Shirtless ‘Lost Boys’ saxophonist Tim Cappello is playing a Tampa concert this fall

We believe that you must still wear a shirt at the show.

click to enlarge Tim Capello, who plays Hooch and Hive in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 25, 2021. - WARNER BROS.
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Tim Capello, who plays Hooch and Hive in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 25, 2021.


You may remember Tim Cappello from the beach party scene in 1987 cult classic “The Lost Boys,” where he’s playing the saxophone shirtless as his oiled-up muscles glisten from trash can fires. Cappello wasn’t just topless for the vampire-movie either; it’s his signature look, and we hope he’s rocking it when he headlines a concert at Tampa’s Hooch and Hive on Sept. 25.

Tickets to see Tim Capello play Hooch and Hive in Tampa on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. are on sale now and start at $12.

And 34 years after “The Lost Boys,” “I Still Believe” still stands as one of the soundtrack’s best cuts.

While Cappello’s been the subject of many memes and gifs, the 66-year-old is actually way more than a SNL skit or internet joke. He’s a multi-instrumental musician who has played with some of the biggest musicians ever, including Peter Gabriel and Tina Turner—you can even get a peek at Cappello’s pecs throughout Turner’s “One of the Living” video from another ‘80s movie staple “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.”

Local synth duos Alpha Quadrant and Acp Pro (stylized ACP PRO) open for Capello on Sept. 25.

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Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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