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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Love Lifts Sawka Up Where He Belongs

posted by on July 17 at 19:20 PM

officerandg.jpgThe one-man drumming freak of dnb Kevin Sawka is off to Europe for a solo tour. Just he and his drums and his sickening beats. And maybe some drum sticks. We spoke:

Where are you going?
Kevin: London, Wales, Amsterdam, France, and Spain.

Who are you touring with?
I’m traveling and performing by my lonesome self as KJ Sawka. Climbing the European hills.

What cities are you playing?
July 18th - Swansea, Wales - Monkey Cafť & Bar
July 19th - UK - Near London - Glade Festival
July 21st - Winston Kingdom, Warmoesstraat
July 24th - Barcelona - La Plataforma
July 25th - Metz - Le Tunnel, Metz
July 26th - Lille - Le Reve d’Hervrt

How did the tour get set up?
I did a tour of the UK last year. I’m playing Glade Festival again this year. My friend Nick who promotes, books bands, and who is in a live dnb band set up most of the tour.

What will you be playing?
I will be playing live smashing drum n’ bass beats and some more moderate dance floor riddims for peopleís enjoyment.

What are you looking forward to over there?
Peopleís enjoyment.

How are you bringing over your drums?
I’m just bringing over my own electronics. Iím renting a kit.

Do you have to worry about converters for the power?
No worries, but I do need power converters for everything. It can be a real big pain.

Are you worried about other people touching your drums?
Iíd like to think Iím the one with all the touch. And I’d rather other people only touch the cymbals with their tongues.

Are you worried about other people touching you?
No, not at all. I love to hug.

Are you afraid of flying?
Absolutely not. When the plane lifts off, I sing out loud.

What will you be singing this trip?
I think Iíll go with Joe Cockerís ďUp Where We BelongĒ from An Officer and a Gentleman. I love that song. Love lifts us up where we belong, you know?

Yes. I know.
Where eagles fly.

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Where is "Whales?"

Posted by brian | July 17, 2008 10:04 PM

Probably near Warmoratataat.

Posted by Whale Lover | July 18, 2008 3:23 AM


Posted by henry o henry | July 18, 2008 9:29 AM

Henry, and your band isn't "Zzzzzzzz" ?

Posted by right | July 18, 2008 11:29 AM

'Whales' is(are)in the ocean silly! :) But Wales on the other hand is close to England 'case ya didn't know. You all should know Kevin by now.......he's messin with you. oh, and play nice everyone - you too Henry.

Posted by TheCoolMom | July 18, 2008 7:20 PM

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