JOSHUA VAUGHAN (FRONTMAN), THOMAS RILEY (LEAD GUITAR/VOCALS),
ALEX INCANI (BASS GUITAR)
GIACOMO VACCA (DRUMS/VOCALS)
BRING ME THE HORIZON, YOU ME AT SIX, MUSE, FOO FIGHTERS, METALICCA, GUNS AND ROSES, JEFF BUCKLEY
Formed in 2013 by school friends Josh Vaughan (Vocals, Guitar) and Tom Riley (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Bournemouth quartet CAPULUS deliver a high-octane, high-energy brand of melodic rock that inspires a feeling of escapism from the mundane, transporting listener to an exciting world of grand, towering musicianship akin to the likes of Alter Bridge, Foo Fighters and Muse.
Despite being a somewhat exhausted phrase thrown around the world of music, each member of Capulus can quite comfortably lay claim to the fact that music is, was and always will be their “way of life”. Having sung on stages as part of a Barbershop/close harmony choir in front of thousands from the age of 8, Vaughan is a natural performer whose love of rock and metal evolved from an introduction to Meatloaf and Alice Cooper by his father. Tom Riley, on the other hand, was raised around the upbeat sound of Ska-punk before evolving his tastes towards the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Nirvana, Metallica, Megadeth and Led Zeppelin upon meeting and befriending Vaughan during his teenage years.
Forming the rhythm section of the band - and both hailing from Sardinia - Alex Incani (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals) and Giacomo Vacca (Drums) have respectively performed numerous instruments as part of a number of bands spanning a variety of genres; From energetic rock to cool acoustic, upbeat ska and even a traditional marching band.
With such a broad spectrum of musical influence and history, the sound created by the members of Capulus is best imagined as an intense driving experience, hurtling down a winding road at high speed, pushed forward by the high-powered engine of epic, stadium-quality melodies and a body-rocking rhythm section. Herein lies the core, inner workings of the band’s music, but the finer details of the journey are taken from the band’s lyrics.
Capulus are unequivocal story-tellers, seeking to invoke a variety of emotions painted with both personal experience and observations made of the world around them. This is most evident in their 2020 single release 'Resist', which – along with its rousing cry of rebellion against oppression, came equipped with an excellent Foo Fighters-inspired performance video, shot and produced by the team at HP Music and mastered at Abby Road Studios.
Over the course of the past year, Capulus have been entertaining audiences all around the South Coast, as well as some well-known venues in London. More recently, the band have been writing new material, working closely with HP Studios to prepare for the release of their debut EP, which is expected to arrive in 2021. As for the future? Though it’s true that in life, nothing is certain, Capulus are most certainly a band that will draw eyes, ears and undivided attention as they move forward with purposeful intent.