Kid Ego

Kid Ego

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Kid Ego are undeniably and unashamedly a band dealing in classic, full throttle rock n’ roll. Behind the aviator glasses, the Nikki Sixx mullets and the faux-grimace posturing, there is an air of professionalism and grounded reality that sets them out from their rivals.

Biography

Kid Ego. Biography

Born from a shared packet of cigarettes and a bottle of cheap cider, Kid Ego are the UK’s answer to the glory days of high-octane rock and roll.

Think classic UK punk rock riffs shot from behind aviator sunglasses, leather and leopard print. Think dirt and glam, think cigarettes and lipstick, think engine fire and glitter. Think ‘yeah at last a young band not frightened of throwing a few bombs into what is now a very predictable music business’ and you’re there!

Kid Ego is the brainchild of cocksure vocalist and songwriter Zakk and 80s rock fanatic Rookie after a chance meeting at the annual Leeds music festival. With a vision to bring back great rock ‘n’ roll they soon recruited metal riff maker Phil on rhythm and the then 15-year-old tubthumper Nickky on drums. Then a very persuasive Zakk hijacked 70’s rock influenced local guitar hero Birdy and the line-up was complete. After months of hard graft, July 2005 saw the young five-piece roll their rock show out of the rehearsal rooms and into the bright lights.

Selling out their local York venues, the band quickly caught the attention of the local media and 3 months after their first gig they received a call from The Wildhearts management and an invitation to open the “Rock In The Castle” festival. This turned out to be the bands first big break. The BBC reviewed the performance… “Kid Ego took to the stage with the kind of confidence and swagger normally associated with the headliners. Best band for me”

UK tours followed and as news about their sensational live performances spread record companies, festival organisers and media took a keen interest. In April
2006 the band celebrated a newly inked record deal with a co headline performance with Tokyo Dragons at the 13th Birthday Bash, 4000 bikers roared for an encore.

The Ego boys crammed the UK dates in before travelling to the US for a Summer East Coast Tour followed by an amazing kick ass show at Cruefest Hollywood. Then back to the UK and a Main stage appearance at the cult Wickerman Festival where they performed with such legends as The Sensational Alex Harvey band, New model Army and Marky Ramone. They ignited the main stage and this before they had released anything!

In September 2006, the band unleashed their debut album “Ignite The Tide” through independent rock label Rock Revolution. Under the guidance of producer Will Jackson (Kaiser Chiefs, The Music) the lads nailed twelve stonewall classics combining the ferocity of heavy punk and the power of 80s rock vocals. Whether it’s the guitar licks and drum rolls of “Lady Conniver”, the rock stomp of “Till I Die”, the sing-a-long tales of lust and lunacy in “Heartbreak Hooker” or the bass heartbeat of alcohol fuelled anthem “Hellshot”, the album is on fire from first note to last cymbal crash. And there is more to come as the band are already preparing for the follow up showcasing new track “One In The Pink” at recent live shows.

On the road, the boys have kick-started their musical mission to chase dreams, break hearts and smear lipstick wherever they go. In just over one year they’ve managed to high jump the toilet tour and settle into an intensive touring schedule packing out some of the most prestigious rock venues in the UK.

And now they’re looking to 2007 with a 30 date US roadtrip booked in for Feb/March, more festivals across the year, then gigs, gigs and more gigs. Oh and yeah they’ve already written a second album! As they play hard and party harder, it definitely seems the future of hard rock belongs to one band…Kid Ego.

Notes
Kid Ego have played events all around the world
appearing with the following bands: Hanoi Rocks, The Wildhearts, Terrorvision, Marky Ramone,
The Animals, Roadstar.

kid Ego recorded "Hair Of The Dog" with rock legends Nazareth in March 2007. This single
will be released 1st May 2007.

See more reviews at www.sonicbids.com/kidego (click press) also
www.myspace.com/kidego

All press enquiries to Lee Benecke at Peepshow PR
Tel: 07921083010
Email: peepshowpr@yahoo.co.uk
www.myspace.com/peepshowpr

Management
Abf musician Management
Tele Darren 07977 577489
Email Darren@abfeurope.com

Lyrics

Till I Die

Written By: Zakk Taylor

Who are you to say
Who are you to breathe
Wind me at the back
Dropping to the knees
Reaching for the rope I’m heading for a sanity breakdown
Lurk behind the door
Afraid of open war
Stab me in the back
Penetrate the core
Lower down the rope I’m heading for a sanity breakdown
Don’t look me in the eye while you shake my hand
If you’re the turncoat behind the wall
And the devil has yet to show his face
With his mouth unjustified ……
Cheap trash talking, dirty tricks
And I’ll never lay down under the lies
Cheap trash walking, behind the bricks
And I’ll never lie down ……till I die
Keep it on a leash
Your views they are disease
Spreading like the rat
Eliminates the peace
Forget my withered rope your heading for a sanity breakdown
Fuck your crying lies
Your eyes are filled with green
Envy is a sin
And nothing in between
Take away the rope and drown in your own sanity breakdown
Don’t look me in the eye while you shake my hand
If you’re the turncoat behind the wall
And the devil has yet to show his face
With his mouth unjustified ……
Cheap trash talking, dirty tricks
And I’ll never lay down under the lies
Cheap trash walking, behind the bricks
And I’ll never lie down ……till I die

©Copyright 2005

Heartbreak Hooker

Written By: Zakk Taylor

Her name was Leah She was five foot six
She had a body with a shine Head to her hips
I saw her through the glass I’m afraid I couldn’t say
… Look the other way
Doors opened then she took my hand
And pulled me in there like a sinner
From the devil of dam
Unsure at first but I knew that her thirst
Would dominate the night

Girl what would your mother say…

She’s a heartbreak hooker
Too fast a lover
Money up her night n day
She’s a heartbreak hooker
Mother undercover
Faking every single lay

Five shots and eight beers a piece
No wonder little Leah had me weak at the knees
Lust upon her face only one thing on her mind
… Money for the take
Doors opened then she led me astray
And stripped me down bout to take
My innocence away
Unsure at first but I knew that her thirst
Would dominate the night

Girl what would your mother say…

She’s a heartbreak hooker
Too fast a lover
Money up her night n day
She’s a heartbreak hooker
Mother undercover
Faking every single lay

Rooke paid the bill and got a slap in the face
For when he tried to bite her tit she put him in his place
A heartbroken ego and our twisted minds a trip
Doors open threw me out on the street
A red face feeling flushed a little light on my feet
A light wallet though not surprised
… She’s just a business woman in disguise

Girl what would your mother say…

She’s a heartbreak hooker
Too fast a lover
Money up her night n day
She’s a heartbreak hooker
Mother undercover
Faking every single lay

©Copyright 2005

Lady Conniver

Written By: Zakk Taylor

Oh I can see your
Obituary
Like a label damning, as it reads:
“Well, she was an angel to the careless man For hearts to take”

You play the taker
I play the victim
Suffocate from the scent of your desire
“Well, she was an egocentric temptress and
Left all to fate”

Feel a pain like a stone in my shoe
Coz you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver
Disarray, my obsession with you
Coz you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver
Crave my penetration with you
But you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver
Headfuck when I’m thinking of you
Coz you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver

Oh, I can hear your
Solicitations
The repeat of a song I called my own
“Just You and no one will come closer,
for my heart breathes you”

Feel a pain like a stone in my shoe
Coz you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver
Disarray, my obsession with you
Coz you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver
Crave my penetration with you
But you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver
Headfuck when I’m thinking of you
Coz you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver

Can’t deny that I’m Living a lie
Coz you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver
Can’t ignore but I’ve been here before
And your lady you’re a lady conniver
Do they know all the people you show
That you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver
Do they know all the people you show
That you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver

Oh I can feel your
Characteristic
A persistent smile till you succeed

Will I ever wake from my fixation?
For that hold to break

Feel a pain like a stone in my shoe
Coz you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver
Disarray, my obsession with you
Coz you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver
Crave my penetration with you
But you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver
Headfuck when I’m thinking of you
Coz you’re a lady, you’re a lady conniver

©Copyright 2005

Flirtin' With Suicide

Written By: Zakk Taylor

Bright lights gazing over the hills
Blind eyes I’ve done too many pills
White lines on the menu tonight
I’m on the verge of flirtin with suicide
And it’s a black leather fact when addiction attacks my sense is so unreal
And you’ll see me flying off the wall
With no escape from the fate I’m about to create as this poison rules my veins
And from cloud nine my soul can barely crawl

Rock stars dying everyone’s flirtin with suicide
Chicks always lying and everyone’s flirtin with suicide
Lord I don’t know what to say from the blood and the pain when the boundaries are broke and we are all in hell running wild

Fall down as my head hits the floor
Visions of a tunnel at the end there’s a door
Wake up get the shock of my life
I’m on the verge of flirtin with suicide
And it’s a well-fronted fake no amounts I can take will ever balance out my head
And you’ll see me flying off the wall
With every fall that I choose I’ve got something to loose as this poison rules my veins
And from cloud nine my soul can barely crawl

Rock stars dying everyone’s flirtin with suicide
Chicks always lying and everyone’s flirtin with suicide
Lord I don’t know what to say from the blood and the pain when the boundaries are broke and we are all in hell running wild

Coz I’m a …… JUNKIE
Livin in a ……NIGHTMARE
Temptation and the ……EGO
Swimming around my head

Like a ……SPEEDWAY
Heading for a ……BREAKDOWN
Temptation and the ……EGO
Kicks in one more time

Rock stars dying everyone’s flirtin with suicide
Chicks always lying and everyone’s flirtin with suicide
Lord I don’t know what to say from the blood and the pain when the boundaries are broke and we are all in hell running wild

©Copyright 2005

Ignite The Tide

Written By: Zakk Taylor

Ooo, A premonition my ambition can be saved
Ooo, I contradict the fascist doubt they send my way
Ooo, now tongue untied my dance will dominate your room
Ooo, Intensity approaches hypnotising you

Ooo, on the contrary the walls are closing in
Ooo, so light up the stage in a rage and await my vocal sin
Now, my fellow brothers here the calling of your name
Ooo, a followed silence of the path before me

Can you feel the heat wave
The calm before the storm
Gonna take you high

WOOOoooAAAoo
No limit for the life we’re living
WOOOoooAAAoo
No time to waste can you hear the roar
WOOOoooAAAoo
Feel the rush, feel the rush, feel the rush
WOOOoooAAAoo
Ignite the tide

Ooo, A solidarity that fly behind my wing
Ooo, may I present a universe we’re all shaking
Now, my fellow brothers play your calling through the roof
Ooo, Integrity minus inhibition fills me

Can you feel the heat wave
The calm before the storm
Gonna take you high

WOOOoooAAAoo
No limit for the life we’re living
WOOOoooAAAoo
No time to waste can you hear the roar
WOOOoooAAAoo
Feel the rush, feel the rush, feel the rush
WOOOoooAAAoo
Ignite the tide

©Copyright 2005

Deathrow

Written By: Zakk Taylor

He was a young man
With high expectations
Learnt the ropes from videogames
And radio stations
Scorched at seventeen by a pretty girl’s
Cigarette and lipstick
His life went of the rails
He was so damn pessimistic

Stick to your guns and you’ll make it happen
Let em hang low and your dreams will go
To a washed up, crack whore
Livin in abomination

Stick to your guns and you’ll make it happen
Let em hang low and your dreams will go
To a dark padded cell
Ya one step away from hell
Death Row
Burnin through ya soul
You lit the fire now its outta control
Death row
She didn’t understand
You had a future but she took it from your hands
Death Row
Burnin through ya soul
You lit the fire now its outta control
Death Row
You didn’t understand
He had a future but she took it from his hands

She was a schoolgirl
Getting high at the weekend
A life misspent crying wolf at the boys
To throw them in at the deep end
Met a young man, he was seventeen
And took a wrong turn in the bedroom
A twist in the tale as he flew off the rail
Then she bled to death it was her doom.

Stick to your guns and you’ll make it happen
Let em hang low and your dreams will go
To a washed up, crack whore
Livin in abomination

Stick to your guns and you’ll make it happen
Let em hang low and your dreams will go
To a dark padded cell
Ya one step away from hell

Death Row
Burnin through ya soul
You lit the fire now its outta control
Death row
She didn’t understand
You had a future but she took it from your hands
Death Row
Burnin through ya soul
You lit the fire now its outta control
Death Row
You didn’t understand
He had a future but she took it from his hands

©Copyright 2005

Discography

Debut Album 'Ignite The Tide' released September 2006.
Single "Hair Of The Dog" featuring Nazareth on
backing vocals release date 1st May 2007

Set List

Sets Vary from 45 minutes to 90 minutes depending
on the promoters/venues requirements

IGNITE THE TIDE

FLIRTIN WITH SUICIDE

HAIR OF THE DOG

UFO

TILL I DIE

LADY CONNIVER

DEATHROW

FORBIDDEN TATTOO

TEARAWAY

HEARTBREAK HOOKER

HELLSHOT