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 😀





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.


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?😒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.


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 😉 




Jax. X