Kaiser Chiefs Biography (Wikipedia)
Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name that same year. Since their formation the band consists of lead vocalist Ricky Wilson, guitarist Andrew "Whitey" White, bassist Simon Rix, keyboardist and occasional drummer Nick "Peanut" Baines and since 2013 drummer Vijay Mistry, who replaced founding drummer Nick Hodgson who left the band in late 2012.
Primarily inspired by new wave and punk rock music of the late 1970s and 1980s, the band have released six original studio albums: Employment (2005), Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007), Off with Their Heads (2008), The Future Is Medieval (2011), Education, Education, Education & War (2014) and Stay Together (2016), one EP: Lap of Honour (2005), one compilation album: Souvenir: The Singles 2004–2012 (2012) and numerous singles, including the number one hit song "Ruby".
Their album Employment enjoyed critical and commercial success with over three million copies sold. It has won the band three Brit Awards, including the award for Best British Group, a NME award for Best Album, and was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.
- Eight of the boys perform with the Kaiser Chiefshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04rx35l.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04rx35l.jpg2017-02-04T20:03:42.000ZEight of the boys perform with the Kaiser Chiefs. Jamie, Ryan, Sam, Mark, Jordan, Jazzie, Keith and Jonnie sing for a place in a band.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04rsdrv
Eight of the boys perform with the Kaiser Chiefs
- "It's always like a homecoming" - Simon Rix from the Kaiser Chiefs talks about Leeds venueshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qjftc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qjftc.jpg2017-01-23T16:48:00.000ZLammo talks to Simon about what makes the Leeds scene unique.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04qj71y
"It's always like a homecoming" - Simon Rix from the Kaiser Chiefs talks about Leeds venues
- Kaiser Chiefs - BBC Music Awards 2016https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04l544d.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04l544d.jpg2017-01-11T23:59:00.000ZRicky Wilson & co storm the BBC Music Awards in London with Hole In My Soul.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04l85xy
Kaiser Chiefs - BBC Music Awards 2016
- Ricky Wilson: "Leathers - head to toe!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04gqs9f.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04gqs9f.jpg2016-11-17T15:01:00.000ZRicky jokes about the Kaiser Chiefs' outfits for the BBC Music Awards 2016https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04gqsdr
Ricky Wilson: "Leathers - head to toe!"
- Ricky on the new album: "It really took it out of me!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bp3yd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bp3yd.jpg2016-10-11T08:06:00.000ZA sleepy Ricky Wilson on the Kaiser Chief's sixth album Stay Together.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04bp40d
Ricky on the new album: "It really took it out of me!"
- Ricky and Simon from Kaiser Chiefshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bdnjh.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bdnjh.jpg2016-10-08T13:10:00.000ZThe rock stars chat staying together for a long time and coming up with new ideas.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04bdsz2
Ricky and Simon from Kaiser Chiefs
- Kaiser Chiefs - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02214p9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02214p9.jpg2014-07-02T12:00:00.000ZRiding high from an enjoyable Glastonbury, Ricky and Simon from the Kaisers join Mark and Stuart to talk about their fifth studio album.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02214px
Kaiser Chiefs - Interview
- Ricky Wilson talks Rock Around The Clock with Steve Wrighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01z35wg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01z35wg.jpg2014-05-14T18:56:00.000ZRicky talks about covering Rock Around The Clock, The Voice and plans for Kaiser Chiefs.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01z35wt
Ricky Wilson talks Rock Around The Clock with Steve Wright
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BBC Music Awards: 2016
T in the Park: 2016
T in the Park: 2014
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