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 😀
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…much😀 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 holiday😀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.
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?😒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, rain😒 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.