The Waystone EP will be released tonight and go live on Bandcamp with it being available on other digital outlets such as Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, Google and so on shortly after. You can pre-order the EP on CD and digital by clicking here.
At last weekend’s session the band had a tune up session as a three piece with Rage, Liam and Isaac returning to rehearsal. This Sunday Toby returns to the band for the first time since self isolating back in March to again complete the line-up. The band will again be having a fine tuning session to shake off any rust from the lack of rehearsals and shows this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Once the band is comfortable again and is gig ready performance wise the band will resume writing and rehearsing the new album.
The Waystone EP will release this week. The EP features 4 songs from the original album re-recorded with the current line-up and a brand new song written around the time of the release of the album which was never previously released. You can grab the EP for just £5 from here.
The original album is close to selling out for the final time with just 30 copies remaining on CD. Once the CD’s are sold out the album will go off sale for good and become a members exclusive album only.
The band will return to rehearsals this Sunday at Pioneer Music in Colchester. Kaine has in effect been on hiatus since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rage, Liam and Isaac will begin rehearsals as a three piece until such time it is safe for Toby to rejoin them. Toby has someone in the high group in his immediate circle and is being careful about when he comes back to the band. Toby has been keeping himself busy in isolation by recording a number of covers and playthroughs which can be found here.
In other news, with studios reopening across the country with the gradual ease of the lock down in the UK the band is currently working on the editing, mixing and mastering phase of The Waystone EP. The EP was delayed due to the pandemic however should be available soon. You can pre-order the CD for £5 here.
Toby’s latest cover – Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy by Mr. Big is now available to view on his YouTube channel. Please remember to like and subscribe to his channel.
If you have caught Toby’s YouTube channel recently, you would have noticed he has been recently uploading performances of his favourite songs onto the platform. So far he’s covered Sabaton, The Darkness, Megadeth and Ozzy Osbourne (above), with his cover of Bark at the Moon now breaking 2000 views.
He’s also recorded himself playing a number of Kaine songs, and songs from his previous bands Cannon. Check out his channel and like/subscribe.
Kaine guitarist Toby Woods is now offering guitar lessons which are available to everyone who is interested using the contact details below.
I’ve always loved teaching guitar. It’s really special to be a part of someone’s musical journey and to hopefully inspire others to play. I got my first taste of it when I left school and I was employed to teach a few group guitar lessons there. I then started to do private lessons which I have been doing along side university and college for the last 5 years. I have also been teaching guitar in a local primary school for the last three years.
I have had to learn a lot in order to be able to teach. I’ve had to really work on reading music which I wasn’t very confident in but now I find it much easier. I have also had to develop stylistically. I’ve had to learn how to play in many different genres that students have wanted to learn. Now that I have finished at university, I am looking to fill my time with more lessons and hopefully inspire the next generation guitarists!Toby Woods, Kaine
30 mins – £12
60 Mins – £20
I have been playing guitar for 15 years and have completed Rockschool Grades 1-8. I have also studied guitar extensively throughout my time at College and University.
I can teach any age/ability level and I have many hours teaching experience from teaching students privately and at local schools.
I can also teach Ukulele.Toby Woods, Kaine
The bands latest album, Reforge The Steel, is close to selling out on CD and is now down to it’s final 16 copies. The album, which many have argued that it’s the bands best yet, was first released in October last year. You can grab one of the remaining copies of the original print of the album here.
Kaine also recently released a live version of the album which is also close to selling out with less than 50 copies remaining to buy on CD. Once this is sold out there will be no more made, and the album will become Bandcamp members exclusive after that. You can order the CD here.
In May the band released a special digital compilation for the sale called “Reforged in Faith”. The results of that sale were the following:
Compilation announcement – Seen post 702 – clicked on article – 95
Facebook Event invites sent out 833
Those who said “going” 37 Those who said “interested” 67
Those who did not respond to invites 739
Day before sale reminder Facebook post – Seen post: 834 Engaged: 47
Reminder Facebook post – Seen post: 593 Engaged: 49
Final Facebook post – Seen post: 109 – Engaged: 5
Bandcamp Totals: 339 Track plays from 155 Unique listeners
Final Sales: 12 (from the 155 who clicked through)
We tried a different approach this time focusing more on engaging through email and instead of running a Facebook event we ran an advert for the day. The results are:
Event announcement – Seen post 3,245 (Promoted Post)
E-Mails sent out: 1,884 (two different emails via MailChimp, and via GMail)
Reminder Facebook post – Seen post: 110 Engaged: 9
Bandcamp Totals: 267 Track plays Sales: 50 (from those 267)
This time we offered a package of two CD’s (Reforge The Steel and Reforge The Steel Live) along with a free download of the album.
As you can see the sale this month was considerably more successful although we had to use pay for services such as Facebook Adverts (targeting those who already “like” the page) and Mail Chimp to achieve better results. The end result was even thought there we less click through and plays on the tracks and less engagement then the previous campaign we had 38 more sales as a result of paying for the advertisement and MailChimp then using Facebook for free. In fact it highlights the difference in worth to bands of a free Facebook like over paid advertising.
We spent roughly £50 on both Facebook/MailChimp and our income for the day was £587.90.