KapEye (real name David Capus) was born in Philadelphia and started playing music at an early age. And so the journey began. Beginning with the saxophone, he later switched to guitar and harmonica, claiming he could meet more girls this way. Throughout high school and college he always played, either solo or in groups. After starting a career as an English teacher, David formed a classic rock band (Nighthawk) in upstate New York and performed on weekends, at times opening for such groups as Survivor, Badfinger, and Cheech & Chong.
After retiring from his “day job”, he came to Tortola, began performing under the name KapEye, and discovered paradise. He landed himself a gig at Myett’s in Cane Garden Bay playing Happy Hour. He’s been at it for eight seasons and starting his ninth. KapEye describes his music as a combination of Jimmy Buffett, original songs, and classic rock. He jokes that he is a poor man’s Jimmy Buffett…”he got the money and I got the hair.”
KapEye has released four CDs with all original songs. His first, “Semi,” consist of early recordings of blues, rock, folk, etc. The second and third, “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “Set My Soul Free” were written after coming to Tortola and are definitely island influenced. The title song “Set My Soul Free” has become a Happy Hour favorite with the crowd and is often his closing song, with the crowd singing along. And his latest CD, which he just finished recording in November, is actually half a CD (six songs). So he titled it “Halfway There” which he will sell for half price. All CDs will be available at the gig, in Myett’s gift shop, and through his website kapeye.net When he starts begins the season, he will play at Myett’s on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 5:00 to 7:00.
When asked about how he feels about all this, he replied, “Life is good.”