The Kaptivators are a Manchester based collective who live and breath funk and rhythm. Their sound is an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, Soul, Dub and Electro.
Uplifting themes and social commentary form part of their story. Born through a love of live music, they came together to make and share music for the soul, living their lives the only way they know.
The artists behind The Kaptivators have earned their reputation as a talented band to look out for.
From live gigs to studio sessions and more, join them as they continue to Kaptivate fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style.
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Word on the Street
REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
"A deliciously individual blend of driven rap, tight instrumentals and stellar vocals, The Kaptivators put on a vibrant, lively show not to be missed." Rick Melling, Chimeo Music - CLICK LOGO FOR FULL REVIEW
"The Kaptivators are bringing good vibes to gloomy Britain" Sarah Illingworth, Impolitikal. An interview with Kev the Dev, talking about The Kaptivators and politics. CLICK LOGO FOR FULL INTERVIEW
Jamal from The Kaptivators joins Joe from Sondar and Fuse FM to discuss the background to The Kaptivators and the forthcoming EP, On the Rise - CLICK LOGO TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW
Sum of Talented Parts
As a founding member, Sister Susie has been with The Kaptivators from the very beginning. As Lead Singer, she takes on quite a lot of responsibility, adding strong, soulful vibes with charisma and passion to help balance out the overall sound.
KEV THE DEV
Kev the Dev (a.k.a King Kev is a hiphop lyricist mixing old school 90's flavour with various styles and disciplines, often by combining well-timed punchlines and descriptive storytelling to outline The Kaptivators' message.
As far as bassists go, it's crucial that they have the necessary levels of Funk and Soul to carry the band forward. Enter our new member of The Kaptivators, the massively talented Ricky Houghton. With Enough Funk and Soul to make any Band Whole.
Crowds always love seeing Jamal in full performance mode. He is always locked in 100% to the live sound, bringing high energy and flair. Happier to have such an incredible Drummer up on stage and in the studio with them.
Mike brings a colourful style and personality to The Kaptivators. His melodic style is a feature throughout The Kaptivators sound
A Story Steeped in Sound