Friday 2nd December 2016
The Kast Off Kinks are a tribute outfit to that iconic London 60's Mod band, the Kinks. Boasting members of the Kinks in their line up over the years and with the ever present Mick Avery behind the drum kit tonight, they can claim a good pedigree.
Do they sound like Ray and Dave Davies? No. Do they try to capture the sound of the swinging sixties in London? Yes. For a fun night out, they tick the boxes.
|Dedicated Follower of Fashion|
There was a decent crowd in The Con Club, which left standing room only. It did not take long for the audience to start dancing either and it was a quite enjoyable night. The sound was great.
The set was a "best of", as you would expect. Mick Avery emerged from his drum kit in the second half, donned a very loud "cartoon" jacket, and gave us a great version of "Dedicated Follower of Fashion".
All the hits were there, including "You Really Got Me", "Sunny Afternoon", "Lola", "Waterloo Sunset", "Apeman", and "Come Dancing." A show like this is a reminder of just what a great song-writer Ray Davies is.
Tonight's band had Dave Clarke doing a fine job on guitar and most of the vocals. Ian Gibbons tinkled the ivories and on bass was John Dalton.
Any excuse to get to the Brighton area is always welcomed, and this gig certainly made it well worthwhile.
|The Beeb got a chance to say hello to Mick Avery after the gig|