Captain

Decades: 2000s

Biography

This five-piece north London-based indie rock outfit comprises Rik Flynn (London, England; vocals), Mario Athanasiou (b. Athens, Greece; guitar), Reuben Humphries (b. Corby, Northamptonshire, England; drums), Clare Szembek (b. Devon, England; vocals/keyboards) and Alex Yeoman (b. Swindon, Wiltshire, England; bass). Captain was formed in Cambridge, England in 2004 when the two founding members Flynn and Athanasiou met at a party. They were later joined by Szembek, ex-circus musician Yeoman and Humphries. Flynn had previously performed with Humphries in two bands, Kid Blue and the Junket.

Captain began to cause a stir within the London music scene very soon after formation, resulting in an offer of a recording contract in December 2004. However, after initial success and ultimate disappointment within Junket, Flynn felt that Captain were not ready for such exposure at the time. This decision proved to be a short-term measure when in 2005...

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