Cited as one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time, The Kinks continued for 32 years as a recording and gigging band until the Davies brothers went their separate ways with solo careers. The Kast Off Kinks – actual former members – formed to keep the music playing on and have had every other ex-Kink guest with them, including Ray Davies himself.
The Kinks’ first hit, You Really Got Me, in 1964, broke new ground with driving power chords and Dave Davies’ distorted guitar sounds, creating a template for many bands to follow. Later work saw a style change to more melodic songs, highlighting Ray Davies’ lyrical and observational skills in songs like Sunny Afternoon, Dead End Street and Waterloo Sunset. The Kinks continued as a recording and gigging band until 1996, when the Davies brothers went their separate ways with solo careers.
The Kast Off Kinks formed in 1994 to keep the music playing on – the original line-up consisted of the band that played Lola (apart from Ray and Dave). They now feature the original Kinks’ drummer Mick Avory (who played on all the classic hits from 1964 -’84), Ian Gibbons – Keyboards/vocals (Kinks 1979 -’96 and still works with Sir Ray Davies), John Dalton – Bass/vocals (Kinks 1966 & 1969 -’76) and Dave Clarke – Guitar/vocals (Beach Boys, Noel Redding Band & Tim Rose). The show features all the Kinks hits, plus more from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s including: You Really Got Me, Tired of Waiting, Dead End Street, Sunny Afternoon, Autumn Almanac, Lola, Apeman, Days, Come Dancing, All Day and All of the Night and many more…
You can view The Kast Off Kinks’ performing ‘Lola’ here:
5 June 2020 7:30PM