Gene Caberra Band
Inspired by the old Blues and Rock tapes from his father, Gene Caberra began to play the guitar at the young age of five. The first song he learned was Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” that also motivated him to sing and to write songs.
At the age of 12 he started his first band, released some EPs and played in bars and everywhere he was allowed to play after school. As a teenager and a member of the band “The Black Pony” he became a teen idol. Despite the success (TV performances, entry into the German single and album charts) he felt that the project was preventing him from truly expressing himself as a musician.
He worked on his career as a session guitarist, played in the studio for “The Voice of Germany”, started a progressive rock band in 2013 and, at the same time, discovered his love for Gypsy Jazz and Django Reinhardt who became one of his biggest influences.
In 2015 Gene received but rejected a scholarship for the British and Irish Modern Music Institute to keep on focusing on writing songs and playing shows. Around the same time he started his YouTube channel CaberraTV which now has 10,000 subscribers following his guitar tutorials.
When he locked himself in the attic of a barn for two weeks in 2017 to record a handful of his songs, he created the basics of the “Attic Tape” EP. For the completion of it he teamed up with bass player René Flächsenhaar and drummer Mathias Uredat to combine their love for the Blues with elements from R&B, Soul, a healthy dose of Rock’n’Roll and soulful Pop. The Gene Caberra Band was born.
In March 2019 “Attic Tape” was released by Blackbird Music. With its fresh throwback sound, crisp arrangements, a certain easiness and catchy melodies, it promises great things for the upcoming album.