Marco Cape [marcocapeuk]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
I'm a guitarist, composer, producer based in Rome
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
I both work alone and with other musicians. I am actually looking for a female singer to work with.
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
I've performed in many venues both in England and in Italy
Please list discography in which you have participated.
Latest Riccardo Leonardi's "I.C.S." and many others
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
I began at the age of 14 (self-taught guitarist). Then at the age of 21 I started to study jazz guitar.
What was your musical education?
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
I haven't realised it yet! Still working on it.
What is your creative process?
There is not a particular process. I just sit down with my guitar and play it. Then if something nice comes out I start to work on it.
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
In the morning
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
Never. A song can always be better, but then I reach a point where I decide that nothing more can be done and convince myslef that is finished.
How did you discover your creative territory? How would you describe it?
I am still searching for it.
What part of your job is your least favourite?
There is not least favourite part of it. I love the whole of it.
How often do you practice?
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
Generally I'm ok.
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
List three songs that are key to your life.
I should list more than three. However Drive my car, Dr. Robert A day in the life
What should be done to stop piracy?
What type of music do you detest?
None, if well performed
What time did you get up this morning?
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
Frankly speaking I've always had good experiences with record companies I've worked with
What other things have you done to make a living?
Have you ever played on the street or in the subway? How much did you collect each day?
Yes! Busking! Great time. Well about 20 quid
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
Paul Mc Cartney
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
To be patient and committed.