with band), Holnest.
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27th July – The Second 45 Record Store, Llanelli

3rd August – Borough Gardens, Dorchester, 2pm

13th August – The Bedford, Balham, 7pm

5th September – The Tivoli Theatre (with band including Robbie McIntosh and BJ Cole, Wimborne, 7.30pm.
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20th September – Black Frog Presents Nick Capaldi and friends, Chelmsford Social Club, 7pm.
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