“… Unique blend of alt, prog, classic rock, indie and unashamedly glorious pop…”
Captain Horizon are an original alternative rock band from the West Midlands. Drawing from a wide range of influences, they write and perform songs that don’t really sound like anyone else. The band are totally committed to creating something new with every song they write, and in the process have carved out a sound entirely their own.
“Emotional integrity and intellectual rigour married to songs of almost unbearably moving intensity” – Powerplay Magazine
Live, Captain Horizon deliver their songs in a frontal assault of passion, energy, vocal harmonies and charisma. Performance and entertaining their audience are critical as far as Captain Horizon are concerned.
Captain Horizon are:
Steve “Whitty” Whittington – lead vocals
Joshua Watson – guitars, backing vocals
James “Mez” Merrix – drums, percussion
Alex Thomson – bass, backing vocals
The band was born in the summer of 2008 when Josh and Alex started writing songs that brought together the high energy and intricacy of music from bands like Incubus, Radiohead, Tool and Porcupine Tree, and the classic swagger of stadium bands like AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd and U2. Mez joined shortly after and set about bringing his unique brand of precise and original drumming to the music. Whitty was the last piece of the puzzle, injecting thunderous vocals, unstoppable self belief and the ability to charm any crowd before him.
With three EPs under their collective belt, Captain Horizon are currently working on their first full-length album, set for release later this year.