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Original Residency Band Claims Fortnightly Hunter Pub Gig

Original Residency Band Claims Fortnightly Hunter Pub Gig



Who: Davola
Where: Hunter on Hunter
When: Wednesday September 1, 1999

ONE of Newcastle's most original rock groups DAVOLA has scored a fortnightly residency at the Hunter On Hunter, beginning next week, September 1.

Tomorrow night Davola returns to the stage at SJ's Hotel to perform with BIAS, the site of the group's narrow defeat at the XPOZAY band comp semi-finals.

Regardless of that loss, Davola has an excellent debut CD FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY out and available at gigs.

The CD has some unnerving sounds and bizarre lyrical preoccupations, such as on the song SKIN, which is how one might presume an alien being might view the world through a human's eyes.

Some of the band's weird stage sounds come from an ancient piece of analog equipment - called a SYNDRUM - that drummer and backing vocalist LLOYD KELLETT inherited with his secondhand drum kit.

Kellett explained that the band managed to achieve its unique style through a fierce determination never to play covers.

'We never set out to have a sound like we do,' he said.

'We've never been in cover bands, so we've never been influenced by other styles.'

Davola includes Lloyd's brother SCOTT KELLETT on bass guitar and lead vocals, and guitarist WADE BAILEY.



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