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What could
have been
Eric was amazing,
he gave us a break,
and maybe because
he liked the pre-demo
demos let us use the
studio at a reduced
rate for 5 days.
discussing us four ruling the world. direction it was heading in. Skip to May ‘08, and a lot of players
The dream went along these lines - start I decided from the start that down, I was certainly losing hope we’d
with a band, branch into clothing, clubs I wanted a behind the scenes role, ever find the right guys. We had a bit of
etc and then conquer the whole world... but would hopefully do something pressure too as we had agreed to do a
Little too much French wine, I guess! on stage with Tom at some point, and charity mini festival in Exeter in July.
But we didn’t just fool around; Pete slotted into the management side About a month before the Exeter
there was some seriousness about of things very well from the degree he gig, Tom and James were in a small
our plan. And coming back home after was doing (he was studying Business bar in Durham called Fabios (one of
Nice, Tom, James, Pete, and I decided Management in Exeter at the time). our favourite spots up here that has live
that we should just do it, we didn’t have James was naturally going to be bands every Friday), where Mark and
anything to lose. I was confident that the the keys player of the band, being the Rick were playing in an amazing funk/
boys would write some amazing music, piano genius he is. jazz band in the corner. Both of them
and with all of our musical backgrounds Then came the hunt for 3 other were Durham uni boys as well and had
we could vet it and make it perfect. We members. We went through so many big jazz backgrounds. So, at the end of
eventually settled on Cavalier for the average players. Friends of friends and their set, Tom and James chatted with
band name. Our main inspiration for this that sort of thing. One guy, who was the guys, told them our plan, and they
name came from our parents and other actually an amazing lead guitarist had agreed to do the Exeter gig. We would
family friends who often commented the least amount of drive to do anything see where things went from there. So
about our ‘supposed’ Cavalier attitudes I’ve ever seen, which was a shame, and Bass and Drums were sorted.
toward everything-not strictly true, but we struggled to find a suitable bass We tried to get in touch with Guy
it really fitted the current band, and the player or drummer. Prall, a friend of Toms, who used to play
avantoure
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