Somewhere between the highway & the railroads of the Moot (Pretoria, South Africa), smothered by its suburban industrial coma, came a one man army (Andi Cappo), filled with punk screams, stoner basslines, pop grooves & screeching guitars. Caution Boy was born to tear your eardrums from your skull. It isn’t all mayhem though – Caution Boy also has a sensitive side, which can be seen during acoustic shows and on the acoustic album Misty Bedroom Blues (2017).
What started as a one man karaoke from hell, singing to his original pre-recorded backtracks, or playing solo sets acoustically, has evolved into a full live band that is set on setting souls ablaze with pure energy, passion & enthusiasm. The band now consists of Treveshan Pather (bass), Archie Kinnon (drums) & Andi Cappo (vocals & guitar).
Caution Boy’s music is all original and independently written and recorded. In the beginning, all recording was done in a tiny living room space, using mostly borrowed equipment from friends. Now the band records live, having recently finished work on their 10th album, “Alligator”, with sonic-wizard Evert Snyman (Pollinator, Ruff Majik, Evert Snyman) at Pariah Studios in Johannesburg.
Alligator is set for release on September the 10th 2021 with South Africa’s most exciting alternative music label Mongrel Records, available on compact disc, (vinyl – maybe), and across all major digital platforms, including Bandcamp.
Caution Boy has heartily destroyed stages at numerous venues across South Africa. Their live show is their crown jewel, leaving stunned audiences gasping for more while giving the word “sexy” a new meaning; something much dirtier, more electrified and excruciatingly exhilarating.
Caution Boy have performed with South African music heavyweights, Fuzigish, Desmond and the Tutus, Ruff Majik, Van Coke Kartel and Pollinator; as well as Fat Wreck Records’ band Teenage Bottle Rocket (US), the Dumpies (US) and The Black Dahlia Murder (US) at RAM Fest 2020.