‘The Lost Boys’ Sax Man Pays Tribute to Joel Schumacher

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Tim Cappello — aka the Sax Man from Joel Schumacher’s 1987 movie “The Lost Boys” — solely met Joel Schumacher two occasions. But the musician has fond recollections of capturing the boardwalk live performance scene with the director, who died Monday.

Cappello’s scene within the cult basic film is just below two minutes lengthy because the muscular, shirtless sax participant performs the track, “I Still Believe” to a gaggle of Santa Cruz, Calif. locals. The boardwalk is teeming with vampires throughout the scene the place Jason Patric’s Michael first spots Jamie Gertz, who performs the mysterious Star.

“Oh man, I didn’t know. I’m so sad that I’ll never get to see him again,” says Capello. “I always thought I’d get to have one more conversation with him, he was such a fun guy to shoot the s–t with, such an interesting, knowledgeable, funny guy.”

The longtime sax participant launched a solo album final yr, nonetheless excursions the nation and sells T-shirts emblazoned together with his picture and “I Still Believe” on his web site.

Cappello remembers assembly Schumacher, “The first time, I was on the Warner lot auditioning for something else. A music producer and publisher who I’d never met, Joel Sill (“La Bamba”), walked previous the place we had been all sitting, stopped and stated, ‘You play for Tina Turner don’t you? There’s anyone I’d such as you to meet.’”

Cappello, who has additionally labored with Ringo Starr and Peter Gabriel, remembers strolling down the corridor with Sill and assembly Schumacher. “He immediately said, ‘Wanna play a song in a movie?’” The assembly lasted two minutes and Cappello was on board to sing a track initially recorded by The Call in 1986.

“The next time I saw him was at the shoot. He was very nice and he let me use my own wardrobe without a word of advice or criticism. I was stunned by how little time it took,” Cappello says. Recalling the prep, Cappello oiled up his muscle tissue and was prepared. “Usually, these shoots take ten times longer than you think. This might have taken two or three hours, one or two takes of the band and more takes of the band in the background behind the Michael and Star scenes. But he knew exactly what he wanted and when he got it, he didn’t feel the need to do it again.”

Cappello says he typically will get nervous round administrators and stars, however he had an opportunity as they had been ready to shoot to stroll round with Schumacher and fondly remembers, “He made me feel so comfortable that I didn’t even think about it. I believe we talked mostly about music and exercise and things he knew I was interested in, to make me feel at ease.”

“He made me laugh, and he had a few insights that really made me think. I came away feeling ‘Wow, so this is what an intensely aware, knowledgeable, charismatic person is all about, there’s really a reason why he is who he is,” Cappello remembers.


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