But CapaRezza has a lot of talent, unfortunately unrecognized today. During his early years CapaRezza used the pseudonym Mikimix. He composed melodic songs with poor artistic value and without much success. He also presented the TV program “Segnali di Fumo” with Paolo Maugeri on Video Music. After some shows in Milan’s pubs, Mikimix made his debut in Castrocaro Festival.
He then took part in two Sanremo Festivals in Categoria Giovani, in 1995 and in 1997, and succeeded in the publication of an album, La mia buona stella, which, however, was a success only in France. When he returned to Molfetta to make a fresh start, he continued to compose music in his garage and grew longer hair and a beard. Mikimix changed his name to CapaRezza (“Curly Hair” in Apulian dialect), and in 2000 he published his first album, CapaRezza?!. Although the songs of the first album were of high quality, it was his second album, Verità Supposte, which led him to success in 2003-2004.
His third album, Habemus Capa, is a criticism of society's contradictions. It was published in 2006. In 2008, his fourth and latest album arrived, Le Dimensioni del mio Caos, a science-fiction story. In 2008, CapaRezza also published a book, “Saghe Mentali”, the description of his discography. Now, Michele sings with Diego Perrone, voice of Medusa, who has replaced Stefano Ciannamea; Stefano is the creator of CapaRezza’s official site. CapaRezza is also a member of Sunny Cola Connection, a group which sings in Apulian dialect.
In addition, lately, he has cooperated with Mondo Marcio, Roy Paci & Aretuska, and, naturally, with Medusa. At present, CapaRezza’s band is composed of Rino Corrieri (drums), Gaetano Camporeale (keyboards), Giovanni Astorino (bass), and Alfredo Ferrero (guitar). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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