‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’ celebrates the 50th anniversary multi-format release of The Kinks sixth studio album, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society. On display is a selection of rare collector’s items including specially commissioned … Continue reading →
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 50th Anniversary Edition – Released 26th Oct (Includes Previously Unreleased Track ‘Time Song’) The Kinks will release a 50th Anniversary Edition of one of the greatest British rock albums of all … Continue reading →
We are all shocked and sad at the news that Jim sadly passed away on Saturday morning 20th January following a fall at home,
Jim was well liked by all fans who came into contact with him and was one of the rare breed of elder statesmen musicians who retained respect from all who were lucky enough to have worked with him. Jim had a long and distinguished career in the music business, through The Mike Cotton Sound in the early sixties, Argent in the 70’s and The Kinks from 1978 to 1996.
As well as being a regular on the local St Albans scene. Jim was an integral part of the re-formed Zombies for the last eighteen years, but still found time to play and visit the Kinks Fan Club meetings when possible, in fact Jim along with Ian Gibbons rescued us back in 2008 when for a time it looked as if Kast Off Kinks would have to stop playing as John Dalton had some health issues and John/Baptist both decided to stop playing
Jim was with us in November 2017 and talked enthusiastically about his current projects which included a book and a USA tour for Feb/March 2018 including a guest spot at Carnegie Hall as part of a Charity Led Zep tribute show.
Jim spent some time with Ray Davies and Bob Henrit backstage at the Fan Club gig sharing stories about their times together and catching up with current activities.
We are pleased to announce the 2017 fan club meeting at the Boston Arms Dome for 26th November 2017. Kast off Kinks will play three live sets and will include the expanded line up with past members, who will not … Continue reading →
Want a free copy of the Return To Waterloo DVD? Answers by post or email to Bill (details as per the Contacts page) to the following question to be in for a chance. Two winners will be picked at random on 25 … Continue reading →
Ray Davies of the Kinks, well-respected as one of rock’s best storytellers, makes his filmmaking debut as director, writer and composer of RETURN TO WATERLOO. This hour long feature is a unique approach to the synthesis of music, video and … Continue reading →
The 2016 Convention was another successful day, with fans from all over the world, and Kast Off Kinks augmented by Jim Rodford, Bob Henrit, Debi & Shirlie with the Cherry Tops from Sweden and a certain Mr Ray Davies with All Day and All of the Night, to close the show.
We are looking at a £4000 collection for charity.
Our thanks to Kast off Kinks, The staff at the Boston Dome, Ray Davies/Management for support.
For 2015, we moved to the larger room upstairs at The Boston, which for everybody’s benefit has a full concert room stage, a great sound system, but still retains the bar in the room, so we do not lose that special atmosphere we have experienced downstairs over the last twelve years.
We have to work with and adhere to the licensing laws on the venue, which means age restrictions for under fourteens (no admission), and sixteen or under must be accompanied by an adult. Also we do need to have the necessary staff/security to meet H & S and licence requirements. This all works very well with the Dome staff all helpful and friendly. More seating will be available on request, although we do not want to turn it into a “sit down gig”.
Ray Davies did attend, and was very pleased with the sound and stage setting, Kast off Kinks played three sets with a wide range of material that you will not hear live at their regular gigs, and some songs that are not played live anywhere else. Our thanks to Mark Hayley, Debi & Shilie for support to the Kast off Kinks regular line up, Mick Avory, Ian Gibbons, John Dalton, Dave Clarke. And to Ray for “You Really Got Me”