John Caputo successfully completed V.C .E in 1999. After completing high school John went into the family business and became a qualified butcher. In 2006, John decided it was time for a change and went into retail sales where he remained for the next two years. During this time John was ultimately working towards his real passion, his dream of becoming a professional drummer!
John has achieved numerous accolades thus far in his young career. In 2002, 2003 and 2006, John was accredited with a national top 10 place competing in one of Australia’s most prestigious drum competitions “Australia’s Best Up and Coming Drummer”. Twice in the three years cracking the top 5. In 2004 John was called on by Australian rock legends The Choirboys (Run to Paradise, Boys will be Boys etc) for a fourteen-day tour in Iraq entertaining not just Australian troops but also coalition forces. John now regularly hits the stage with The Choirboys among others.
In 2007, John applied for a scholarship at Berklee College of Music (Boston, Massachusetts, USA). He was accepted for a live audition that took place in Malaysia (May ’07). In September ’07 John received an email congratulating him on being accepted into the most prestigious music college in the world. After careful consideration John decided that his passion was with playing music not studying it and therefore decided to move to LA to break into the music industry on his own.
2008 saw John spend the majority of the year going back and forth from Los Angeles, California, USA. He spent his time in L.A networking and finding out whether he had the credentials/profile to be granted a working visa.
Currently in 2009 John is in Melbourne working with Australian artist Rav Thomas. It is quite clear it won’t be long before he drums up a storm in America.
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