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Yorkshire based band Syteria were formed by Jackie ‘Jax’ Chambers, of the legendary Girlschool, alongside Argentinian siblings Julia and Pablo Calvo, and Steph Dawson.
Hey everyone, What a GREAT year 2019 was and 2020 setting up to be even better one. First gig up for Syteria was at the Fabulous new festival ‘Rockmantic’ in Carlisle run by Raz White who also runs another fabulous UK festival ‘Call of The Wild’. Then off to Blackpool to play my favourite gig in the UK ‘The Waterloo Bar’ which has the best musical decor I’ve seen in years, especially the Ladies toilets…lol THE LADIES TOILETS AT THE WATERLOO Then in March a quick jaunt over […]
Hey Syterians, So here is the last blog of 2018. It’s been another fun year for Syteria and thanks for supporting us throughout 😃. We have some promising things already in the works, starting with a new PLEDGE campaign for a brand new album, which should be up and running by the end of January. (Title coming soon…when we know!) We hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year! So let’s see JAN 2018: Our debut album RANTOBOT was nominated for the best Rock album of the year in the ‘Idependent Music Awards’ we got into the last 5. I was also honoured […]
WOW Syterians I’ve been so busy with the 2 bands I’ve not had time to do this of late, but I’m here to rectify that and catch up… lots going on 🙂 For starters we have a new video especially for HALLOWEEN so I am going to start with that as it’s almost Halloween now and seeing as this could be a long one you may not even read to the bottom👻 You may recognise a couple of familiar faces in here too. Even got my mum and little brother in on this one too…I don’t know, what friends and family do for each other eh?😉 So June was a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER BLOG BY JAX CHAMBERS September 1st and a local gig for us at last, we did our 1st ever gig as Syteria supporting at the Brudenell, so it was great to have our 1st headline show there. There’s a brand new room been built there now so that venue is going from strength to strength and rightly so as it’s a fabulous venue, Tom Needham really looked after us as always 😃. It was our good friend Craig Renwick’s 50th birthday so we had a few friends down for the night. After a great and late night in Leeds we head off the next morning to the ‘OFF THE […]
By Jackie ‘Jax’ Chambers So here we are again, with most of June behind us now, Syteria left for Manchester’s Star and Garter with a few days to recover we hit the road again to Evesham to play the ‘Iron Road’ which was a nice little warm up for the Seven Sins festival in Swansea. Anyone who read last months blog may think that we don’t get hotels when we do gigs, that was a very unusual weekend and not something I would like to do often as I don’t think our backs would take that very often, or for that matter poor Keira stuck listening to all that snoring […]
Having just come back from the Download Festival doing a spot of moonlighting for Total Rock Radio as an interviewer it was nice to be on the other side of the microphone and playing a few shows myself this month with both Syteria and Girlschool. WAYWARD SONS INTERVIEW LOVE ZOMBIES INTERVIEW We seeem to have been up and down to Scotland a few times too in the short time we’ve been gigging together, playing clubs and festivals gaining new friends along the way. We started at Bannermans in Edinburgh, a favourite venue of ours to play. it’s the 2nd time we’ve played there in a year now and we are […]
Jackie ‘Jax’ Chambers
lead Guitar & vocals
I was born in Bradford and grew up in Pudsey, Leeds where I started playing guitar at the age
of 17 in punk bands, playing with various bands including Déjà Vu and Flowers For Agatha,
then moving down to London where I joined a band called Bleech, who were a signed band.
In London I formed an all girl band called Virago in the mid 90’s, we had a couple of TV
appearances and played with them doing mainly local gigs in London. I’ve recorded with
1980’s Punk band Blitzkrieg recording the album ‘Everything is Lies’ and an EP which were
both released a few years ago.
In 1995 I placed an advert in a music paper where Kim McAuliffe from Girlschool answered as
she wanted to do a side project, we hung out and wrote a few songs together. I became good
friends with the rest of the band too and Kelly the guitarist at the time asked me to join as she
wanted to leave.
I’d never played lead guitar so said no but in 1999 I finally joined and since then have
recorded on the albums ‘Not That Innocent’, Believe’, Legacy’, ‘Hit and Run Revisited’ and the
latest album ‘Guilty As Sin’ ‘as well as recording various singles along with having guest
appearances on our albums by Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Eddie Clarke, Twisted Sister, Neil Murray (Whitesnake) and Ronnie James Dio.
I’ve been touring now with Girlschool, for 20 yrs, playing headline and support gigs with
various Rock artists such as Motorhead, Saxon, Alice Cooper and Dio to name but a few and
playing festivals all over the world including Wacken, Hellfest, Sweden Rock, Montreal MTL
Festival, Hard Rock Hell etc.
At this present time I have put together a lovely bunch of women and one man called Syteria
and we are based in Yorkshire and we are about to rock this planet, so look out!
HRH ‘Angels Of Rock’ Winner With Girlschool in 2017
HRH ‘Angel Of Rock’ Nominee in 2019
HRH ‘’Best British Guitarist’ Nominee in 2021
lead vocals & guitar
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t sing. I was born to a musical family in the west of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Having a rehearsal studio within the family home, I was fortunate to grow up around lots of different musicians that came over to jam with us along the years. From a very early age I studied music and classical singing with private tutors, but it wasn’t until my early teens when I started playing as part of a family band with my brother Pablo and my father. The first instrument I played was my mother’s bass guitar and my dad taught me the basics until I started having lessons. As a young teenager until my early twenties, I was part of multiple different musical projects, some of which were bands, and a few of them alongside my brother on drums. I believe performing arts are incredibly powerful, for this reason I also explored other types of expression such as acting and dancing. This allowed me to become much more confident on stage. In 2010 I moved to the UK looking for a better life for myself and continued playing music with lots of new people I met on this side of the Atlantic. My musical journey so far has gone from rock to pop to soul, latin, metal, jazz, among other styles. By the time I met Jackie I was more than ready to form Syteria and right now after touring extensively together I’m super excited for what the future might bring!
drums & vocals
I started playing drums at the age of 3, my house was packed with instruments and my family very musical so it started as a natural thing. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina played in several bands mainly on drums but also some on guitar and sharing main vocals. I started off as self taught and my parents quickly encouraged me to learn more music, took me to study drums with a few different people as a kid and then as a teenager I attended the EMC music university for a while. My first band was at 9 years old and then played in a lot of other bands, having multiple at times. Among them a couple hard rock bands on drums and backing vocals with Julia playing bass & lead vocals, a classic rock band called Magma on guitar & backing vocals, a rock/metal band called Coercion on drums and played drums & main vocals with in an alternative rock/slightly progressive band called Sabot. Then another rock/funk project on drums & sharing main vocals. But with Sabot we released two albums together between 2014 & 2017. Fun fact the album released on 2017 had my drum and vocal tracks recorded in 2015 and it was later produced long after I moved to the UK. Sabot is now playing again with a different formation and released a third album towards the end of 2019. Syteria is my most recent band. I specially love our latest works and I can’t wait to show what’s next on our journey.
Bass & Vocals
I started playing guitar at the age of 11 when my parents finally got sick of me working my way through annoyingly loud brass and wind instruments. They decided at this point that a guitar would be more pleasing to the ear. I started teaching myself and joined a band at school at the age of 13. Following this, I began getting lessons and started gigging. I completed a BTEC National Diploma in Music Practice followed by a BA in Music at Newcastle University along with doing grades in guitar, vocals and music theory. At this point I also started playing bass. Alongside this I continued playing in a number of original and cover bands eventually moving onto bass full time. Now I’m excited to be continuing my musical journey with Syteria and I can tell, it’s gonna be a good one!
All you girls and boys It’s time to make some noise (yeah) The writing’s on the wall We’re heading for a fall We’ve reached a point of no return A time for real concern (make some) Tell me can you handle it (make some) So make some noise (make some) Is anybody listening (make some) Make some noise! All you girls and boys It’s time to make some noise (yeah) You’re cupboards may lay bare Some take more than their share Those greedy hands took so much more Say “All’s fair in love and war’ (make some) Tell me can you handle it (make some) So make some noise (make […]
If these are the last days on earth We’d better make them count So many things that we can’t undo We lit the fire, then we poured on the fuel Who will come to our rescue Always taking, not enough giving back So called progress, no restraint We’ve gone too far, now there’s no turning back No one listened no one changed It’s all the same Goodbye we know we abused you Goodbye to all we knew We bathed in, then stole your beauty Goodbye to all we knew Lets find ways to save this world Let’s find ways to save it Let’s find ways to save this world Stop […]
Woke up to a world I don’t know Saw before my eyes, people losing thier minds Maybe they’ll waken in time Feel like I’m owned, I know I’m not alone And so it goes, we reep what we sow If you’re looking for the light then look in the mirror If I touched a raw nerve then maybe you heard and you’ll change Enough’s enough, pushed as far as we’ll go Time we took control efore they reach their goal The end game was planned long ago Change the way you look at things, things you look at change Look inside you are divine, heaven is within Listen to your […]
Can we just simplify the matter and tell you about the thoughts scattered around? Now we accept then we take and erase. How to provide a way to be yourself? Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! We are the same We seek asylum, we seek asylum, We seek asylum from this world Disgusted with the cold front of some people. They look at you and then pretend you don’t exist. It gets to a point where you can’t take no more And thoughts of escape pop right to your head. Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! We are the same We seek asylum, we seek asylum, We seek asylum from this world We seek […]
There’s moments I’ll always remember And those I’d rather forget Mistakes that I have learned to live with And those I’ll always regret I always try hard to be friendly It’s getting much harder to do When every time I turn around I’m faced with people like you She wanted to say something Now telling them everything Don’t even know how she heard This can’t be happening It’s not looking promising They all believe every word The older I get I’m no wiser Don’t choose my friends very well Even though I think that we’re all grown up I’m back living in teenage hell It’s hard enough keeping secrets Someone […]
Would it help to say that I’m sorry Well let me say that I was wrong I’m on my knees but don’t worry I won’t embarrass you from now on Take me as you find me Only time will tell Believe me when I say this You saved me from myself Every time I let you down With promises to change Anytime I need you All I have to say… Is it too late to say that I’m sorry Too late to say that I went wrong Are words so necessary? Start again from this point on Not too proud to say that I’m sorry Take it back, take the […]
As if, you could pull anyone As if, there’s nothing that you haven’t done As if, you would ,make it anywhere As if,you’re a multimillionaire As if, you wish. You walk around thinking that you’re adored I’d listen but I’m already bored You only have one point of view So up yourself, talking down to everyone But what have you ever done How much of what you say is true Dreaming, living in another world Seeing, eyes open but you’re visions blurred Dreaming, that every word you say is true As if, you drive around in sports cars As if,you’re a friend to all the stars As if, there’s nothing […]
What is it you don’t get? I said no You gotta realise when it’s time to go It’s not that I don’t give a shit That’s not the way it goes But I can get agressive if you step on my toes Back off now (I’ll do what I want) The show is over (Baby back off) I’ll show you how (I do what I want) And baby I’ll do it now There is no way to win when the ice is thin So if you speak Be brief, be bright and be gone You should know I wear my hear on my sleeve Well I guess it all depends […]
When I’m so weak and not at my peak Who will I hear most when both voices speak The way I’ll succeed, is how I use my energy Not my roles,my obsessions anger or greed An angel in everyone, look deep inside you An angel in everyone, a demon beside you Angels and demons, angels and demons An angel in everyone, those demons will find you Who moves me along, I hope that they’re strong With so many problems my balance has gone What do you see, well this isn’t me Just my shell my vessel, it’s my sanctuary An angel in everyone, look deep inside you An angel in […]
I wanna feel alive Be satisfied I’ll try to imagine what it’s like I want to see the light But not be blinded Have foresight Not be reminded I know the score I’ve been here before I want to be afraid And not be frightened Not make the grade Still be enlightened ’cause I know All I need to know I want it all I want it now now now …….. I want to be your guide But not go with you On your side But always appose you At every turn Listen and learn I want to be engaged But never get married Be centre stage Witout being harried […]
Beauty is cheap It’s all skin deep One look in the mirror Don’t mean that I love ya’ Let’s talk this over A glass of wine Don’t leave me hanging I’m not exactly sober This one last time And then I’ll draw the line Plastic fantastic (b/v’s) Not only this body It’s what you see I’m more than this body So dig in deep You’ll never ever know me No ne ne never know me Not only this body It’s what you see If only you knew me Stare through the mirror I don’t want to see ya’ What’s looking back Is not what I asked for Don’t want to […]
Guilty everybody’s guilty Where do I begin Guilty everybody’s guilty You wouldn’t believe the mess I’m in I stand accused, win or lose, let the show commence May I present the evidence, council for the defence However many lives I have, I’ll never get it right I’d give it all, for a crystal ball, or the power of hindsight You are! Guilty everybody’s guilty Where do I begin Guilty everybody’s guilty You wouldn’t believe the mess I’m in Begged, borrowed, cheated wanted more, so took all that I could They used to say and got it right, ” I’d come to no good” You may as well lock me up […]
The kids want to peep, too excited to sleep Listening for sleigh bells Hear drunks in the street Mistletoe is hung, Christmas has begun Gran found the sherry and wants to have fun When suddenly outside it all springs to life Santa got there early on his pimped up ride He said I’m here on my bike the reindeer’s are on strike I’ve got this brand new engine it’s been modified’ There were fairy lights on everybody’s bikes When Santa rocked up on his Harley it was party time, Rudolph left behind We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas We wish you a very merry […]
Scream, scream, it’s Halloween Take out all the blondes and behead the prom queen Screams, screams in every scene Halloween There’s always one that falls Can’t open any doors The car that always stalls Guess what? You’re the victim! Don’t want to be found Try not to make a sound But then you turn around Guess what? You’re the victim! Scream, scream, it’s Halloween Take out all the blondes and behead the prom queen Screams, screams in every scene Halloween The pretty girls alone The rattling of bones Another broken phone Guess what? You’re the victim! Only happens when it’s night There’s never any light Paralysed with fright Guess what? […]
Stop shaking that tin I’m strapped for cash to put in I’ll give you another cause Booze and fags for him indoors Your ID don’t mean a thing Who knows if you’re genuine? Will it go to a good cause? Or end up in your grubby paws Come, the revolution You’ll be up against the wall McDodgy fries, McDodgy drinks Sold by Britain’s weakest links Salad there, so it’s ok One part of your five a day Fat, unhealthy, never think And that’s why Britain’s on the brink All served up on a plastic tray Not ‘loving it’ anyway! Come, the revolution You’ll be up against the wall Traffic wardens, […]
My minds made up I’m not getting out of this bed, NO! I’m not deaf, I didn’t listen to a word you said, so… Right now I’m going nowhere, so there! I’m never coming back to this town (when I get out of high school) You’ll never see my face around (when I get out of high school) It’ll suit me down to the ground (when I get out of high school) Time to let my hair down (when I get out of high school) I know the score; it’s not safe to be out on my own, NO! That’s all very well but do you have to be my […]
Wake up; it’s a whole new perfect day A fresh start to sweep the past away Don’t interfere, what’s done is done More rules you make, more rules you break, so don’t Complications Story of my life Complications Try to do what’s right Complications It’s messing with my mind With every breath we do our best But living should be easy Start living out your hopes and dreams Too much going on, or is that how it seems? One step, one breath, one day at a time So much to gain, so much to lose, so choose, just choose
I’m a model citizen; I work hard for my money I’m a model citizen; I’ve a job they say I’m lucky I’m a model citizen; I do what they tell me All week long they crack the whip When the weekend comes, then I let rip I drunk more than I should have But less than I could have I’m a model citizen; I put food on the table I’m a model citizen; Reliable and stable Oooh Blah, Blah, Blah Bah Bah, Bah Bah Oooh Blah, Blah, Blah Bah Bah, Bah Bah I’m a model citizen; obedient and faithful I’m a model citizen; expendable, still grateful I’m a model citizen; […]
Locked eyes, nothing said Next minute you were in my bed No thought just jumped right in Too much of a good thing You stuck to me like glue I didn’t want you to Nothing more that I could do Lust or desire Passion and fire Love is a liar I’m all woman I’m all woman I’m all woman I’m all woman Play fast, play loose and free Only want your body No talking, it’s not real That way is no big deal No class, all you need Everybody’s fantasy Life’s short so take the risk Don’t want to just exist Don’t take me for a fool You know the […]
I’ve got my fortunes got heaven in my hands I’ve got almost everything Yeah, I’ve got my whole life planned Hey now, please tell me how and I’ll get it right Hey now, I’m stepping out and making a life I’ve been successful my future looks so bright It seems that I’ve got everything yet nothing’s black and white <a href=”#top”>[back to top]</a> <a name=”7″>7. Stupid Girl</a> That vacant stare, you’re unaware I’ve seen it in your eyes Tell me that I’ve got it wrong I’ll butt out of your life Should save my breath, there’s none as deaf as those fools who won’t hear When all around it’s going […]
That vacant stare, you’re unaware I’ve seen it in your eyes Tell me that I’ve got it wrong I’ll butt out of your life Should save my breath, there’s none as deaf as those fools who won’t hear When all around it’s going down you hide away you steer clear Always panic struck, you’re running out of luck Try to pass the buck, why should you care Have to draw the line, you’re running out of time Your life’s a pantomime with no one else there You don’t fool anyone; we don’t get what we see You don’t fool anyone with your life of Riley Oh you stupid girl, you’ve […]
Resting in the thin fence Between fantasy and reality There’s a creature waiting for me now A feeling so enticing Restless nights trying to find you And look into your eyes Have to find you My one and only I can no longer be Have to find you My one and only You belong to me I’ve been so lonely baby Becoming my own souvenir My own visions burning over here Staring at the pages Glancing at the telephone I’m sure what’s going on I know that you can see I can’t resist much longer And having you in my life does make me stronger I’m a loner, loner Lo-Lo-Loner, […]
You’re the master of taking a mile when only an inch is given I’ve had my fingers burnt so many times before Once bitten, twice shy There won’t be a next time I’ve had to listen to so many lies I’ve had my taste of bliss I’m not gonna stand for this You hypocrite Don’t make promises you can’t keep I’m not in the mood to listen You say the words before your brain has time to think Say this, say that It doesn’t go unnoticed Don’t be surprised at my change of heart
Locked up in a room While all the days pass by Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide I’m tossing and turning side to side You made me laugh, you made me cry All at the same time But what you did I can’t forgive I want the punishment to fit the crime Don’t you dare waste my time Don’t you make me step out of line Every day is deja vu When I was with you Get off my back, I’m not in the mood I’m so sick and tired of the sight of you I watch you beg and plead You said it was mistake Enough of that, get […]
There are certain conversations I wish never had I hit the juice, my tongue was loose And I couldn’t take it back When I speak my mind you know it I don’t do things by halves I take the blame for everything In exchange for a fresh start If I could Then I would If I could I would turn back time If I could wipe the slate clean and have my time again I’d stop to think, be disciplined about what, why, where and when If only I was stronger If I was only strong If only I could turn back time Now I know where I went wrong […]
Wake up! Have you ever heard of codex alimentarius Sickness now compulsory, very precarious Nutrition removed from all the food They then control the people Truth eradicated, food irradiated Dumb down all the sheeple This new world order does not work for me This new world order one world economy Venetian black nobility Or group called Bilderberg Strategic moves they’ve all approved Manipulate the world The Georgia guidestones Population control, Agenda 21 Picture on display, the dollar today Novus ordo seclorum This new world order the false flag events This new world order one worldwide government Wake up (wake up) you dumbed down sheeple Waken up When is haarp ever […]