The name Syteria might not be instantly familiar to you but you might know leading light and guitarist Jackie Chambers from her “day job” as guitarist in British rock legends Girlschool. If being a member of Girlschool wasn’t enough Jackie started her side project, Syteria, with all the gusto you’d expect from someone who has been recording since 1980 and still has the drive of those early days.
Jackie was born in Bradford and grew up in Pudsey, Leeds where she started playing guitar at the age of 17 in various punk bands before moving down to London where she joined a signed band called Bleech. It was in the mid-nineties that Jackie formed an all girl band called Virago who had a couple of TV appearances and played with them doing mainly local gigs inLondon. Then in 1995 she placed an advert in a music paper to which Kim McAuliffe from Girlschool answered as she wanted to do a side project.
The pair hung out and wrote a few songs together, becoming good friends with the rest of the band too. It was then that the late Kelly Johnson decided to leave Girlschool opening the way for Jackie to fill the vacant role, after turning down the position at first.
Syteria formed in Leeds in 2015 and have released one three-track CD EP and a full-length album ‘Rantobot’ released in 2017.
Syteria is Jackie (Guitar, Vocals), Julia (Vocals), Keira (Bass Guitar, Vocals) and Pablo (Drums, Vocals).
- I’M ALL WOMAN
- AS IF
- STUCK IN THE MIDDLE
- GET A LIFE
- WHEN I GET OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL
- SANTA’S HARLEY
- STUPID GIRL
- NEW WORLD ORDER
- MOVING FORWARD