From: NY, United States
This month, 21-year-old guitarist Kristen Capolino, from Wappingers Falls, N.Y., will release her full-length CD, "All That I Am" on Vibe Records/ Camillo Entertainment, Inc. through Republic/Tunecore Distribution. The Romanian musician/singer/songwriter is already a seasoned performer, having played with various bands before deciding to form her own group. Her guitar instructor is Nick Moroch, who has played with David Bowie and is an established studio musician; her vocal coach is Don Lawrence, who has worked with Annie Lennox, Mick Jagger and Keith Caputo of Life Of Agony, among others.
A few years ago, Kristen and her dad, Keith Capolino, who is also her manager, stood in front of the stage at a Michael Schenker Group show. Schenker recognized Kristen from an enhanced CD/DVD she had sent him and promptly motioned her to join him and his band onstage. Once a guitar was placed in her hands, the spotlight shone on her and both Schenker and the audience went wild. Later this year, the two guitarists will meet again when Kristen opens for Schenker at a Poughkeepsie, N.Y., venue.
To my fans: I started working on and recording my own songs when I was 13years old. Last year, however, I started playing them out with my own band. I really got serious about my music when I met my first producer at the age of 11. During that time I realized how much I wanted to play for people and to get more serious in improving my playing. Working with an advanced guitar instructor/collaborator, I am greatly enjoying writing new songs and I am learning new techniques of playing guitar. I feel that I have taken a big step. I just want to keep working hard to become a better musician.