Brian ( bcap ) Capobianchi is a Musician, Free-thought Lyricist, Songwriter and Recording Artist, a dedicated Live Performer and a up-and-coming staple in today’s hip hop & neo-soul community. Captivated by the power of music at an early age, bcap has spent his life creating and collaborating with an eclectic mix of musicians, lyricists and songsmiths. Now, after years of honing he has shaped a sound which evokes the musical stylings of Beck, Blackalicious and John Lennon.
In late 2005 bcap founded the rapidly successful hip hop group “The Press Project” with 6 other New England natives. After nearly 2 years of writing and touring, this 7-piece live outfit released “Get Right” and took their energetic live show to the stage at the Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival. In their 4 years together The Press Project toured in support of such artists as The Roots, George Clinton, Soulive, Robert Randolph, The Easy Star All-Stars, Slick Rick & Boyz II Men. “We wanted to redefine ‘The Press’ in the US. We thought us, as a news source, was way more fun to dance to than your average network news,” says bcap. The group disbanded in 2009 and it was then that bcap's focus shifted to his solo career and more time touring with longtime friend and fellow Lizard Lounge Boston Slam alum Iyeoka Okoawo.
In 2008 bcap and Iyeoka recorded a live album in Hawai’i titled Live at KTUH. During the next 2 years bcap would tour extensively with Iyeoka, attending art conferences and hosting Poetry & Music Workshops in schools across the US – travelling as a duo (acoustic guitar and vocals) and often times linking up with musicians along the way. They made appearances supporting such international acts as Zap Mama, Femi Kuti and Slick Rick.
In 2010, following the link to the Tempo Valley Crew and an enthusiasm for expansion, bcap relocated to Honolulu, Hawai’i to work on his forthcoming solo EP release. Joining forces with poet Bridget Gray and with the Knights of the Tempo as his backing band, the team wrote feverishly after landing a spot supporting Nas on his tour in March of 2010. In the same month, bcap and The Knights of the Tempo shared the stage and recorded a live album with hip hop LA-based MC Myka Nyne at Honolulu’s premiere jazz club “Jazz Minds.”
bcap has made appearances on other artists’ albums, including Family Dinner’s “Now Serving” and Iyeoka’s “Say Yes.” He is the featured vocalist on 4 songs on Iyeoka’s album. One of which, The Yellow Brick Road Song, is now the official theme song of the USA Network’s show Fairly Legal.
bcap is currently touring nationally in support of the his new EP, internationally with Iyeoka and constantly crafting new compositions and new collaborations.