UK’s SYTERIA Get Equipment Robbed, Jackie Chambers (Girlschool) Reachs Out!
UK rockers SYTERIA, featuring Jackie Chambers of Girlschool and previously Blitzkrieg in their ranks, have new songs ready for their 2nd album Reflection, gigs booked to test them out, the Kickstarter campaign up to 200% in just 3 days …couldn’t be better, then SYTERIA play the Lounge in London. The next morning they wake up and go down to the Archway Premier Inn hotel car park and to their shock and dismay there’s no gear left in the back of the band’s transport… gutted! Expensive amps, the satnav, chargers amongst other things and Jackie‘s shades – damned cheek.
Jackie went to reception and reported the theft, the Premier Inn couldn’t even be bothered to fetch the manager, no apology just called the Police for us and they even rang 999 which Jackie got told off for by the Police…minor crime and all that. The Police were about as interested as Premier Inn in the stolen stuff, fobbed off Jackie Chambers with a crime number and told them they’d call us back within a day or 2…still waiting 2 weeks on! Jackie asked to see the CCTV footage seeing as though cameras were plastered all over the car park, no one could just walk out unnoticed with band gear and very heavy flight case (Jackie’s back can attest to that ) and even if they had a car it would have taken a couple of guys to have moved it all over into said car…but nope, nothing. Jackie has sent a strongly worded email to Premier Inn and still no reply, not even a sorry letter reply.
What next? Well, now we’ve to replace all the gear as well as find the money to pay for the studio, pressing, printing etc in readiness for the new album. Thankfully the gigs we do have booked the support bands and local musicians have all been kind enough to lend us their equipment until we do replace it.
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