Luna Kiss to play Godiva Festival - The Leamington Observer

Luna Kiss to play Godiva Festival

Leamington Editorial 26th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

AN ALTERNATIVE rock band making waves in Europe is finally set to perform on home turf – just weeks before jetting off on another tour.

Luna Kiss – whose lead singer Wil Russel lives in Lillington – will support the Boomtown Rats on the main stage at this year’s Godiva Festival.

It comes just before a tour which will see them play dates in Germany, Holland and Belgium.

Now the band members – who are aged between 25 to 27 – say their musical dreams are finally coming true.

Lead singer Wil said: “We have always dreamed of playing Godiva and now we are, sharing a stage with no other than Bob Geldof.

“The reception we get in Europe is always amazing, but performing at home always means so much to us. We all grew up around Coventry, seeing gigs at local venues and watching Godiva each year. To know it’s going to be us on the stage is a great feeling.”

Wil, Chris, James and Ross formed six years ago and started rehearsing in local practice rooms alongside studying music at Stratford and Warwickshire Colleges.

Since then they have been dubbed as ‘brilliant’ by Kerrang and Classic Rock Magazine said: “Any band which disregards boundaries and thinks one step ahead deserves the attention of any self-respecting rock fan.”

The band- who are inspired by the likes of Muse, Massive Attack, Pink Floyd and Radiohead – have been making waves in Europe, performing at different venues and even at the prestigious Night of The Prog festival.

But it isn’t all jetting across the globe and playing to sold-out crowds.

The four members are currently working on the last of three consecutive EPs, which sees them practice and pen new songs for a minimum of 15 hours a week.

This is alongside their full-time jobs – Wil and Chris as music teachers, Ross as a music technician and James running his streetfood van JP’s Kitchen.

Wil said: “It is hard work and long hours but we all love what we do and music has always been our passion.

“We want to write songs that other people can enjoy and which we are proud of.

“For us to play Godiva and tour Europe again is definitely worth the blood, sweat and tears it has taken to get here. Hopefully now the only way is up.”

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