Newcastle’s Kye Smith lands Youtube award for Drum Chronology Videos

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It’s not everyday that you get a package delivered from video sharing website, Youtube. But that’s exactly what was in the post for Newcastle drummer Kye Smith today. 

Inside the package, an award / plaque to celebrate Kye gaining over 100,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel.

As we’ve posted about many times before, Kye’s “Drum Chronology” videos cover a band’s entire career in just 5 minutes. The video series has had millions of views on Youtube and Facebook and it’s popularity has seen the local drummer flown to New York to perform his Beatles Drum Chronology at Madison Square Garden during halftime at a New York Knicks game.

As well as juggling his “internet fame” Kye also drums in Newy band Local Resident Failure, works in the multimedia industry and in 2015 he stepped in for Gordy from Frenzal Rhomb when he sustained a serious arm injury during a show at Perth’s Amplifier Bar.

If you’ve never seen one of Kye’s Drum Chronology Videos we’ve put together a list of some of our favourites below.

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