Review: Kast Off Kinks

Four of the former members of the iconic band The Kinks took to the Spa Pavilion stage on Friday 13th and really proved that as the Kast Off Kinks they still know how to rock. Comprising of original Kink’s drummer, Mick Avory, along with John Dalton on bass guitar and vocals, Ian Gibbons on keyboards/vocals and Dave Clarke on lead guitar and vocals, these gentlemen clearly demonstrated their professionalism and continual love of performing The Kink’s music.

The Kinks originated from Muswell Hill in London and had a career which stretched from the swinging sixties into the 1980’s. During those decades some of The Kink’s members came and went, but despite that, the hits continued. 

The Kast Off Kinks show was crammed full of recognisable songs, such as: Lola, You Really Got Me, Apeman, Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset and All Day and All of the Night. The Kast Off Kinks also performed what they termed as ‘possibly the world’s first punk song’; David Watts, which was later performed by The Jam.

Interspersed with humorous anecdotes about their lives in The Kinks, the songs and who is most likely to sing rude songs when on tour, the Kast Off Kinks gave an impressive and entertaining performance. The band even allowed drummer Mick to take his place front of stage to sing Dedicated Follower of Fashion whilst wearing a very snazzy and colourful jacket – seemingly a throwback to the 1960’s.

The evening was thoroughly enjoyable and it was a privilege to see such amazing musicians and vocalists. It is little wonder The Kinks were as successful as they were and continue to delight this Suffolk audience.

Kast Off Kinks
The Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe.
Friday 13th July 2018, 7.30 pm.

Review by Gill Atacocugu.

Tom Rees