Saddlers supporting Stubblemelt...IT’S been a decade since front-man, Kyle Perry, departed Bescot Stadium after he failed to earn a professional deal having worked his way up through the ranks at the club.
He’s certainly been on quite a journey since then, combining his playing career, which has taken in the likes of Port Vale, Mansfield Town, Lincoln City and currently Altrincham of the Conference Premier, with that of a graphic designer, wrestler and rock star!
It’s in the music industry where Perry is making a big noise as frontman, lead guitarist and chief song writer for Stubblemelt, a local band who are well on their way to achieving big things.
The band is refreshingly different with a melodic sound that has seen them build up a firm and loyal fan base.
Their achievements to date include writing, recording and producing a 14-track debut album entitled, Gypaetus Barbatus, which was released to two sell-out shows at The Flapper in Birmingham, supporting Scouting for Girls at the Big Boro Festival earlier this year as well as performing with the likes of The Twang, JLS and Ocean Colour Scene amongst others.
The band has also been instrumental in launching the Lichfield Rocks Festival, an event which features over 30 live bands and has raised thousands of pounds for St. Giles Hospice.
Big things are expected for Stubblemelt in 2015 and Walsall FC will be backing them all the way! A tour is planned and work will begin on a new album that is sure to push the boundaries once more.
We’re playing their tracks as part of the matchday music here at Banks’s Stadium and urge you to log-on to www.stubblemelt.com to find out more about the band. Alternatively follow them on Twitter @StubbleMelt