BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

24 September 2014
LincolnshireLincolnshire

BBC Homepage
England
»BBC Local
Lincolnshire
Things to do
People & Places
Nature
History
Religion & Ethics
Arts and Culture
BBC Introducing
TV & Radio

Sites near Lincolnshire

Cambridgeshire
Humberside
Leicester
Norfolk
Nottingham

Related BBC Sites

England
 

Contact Us

Music

The Kooks
The Kooks

The Kooks come to the Farm

By Kevin Stanley
Indie band The Kooks are stopping off by the sea-side as they bring their current UK tour to the Farm at Chapel St Leonards.

The Farm; situated in its own grounds and surrounded by countryside and nature reserves, is one of Lincolnshire's premier venues for the best in live music and entertainment.

Offering a warm welcome and a friendly environment The Farm is also dedicated to bringing you the best locally produced and organic food, with a completely GM free/fairtrade policy.

And if all that wasn’t enough, on the 24th August, The Farm plays host to indie darlings The Kooks who will be performing live.

The seaside town of Brighton has given us a lot to be thankful for recently - hit TV show Sugar Rush and one of the most appealing indie bands to come along in a while - The Kooks.

After meeting in 2003 as students at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music the young foursome of vocalist/guitarist Luke Pritchard, lead guitarist Hugh Harris, bassist Max Rafferty and drummer Paul Garred became friends and started jamming together.

Full of the energy of youth they put together an album of ultra-catchy tunes featuring heartfelt-lyrics and striking guitar riffs and soon secured a contract with Virgin.
Amongst their influences are The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan whilst David Bowie is their collective hero - their name “Kooks” being taken from a song that featured on his 1971 “Hunky Dory” album.

Their debut single “Eddie's Gun” charted at number 35 and before long they were selling out headline shows across the whole of the UK. Subsequent singles “You Don’t Love Me” and “Naïve” charted at number 12 and 5 respectively.

Terrified of over-exposure and the possibility of becoming just another ubiquitous young indie band The Kooks had hoped to retain the kind of credibility that lesser known indie bands are able to enjoy without ever really entering the mainstream.

They had no such luck and what will happen now, with the band regularly in the singles chart and currently on another sell-out UK tour is unsure. But with a second album almost ready it’s unlikely that anyone will be forgetting about The Kooks anytime soon. And they might well be about to get even bigger.

last updated: 16/08/06
SEE ALSO
home
HOME
email
EMAIL
print
PRINT
Go to the top of the page
TOP
SITE CONTENTS
SEE ALSO

BBC Arts

External Links





About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy