Okay. My name is andrew willet kyte. I am the second newest member
barrit. My story? I joined in fall of 96. i had been in the band
they knew i could play guitar... and i hung around with the barrit kids
in a while... so they knew i was someone they could deal with. I remember
that fall, walking home from school everyday listening to the barrit demo
my walkman. I fucking loved what they were doing. They were also the
band around ( at the time....) that was doing what they were doing. ( to
day many bands have "adopted" the style). Which is important becuase
origanility and intensity are the things i love about music the most.
after, me and gandiva ended ( although i kept the "last name")...which i
because i wasn't sincerally into it. It also gave me more time and
to put into barrit. Barrit has meant a lot to my life. It is a creative
oultlet for emotions. Mainly, Barrit is a family. The 4 other members of
band, along with a more vast "crew" of kids, are a tightly knit network of
friendship and love. We all would do anything for eachother, and we all
prioritize eachother over ourselves... And of course it took getting used
being a member of the band and the friends.. An example was in that fall
96 our singer went to school in Arizona...because steve's education and
finding himself are more important than being able to play shows etc...Of
course, i wouldnt have been able to say "we" back in fall of 96 ( as every
change takes getting used to). I definatly wasnt turned off by the
of the band and crew , image and status are not for me. The thing that i
the most about these people is that they are real ( Real is a quality in
people i prioritize the most). I would drive out to worcester every
and hang out be crazy..i had finally found people i could identify with..
group.. I could not identify with the other high school kids. Speaking of
school, I joined when i was a junior.. now i am closing in my senior
(High school for me is funny, i have been ready to get out for 2 years,
have to put in the time for college) High school is also, by the way..
pathetic. It has been hard, to balance a life of highschool and parents
a life of barrit. Especially when i live 1 to 2 hours away from
There was times where i just wanted to say fuck it..i'm moving out there.
love my parents , and i am college bound .. so i stuck with it. Now i
imagine my life without barrit. I do take the band for granted
course.. but i try to sit back and aprreciate it. I joined the band cave
in spring of 97 till fall of 97. It was fun playing shows.. but it didnt
out. I am more glad that i can throw all my efforts and time into barrit.
My future goals for the band are to get as intense and original as
I want to venture places no one has in music. We are heading in that
direction. We have our flowing points and our haulted points.. but i
will keep this train rolling, and the wheels will keep turning faster and
things to know about me-
- i play saxaphone in a concert and jazz ensamble
- i am a telemarker ( not typical...hey its an easy job with big $
- i have a brother who is a carbon copy of the ex-guitarist for faith
more- jim martin..( the guy with the big curly hair, beard, and red
- my brother also is fucking awesome
- my father is a minister, my mother is an art teacher ( and
and my step mom is a guidance counciler. ( so i cant avoid helping people
- i'm outgoing socially.. ( and i dont give a fuck ) i worry about
etc.. more than me....( but im starting to get out of it)
- im always in debt
- i talk to much..as you can see by my 3 page personal!
- i live in dalton, which is near pittsfield with is near ma/ ny line
also once and a while liive in eastlongmeadow which is next to
- college next year- clark in worcester
- i do a lot of art.
-nicknames - gandiva, drunk ass andy, shortbus, gondo, gandi
-Where will you find me? umass or worcester
-quote: "To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it." -martin
-quote 2: ".... each one of us is the revolution" frail.
-quote 3- "shyness is fine..shyness will stop you, from doing all
life you'd like to"- the smiths
musical influences/ play list - 1. black metal, 2. classical, 3. emo ( +
cure/smiths/tori amos) 4. death metal 5. hardcore / sceamo 6. punk 7. hip
last words..thank you to my family for putting up with me and all of
this..thank you to all my friends. ..it has been hard..figuring out life/
you are/ what you want to do etc.. thank you for being there......