OUR LAST SOCIALLY DISTANCED GIG? OR WAS IT… RAGE SADLER BLOG ON LAST NIGHT’S GIG

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 PREPARE FOR RETURN TO GIGGING (JULY 9TH) TODAY AT UNIT ONE

Rehearsals from the last 2 weeks at Unit One

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.

REHEARSALS TODAY AT UNIT ONE + PATREON UPDATE

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:

KAINE PREPARE FOR JULY 9TH GIG RETURN TODAY AT UNIT ONE

Kaine will be preparing for their return to gigging on July 9th today at rehearsals. The gig will go ahead despite the recent extension of restrictions by the UK Government as the gig will switch to the outside stage. Kaine will be playing alongside NWOBHM legends Rhabstallion and the Stonedead Villains which can both be heard here. Tickets are available from here. The July 14th show at CODA in Colchester is still to be re-arranged by the venue.

COALVILLE SHOW GOING AHEAD – SHOW MOVES TO OUTDOOR STAGE AT THE VICTORIA

Today it was confirmed that the July 9th gig at The Victoria, in Coalville will be going ahead. Due to high demand for the event, the gig will move to the outdoor stage.

There will be an update on the Coda gig in the coming days.

NEW ALBUM RECORDING RESUMES THIS WEEK – KAINE’S JULY DATES AT RISK OF POSTPONEMENT AS UK LOCKDOWN IS EXPECTED TO EXTEND TO JULY 19TH 2021

Rage Sadler and Isaac Healy will begin tracking the rhythm guitars and bass for the new album at Unit One, Colchester on the 15th and 16th of June. The band will also be at Unit One today for weekly rehearsals.

Kaine’s upcoming gigs are likely to be postponed as the Government appears to be looking to extend the lockdown ending date to around July 19th. This will mean the bands shows at Coalville on July 9th and Colchester on July 14th will likely not go ahead. Kaine’s June date in Swansea was also cancelled by the Welsh Government due to Covid-19 infection rates beginning to rise again.

NEW ALBUM + HANGER 18 SHOW UPDATE

Kaine will again be back at Unit One next month to begin tracking the guitars and bass for the new album. The drums are still being worked on however good progress has been made with the new record.

We can also confirm that the bands Swansea show at Hanger 18 will be re-arranged. Presently the Welsh Governments restrictions are not enabling live music to come back unrestricted and the venue couldn’t have afforded to do the show with the limits on numbers at the venue in place. Hanger 18 were however happy with all the hard work done to promote the show and are keen to reschedule as soon as possible.

Kaine will be back at rehearsals today in Unit One.

NO MERCH STAND AT THE MUSIC ROOM, IPSWICH ON SATURDAY

Saturdays gig at The Music Room, Ipswich is a seated gig with table service only. This is to make the show as safe as possible and to limit the risk of the spread of Covid-19. Normally the band will have merchandise available at shows, however to ensure everyone’s safety the band will not be opening a merch table on the night and we will be distanced from the audience throughout.

If you wish to purchase any Kaine merch please head over to our Bandcamp here.

KAINE – LAST REHEARSAL SESSION BEFORE NEW ALBUM RECORDING AND RETURN TO GIGGING

Last weeks sessions working on the set, new album and new EP!

Kaine will head to Unit One Studio’s in Colchester today for their final album rehearsal session before they head into the studio next week to begin tracking drums for the new album. It will also be the bands final rehearsal before their sold out gig at The Music Room, Ipswich on May 22nd.