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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.


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Return To Waterloo – Quiz Prize

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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.

Kinks 50th Anniversary Gig

To celebrate 50 years since The Kinks’ You Really Got Me entered the UK Charts (and 20 years since the formation of the Kast Off Kinks!). a special Kast Off Kinks gig has been arranged at Broxbourne Civic Hall, just north of London.  All ex-Kinks who have played with the Kast Off Kinks have been invited to perform.

17 August

2014 Boston Arms

 

THE OFFICIAL KINKS FAN CLUB PRESENTS

50 Years of the Kinks Music

with Kast Off Kinks

This year’s fan club meeting will take place at the Boston Arms on Sunday, 16 November 2014.

Doors open at 1:00 pm and finish approx. 6:30 pm.

Tickets £20.00 each available from the Fan Club.  See the contacts page for details or pay via Paypal.

You can change the quantity of tickets required when you are directed to Paypal before paying.

SOLD OUT!!

Featured artists: Kast Off Kinks.

Muswell Hillbillies Deluxe Edition

MHB_DeluxeMuswell Hillbillies is now being released as a special 2CD special edition featuring 5 previously unreleased tracks, including ‘Lavender Lane’ and early demo ‘Nobody’s Fool’, as well as alternative song versions and tracks taken from John Peel BBC radio sessions.

Originally released in November 1971, this classic Kinks album was the follow-up to the seminal ‘Lola vs Powerman’ album and the first with their new label RCA. The album was named after the Muswell Hill area of North London, where band leader Ray Davies and guitarist Dave Davies grew up and the band formed in the early 1960s. The album centres around themes of poverty and working-class life,  with a blend of American and British roots music veering effortlessly from rowdy blues and boozy vaudeville to the country sound of its title track and music-hall fuelled ‘Alcohol’.

Muswell Hillbillies is a great album, and ranks up amongst The Kinks’ best.