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Hello, my name's Rich. I like singing and playing instruments and writing songs, so I do.
Why this name?
It's my name. My parents chose it, Richard after a friend of my Dad's, my middle name after a guy of the TV series Taxi, and my surname is just what it is, they didn't get to choose.
Do you play live?
I've so far played nearly 50 gigs as a solo performer. Mainly in and around Birmingham. I love playing live, and wish to o so as much as possible.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Of course I would, most major labels are fools, but a decent contract would let me play music instead of sitting in an office all day wishing I was at home playing guitar. I don't like the music industry or major labels per se, but I'd sign with any capitalists that will pay me for playing guitar.
I've been playing solo for around a year now, before which I was the lead singer and guitarist in ska-punk band The Capones.
R.E.M, Iron and Wine, Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, Red House Painters, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Okkervil River, The Decemberists, Brand New, Jimmy Eat World,
Cambridge and Prague and places I can see some greenery that wasn't put there by a council.
Any acoustic instruments I can get my hands on. Guitars, mandolins, banjos, ukulele's, bouzouki's...
Please check out www.myspace.com/richiecapone and add me as a friend