Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Friday 31st May⋄ TBC ⋄ Stage On The Green
Sam Duckworth 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.
Duckworth co-organised The Demolition Ball – the last night at the London Astoria venue before it was knocked down in January 2009. He had previously headlined at the Astoria for his 21st birthday party.
After 10 years, Duckworth decided to end Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and to continue making under his own name. The “last ever” show under the Get Cape moniker was held at The Forum, Kentish Town on 12 September 2014.
In May 2017, Duckworth announced that he was resurrecting the Get Cape name, with the release of the single Optimist, and subsequently announced a new full-length album, Young Adult, which was released in January 2018.