Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
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Sam Duckworth, aka Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly in 2010
|Birth name||Samuel Lloyd Duckworth|
|Also known as||Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly|
|Born||30 January 1986|
|Origin||Southend, Essex, England|
|Genres||Indie rock, electroacoustic|
|Instruments||vocals, acoustic guitar|
Big Scary Monsters
Sam Duckworth is an English musician formerly known as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. He is sometimes referred to as Get Cape, Cape, GCWCF and Slam Dunkworth (the latter title apparently first coined by Emmy The Great). According to Duckworth, his stage name comes from Retro Gamer magazine, from an article about superhero games such as Batman containing the heading "Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly".
- 1 Music career
- 2 Television
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Discography
- 5 Other contributors
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Sam grew up in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Get Cape was signed to Atlantic Records in March 2006, after playing many gigs, both with punk rock band Silverskin and as Get Cape. As Get Cape, Duckworth has collaborated with Billy Bragg, Nitin Sawhney, Shlomo, Killa Kela, Baba Maal, Flea, Kate Nash, and many others with his participation in many events for Africa Express.
After 10 years, Sam Duckworth decided to end Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, to continue to make music under his own name. The last ever show under the 'Get Cape' moniker was held at The Forum, Kentish Town on 12 September 2014.
The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager
Get Cape's debut album, The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager, is best described as an indie/folk/electronic fusion. The album made the top 100 albums of 2006 lists of Q and NME. It reached number 26 on the official UK album chart and spawned three top 40 singles.
In October 2006, he performed as part of the BBC Electric Proms. He played at a number of major festivals in 2007, including Oxegen, Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds Festivals and SXSW, and appeared in the BBC Radio 1 live lounge.
Searching for the Hows and Whys
Get Cape's second album, Searching for the Hows and Whys was released on 10 March 2008. It features guest vocals from Kate Nash on the track, "Better Things". The album also features Billy Bragg on "Interlude". "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.
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. [Self-titled]
The third and self-titled album was released on Cooking Vinyl on 13 September 2010, with the first single from the album "Collapsing Cities Feat. Shy FX" released on 9 August 2010. The album cover artwork was created by artist Jon Kipps and photographer Joe Lang.
The Mannequin is the first album released under the name Sam Duckworth rather than 'Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.'
The fourth Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly album was released on 7 May 2012.
The fifth and final Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly album was released on 15 September 2014 on Alcopop! Records. This accompanied a farewell UK tour between 28 August and 12 September.
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly has also had an episode of American TV show One Tree Hill named after him. Every episode of the show has a title with a musical theme, either a song title or band name. Episode 3 of season 6 of One Tree Hill is titled "Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly."
Sam grew up in Southend-on-Sea and attended Southend High School for Boys between 1997 and 2004, studying Geography (amongst others) to A-level. He took part in the school's House System, as a member of 'Tuscany' house.
Duckworth is well known for his debating and love for a variety of different musical styles. He has had run-ins with the British National Party after a racist attack in a nightclub which led to the song "Glasshouses", and he has since become an avid supporter of Love Music Hate Racism. He is also a Fairtrade supporter.
|2006||Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly||The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager||Atlantic||#26 (UK Albums)|
|2008||Searching for the Hows and Whys||#30 (UK Albums)|
|2010||Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly||Cooking Vinyl||#89 (UK Albums)|
|2011||Sam Duckworth||The Mannequin||—|
|2012||Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly||Maps||—|
|2015||Sam Duckworth||Amazing Grace||—|
|2004||Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly||Split with The Remarkable Rocket||BSM||—|
|2005||Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly||—|
|2006||Split with Dave House||BSM / Gravity DIP||—|
|2011||Sam Duckworth||Angels in the Snow||Cooking Vinyl||—|
|2014||Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly / Sam Duckworth||Starrcade||Alcopop!||—|
|2006||Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly||I Spy / Call Me Ishmael||Atlantic||—||The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager|
|The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager (Part One)||#38 (UK Singles)|
|War of the Worlds||#39 (UK Singles)|
|2007||I Spy||#37 (UK Singles)|
|Waiting for the Monster to Drown||—||Searching for the Hows and Whys|
|2008||Find the Time||#33 (UK Singles)|
|Keep Singing Out||—|
|2010||Collapsing Cities||Cooking Vinyl||—||Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly|
Other members of the Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly live band have included:
- Mikey Glenister – Cornet
- Andy Theakstone – Drums
- Gavin Fitzjohn – Trumpet, Sax
- Jamie Allen – Bass Guitar
- Tom Pinder – Trombone
- Tim Oliver – Keyboards
- Chris Bradshaw – Guitar
- Cody Webb - Bongo
- ASCAP: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
- BBC - T in the Park 2008 - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
- "Get Cape Wear Cape Fly Profile". Guardian Unlimited. Guardian News and Media Limited.
- BBC - Electric Proms - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
- BBC - Glastonbury 2007 - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
- 101CD.com: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly / Searching For The Hows And Whys - Indie & Punk CDs - Free Delivery
- GIGWISE, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - 'Searching For The Hows And Whys' (Atlantic) Released 03/03/07
- Get Cape,Wear Cape. Fly - Searching For the Hows and Whys - Music-News.com
- Oxfam campaign with Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Oxfam, April 2007.