Kal Lavelle performs 'Disaster' for BalconyTV London
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KAL LAVELLE - DISASTER
PRESENTED BY LAYLA ANNA-LEE
Kal Lavelle's musical career began when she was very young up a tree with a 25p Mars Bar. Inside was a silver slip of paper (a bit like Charlie & the Chocolate Factory) saying she had won £1,000 Irish pounds! So with money in her pocket she bought her first guitar, (she also bought her mother a washing machine, but I digress), taught herself to play, and began strumming and singing till she was old enough to leave the homestead.
Armed with adventurous blood, an ambitious heart, and a crap sense of direction, Kal prepared to voyage wherever the wind blew her. It wasn't very windy though, (global warming hadn't hit Ireland yet!) so the furthest she got was Dublin city to attend Rockschool. (Irelands equivalent of Brit School)
With her startling voice and heart wrenching songs of love gained, love lost and everything in between, Kal won Ireland's National Radio Stations prestigious 2FM Song Contest and found herself on the airwaves, on the box and, once again, in the money!
She began to gig regularly on the Irish circuit, leading to BIG supports with the likes of James Brown, The Beach Boys and Paddy Casey.
After that she vowed to sally forth in whatever direction her guitar case pointed It pointed west - the bright lights and dusty deserts of the U.S.A. were calling so she took up an offer to tour America with Michael Flatley's Feet of Flames as a musician, playing huge football stadiums to 30,000 people a night. It was a steep and nerve-wracking learning curve, but with the taste of airplane food still in her mouth she felt it was time for an even bigger challenge. So she relocated to London with her trusty guitar in hand, hoping that her songs and primary-coloured clothing would bring a smile to somber city faces!
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