The Kooks Biography (Wikipedia)
The Kooks are an English indie rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard (vocals/rhythm guitar), Hugh Harris (lead guitar/synthesizer), Alexis Nunez (drums), and Peter Denton (bass guitar). The original bassist was Max Rafferty, and the founding drummer was Paul Garred. The lineup of the band remained constant until the departure of Rafferty in 2008. Dan Logan served as a temporary replacement, until Peter Denton joined the band permanently in October 2008. Early in 2010, Pritchard announced the departure of drummer Paul Garred, due to a nerve problem in his arm. Late in the year, Garred rejoined for studio sessions, however Chris Prendergast played drums when the band played live. Garred finally left in November 2011 after the release of their third album, Junk of the Heart.
In 2012, the band was accompanied on drums by Robden Alexis Nunez (from Golden Silvers), who eventually joined the band full-time.
A self-described "pop" band, their music is primarily influenced by the 1960s British Invasion movement and post-punk revival of the new millennium. The Kooks have experimented in several genres including rock, Britpop, pop, reggae, ska, and more recently, funk and hip-hop, being described once as a "more energetic Thrills or a looser Sam Roberts Band, maybe even a less severe Arctic Monkeys at times".
- The Kooks' pick - Jo and Simon's Record Storehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06c9bjg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06c9bjg.jpg2018-06-28T10:31:00.000ZLuke and Hugh from The Kooks add Bob Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone' into the record storehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06c99yl
The Kooks' pick - Jo and Simon's Record Store
- The Kooks: "Ronnie Wood listens to 'Gimme Shelter' before performing because he can't remember the chords!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06c7yyw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06c7yyw.jpg2018-06-27T18:46:00.000ZLuke & Hugh from The Kooks talk about bumping into Ronnie before opening for The Stoneshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06c7xw0
The Kooks: "Ronnie Wood listens to 'Gimme Shelter' before performing because he can't remember the chords!"
- The Kooks: "We wanted Trevor McDonald to introduce our show...but he never turned up!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p051yfk4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p051yfk4.jpg2017-05-04T15:53:00.000ZThe Kooks talk about when they put David Hasslehoff & Trevor McDonald on their guest listhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p051ybff
The Kooks: "We wanted Trevor McDonald to introduce our show...but he never turned up!"
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Past BBC Events
Reading + Leeds: 2018
Reading + Leeds: 2014
Live Lounge: The Kooks
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2014
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