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Fan Club Meeting, 25 November 2018

THE OFFICIAL KINKS FAN CLUB MEETING

SUNDAY, 25th NOVEMBER 2018

Upstairs in THE DOME at the Boston Arms London.

With

 KAST OFF KINKS (plus former band members as available)

Tickets £22.50 in advance (Paypal available below)

Doors 1.00pm till 6.00pm

Note: any payments on the day £25.00

Cheque Payments to The Official Kinks Fan Club

239 Watling Street, Grendon, Atherstone CV9 2PJ


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New Exhibition in collaboration with The Kinks

‘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 artworks by members of the band and vintage memorabilia, together with a collection of photographs documenting this remarkable period in the band’s history. Each work is hand-signed by surviving band members Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory. The exhibition is open to the public from the 4th October – 18th November 2018 at Proud Central.

Time Song

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 time, ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’, on BMG October 26th. The first 1000 orders of the deluxe box set from The Kinks’ store come with exclusive 7” of ‘Time Song (2018 Single Mix)’ / ‘Village Green (Alternative Mix).

All UK purchasers of the box set from The Kinks’ store will be contacted on the 24th September with an opportunity to enter a ballot to win an exclusive pair of tickets to attend the official launch event of the exhibition, at Proud Galleries (Central), London on the evening of October 3rd.

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Jim Rodford

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.

R.I.P. Jim we will all miss you.

Fan Club Meeting 2017

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 perform with the band at any other show this year.

Ray Davies will be promoting his new Americana album during the year, so please note we do NOT guarantee that Ray will be around to take part in the fan club show, if he is, great, its an added bonus.

THIS IS NOW SOLD OUT

Return To Waterloo – Quiz Prize

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 February.

Q

Name two songs featured in the film soundtrack that were NOT included on the original soundtrack vinyl album or CD.

Can’t wait?  Did not win?

Get you copy now from our Merchandise page.

Return To Waterloo

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 cinema. Instead of dialogue, the story is told through music and lyrics. The haunting songs, unavailable on any Kinks album, take renowned actor Ken Colley on a suspenseful journey through his imagination, as he confronts reality and fantasy, love and violence.

Also starring Valerie Holliman, Dominique Barnes, Tim Roth and (briefly) Ray Davies himself. This film, a cult classic, is a watershed event in the development of the music video art form, as it was created for itself rather than to promote a record; not a concert, not a grouping of promo videos, this is a real movie, and an impressive directorial debut.

RETURN TO WATERLOO embraces Ray Davies’ satirical (and occasionally comical) view of modern society, as reflected in over thirty albums over a remarkable twenty-five years with The Kinks.

Boston Arms, 2016

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.

Next years show will run on November 26th 2017.

Fan Club Meeting, 27 November 2016

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”

Booking is now open-

THE OFFICIAL KINKS FAN CLUB,

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27th, 2016

Upstairs in THE DOME at the Boston Arms London.

With KAST OFF KINKS.

Doors 1.00pm till 6.00pm

Tickets £20 – Note venue age restrictions.

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Fan Club Meeting, 22 November 2015

The 2014 meeting at the Boston Arms Music Room was once again a great success. The stage in the Music Room has now been altered /extended to improve band facility, and as such the room is subject to a lower audience capacity, which will be strictly enforced.

For 2015, we are moving to the larger room upstairs at The Boston, which for everybody’s comfort has a full concert room stage, a new sound system, but still retains the bar in the room, so hopefully we will not lose that special atmosphere we have experienced downstairs over the last twelve years.

We will have to work 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. Our audience are not usually any problem, as we pretty well know everyone attending, be even so, we had to have one unreasonable (drunk) fan escorted off the premises last November! More table seating will be available on request, although we do not want to turn it into a “sit down gig”.

Ray Davies did attend again, but on condition that we were able to get him in and out with no hassle, the problem is that Ray is perfectly happy to sign autographs, but some fans can’t leave it at that, and want to be “stuck in his face” exchanging life stories, or book projects! Ray comes along to enjoy the event, talk with the band members and to some extent be a fan of the music, which may seem strange but that’s the way it is.

Having said all that, booking is now open-

THE OFFICIAL KINKS FAN CLUB,

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 2015

Upstairs in THE DOME at the Boston Arms London.

With KAST OFF KINKS.

Doors 1.00pm till 6.00pm

Tickets £20 – Now limited availability on the door only.