I ventured out the other night to the Flowerpot in Derby to see The Kast off Kinks. Now I've never really considered myself to be a mahoosive fan of The Kinks and really thought I would struggle to remember many of their hits but blimey, how one forgets sometimes. I remembered just about every single song they played, classics such as:
You Really Got Me, Autumn Almanac., Dedicated Follower of Fashion, A Well Respected Man, Where Have All the Good Times Gone, Sunny Afternoon, All Day and All of the Night, Lola, Waterloo Sunset, Apeman, Tired of Waiting for You, Village Green, Set Me Free, Days, Come Dancing..........and many more.
I was thinking I was way too young to remember all those, but obviously not. Having not done a lot of research before this evening of nostalgia I hadn't realised that this band were not just a tribute band but actually consisted of former members of the actual Kinks. It does state this on the poster but I must of rendered myself partially sighted after realising how old I was and how far I can go back with my music.
Woahhhhh! though, what a performance and ignore me harping on about my age, these guys are in their 70's!! I was totally blown away with the energy and the fact that these guys also cart all their own equipment around as well. How fit? I felt ashamed feeling a little tired after just singing and dancing for a while. I couldn't actually believe how many genres of music The Kinks actually go through, there is something for everyone really and the crowd at Derby were in fine voice showing their appreciation for good quality live music. The venue was packed and a sellout I believe, a wide range of ages which just goes to show what a great band they are and how their music has evolved and appealed to everyone at some point over the years.
So thank you to Dave Clarke, John Dalton, Ian Gibbons and the fabulous Mick Avory who performed the classic 'Dedicated Follower of Fashion' with 'style'. I can really recommend seeing them if you get the chance, you can find more at www.kastoffkinks.co.uk
Thanks also go to the lovely Alan and Lisa Woolley from Raw Promotions who never fail to put on a great gig at The Flowerpot, they also promote gigs at The Rescue Rooms in Nottingham and many more. Cheers also to all the Staff at the Flowerpot. I love this place.....it's friendly atmosphere makes it just one of the best pub/venues in Derby to visit so if you haven't been please go, they have so much entertainment and food available.
Find the gig guide at www.rawpromo.co.uk and information about The Flowerpot at www.flowerpotderby.co.uk
Tell us what you think if you've had a night out there, leave a comment below. Please go out and support live music!!
Take care for now and catch you tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday.
What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.