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Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Birth name Samuel Lloyd Duckworth[1]
Born January 30, 1986 (1986-01-30) (age 22)
Origin Southend, Essex, England
Genre(s) Alternative rock, folktronica, indie
Occupation(s) Singer/songwriter
guitarist
Instrument(s) Vocals, acoustic guitar, laptop
Years active 2004–present
Label(s) Atlantic
Website Official website

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly is the stage name of English artist Sam Duckworth and his band. He is often referred to as Get Cape, Cape, GCWCF and Slam Dunkworth. According to Duckworth, his stage name comes from a ZX Spectrum magazine which featured a solution for the Batman video game and one of the sections of the solution contained the header "Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly".[2] is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Southend is the name of a number of locations: Southend-on-Sea is the name of a town in Essex, UK Southend, Kintyre is the name of a village in Kintyre, Scotland This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In popular music, indie music (from independent) is any of a number of genres, scenes, subcultures and stylistic and cultural attributes, characterised by perceived independence from commercial pop music and mainstream culture and an autonomous, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Acoustic guitar can refer to the following musical instruments: Nylon and gut stringed guitars: Renaissance guitar Baroque guitar Romantic guitar Classical guitar, the modern version of the original guitar, with nylon strings Flamenco guitar Steel stringed guitars: Steel-string acoustic guitar, also known as western, folk or country guitar Twelve... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. ... Batman can mean two different video games inspired on the eponymous superhero from DC Comics. ...

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Music career

Early career

Duckworth grew up in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, and has supported bands such as The Flaming Lips, The Magic Numbers, OK Go, Funeral for a Friend,The Kooks and Feeder. Duckworth was signed to Atlantic Records in March 2006, after playing many gigs—both with punk rock band Silverskin and as GCWCF. Southend-on-Sea is a resort town in Essex, England. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... The Flaming Lips (formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983) is an American rock band. ... The Magic Numbers are a four-piece band from England comprising two pairs of brother and sister who previously went to The Cardinal Wiseman Roman Catholic High School in Greenford. ... This article or section may contain too much repetition. ... For the Elton John song, see Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding. ... For other uses, see Kooks (disambiguation). ... Feeder are an award-winning British/Japanese rock band that formed in Newport, South Wales. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


As of September 2005, Duckworth has been managed by Paul Bonham of Truck Records. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Truck Records is an independent record label based in Oxford, England. ...


The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager

Get Cape's debut album, The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager, has been described as an indie/emo fusion, suggesting that it blends the line between emo rock and indie music. The album was very well received by critics and even made the top 100 albums of 2006 lists of Q and NME. The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager is the debut album by Get Cape. ... In popular music, indie music (from independent) is any of a number of genres, scenes, subcultures and stylistic and cultural attributes, characterised by perceived independence from commercial pop music and mainstream culture and an autonomous, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach. ... Emo is a genre of rock music. ... Q is a music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 140,282 and a readership of 731,000. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ...


In October 2006, he performed as part of the BBC Electric Proms.[3] He played at a number of major festivals in 2007, including Oxegen, Glastonbury,[4] and SXSW. He was scheduled to also appear at Wakestock however his set was called off due to poor weather conditions. In March 2007, Duckworth played for the NME's SXSW tour in Texas, USA, which, for four days, had over 1400 bands playing in clubs in Texas. He played his slot on 15 March 2007 at Stubbs Barbecue, despite having been in hospital just hours before with bronchitis. Electric Proms logo Electric Proms is a music festival run by the BBC held for the first time in London during October and November 2006. ... Oxegen is an annual music festival, held since 2004, sponsored by Heineken International. ... The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest[1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ... South by Southwest (SXSW, Inc. ... . The Wakestock Action Sports and Music Festival is a wakeboarding contest and Canada’s largest action sports and music festival. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi and may specifically refer to: Acute bronchitis, caused by viruses or bacteria and lasting several days or weeks Chronic bronchitis, a persistent, productive cough lasting at least three months in two consecutive years. ...


In January 2007, Duckworth was nominated for best solo artist at the annual NME Awards, up against Lily Allen, Jamie T, Jarvis Cocker and Thom Yorke, although he did not win. The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express). ... Lily Rose Beatrice Allen (born 2 May 1985) is an English singer-songwriter and television chat show host. ... Jamie Treays (born January 8, 1986), known by his stage name Jamie T, is a 21-year-old English singer/songwriter from Wimbledon, South London. ... Jarvis Branson Cocker (born 19 September 1963, in Sheffield, England) is an English musician, best known for fronting the band Pulp. ... Thomas Edward Yorke (born 7 October 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England) is a Grammy-nominated English musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Radiohead. ...


Searching for the Hows and Whys

Get Cape's second album, Searching for the Hows and Whys was released on 10 March 2008.[5] It features guest vocals from Kate Nash on the track, "Better Things".[6] The album also features Billy Bragg on "Interlude".[7] "Waiting for the Monster to Drown" was released as a free download via Get Cape's official website and MySpace on 7 December 2007. The first single released from the album was "Find The Time" which was released on 3 March 2008, and reached number 33 on the UK Top 40 Chart. Searching For The Hows And Whys will be the sophomore album by Get Cape. ... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini/Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Kate Marie Nash[2] (born 6 July 1987) is a BRIT Award and NME Award-winning English[3] musician. ... Stephen William Bragg (born December 20, 1957 in Essex, England), better known as Billy Bragg, is an English musician who blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini/Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 24 March 2008, he performed on Hollyoaks as part of a gig staged in the village. is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini/Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Hollyoaks is a British television soap opera, first broadcast on 23 October 1995, on Channel 4. ...


Personal life

Duckworth is well known for his debating. He has had run-ins with the British National Party after a racist attack in a nightclub two years ago, and has since become an avid supporter of Love Music Hate Racism.[8] Duckworth is part Burmese, which might explain the racist insults he has suffered. He has been to many speakings and concerts involving this. He is also a Fairtrade supporter.[9] The British National Party (BNP) is a white nationalist political party in the United Kingdom. ... Gig in 2004 in the North-West of England Love Music Hate Racism is a campaign organised by the Anti-Nazi League. ... The fair trade movement promotes international agreements to enforce price supports for commodities, particularly those exported from poor countries to the industrialised West. ...


Musical style and influences

Duckworth's main influences are drawn from folk, emo, and indie,[10] with Billy Bragg cited as a major influence.[11] His musical tastes take in a range of music, with artists such as Nitin Sawhney (who produced his second album), Rival Schools, Blur, Lemon Jelly and At The Drive-In among his favourites.[12][8] Folk song redirects here. ... Look up emo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Stephen William Bragg (born December 20, 1957 in Essex, England), better known as Billy Bragg, is an English musician who blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs. ... Nitin Sawhney is a London-based composer and DJ of various styles of music, including jazz, drum and bass, hip hop, flamenco and modern orchestral compositions. ... Rival Schools was a short-lived Post Hardcore band from New York, formed by members from several influential 80s and 90s underground bands (including Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, CIV and Youth Of Today). ... Blur were an English rock band that formed in Colchester in 1989. ... Lemon Jelly is a musical collaboration between Nick Franglen and Fred Deakin. ... At the Drive-In were an American post-hardcore band from El Paso, Texas, that was active from 1993 to 2001. ...


Discography

Albums

The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager is the debut album by Get Cape. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Searching For The Hows And Whys will be the sophomore album by Get Cape. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...

EPs

Big Scary Monster Recording Company (often known simply as Big Scary Monsters and as BSM Records) is a British based independent record label headed by Kevin Douch. ... This is a split EP, featuring a side each from Get Cape. ... Dave House is a singer/songwriter from South East England. ... Gravity DIP Records is an independent record label based in Kingston Upon Thames, England. ... Get Cape. ...

Singles

  • "I-Spy"/"Call Me Ishmael" (Atlantic Records, 2006)
  • "Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager (Part One)" (Atlantic Records, 2006) #38 UK
  • "War of the Worlds" (Atlantic Records, 2006) #39 UK
  • "I-Spy" (Atlantic Records, March 2007) #37 UK
  • "Find the Time" (Atlantic Records, March 2008) #33 UK
  • "Keep Singing Out" (Atlantic Records, 19th May 2008)

Demos

  • Demo 1 (2-track demo, self-released, 2004)

Music videos

As of August 2006, four Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly songs have music videos featured on MTV2, VH1 and E4 music. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


"I Spy" is somewhat a spoof of a British Saturday morning kids show. Where Duckworth is introduced by a creature that looks like one of the Fimbles and so continues to play on a seat surrounded by kids and various other characters like a stereotypical popstar. Fimbles is a British television programme designed for pre-school children. ...


"Call Me Ishmael" depicts an "escape" from everyday work, showing different people from different careers entering an underground tunnel network, along with Duckworth. At the end of the video, Duckworth emerges in a Job Centre, and is promptly asked by an employee to "Take a Number and a seat, please"; an anti-climax to the up-beat feeling of the rest of the song.


"Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager, Part One" (Chronicles for short) depicts Sam Duckworth with other band members playing in a casual environment, inside of a house — wherein it is later revealed that a number of red strings lead into. The bulk of the video consists of various people from different walks of life following one of these strings into the house. At this point, the crescendo of the song kicks in, and a more gig/party like atmosphere is assumed. The video ends by depicting the "morning after" with many people asleep, and Sam Duckworth still playing into a phone, quietly, next to a huge ball of red string.


"War of the Worlds" shows Duckworth in a warehouse sitting singing the song whilst workers busy themselves setting up poles in which their function are not known until the climax of the song, at which point they explode around Duckworth and spew out various colours of paint.


Other contributors

Although not a band in the conventional sense, other musicians who record on GCWCF's tracks are:

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Live musicians

A number of musicians tour with Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. These include;

  • Jamie Allen – bass guitar (various 2008 tour dates)

References

  1. ^ ASCAP: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
  2. ^ Guardian Unlimited: Arts blog - music: Get Cape Wear Cape Fly Profile
  3. ^ BBC - Electric Proms - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
  4. ^ BBC - Glastonbury 2007 - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
  5. ^ 101CD.com: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly / Searching For The Hows And Whys - Indie & Punk CDs - Free Delivery
  6. ^ GIGWISE, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - 'Searching For The Hows And Whys' (Atlantic) Released 03/03/07
  7. ^ Get Cape,Wear Cape. Fly - Searching For the Hows and Whys - Music-News.com
  8. ^ a b Guttridge-Hewitt, Martin (2008) "Interview: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly", Click Music
  9. ^ "Oxfam campaign with Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly", Oxfam, April 2007
  10. ^ Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly at Zaavi
  11. ^ Official biography
  12. ^ Cummings, Bill (2006) "Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly", God Is In The TV

See also

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External links

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