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Working across a smorgasbord of genres and styles, Scottish percussionist Ian Cape is fortunate to perform with some of the finest musicians and ensembles.
From June 2011, Ian has held the percussion chair at Les Miserablés (the world's longest running musical) in London's West End, following a successful tour with the re-orchestrated 25th Anniversary production.
Venturing forth from his darkened subterranean lair, Ian's working relationships across the musical spectrum include:
Born in Edinburgh, Ian started his musical life by tapping on the pews in his local church. After years of pestering his long-suffering parents, he began studying drum kit aged 9, playing with several rock bands shortly thereafter.
lessons with Pam Dow culminated in a bursary to study at
the Royal Academy of Music, where Ian began his chosen
professional career as a freelance musician.
His musical endeavours have resulted in many memorable occasions, which include playing aeroplane engines in Bologna, tom-toms (instead of timps) in Damascus, and the vacuum cleaner, dressed as a budding housewife.
Ian uses Vater sticks, Aquarian Drumheads and Puretone in-ear monitors.
In his spare time, Ian enjoys hiking, climbing, learning Swedish and cooking. He is married to timpanist/percussionist Erika Öhman, and splits his time between London and Cheshire.