A Birmingham band is to have a shot at stardom after a 30-year-old family link led to working with an big name music producer.
Glen Boden, front man with Capital Sun, said that back in 1980 uncle Tony Boden was in a band called Money produced by Grammy-nominated rock legend Chris Tsangarides.
Glen didn’t realise Tsangarides was still working until he saw him starring in the British Film Award-winning rock documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil.
“I really freaked him out when I called him,” said Glen.
“He has previously worked with Judas Priest, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath, but at the time I called he was working on his autobiography and was on the ‘Money’ section for the book.
“Chris then invited us down to his Dover studio and he has produced our first three singles.
“He was so good to work with, everything was so relaxed.”
Capital Sun comprise lead singer and acoustic guitarist Glen, 25, a former pupil at City Technology College who now sells wine in Selfridges, and bandmates Andy Smith (electric guitar), Chris Taylor (drums) and Luke Weston (bass, backing vocals).
“We’re trying to recreate Birmingham’s musical heyday from the 1960s and 70s, when bands like ELO and The Moody Blues were massive, but with modern lyrics,” said Glen.
“It’s time Birmingham had another great band so we’re really going for it.”
Shot on the New Roots allotment project near to Heartlands Hospital, their You Tube video of Forgotten Songs is an attempt to put the feel of the old 45rpm and 33rpm vinyl days on to the screen.
“Some people like it spinning round others hate it,” said Glen. "But it’s getting us noticed which is the main thing.”
They launched Forgotten Songs with a gig at the Rainbow in Digbeth. The single is available on iTunes and Spotify.