The Kooks formed in 2004 in the city of Brighton in the UK. The band takes a lot of its musical influences from the industry time period known today as the British Invasion. Some of the bands that influenced music during this time included The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Dave Clark Five. Many critics have compared The Kooks to fellow band the Arctic Monkeys. The Kooks broke into mainstream British music only a few months after the band formed thanks to its successful debut album.
Three founding members of The Kooks met at school in Croydon. These three met Max Rafferty after moving schools to join BIMM in the pursuit of music. Thanks to a mutual love of classic British and American musical icons, the group got along easily and tossed around early ideas for a band. The group takes its name from a popular David Bowie song. The Kooks sent an extended play demo tape out in an attempt to find gigs to play. After just four months together, Virgin Records signed The Kooks to an album deal. The band claims that its early success is simply due to the members' landlord at the time liking the look of the hats the group members purchased as parts of their stage outfits. Despite not being able to make that performance in the end, The Kooks finished the demo tape and developed its style as the band booked more concerts.
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Who are the band members?
The current lineup for The Kooks includes Hugh Harris on lead guitar, Luke Pritchard on a rhythm guitar with main vocals and Alexis Nunez as the drummer. Past members of the group include Max Rafferty, Jon Lewis, Paul Gerred and Peter Denton.
What is a The Kooks concert like?
Thanks to the outstanding success of its first album and subsequent works, the band is able to play to packed crowds in cities large and small. The Kooks is famous internationally, and fans are able to see the band in the UK, US, Canada and Mexico quite often. While on tour, the group adds at least one extra member to provide backing vocals and has had at least five other touring musicians as part of the lineup in the past.
What albums has The Kooks released?
The Kooks has released five full-length albums over the course of the band's career. These are Inside In/Inside Out from 2006, Konk from 2008, Junk of the Heart from 2011, Listen from 2014 and Let's Go Sunshine from 2018.
What kind of setlist can you expect at a The Kooks concert?
If you're seeing a The Kooks concert live, you can expect the band to play a number of its greatest hits across its albums. Some of the songs you might hear during a The Kooks concert include "She Moves in Her Own Way," "Eddie's Gun," "You Don't Love Me" and "Always Where I Need to Be." Many of these songs were released as singles that charted in the UK.
Has The Kooks won any awards?
The success of the band's first album led to early fame and quite a few awards and nominations. Inside In/Inside Out eventually went quadruple platinum. The band won an MTV Award for Best UK and Ireland Act thanks to its live performances.Back to Top