Born in Silver Lake, NY, Timmy Cappello
is a multi-talented and diverse as musicians come.I've heard him described as a "one man band" by some and others, as a "interchangable but unforgettable musician."Some of the instruments in his
reportoire include tenor saxophone, keyboards, percussion, and harmonica.Timmy
is also a vocalist as well as a music composer. His
professional career began with none other than funny man, Billy Crystal.For five years, Timmy
was Billy's accompanist.His
musical improvisations on piano and saxohphone along with Billy's comedy made them an engaging team.However, this was only the beginning for Timmy
went on to record and tour with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Eric Carmen, Carly Simon, and Ringo Star.However, one of the biggest breaks of Timmy's career began in 1984.He became a member of Tina Turner's band, in which he has been a key member ever since.Timmy
was able to incorporate some of his
skills, arranging music for the band.It was during his
stint with Turner that Timmy
also began to engage in acting. He
has starred in several of Tina Turner's music videos, one being the hit single "We Don't Need Another Hero," the title track for the Mel Gibson-Tina Turner movie flick, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.From then on, Timmy
acted in several films and television series, including Hearts of Fire (with Bob Dylan), Tap (with Gregory Hines), and The Lost Boys, in which he
performed a single off of the movie soundtrack.Timmy's television credits include The Equalizer and Miami Vice.
Timmy Cappello's other accomplishments include songwriting and scoring.He
has written songs for and performs with the New York band the Ken Dolls through a staff writing deal with Warner Bros.Timmy
has scored for the PBS Frontline series and has recently completed a composition for the Rat Pack, a four hour Arts & Entertainment special.Timmy also performed with the 1999 version of Ringo Star's All Star Band, in which he was a member of in 1992.
is working on a solo album and will hit the road on a tour in 2001.
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