Who is Lewis Capaldi?
Popdust got to sit down with Lewis Capaldi, whose song "Someone You Loved" has recently hit number one in the US. Capaldi told Popdust he began playing songs at the age of 9 when his 15-year-old brother formed a band. Playing his first live gig at just 12, Capaldi is as at home on the stage as he is anywhere.
With 6 years live experience under his belt when he began a college course in music, Capaldi was always one step ahead. After finishing school he was firmly warned by his father that he was not to be "sitting around and playing gigs." But he ended up in the music course through friend Adam Warrington, aka YUNGBLUD, who is also rising to international musical stardom.
When asked about his teenage years, Capaldi describes them as filled with "general mischief and finding more stages to play from," often hiding out in the restrooms of bars around Glasgow in order to dodge the ID check and make his way to the stage when the crowds filled in. Paolo Nutini and Ben Howard covers slowly were swapped out for originals as time went by. Capaldi mentions he is even glad he got a "hard no" from the Britain's Got Talent judges when he was 13, a rejection that ended up being a blessing in disguise.
Things really picked up steam after college, with Capaldi continually posting his original music on SoundCloud, leading him to be spotted by his current managers. Soon, he was supporting the likes of Rag'n'Bone Man, Sam Smith, Niall Horan, Ed Sheeran, and Milky Chance. Now, Capaldi's talents have propelled him to perform for massive arenas all over the world.
While modest in person, Capaldi's stage presence is massive, and his show's often feel as much like a comedy show as they do a concert. One thing is for sure, Lewis Capaldi will only keep rising.
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