Capsoul to rock museumWritten by Vicki L. Kroll | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Capsoul combines diverse musical tastes to offer a dose of rock.
Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Kate Derkachuk and bass player Rostik Denenburg hail from Ukraine. She’s into South African bands and heavier alternative music. He studies neoclassical music.
Then there’s lead guitarist Tom Burke, who’s influenced by jazz and the blues. Drummer Mark Reynolds likes heavier music.
“We all kind of meet at a certain point,” Burke said. “We put it all together in the music, and everybody seems to really dig it. It works.”
The Toledo band has been together three years.
“The music is 95 to 99 percent original,” Burke said. “We focus on strong melody and strong song structure.”
Songwriter Derkachuk said she’s a fan of the Cranberries, and her vocal style is reminiscent of Dolores O’Riordan.
“There’s a song called ‘Misplaced,’ which I wrote a really long time ago when I was back in Ukraine,” she said. “I was inspired by the world. I’ve traveled a lot and lived in a couple different places. There’s always violence no matter where you go. It’s really bothersome.”
Derkachuk also wrote “Off and On.” “That’s a relationship song about people not being serious — that happens a lot these days,” she said.
Derkachuk and Burke are serious — engaged, in fact.
“We’re doing really well. We both want the same thing out of life and music,” she said.
“Music is a lifetime worth of work — studying it, trying to understand it,” Burke said. “It’s something you can do as long as you’re alive and then some.”
Capsoul will play at 6:30 p.m. June 30 at the Toledo Museum of Art. The free concert will be on the Peristyle Patio, weather permitting, or inside.
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