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Sam Duckworth
Sam Duckworth Get Cape Wear Cape Fly.jpgSam Duckworth, aka Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly in 2010
Background information
Birth nameSamuel Lloyd Duckworth[1]
Also known asGet Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Born(1986-01-30) 30 January 1986 (age 31)
OriginSouthend, Essex, England
GenresIndie rock, electroacoustic
Instrumentsvocals, acoustic guitar
Years active2004–present
Cooking Vinyl[2]
Big Scary Monsters

Sam Duckworth is an English musician formerly known as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. He is sometimes referred to as Get Cape, Cape, GCWCF and Slam Dunkworth (the latter title apparently first coined by Emmy The Great).[3] According to Duckworth, his original stage name came from Retro Gamer magazine, from an article about superhero games such as Batman containing the heading "Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly".[4] He's currently releasing material under the name Recreations.


  • 1 Music career
    • 1.1 The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager
    • 1.2 Searching for the Hows and Whys
    • 1.3 Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. [Self-titled]
    • 1.4 The Mannequin
    • 1.5 Maps
    • 1.6 London Royal
  • 2 Television
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Discography
    • 4.1 Albums
    • 4.2 EPs
    • 4.3 Singles
  • 5 Other contributors
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Music career

Duckworth grew up in Southend-on-Sea, Essex[citation needed]. Get Cape was signed to Atlantic Records in March 2006, after playing many gigs, both with punk rock band Silverskin and as Get Cape. As Get Cape, Duckworth has collaborated with Billy Bragg, Nitin Sawhney, Shlomo, Killa Kela, Baba Maal, Flea, Kate Nash and many others with his participation in many events for Africa Express.[5]

Duckworth co-organised The Demolition Ball - the last night at the London Astoria venue before it was knocked down in January 2009.[6] Get Cape also headlined the Astoria for his 21st birthday party.[7]

After 10 years, Duckworth decided to end Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and to continue making under his own name. The last ever show under the Get Cape moniker was held at The Forum, Kentish Town on 12 September 2014.[8]

The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager

Get Cape's debut album, The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager, is best described as an indie/folk/electronic fusion. The album made the top 100 albums of 2006 lists of Q and NME. It reached number 26 on the official UK album chart and spawned three top 40 singles.

In October 2006, he performed as part of the BBC Electric Proms.[9] He played at a number of major festivals in 2007, including Oxegen, Glastonbury,[10] Reading and Leeds Festivals and SXSW, and appeared in the BBC Radio 1 live lounge.

In January 2007, Duckworth was nominated for best solo artist at the annual NME Awards, up against Lily Allen, Jamie T, Jarvis Cocker and Thom Yorke, although he did not win.

Searching for the Hows and Whys

Get Cape's second album, Searching for the Hows and Whys was released on 10 March 2008.[11] It features guest vocals from Kate Nash on the track, "Better Things".[12] The album also features Billy Bragg on "Interlude".[13] "Waiting for the Monster to Drown" was released as a free download via Get Cape's official website and MySpace on 7 December 2007. The first single released from the album was "Find The Time" which was released on 3 March 2008, and reached number 33 on the UK Singles Chart.

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. [Self-titled]

The third and self-titled album was released on Cooking Vinyl on 13 September 2010, with the first single from the album "Collapsing Cities Feat. Shy FX" released on 9 August 2010.[14] The album cover artwork was created by artist Jon Kipps and photographer Joe Lang.

The Mannequin

The Mannequin is the first album released under the name Sam Duckworth rather than 'Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.'[15]


The fourth Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly album was released on 7 May 2012.[16]

London Royal

The fifth and final Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly album was released on 15 September 2014 on Alcopop! Records. This accompanied a farewell UK tour between 28 August and 12 September.


On 24 March 2008, he performed on Hollyoaks as part of a gig staged in the village.[17]

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly has also had an episode of American TV show One Tree Hill named after him. Every episode of the show has a title with a musical theme, either a song title or band name. Episode 3 of season 6 of One Tree Hill is titled "Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly."

Personal life

Duckworth grew up in Southend-on-Sea and attended Southend High School for Boys between 1997 and 2004, studying up to A-level.[citation needed]

Duckworth is well known for his debating and love for a variety of different musical styles. He has had run-ins with the British National Party after a racist attack in a nightclub which led to the song "Glasshouses", and he has since become an avid supporter of Love Music Hate Racism.[18] He is also a Fairtrade supporter.[19]

Duckworth also took part in Oxfam's Blue campaign at Glastonbury which was shot by photographer Rankin.[20]

Other contributors

Other members of the Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly live band have included:

  • Mikey Glenister – Cornet
  • Andy Theakstone – Drums
  • Gavin Fitzjohn – Trumpet, Sax
  • Jamie Allen – Bass Guitar
  • Tom Pinder – Trombone
  • Tim Oliver – Keyboards
  • Chris Bradshaw – Guitar
  • Cody Webb - Bongo


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  2. ^ Latest Release. "Get Cape Wear Cape Fly". Cooking Vinyl. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
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  5. ^ Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly organises London Astoria Demolition Ball". 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  7. ^ "The last chord at the Astoria | Features | Culture". The Independent. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
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  14. ^ "Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly announce new album release date, cover art and tracklisting". 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  15. ^ "Music - Review of Sam Duckworth - The Mannequin". BBC. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  16. ^ "Maps: Music". Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  17. ^ "Get Cape Wear Cape Fly - Visits Hollyoaks". YouTube. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  18. ^ "Love Music Hate Racism Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly swoops in to Carnival 2010!". 2013-06-01. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
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  20. ^ "Glastonbury Stars Go Blue For OXFAM | MTV UK". 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 

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