Sunday, 24 May 2015

REVIEW - Kast Off Kinks, Diss Corn Hall by The Diss Express + forthcoming gig dates


A curious hybrid of heritage and tribute acts has emerged over the last few years – bands made up of departed personnel from groups no longer with us.    

Bruce Foxton still plays music From the Jam, Nik Turner’s Space Ritual is Hawkwind in all but name, while the Campbell brothers each have their own UB40.    

Granddaddies of them all are the Kast off Kinks – essentially the real thing without the Davies brothers. They have been performing their considerable back catalogue for the last 20 years.  

Mick Avory, Jim Rodford and Ian Gibbons clearly have a fine old time working their way through a seemingly endless checklist of hits, and are ably assisted by the guitar and vocals of Dave Clarke from the Noel Redding band.  

While Ray Davies is a fine songwriter it was somehow refreshing to hear the Kinks music without the faux gravitas of an audience with his majesty.  

The band rattled through Sunny Afternoon, Dead End Street, David Watts, Lola, Waterloo Sunset, You Really Got Me, and so much more. A reminder that the Kinks, for all Davies’s undoubted genius, were fundamentally masters of the three minute single in all its catchy, disposal splendour.

Forthcoming Kast Off Kinks gigs: -

30 May 2015 White Horse Club, White Horse Caravan Park, Paddock Lane, Selsey PO20 9EJ  

23 June 2015 Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry CV1 1GS 

24 June 2015 Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8AR 

26 June 2015 Playhouse Theatre, Ashley Avenue, Epsom KT18 5AL  

27 June 2015 White Rock Theatre, White Rock Road, Hastings, TN34 1JX  

01 July 2015 Winding Wheel Theatre, 13 Holywell Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 7SA 

02 July 2015 Grimsby Auditorium, Cromwell Road, Grimsby, S Humberside DN31 2BH 

03 July 2015 Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees TS23 2LJ  

04 July 2015 Staxtonbury Music Festival, Manor Farm, Staxton, Nr Scarborough YO12 4SH 

09 July 2015 Subscription Rooms, George St., Stroud, Glos GL5 1AE 

10 July 2015 Chapel Arts Centre, St James Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR 

11 July 2015 Midsummer MODness Mini Festival, Pontardawe Arts Centre, Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea SA8  

12 July 2015 Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon, Wilts SN1 1QN 

12 August 2015 Exeter Corn Exchange, George Street, Exeter EX1 1BU 

13 August 2015 Princess Pavilion, 41 Melvil Road, Falmouth Cornwall TR11 4AR  

14 August 2015 The Wharf, Canal Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8AT  

15 August 2015 ROCK THE GHOSTIES 2 Poltimore Arms, Yarde Down, Brayford, South Molton, Devon EX36 3HA  

16 August 2015 Westlands Club, Westbourne Close, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2DD 

04 September 2015 Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 

05 September 2015 Oakengates Theatre, Limes Walk, Oakengates, Telford TF2 6EP 

06 September 2015 Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3EB

12 September 2015 Pavilion Theatre, Pier Garden, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR31 6PP 

18 September 2015 Oake Manor Golf Club, Oake, Taunton, Somerset TA14 1AT 

19 September 2014 Regent Centre, 51 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1AS  

20 September 2015 Courtyard Theatre, The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR  

02 October 2015 The Platform, Old Station Buildings, Marine Road West, Morecambe LA4 4DB 

03 October 2015 Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Corporation Street, Tamworh, Staffs. B79 7DN 

14 October 2015 Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, Devon TQ3 3HF 

15 October 2015 Exmouth Pavilion, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2AZ, UK  

16 October 2015 Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Frome, Somerset BA1 1BE 

17 October 2015 Littlecote House Hotel, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0SU 

18 October 2015 Princess Theatre, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 1EH  

22 October 2015 Ferneham Hall, Osborne Road, Fareham, Hants PO16 7DB 

23 October 2015 Lyric Theatre, 8 King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BD 

24 October 2015 The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3NT  

25 October 2015 Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8ED  

29 October 2015 Eel Pie Club, Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ   

30 October 2015 Princes Theatre, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1SE 

05 November 2015 Riverside Lodge, High Stanners, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1QL (Charity event for breast cancer)  

06 November 2015 Glasgow O2 ABC Academy, 300 Sauchihall Street, Glasgow G2 3JA 

07 November 2015 Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre, Raby Road, Hartlepool TS24 8AH 

13 November 2015 Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL51 6HE 

14 November 2015 Stamford Corn Exchange, Broad Street, Stamford PE9 1PX 

15 November 2015 Brookside Theatre, Romford War Memorial Social Club, 21A Eastern Road, Romford, Essex RM1 3NH 

22 November 2015 Official Kinks Fan Club Meeting, The Dome (Upstairs at The Boston), Tufnell Park, London N19 5QQ  

27 November 2015 Bingley Arts Centre, Main Street, Bingley BD16 2LZ 

29 November 2015 Spa Theatre, South Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2HD 

04 December 2015 Hertford Corn Exchange, 39 Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1AL 

05 December 2015 The Ropetackle, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG   

11 December 2015 Lewes Con Club, 139 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XS  

12 December 2015 The Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 1EU  

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