"Rhythm of my Heart" was the most played song on European radio in its year of release and has gained ASCAP and SOCAN awards. "Rhythm of My Heart" was later covered by the Celtic Group RUNRIG and the single and album both debued top ten on the British Charts in mid 1997. Currently "Rhythm of my Heart" is the lead off song on "The very Best of Rod Stewart" top 10 album and is featured in the West End musical "TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT".
ROD STEWART'S single "This" gained a SOCAN award for being one of the most played songs on Canadian Radio for the year of release. Rod Stewart leads the list of popular musics Icons who have recorded Capek compositions. They include; DIANA ROSS, JOE COCKER, CHER, TOTO, CHICAGO, OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, LITTLE RIVER BAND, HEART, PATTI AUSTIN and MANHATTAN TRANSFER.
In the recent past Capek produced Dan Hill's album that generated a Billboard Hot 100 top 5 hit for Dan called "Can't We Try", a duet with Vonda Shepard. This song is now one of the most performed songs ever in the history of Canadian Radio. John also wrote three of the songs on the album including the Billboard AC hit single "Carmelia" which is also one of the most performed songs ever on Canadian radio.
John's song "Take Me Home" is on a multiplatinum Joe Cocker album. "Take Me Home" was the end title theme for the feature film "Blown Away" starring Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones.
"Promises" is on Amanda Marshall's album which is over TEN times Platinum in Canada, and is also featured in the film promo "In Love and War".
In the recent past John has played on and arranged several tracks for the popular "Bart Simpson Sings the Blues" album, Kermit's "Unpigged" album, the Chipmunks Christmas Album, arranging duets with Kenny G and Kenny Loggins, Mariah Carey and Timothy B Schmidt of the Eagles.
Capek also scores for feature film and television. He scored the CBC-HBO special "The Canadian Conspiracy" which won the Genie Award in Canada for best comedy special. He scored the feature film "Boulevard of Broken Dreams",which won the Australian Oscar for best actor and best supporting actor. Other films that Capek has scored are in worldwide release and have achieved critical and financial success.
John Capek songs have been included in films that he has scored, as well as other major Hollywood feature films including Cocktail, Blown Away, The Silencer, Loch Ness and A Perfect Storm.
John Capek's own debut album INDABA which was recorded in South Africa at the time of Nelson Mandela's release from prison has been released worldwide to critical acclaim.
Capek's followup album "Life's Rich Tapestry" is in production.
Rod Stewart's 2001 album HUMAN contains two Capek songs and the song "Love So High" is included on Cher's 2002 album. "Love So High" is the beginning and end title theme for one of Italy's top rating day time TV dramas.
The new UK group "The Alice Band" was a Capek production released May 2002.
British Mercury Award winner, Helicopter Girl has recorded two Capek songs for her album released spring 2004.
A celebrity in the Czech republic, Capek songs have been recorded by Czech icons, Karel Gott and Helena Vondrackova with mutiplatinum sales. Multiplatinum sales have also been tracked for the girl group "Black Milk" all now recording Capek songs for second and third recent albums.
Written with Murray McLauchlan, the song "Morning After Blues" was performed at Senator Grafstein's 9/11 tribute "Canada Loves New York" at the Roseland Ballroom on Broadway for an audience that included PM Jean Chretien and Rudi Giulianni.
As an educator, John has conducted songwriting workshops and seminars across Canada, the USA and Europe. His original methods are compiled in his book "HOW TO WRITE A HIT SONG WITHOUT REALLY TRYING".
John has a Diploma of Chemical Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, is on the Board of Directors of the Songwriters Association of Canada. and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.