DEDICATED followers of Kinks music will be delighted to discover Uppermill is hosting a night of the band’s greatest hits next month.
And the Kast off Kinks are no tribute band featuring as they do three former members of the iconic North London band.
Mick Avory was the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964 to 1984.
John Dalton played bass and sang vocals in the 60’s and 70’s while keyboard player and vocalist Ian Gibbons still tours with Ray Davies).
The band, also including lead vocalist Dave Clarke formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose, will be definitely delving into the back catalogue of of some of British pop’s most famous songs
“Just about all the music I like and certainly a lot of indie music has been heavily influenced by The Kinks,” says promoter Tim Simpson.
“When you think about the amount of outstanding songs they have done it really puts them right up there with the greats.
“Almost every other ex-Kink has guested with The Last off Kinks, including Ray Davies, so they are not a tribute band.”
The Civic Hall bill also features Revolution Radio, Dave Sweetmore, and The Transmitters, the latter encapsulating the essence of all things British, mod and rock. So, they are a perfect fit.
Also coming up at the Civic Hall on Friday, November 3 are the James Taylor Quartet playing their funky Hammond Organ driven Acid Jazz.
Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon is DJ for the gig while also on the bill are the Rankings whose lead singer is Stephen Holt, the first and current lead singer of the Inspirals.
“I do hope people are liking what we do,” added Tim. “We had amazing feedback from Buzzcocks. It’s great to see this brilliant venue being used for gig’s such as these.
For details of all Tim’s promoted gigs visit www.popupuppermill.co.uk