Axemunkee photo by Kelly Davidson

Axemunkee photo by Kelly Davidson

Catherine Capozzi | Guitar| Composer | Producer

"[Catherine} can strum the electric musical sword better than damn near anyone I’ve ever heard." --Trainwrekd Society

After being selected by Queen’s Brian May out of 104 guitarists to win his famed “Red Special” guitar, Catherine founded Axemunkee to highlight her original guitar-based compositions, blending a variety of musical styles including: majestic psychedelia, hard rock, surf music, Middle Eastern music, and Parisian swing. Axemunkee’s “Acid Django” has been featured multiple times in the History Channel’s hit program, American Pickers. Catherine, known previously for her work with the band All the Queen’s Men and the Edith Piaf tribute band, Ziaf, was even mentioned in the book: She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop and Soul by British rock writer Lucy O'Brien and, appropriately, was the basis of a character in Marvel Comic’s Star Trek: Starfleet Academy - Dr. Capozzi, a “mad genetic scientist with a heart of gold.”

Catherine tours frequently throughout Europe and uses Boston, MA and Paris, France as a home base. 

Musical Performance Highlights

Hors Format- Oversize: singles by Christina Goh and Catherine Capozzi and Gotham Djembe (Sept. 2016) -collaboration to be released by Plaza Mayor Company, LTD.

Blood of the Tribades (2016) composer for film score with Michael J. Epstein as part of 'Night Kisses'. 

Spider Cult the Musical: by Catherine Capozzi  (June 2016)- commissioned to write score for sci fi burlesque musical

Catherine and David Play Guitar (May 2016)  by Catherine and David, guitar duo, Film Noir, gypsy, surf jazz sprinkled with spanish flavor and metal around the edges.

Concert Dans les Catacombes (June 2014), Axemunkee performance, Les Catacombes of Paris, France; guitarist

Bring Us Your Women (Nov. 2013 to present), Oberon Theater, Cambridge, Mass.; created, composed,    produced multimedia concert combining theater, rock, film, dance and original art

Axemunkee — internationally touring instrumental eclectic rock band; founder, composer, guitarist

Tomorrow the World (December 2013) - Punk rock opera by John Surrette; guitarist

Darling Pet Munkee — comic book, garage, surf punk band; founding member, guitarist

Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library — pop orchestra; guitarist, collaborator

Ziaf (defunct) — internationally touring band dedicated to the french chanteuse Edith Piaf; founding member

All the Queen’s Men (defunct) — critically acclaimed, internationally touring, rocktronica quartet; founding member, songwriter, composer

Boston Rock Opera; guitarist in several productions including Jesus Christ Superstar

Universal You; minimalist alternative rock, free jazz group led by composer David Doms (former RCA recording artist and current faculty member, Berklee College of Music); guitarist

Awards and recognition

GenreBlast Film Festival (2016) won Best Score with Michael J. Epstein for Blood of the Tribades

Sanford International Film Festival 2016 Nominated  Tommy Award  Best Music  Blood of the Tribades

Sanford International Film Festival 2015 2015 Won Tommy Award for Best Music and Score: Magnetic shared with Night Kisses, Michael J. Epstein, Sophia Cacciola, Allix Mortis