Above: Top image from left to right: Mick Avory, Ian Gibbons, John Dalton and Dave Clarke
Don't miss a unique chance to hear ex-Kinks members perform all their greatest hits in the intimate atmosphere of the Hare & Hounds on Sunday 12 June to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks' Birmingham Debut.
The Kinks were one of the greatest and most influential groups of all time scoring hit after hit from the 1960's onwards until they split up in 1996.
Expect to hear all The Kinks' hits including “You Really Got Me”, “Dedicated Follower of Fashion”, “Sunny Afternoon”, “Lola”, “Waterloo Sunset”, “Victoria”, “Apeman”, “Days” and “Come Dancing”.
The evening concert will conclude a one day KINKS HEATH FEST that will jointly celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks performing next door to the Hare & Hounds at the now sadly burnt down Ritz Ballroom and the debut there on bass guitar of John “Nobby” Dalton who will be returning to King's Heath as a member of The Kast Off Kinks.
From 3 pm to 6pm many fine local muscians including Black Country Radio featured Alex Vann, the fantastic Andy Thomas, roots rockers Mr Apollo and the very talented Tim Walkerdine will play their favourite Kinks songs at a Kinda Kinks Session at Fletchers Bar in York Road.
From 7 pm the doors will open across the road at the Hare & Hounds for an evening concert by The Kast Off Kinks.
The Kast Off Kinks are not a tribute band but a great line-up of ex-Kinks members:-
Mick Avory on drums and vocals who also played at the 1966 Ritz gig
John Dalton on bass guitar and vocals
Ian Gibbons on keyboards and vocals plus
Dave Clarke on lead guitar and vocals who previously worked with The Beach Boys.
Formed by Mick Avory to keep the music of The Kinks alive, the Kast Off Kinks regularly perform at major venues throughout Europe.
"All of the Kast Off Kinks have a long association with one of the most successful British bands ever and set about the seemingly bottomless goldmine of classic pop songs with ... unbridled glee"
“A full house, and a standing ovation. To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate”
(The Stables, Milton Keynes)
“ A great night's entertainment … made up of both classic hits and album tracks”
This should really prove to be a great night commemorating a key event in King's Heath's musical heritage.
The Hare & Hounds is an upstairs standing and dancing venue just like the old Ritz Ballroom!
Tickets for the afternoon Walk Of Fame (Kinda Kinks) session at Fletchers cost £4 in advance or £4.40 from www.wegottickets.com
Any remaining tickets will cost £5 on the door
Advance Tickets for the evening concert by The Kast Off Kinks cost £15 cash from Kitchen Garden Cafe or £15 + BF from www.skiddle.com/e/12678746 More on the Door if any are left!
Come along dressed up in your finest 60's clothes as there will be spot prizes for the best dressed Dedicated Follower of Fashion!