After breaking up with his partner of seven years, the legendary Paul Capsis couldn’t think of better therapy than recording a new album to help him move on and reclaim his future.
Despite the relationship breakdown, it’s been a pretty big year for the singer and theatre star – both on and off the stage.
But with the break-up, the death of his grandmother and an American tour behind him, Capsis is focusing on telling people about the album and rehearsing for his role alongside iOTA in the 2008 production of The Rocky Horror Show.
And if that weren’t enough, he is also rehearsing to play a grandmother and a cabaret singer in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Tales from the Vienna Woods, which opens on Tuesday 13 November.
The new album, Everybody Wants To Touch Me, was recorded in Byron Bay, which Capsis said was an experience he found both healing and inspiring.
“The album has mixed emotions through it,” he said. “It reflects my moods and what I’ve been though. It fits under the genre of cabaret rock.”
The album also features a tribute to his late grandmother, Angela’s Sea, and a powerful break-up ballad called You Keep Me Hanging On.
Capsis will perform songs from the album at the Enmore Theatre on Sunday 11 November at 7pm.
“I will sing all the songs from the album and other songs that people know me for,” he said.
“There’ll be three young backup singers, a great band from the album, lights and image video footage.
“I haven’t played at the Enmore in 10 years. The place is so amazing because it’s old, crumbling and no one touches it.”
Everybody Wants To Touch Me is available now in all good record stores. Tickets to the Enmore Theatre gig are available from Ticketek by phoning 9550 3666 or visit www.ticketek.com.au. Tickets to Tales from the Vienna Woods are available at www.sydneytheatre.com.au.

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