At just 20-years-old most people coming out of their teenage years would still be struggling to find a career path, Tyneside’s Kyle Hughes therefore is something of an anomaly, or an enigma.
The past few years have been something of a whirlwind for the drummer from Rowlands Gill working with Aurora Dawn & The Screamin’ Skulls, Misanthropy UK and Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal has meant he’s been kept busy.
Not shying from differing types of music either, Kyle is putting his drumming skills to use at differing ends of the music spectrum and followed up performing with Aurora and the Skulls at Glastonbury this summer with a trip Stateside with Ron, making new friends along the way.
Ron, of Art of Anarchy and Sons of Apollo fame, has enlisted Kyle’s services in part over the past two years, the drummer appearing on a UK mini-tour twelve months ago which included a date at Trillians in Newcastle. This year though has seen things taken up another level, Kyle travelling to America and appearing in New York City and New Jersey in August, before a whistle-stop tour of Romania the following month.
Next though sees Kyle on a Euro-tour, taking in dates in the Netherlands, France and Romania, eight dates in ten days, later this month.
“It’s always fun being with and playing alongside Ron,” began Kyle.
“I’m definitely looking forward at getting back out there and it’s an always an honour and privilege to do so; he definitely makes me up my game every time we perform.
“The trips I’ve done recently with him has been my first proper experience and I’m really happy as to how things have gone so we’re looking forward to bigger things to come.”
Kyle, who is also involved with local deathcore band, Misanthropy UK when on home soil, was involved with their recent release, Of Wolves (single), and their EP, Foot of the Mountain.
Touring though is something he’s experiencing properly for the first time, more so on foreign soils.
“This is my first time on tour in Europe with full dates,” continued Kyle.
“It’ll be my second time to Bucharest and Romania as well which is great as that has to be the best place I’ve ever performed a gig, the vibe created there was just amazing, and it was Ron’s birthday as well which added to the whole spectre.”
Having left the region on November 15 Kyle will be performing with Ron, and the New Jersey band, Thank You Scientist, in Heerlen and The Hague (Netherlands), Caen, Paris and Marseille (France) before the rock duo head back to Romania for a further three dates.