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lead in another originals band called was something better - being so close
Diatribe. Unfortunately at the time he to the band and organising it, I really
one guy, who was
was out of action for the gig as he had enjoyed it. Plus it was a great way for
broken his hand. So, for the Exeter gig the guys to be together and really bond
actually an amazing
we quickly found through Rick this dep as a unit.
lead guitarist who to his credit learnt the Our first E.P. ‘No Looking Back’
lead guitarist had
songs in just four practices and in the was released on the 14th Nov ‘08. Three
car on the way down to Exeter. days later Matt Seymour from More
the least amount of
The Exeter gig was the first Raw, BBC Radio York’s unsigned music
time I had met the other guys in the show, found us through MySpace and
drive to do anything
band. It was a lot of fun as we all got contacted us for an interview. Then he
on amazingly well and had similar booked us in for a live session on the
I’ve ever seen, which
dreams. Mark and Rick were keen to be 8th of Jan’09. This was recorded in St
involved in original work, and with their Cuthbert’s York and was broadcast on
was a shame, and
background in jazz they were overly the 17th Jan. The Troubadour Club,
qualified to be in a pop rock band. one of London’s most iconic live music
we struggled to find
Mid summer: Guy’s hand was venues, offered the band a headline
healed, and we arranged some slot for the 23rd January, and we have
a suitable bass player
practices in Yorkshire, in a local church. recently played in the Bedford, and the
Tom and James had done some quick Distillers.
or drummer.
home recordings of the songs, which We have recently been accepted
meant that Guy, Rick and Mark all knew onto the Jarmusic Breakout
them when practice began. Everyone Competition and will be headlining at
came together, ran through songs, and the O2 Acadamy 2, Islington in April.
perfected the parts for songs we chose So it’s all happening.
to do on the E.P (Extended Play). Please visit www.cavaliermusic.
I had found Blast recording studio for up to date gig listings, photos
in Newcastle during this time, and and everything else.
popped up to see the place and a couple
of others. Blast had just been sold to
a record label, and was ‘out of action’
to general bands other than the labels
own artists. Thankfully I caught the
new owner, Eric Cook, on the phone,
and arranged to meet him. Eric showed
me around what is one of the most
amazing studios. From outside it looks
like nothing, just an old warehouse,
but inside there is this incredible studio
worth a fortune which was not being
used. 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. Our producer
for the E.P., Adam Sinclair was brilliant,
took to the songs instantly, and created
an amazing sound for Cavalier. Honestly,
it was one of the most worthwhile
experiences being locked in a studio
for 5 days! I had had similar experience
when recording the Titanic soundtrack
at Air studios, London in 1998. But this
homo ludens
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