Rite of pas­sage

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

STONEVILLE mu­si­cian Kym Red­mond is ex­cited ahead of the launch of her new EP Higher Pas­sage along­side her band­mates from the Band of Miss­fits next week.

Band of Miss­fits also fea­tures Greenmount mu­si­cian Me­lanie Dius, Lee Matheson, of May­lands, and El­len­brook mu­si­cian Paul Smith. “We formed in 2015,” she said. “I was not sat­is­fied be­ing a solo artist af­ter re­leas­ing my solo al­bum What’s Left Be­hind in July of 2015 and wanted to be backed by a full band.

“So I put my feel­ers out on Band­mix, an ad­ver­tis­ing site for mu­si­cians look­ing to play with other mu­si­cians.”

Red­mond said Band of Miss­fits’ sound was in­spired by var­i­ous mu­si­cal in­flu­ences.

“The hard­est chal­lenge I’ve faced have been the knock- backs from in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als,” she said.

“It’s hard be­ing the singer, song­writer and man­ager all at once.

“The knock- backs are like a punch to my core. I take it hard be­cause it’s my heart and soul in these songs. I pour ev­ery­thing into them, they are all pieces of me, so the knock­backs some­times leave me ques­tion­ing my own worth.

“I think hav­ing the tenac­ity to keep go­ing is the most im­por­tant thing though, when the love for what I do is so strong it drives me.”

Band of Miss­fits will launch Higher Pas­sage at The Den at the Civic Ho­tel, In­gle­wood on Friday, June 15.

Band of Miss­fits.

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