Captain Backfire

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I’ve been doing some features recently.

I played some guitar for my home boy Marvin Live for his Ill Acoustic at the I Luv Live offices and I helped out with a hook for Tabanacle and a few of the guys from Black Triangle with Tommy C over at Sticky Studios.



Marvin Live

Marvin Live


BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire

Tom Simkins had me on his show for an interview and to play a few brand new tracks.

Check it out here

Captain Backfire with Tom Simkins in the BBC Cambridgeshire studio


Get Down for War Child – 11th April

Live Artists Concerts are hosting an evening of amazing music all in support of War Child. Captain Backfire and The Ruse will be performing alongside some very talented friends – Jay Brown, Craig Webb, Becky Holloway and Adrian Benn.

Get Down for War Child

Date/time: Thursday 11th April, 7pm

Venue: Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Rd, London, SE14 6TY (map)

Getting there: Amersham Arms is in Zone 2 and just 10 minutes from Central London. You can get the overground from London Bridge or the East London Line. The pub is right across the road from New Cross station. Or, Deptford Bridge is on the DLR and a 10 minute walk away.

Tickets: Get your advance tickets now for cheap entry at or they’re £7 on the door.

See the Facebook event for more details.

See you there!




It’s been a crazy few months since Exhibit A was released.

There has been some very nice blog coverage from Niji Magazine, Trending Fn, AlfitudeBuzzin Unlimited and Smash Pipe.

I took the band up to CH1 bar in Chester to support Little Nikki and Mikill Pane and now I’ve got loads more London gigs lined up for my hometown people.

Me and my band, The Ruse, are playing the following dates.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Cap. B.



The ‘Exhibit A’ EP is here

‘Exhibit A’ by Captain Backfire.

Produced by James Barr. Martin Holliday on drums and Jonny Bower on bass.

Download from iTunes.

Download from BandCamp.



My up coming EP is titled “Exhibit A”

Tom Bishop did the artwork which you can see below!

“Exhibit A” will be available on itunes and Spotify and also a limited time free download… very soon



Hi guys,

So, I know the e.p. was supposed to be out in September… but, due to some exciting news about my management there has been a delay. Please accept this video (and some new content) as an apology.


Below are links to all the stuff mentioned in the video:

Brentside Studio Logs: Day 1, Day2, Day3, Day4

Stylez ‘Think You Know Me’ Acoustic Vid

James Barr (a.k.a. Tritone) ft Captain Backfire – System Crash

James Barr (a.k.a. Tritone) ft Captain Backfire - Time




New James Barr (a.k.a. Tritone) + Cap B. Track; TIME

Check out the latest collaboration from me and James Barr a.k.a. Tritone; Time.

It’s a banger. Have a listen and let me know what you think!


Stylez – ‘Think You Know Me’ Acoustic Vid

Me and my boy Stylez got together and made an acoutic vid of his tune ‘Think You Know Me’ 

The tune is from his mixtape Styler’s Got Style Vol III. Click here to download it!

Check out the vid below:


Captain’s Brentside Studios Log: Day 4: Jonny Bow Wow

The 4th instalment of the Captain’s Brentside Studio Log is up!

Day 4; The smoothest of smooth criminals, Jonny Bower, a.k.a. JB, came down to Brentside Studios to lay down a bit of deep bass fingering.

Check it out!

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