Kaine will be rehearsing in the studio today to prepare for their show in Alton on Friday at the Lounge Bar. Tickets are available via Skiddle from here. It will be Kaine’s first gig in over a month and so far the only remaining gig this year for the band, unless further bookings can be made.
Kaine have announced their first gig after dropping the entirety of the RS Promotions and Management shows this month. This was due to promoter Ric Stats publicly slamming Kaine drummer Liam Etheridge for being away in Norway for a number of offers, which the band were unable to do as a result. The band had not agreed the dates due to that fact however were still attacked on social media. The promoter would later refer to Kaine as “prima donnas”, a sexist slur, in further material posted on social media.
Kaine will head down south to the Lounge Bar in Alton for the first time on Friday, October 1st. Kaine will join the line-up featuring Aggro, Helestios and Sore Teeth. Tickets are just £4 on the door from 7:30pm. You can find out more details about the event by clicking here.
Kaine will no longer be working with RS Promotions run by Ric Stats. This follows a string of issues, going back to the band being refused admin access to event pages, denied the ability to promote events, told inaccurate attendance numbers, gig cancellations due to poor ticket sales, and no organisation in regard to gear share. The band by being disallowed from promotional activities was severely hamstrung in trying to ensure events were well attended and the end result would have had a negative impact on the gigs in any case.
Kaine recently has to turn down a number of dates offered by Ric Stats on the basis drummer Liam Etheridge is in Norway visiting his partners family. Ric Stats then bemoaned this fact on social media which would turn out to be the final straw for the band. The band will be seeking replacement dates in the coming weeks.
This weekends all day NWOBHM event at the Queens Hall, Nuneaton has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. Kaine were due to play alongside Airforce (featuring Doug Sampson of Iron Maiden fame), Mythra, Sacriledge, Snatch-Back, Sulvain and WKD. Kaine will seek out an alternate activity for the forthcoming weekend.
Kaine will be dedicating this weeks rehearsals at Unit One to preparing for Switchfest. Switchfest will be taking place next Saturday at The Music Room, Ipswich starting at 2pm. You can attend the event by clicking here. The band will be preparing their set for the night, which will be the bands first gig since July 20th.
Last weekend, while drummer Liam Etheridge was away at Bloodstock, the band demoed 5 studio scratch tracks for the Patreon EP. The CD will be exclusive to Patreon members and can be ordered from here.
As announced this week, Kaine will be playing Switchfest on August 28th at the Music Room, Ipswich. This weeks rehearsal session will be focussed on getting the set ready for that gig alongside yet more work on the new album. You can attend Switchfest by clicking here.
As announced today by Deadsoul Promotions, Kaine will be playing Switchfest later this month. Switchfest will take place at The Music Room, Ipswich from 2pm on the 28th. You can attend the event by clicking here. The Music Room is a 450 capacity grassroots music venue in Ipswich, Suffolk that has been booking touring bands since the early 2000’s.
I thought I would do a write-up on last night’s gig as it is hopefully our last socially distanced gig ever, although I am becoming less hopeful every day with cases beginning to rise every day again with the new Indian variant now sweeping through our communities. We have only played two socially distanced gigs since live music was in effect banned due to the covid-19 pandemic, the last once was in Ipswich for a Deadsoul promotions show and the one last night. Last night’s show was meant to be a full-on, regular gig until the Government extended restrictions and it was moved outside.
My day was fairly tiring, I got up at 7am, went to work for a full day, and then at 5pm I hopped in Isaac’s car and we made the long trip from Essex to the Leicestershire. We were further delayed due to Isaac’s satnav not being fully updated with the new Cambridgeshire roads, and it was sending us in random directions so I had to whip Google Maps out to get us back on the right track.
We arrived after 7pm, Stonedead Villains had already started. Generally, I always like to watch all the bands on the bill, but we missed the start of the set loading in. Toby, Liam along with Alex had arrived ahead of time as we had brought our own drumkit. However there wasn’t any space at the venue for the gear and the gig was being held in the pub’s beer garden so storage was limited and with it raining and limited cover, the gear was at risk of being damaged. Rhabstallion were, fortunately, kind enough to lend us their drumkit and cabs, which meant the changeover was smooth and we were able to set up and play relatively quickly once Stonedead Villains had finished their set, which I was able to catch the end of.
We had been asked to play an hour by the promoter however timing-wise it was just too tight, so we cut our set in half to ensure Rhabstallion got enough time to play a full set. I felt we played relatively well, although the stage wasn’t big enough for a four-piece band so I had to stand in the audience area with the guys remaining on the limited stage space. It’s the first time I have played inside a beer garden myself, so I can add that to an empty Skatepark and a Football Stadium as stage venues to play! I was also happy with how well my voice held out as I have been very much out of gig practice with my singing since the pandemic hit, I have only had to sing live three times since last March! A few people commented that we were very good on the night and asked why we weren’t playing bigger venues and festivals which is always a tough question to answer.
Rhabstallion then came on after and finished the night, managing to get the full set and encore to enable the gig to finish exactly at 11pm, so well organised all around. Liam got progressively more drunk throughout the night until the point we had to pack his gear away as he’d started walking into things and forgetting what he was doing, at one point he had two pints and was arguing that he hadn’t ordered one of them, but was still annoyed when he managed to spill the spare one everywhere! I enjoyed both bands on the bill, and the audience seemed to have a good time also which is the important thing. However turnout was much weaker than expected, we had promoted the show heavily before the restrictions being extended and something like 300 people in the Coalville area had shown an interest in the gig, however, there couldn’t have been more than 20 people there on the night including the bands, so I do think the restrictions and apprehension about the virus did hurt the event.
We had a great time throughout the night catching up with those who had come to see us, enjoying the bands, and generally had a lot of fun. Rhabstallion were kind enough to give us a share of the money on the night, and we sold a few CDs as well. I think I got home about 3am, I dread to think what time Toby and Isaac got home!
Kaine will be focussing on their return to gigging at The Victoria in Coalville on Friday during todays sessions at Unit One. The band will be preparing and rehearsing their set for the gig, which will be still going ahead after the event was moved the the outside stage. You can order tickets for the event from here.
Kaine will be returning to Unit One in Colchester today for rehearsals again to prepare for the return to gigging on July 9th and the lead guitar recording sessions next month.
In terms of our Patreon, the shirts and patches are being printed and will be sent out to our supporters very soon – you can still join our Patreon by clicking here for just £1.
We’ve also released a single alongside the new design which can be heard here: