Saturday, 31 March 2018

MARCH TO MAY

                                                            MARCH TO MAY



Hello fellow Syterians and welcome to our latest Blog. Lots of exciting things happening in the Syteria camp at the moment and there'll be a few announcements coming shortly.

Back in March we played a fabulous festival called YARMAGEDDON which was also named 'Legends Of Rock' and in Great Yarmouth of course.
Settled into a very luxurious caravan, feet up and a quick band cuppa before the show



Then it seems every year I have another one of those birthday things 😐 another year older and deeper in debt and all that, but no wiser πŸ˜• This month was all about the new Revolution video, we were writing the intro music, the mad professor middle bit, editing it and preparing for it's release. A party, viewing night at the end of March for all those who kindly gave up their time to film and star in it πŸ˜€





April was a chance to get together with the wonderful Marc McGarraghy from Yellow Mustang Photography to do our first official photo shoot. We had a fun time doing it and came up with a few pictures we all finally agreed on to use 😁 these 3 amongst them.





Next we headed to Newcastle so had to stop off to see the Angel Of The North again, it would have been rude not to πŸ˜‰


Then  onwards to Newcastle, another pit stop at a hotel to do an interview with Mark Taylor for Metal Talk.



A chit chat a drink and onwards to our final destination that night to play Trillians, a great venue and wonderful enthusiastic crowd too so we'll be going back there again for sure πŸ˜€




Then a gig I've really been looking forward to as I was doing double duty playing with Girlschool and Syteria on different nights on a ship going from Sweden to Finland and back. Now that was fun, lots of friends on the ship too which made it extra special, 2 days of catching up and watching bands, what could be better? πŸ˜€  As soon as we got off the flight we met all the other bands at the airport which led to a coach full of fun, Julia's just passed her test, so we let her drive...NOT!




The line up was packaged as an all girl extravaganza featuring Girlschool, Rock Goddess, The Amorettes and of course Syteria sneaked in there too even though we have our lovely Pablo on drums😁Of course for the last song in the Girlschool set, 'Emergency', everyone piled on for one last mash up 🀘🀘🀘🀘🀘🀘


After the show the Captain invited the bands to come on to the bridge which was quite an experience ... a quick photo shoot  (Thanks to Helena Larsson from RocknRoll Agency) I then took over the ship, managed to dodge the icebergs as I couldn't see any life boats😱





We spent the most of May writing songs and rehearsing them, so anyone coming to see us in the near future will be our guinea pigs 😈 so see you all out there at a gig somewhere near you soon.πŸ˜€ 

JAX   X



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Monday, 5 March 2018

JANUARY TO MARCH BLOG


Hey Syterians,

A new year and more exciting things on the horizon for Syteria.

January we kicked off with a rehearsal, we've now got new songs ready to go. We then put together plans for our new video for the song 'Revolution'. Whilst all that was being organised by Julia, I nipped off to LA to 'The Hall of Heavy Metal History Awards' to present an award to the lovely Lzzy Hale from Halestorm.





But first a quick pit stop to the Whiskey a go go to their jam night, jumped up for a song by the Divinyls, then off to the Rainbow for a bite to eat...cramming all things Hollywood into one night πŸ˜€





Next stop off to Namm for a few days to play on all things new and catch up with a few people.


I managed to restrain myself and not buy anything...muchπŸ˜€ although Dutch our manager bought enough for England...3 days of music, music, music and the off for a few days to visit old friends in Long Beach my old stomping ground...ah sunshine and a holidayπŸ˜€and boy did I need it as the schedule next was mental...I flew back to London, got home to Leeds, had a few hours sleep, then up and drove to Sheffield where we were filming the 'Rantobot' Video.


The Cast


Professor Pablo at work


KK with her killer camoflauge



Julia brainstorming with the video makers



We finished shooting late in the evening, headed back to Pablo's for a few hours sleep then up at 5am to drive to Manchester to catch a flight to sunny Thailand😎, that was exhausting, LA to Sheffield to Thailand, but well worth it. We were met at the airport by our enthusiastic driver in a rather unusual tour bus, bright Orange, mirrors on the ceiling etc., as we were being sponsored by 'New Nordic' in Pattaya. Had a lovely stay in their hotel there too, very nice.



A few days days to relax now finally by the pool and on the beach, so we took ourselves off to have some fun in the sun. 

Keira decided to have a go on the jet ski



I decided to go Paragliding




After a little relaxation it was off to the local radio station for an interview and a competition on line between all the bands which we won but never saw our prize...what's all that about then?πŸ˜’Then finally off to play our 1st gig in Thailand at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pattaya.

Followed by our headline gig at the Burupa Bike Festival.


A quick wonder out into the crowd


Then our final gig in Thailand at the Blue Lagoon for a charity event, in a rather hot club, playing on a stage with only a small balcony between us and a rather inviting swimming pool, a few did actually dive in during the event which was quite alarming with all that electrical equipment so close...lol


The lovely promoter for our gigs there Richard Rhodes


Then Boo...off for our flight back to the UK, landed in Manchester to guess what? Yes, rainπŸ˜’ drove everyone home then finally arrived back in Leeds on the 13th Feb, wondering if I'd be able to get in my front door for all those Valentines days cards that would have been piling up there ...yeah right!

A few days off to recover finally and then to start on the music for the Revolution video, its all coming together nicely now and ready for release on April 6th and now we are ready for our next gig which is Friday 9th March at the Yarmageddon Festival in Great Yarmouth. Hope to see some of you there.


JAX. X


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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

SYTERIA 2017 REVIEW


What a GREAT year for Syteria, started off by recording our Debut album RANTOBOT, what fun!








Fresh from the studio we jumped on a flight to Zurich where we played and recorded a LIVE album especially for the pledgers.




Back to the UK and a quick warm up gig in Leeds followed by our show at the Giants Of Rock Festival in Minehead.






February was a busy month in a different kind of way as we were now starting to fulfil all the pledges. THANKS again everyone for your support! X






March we concentrated on a new video of one of the album tracks 'I'm All Woman'




Next a few shows with our friends Joanovarc, London, Newcastle Under Lyme, Hitchin and Cardiff.




A couple of our own gigs at the Corporation, Sheffield and Yardbirds in Grismby.

The last day of May we released the album Rantobot for general release although we haven't gone with a record company as yet so as to keep it DIY



Then June played the 'Breaking Bands festival' in  Bromsgrove where we had our nice new studio and Live album up and ready to go 😁. Then off for a short hop to Scotland for Bannermans in Edinburgh and the Wildfire festival, followed by Manchester, Evesham and Cardiff.


July and another great festival, 'The Rock n Blues show'  in Derbyshire and Whitehaven's 'Haven and Hell' Festival both fun gigs.





August and off back to London to play the Lounge again. A nice gig and chance to catch up with some wonderful friends again .



September and next stop Leeds at our beloved Brudenell, where we played our 1st ever gig. This time we have our 1st headline show there 😁. Family and friends made that another memorable night for us all.



Left Yorkshire to head to 'Off the Tracks Festival' which was something totally different, a fun family day out and something for everyone there. 





At the end of October we had our Halloween gig at a local pub and dressed up of course.




November, crossing the border to head to Wales to play the Main stage at HRH, followed by a trip to Corby to play another festival 'A Day Of Rock', then off back to Scotland again for 3 more gigs, so passport at the ready again. This time Edinburgh, Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow and the 'Winterstorm' Festival. 






And so to December and our final gig of a fantastic year. We put on another local show in Sheffield this time and of course yet again dressed up for the occasion...any excuse πŸ˜‰ 




Jax. X