Rico (Scottish singer)
|Birth name||Rico Capuano|
|Associated acts||Gary Numan, Tricky|
Rico Capuano, better known simply as Rico is a musician from Glasgow, Scotland.
Rico Capuano was the singer with the band Perfect World in the mid-1990s. Record company interest did not translate into a record deal, and he later went solo, recording as simply Rico.
His debut album Sanctuary Medicines was released by EMI/Chrysalis in 1999, and was described by the Glasgow Evening Times as being "as black as it was intense". He supported Gary Numan on his UK tour in 2003, and had a hit with Numan in 2003 with "Crazier", which reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart. Second album Violent Silences was released in 2004, and featured collaborations with Numan and Tricky.
Things have been quiet on the Rico front in recent years, with an update on Rico's website (page no longer there) stating that he would not be producing another album, and was instead working on producing for other artists, through his label Manufractured and his recording studio The Doghouse. He produced a project by the band LUNG; a French/British duo with singer-guitarist Chris Loung and drummer-programmer Ric Chandler. Their album, LUNG, was released in February 2013 on the American label octopus wreckords.
- Sanctuary Medicines (1999), EMI/Chrysalis
- Violent Silences (2004), Manufactured/Artful
- LUNG (2013), as a producer for octopus wreckords
- Villiers, Sara (1999) "Ambition fulfilled on rocky road to the top", Glasgow Herald, 30 July 1999, p. 24
- "Rico's back and wrecking them", Glasgow Evening Times, 9 September 2004
- "Scot's chart hit with Gary Numan", Glasgow Evening Times, 28 June 2003, p. 8
- "Gary Numan Vs Rico, Chart Stats, retrieved 2010-11-14
- Davidson, Vicky (2004) "Rico, King Tut's", Glasgow Evening Times, 15 September 2004, p. 23
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