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The Rock-itt : July 2010
now and enjoys the song. All three participate in the song writing itself. Typically Blake will start with a riff, throw it to Byron to add in some drums and the composing follows on from there. Britney says, "I am very opinionated when to comes to lyrics and I like to have my say." Whereas Byron's quirky sense of humour means he is not allowed to have too much of a say in this area, as he tends to make fun of people and situations. Byron adds that he also does not feel the two siblings gang up on him and block him with a brother/sister act. The band is all on the same wave length, work comfortably together and all have a say when they want to and make all decisions together. This group of three admit to being more on the lazy side of practices (not surprising with their hectic schedules). But if they know they have a gig or competition approaching, that changes and they pull out all stops to prepare. They are currently doing well in two band competitions, moving into the upcoming semi finals. One is at our local Manly Fisho's and the other is in Tempe. Blake says they have learned a lot since the first competition, especially regarding song choice and preparation. The group has also realised the benefits of networking with other bands on the circuit and at the competitions and has been rewarded with more gigs booked and becoming better known. The prizes for the band competitions involve recording opportunities, so the band is hopeful of doing well and achieving the next step even sooner. With all their hard work and passionate attitude there is bound to be a CD on the store shelf in the near future. In the meantime it would be great to see some support for these friendly Newport locals by turning out to see them in the flesh. Kickstone are solid, down to earth and deserve a listen. Kickstone with new manager, Jason Weston